What is Team USBOXLA?
Team USBOXLA represents the absolute best US-born lacrosse talent currently competing in the country. The program, which includes pee wee, bantam, midget and U18 teams, was a shared vision of US Box Lacrosse Association co-founders Matt Brown and Shaydon Santos when the association was first established in 2010.
Over the last several summers, these teams have traveled to Canada and competed against the country’s best in exhibition and tournament play. No other program anywhere in the US provides their players with this level of experience, exposure and elite game play. These players are highly skilled, American-based box lacrosse pioneers who are showing the world that US youth not only play real box lacrosse, they do it well too.
2017 Selection Process for Team USBOXLA
In 2016 Team USBOXLA received hundreds of applications from individual players from across the USA. USBOXLA directors also nominated their players for a slot on the National program roster. In 2017, a tryout system for the U18 age division is in place with tryouts located in the west, midwest and eastern parts of the country. For the youth levels (Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget) individual players may sign up for selection as well as USBOXLA Director nominations.
Pee Wee (06/05), Bantam (04/03), Midget (02/01) Selection Process
Team USBOXLA (00/99) Selection Process
Who is Team USBOXLA?
In 2016 , Team USBOXLA program was comprised of over 75 players from 13 states. Team USBOXLA 2016 coaches include: Matt Brown, Jeff Zywicki, Dan Coates, Jamie Shewchuk, Shaydon Santos, John Gallant, Allie George, Greg Bice, Ben Prepchuk, David Mather, Elliott Bender.
Check out the 2016 rosters…
Why is Team USBOXLA important?
“If you’re following our men’s lacrosse team at the University of Denver you know just how much the game is changing. The unique skills that box lacrosse develops is front and center in our program’s rise as one of the nation’s top collegiate programs. These players’ decision to develop as a box lacrosse player in the USA is a wise one. The University of Denver and Denver Elite is committed in shaping the box game here in the USA. I congratulate these fine young men on their achievement of being selected to Team USBOXLA.”
– University of Denver Associate Head Coach, NCAA National Champion and goal medal winning Team Canada coach Matt Brown
“One of USBOXLA’s goals is to compete at all age levels against Canadian provincial box lacrosse all-star teams. It’s no easy task to compete with programs with over a hundred year head start in the box game, but know that the selection of these players to Team USBOXLA is a start in building a winning program. We are pioneers of this game here in the USA, a unique feat that we should all be proud of. We hope that the experiences by these young men will be written about in their eventual collegiate, professional and national team bios.”
– 12-year National Lacrosse League veteran, captain and Champion’s Cup winner Shaydon Santos