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NCBS 2020 player combine dates locked in for all four collegiate leagues

By Press Release, 03/12/20, 10:45AM PDT

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This spring, 20 teams will be evaluating some of the best collegiate box lacrosse talent in the country at upcoming NCBS combines (Photo: Zach Heffner)

All four National Collegiate Box Series leagues have confirmed player combine dates leading up to their 2020 NCBS regular seasons. 

This year, 20 teams will be competing in USBOXLA-sanctioned NCBS leagues in Colorado, Connecticut, Ohio, and Upstate New York. Each highly competitive league will be holding a player combine prior to their drafts and regular seasons.

The number of players competing in NCBS leagues this year will practically double due to the recent expansion to Connecticut (CTCBLL) and Upstate New York (UCBLL). 

These ultra-competitive combines provide NCBS coaches an opportunity to evaluate players, both those returning and new to the leagues, in a box-specific setting prior to building or rounding out their rosters.

NCBS leagues are open to incoming collegiate freshmen and outgoing collegiate seniors, while younger players of exceptional status may also be granted a roster opportunity after a thorough individual player evaluation. 

Players interested in playing in the NCBS this summer can visit usboxla.com/college-play to submit their name into the NCBS Player Pool. Players in either Colorado or Ohio that have already fully committed to playing this summer, can now complete the registration process - click or tap here for Colorado and here for Ohio. Final registration steps for players in Connecticut and Upstate New York will be confirmed soon. 

Each league’s 2020 pre-season schedule:

Colorado Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (CCBLL)
Combine: June 15-16
Draft: June 17

Connecticut Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (CTCBLL)
Combine: May 31
Draft: TBA

Ohio Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (OCBLL)
Combine: June 7
Draft: June 11

Upstate Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (UCBLL)
Combine: June 1 & 3
Draft: TBA

The UCBLL will be running combines at two locations for both dates – Buffalo RiverWorks and TSE in East Rochester

Additional pre-season and regular-season schedule details for all leagues will be announced soon. 

About USBOXLA
The US Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA) is the country’s largest and most recognized box-specific governing body operating today. USBOXLA is a 501(c)3 charitable corporation whose mission is to develop and promote box lacrosse in the United States through a unified organization that provides high-value services, programs, and benefits to its members. Founded in 2010 by current University of Denver Associate Head Coach, Matt Brown, and former National Lacrosse League player, Shaydon Santos, USBOXLA has grown from a small regional association to one that presently serves over 25,000 individual members all over the US, all playing box lacrosse the right way.

About the NCBS
The National Collegiate Box Series (NCBS) was established by the US Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA) in 2018. The highly skilled series provides American collegiate players an opportunity to improve their overall lacrosse skillset through box lacrosse, to compete for a national championship, and also increase their chances of one day playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). First formed in 2017, the Colorado Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (CCBLL) predates the formation of the NCBS, joining the series when it was officially launched a year later. In 2018, the Ohio Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (OCBLL) was established with teams based in both Columbus and Cleveland. In 2019, over 200 US-born collegiate players competed in the NCBS, while new leagues in 2020 are expected to double the number of Americans taking part in this ground-breaking box lacrosse movement.