Welcome to the Northern Lights Box Lacrosse Club, where we take immense pride in providing transformative training and unparalleled travel experiences that leave a profound and enduring impact. We strive to create a positive environment where dedicated athletes from 10U to Graduating Seniors will be immersed in a world of high-level competition, rigorous training, and enduring camaraderie, all nurturing their passion for the game.
We plan to sponsor boys' teams at the following levels for the 2023-2024 Season. Girls and non-binary players are welcome to play with the boys:
- H.S. Elite (18U | Grades 11-12)
- Varsity Prep (16U | Grades 9-10)
- Bantam (14U | Grades 7-8)
- Peewee (12U | Grades 5-6)
- Novice (10U | Grades 3-4)
We will work to offer multiple teams at any age level that has more players than a single team can hold and do our best to avoid making cuts. We want all players to have the opportunity to experience our program and grow.
High School (Grade 9 - 12):
Supplemental Tryout: Sunday, October 1, 2023 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Youth (Grades 3-8):
Tryout: Sunday, October 1, 2023 - 5:00 - 6:15 pm
Cost: $25 *Youth open house sessions are free.
Location: TOCA Burnsville. Click here for directions.
What to expect: Click here for tryout FAQ's.
We offer Fall (Sept), Holiday (Oct-Dec), Winter (Jan-Feb), and Summer (June-July) seasons for players to choose from. See details for each below.
Premier Box League Practice: September 5 - 28, 2023. Saturday games @ TOCA Burnsville. Weeknight practices at three regional locations. Players may attend multiple sessions each week. Click here for more information.
Team Practice: Thursdays, October 26 - December 14, 2023, 6:30 - 8:00 pm @ TOCA Burnsville. *Some teams may practice on Mondays. *No practice the week of Thanksgiving.
GNLL Select Team Box Winter League: Sundays, November 12 - December 17, 2023, @ TOCA Burnsville. 1 game each week.
Team Practice: Thursdays, January 11 - March 3, 2024, 6:30 - 8:00 pm @ TOCA Burnsville. (Some teams may practice on Mondays)
*The Good Land Box Invitational: January 27 - 28, 2024 @ Uihlein Soccer Complex in Milwaukee, WI.
*Players may opt-out and/or choose to participate in practice and in-town tournaments only. Participation fees will be reduced accordingly.
*Full-Day Training Camps: 4 full-day training camps between June 17 - 28, 2024, 9:00 - 3:30 pm @ TOCA Burnsville.
Calgary Canada Day Tournament: June 29 - July 2, 2024.
*The tentative Summer schedule will be confirmed by February 1, 2024.
Each player will receive custom team home & away jerseys, shorts, decals, and a shooter shirt.
Players will need kidney pads, bicep pads, NOCSAE-certified shoulder pads, a box lacrosse helmet, elbow pads, and turf shoes, which we will offer along with team helmets, gloves, sweatshirts, and other spirit wear items.
A detailed breakdown of team participation fees can be found by clicking here.
Participation fees include transportation costs, tournament fees, coach/admin costs, lodging, and team meals. We strive to make the travel team experience as all-inclusive and affordable as possible. Payment plans and need-based financial aid are available by request.
Homegrown Lacrosse's 501c(3) tax-exempt status, sponsorships, donation requests, bulk purchasing, and extensive bid sourcing are all leveraged to keep costs as low as possible while maintaining a high standard of quality and value.
Proven Professional Guidance: We proudly stand as the only box lacrosse organization guided by active professional box lacrosse players Jeff Henrick and Ryan Terefenko, whose expertise and mentorship will help you elevate your skills, develop grit, and a growth mindset.
Affordable Excellence: We believe in making elite training accessible to all. Our commitment to affordability ensures that top-tier instruction doesn't come at a premium. We are the region's only non-profit club team, offer need-based scholarships, and encourage diversity and inclusion in all forms.
Unrivaled Travel Experiences: Our players travel, compete, learn, and grow together on the biggest stages. Unlike most other teams, our trips are all-inclusive, fostering confidence and team development. It also lowers families' costs since they do not need to travel with their players or pay for their hotels.
Year-Round Practice & Skill Development: The Northern Lights program offers some of the most affordable, accessible, extensive, and high-quality training schedules in the region. We also practice on box lacrosse fields, unlike many of our competitors.
Flexibility: Our comprehensive Fall/Winter and Summer seasons cater to various schedules, allowing players the flexibility to engage as needed. We synchronize team schedules with our Field Lacrosse Club, the Minnesota Chill, and high school and association teams, allowing interested players to participate in both.
Transparency & Financial Assistance: We pride ourselves on transparency, affordability, and value. A full breakdown of fees and travel options is available by clicking here.
Playing box lacrosse can provide field lacrosse players with a well-rounded set of skills, improved physical and mental attributes, and a deeper understanding of the game. The unique challenges and benefits of box lacrosse can enhance a player's overall performance on the field and contribute to their growth as a well-rounded athlete. Many of the top players in and coaches in the world agree. Click here to learn more.