The American Box Lacrosse Association (ABLA) is the national unifying body dedicated to growing and promoting box lacrosse at all levels, across the nation. Our primary focus in 2012 will be hosting the National Championship for both adults and youth. Teams from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Texas, and the West Coast regions will face off to decide who are the best box teams in America.
“I believe that box lacrosse gives young people many more opportunities to excel in our game. If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of twelve play box lacrosse exclusively or at least a majority of the time. The number of touches of the ball and the ability to develop better stick skills in a game of box lacrosse, far surpasses what happens to young people on a 110 x 60 yard field. Learning how to pass and catch in traffic, understanding how to shoot, and developing a sense of physicality are all positive traits developed by the box game.”
- Bill Tierney
The most respected name in USA Lacrosse
US Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Denver University Head Coach
Princeton 6xNational Champion
Team USA 1998
"When you watch Canadian kids [Box Lacrosse Players] score, when you see their skill level around the cage,
you wonder to yourself, 'Jeez, are we teaching kids [in the U.S.] the wrong things?"
- Dom Starsia
University of Virginia Head Coach