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In-Rink Box Coaches Clinic

The In-Rink Coaches Clinic provides a great opportunity for youth box coaches from across the Metro to come together and learn about the rules, and how to teach the skills and concepts unique to box lacrosse. 

Open to youth coaches of all levels and experience, the In-Rink Coaches Clinic presents concepts visually rather than through whiteboard drawings. Seasoned former pro box players and coaches will demonstrate and share offensive and defensive drills, strategies, plus tips and advice they've learned over the years.

Beyond the demonstrations, the true value of the Box Coaches Clinic is the building of relationships throughout the Minnesota lacrosse community. 

Clinic Details

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018

Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Hopkins Pavilion

Clinic Fee:

  • Individual: $30 per coach
  • *Group: $150 per association. Associations may bring as many coaches as they need with group registration


Registration Open: December 1st, 2017
Late Fee Start Date: February 26th, 2018

All camps do fill to capacity. Registrations are accepted on the first-come-first-serve basis. A late fee of $10 applied to all registrations received thereafter. Need-based scholarships are available by request. Click here for more information. 


Coaches will discuss and learn about the following themes:

  • GNLL Box Rules Review
  • Warm-ups & fitness training

  • Box Goaltending technique drills & equipment

  • Man to Man Defensive (checks, sliding and positioning drills)

  •  Box 5 vs. 5 Offensive formations, plays and strategies

  • Box Offensive Picks & Screens and how to defend them

  • Shooting (fakes in close, shooting from crease, on run, time and room)

  • Stick Protection, Cradling & Dodging techniques & drills (unique to box).

  • Box Face-off techniques and player positioning on face-offs (unique to box).

  • Box Man-Up and Man-Down strategies.

  • Box Transition (fast-break) offense and defense

  • Game Management (changing on the fly, dead-ball line changes, etc.)

  • Player Management (coaching philosophy, making it a fun and learning experience for the players, etc.)

Chris Sherman

Chris Sherman

Head Clinic Director

Phone: 612-877-2566