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Hawks HTX BOX Lacrosse -2016-2017 Fall/Winter Season

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HOUSTON HAWKS HTX BOX LACROSSE 2016-17 INFORMATION

ELIGIBILITY: BOYS: GRADES 1-8

In order to provide Houston boys with the best opportunity to progress in their skill and competitiveness levels, the Houston Hawks HTX BOX Lacrosse Program is focusing on the sport of box lacrosse.  Beginning this fall, the Houston Hawks Lacrosse Program is offering training for boys in grades 1-8 who want to learn the core concepts and techniques of box lacrosse and, when ready, compete in tournament play.  Local tournament options and training will give each player a good grasp of the sport of box lacrosse. Additional out of town opportunities will be available as well.

Led by St. John’s coaching staff and local coaches plus Maverick high school players, the mission of the Houston Hawks is to give each player the lacrosse tools he will need to grow into the finest player, teammate and competitor possible, all while having fun and contending with character.  Our training will emphasize individual stick skills, a box-lacrosse progression of dodging, defense, faking, and off ball movement, to prepare for competitive box and small-sided field tournaments.

We are slated for at least two competitions- Boxtoberfest and 7’s for 7.  In the event that more players are available for tournaments than open spots, additional teams and/or training-only options will be considered.  Box teams average 15 players per team. Interested students from other schools are encouraged to attend. Teams will be grouped by grade level (1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8).

For those players wanting more competition, the Hawks will be working with Texas Box Lacrosse/Stickstar to provide opportunities to compete in USBOXLA national tournaments.  This past summer I attended the Denver Battle in the Box and the Box Nationals in San Jose.  These were great events put on by USBOXLA.  More opportunities are coming up in February, 2017.  These teams are grouped by birth year.  Starting on 1/1/17: Novice (birth years 2007-2008), Pee Wee (birth years 2005-2006), Bantam (birth years 2003-2004), Midget (birth years 2001-2002).

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HOUSTON HAWKS (HTX BOX Lacrosse) 2016-2017 CHECK LIST

ELIGIBILITY:  BOYS: GRADES 1-8

REGISTRATION/INFORMATION: http://creaseranch.com

TRAINING:

LOCATION: St. John’s School (Big Red Sport Court/gym) 3360 West Alabama St.

DATES: Sunday afternoons 1:00 -3:00 p.m. October 16, 23; November 6,13, 27; December 4,11

EVENTS:

  • October 29: BOXTOBERFESTAlden Bridge Sports Park – Field 1- (4751 Hwy. 242  The Woodlands, TX 77382) & Bear Branch Rink, Woodlands 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (3rd-8th Grade)
  • December 10: Scrimmage Bicentennial Park 450 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092 (5th-6th Grade)  times:  11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  No overnight team hotel.
  • January 7, 2017: Houston 7’s for 7 Bear Branch Park, Woodlands. (3rd-8th Grade)

FEES: $210.00 includes training and t-shirt.  The fee does not include tournament, uniforms, or travel expenses.  Tournament fees are prorated by number of attendees and the tournament registration fee.  For example tournament entry fee of 450.00/15players = $30.00 per player. Some tournaments are a fixed price per person. Register for 7’s tournament HERE. 

USBOXLA player membership is required for all participants. THIS MEMBERSHIP WILL BE READY FOR PURCHASE after I receive your Hawks/HTX BOX registration.  Once you register for the Hawks/HTX BOX program, you will receive an email with instructions to join USBOXLA.   Fee for the annual membership is $45.00. Please note that the club you need to choose for your membership is HTX BOX Lacrosse.  Do not choose another club on the list.

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HAWK GEAR: stickstar
UNIFORM: New shorts/reversible/ shirt package- approximate cost $110.00. Uniform purchase will be handled after registration.  Players are not required to purchase a uniform unless they are competing in Hawks events. Click here to order uniform (deadline is November 14, 2016)

EQUIPMENT: Full box lacrosse equipment is mandatory. (Helmets, shoulder pads, gloves, elbow pads, rib pads, bicep pads, mouth piece) Helmets are required at all times. Court shoes only. Each player is responsible for providing his own equipment.  See Coach Sam Chambers if you need rental equipment (first come/first serve and free of charge).  Reversible jerseys can also be borrowed.

PAYMENT:

Offline payment-checks payable to Brand X Sports.

Mail to: Brand X Sports  P.O. Box  56201 Houston, TX  77256

Pay online at end of this registration.

PARKING/ DROP OFF/PICK UP:

Parking and drop off will be at St. John’s School gym/sport court (3360 Buffalo Speedway).

Please be on time for pick up.  If there is an issue for being late, please call 832-643-4488.

VIEWING PRACTICES:

Parents are welcome to view practices from the sidelines.  Please do not go onto the field/court during practice time.   Players play, coaches coach, parents can watch.

CHECK IN:

Prior to each training session, please check in with Coach Chambers.

CHANGES:

In the event of inclement weather, please call: 713-850-0222 ext 264 for updates to the schedule.  Email notices will be primary mode of communication.

COMPETITIONS:

Hawks teams have limited spots and will take players based on their competitive level.  In the event that more players are available for tournaments than open spots, additional teams and/or training-only options will be considered. Competition or scrimmage dates may take precedence over training dates.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING OPTIONS

HTX Box program will offer small group instruction sessions weeknights tba.

Contact Coach Chambers:  trainandtrust@gmail.com

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NATIONAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION  IMG_3918 (1)

    • FUSION WINTER CLASSIC PHILADELPHIA, PA JANUARY 14-15, 2017 (5-6 GRADE)
    • RESOLUTE BOX LACROSSE TOURNAMENT  Columbus, Ohio- tbd February, 2017 (7-8 GRADE)
    • BATTLE IN THE BOX LACROSSE TOURNAMENT, Denver, Colorado- tbd June, 2017
    • USBOXLA NATIONALS, August 4-6, 2017
    • Tournament Video link please click here.

rulePARKING/ DROP OFF/PICK UP

Parking and drop off will be at St. John’s School through gate 9 (3360 West Alabama) Please drop off and park in the parking lot at the end of the drive and NOT in the driveway.

Pick up: At least two coaches will be on hand for pick up. Please be on time.  If there is an issue for being late, please call 832-643-4488.

VIEWING PRACTICES:

Parents are welcome to view practices from the sidelines.  Please do not go onto the field or court during practice time.   Players play, coaches coach, parents can watch.

CHECK IN:

Prior to each training session, please check in at least 15 minutes prior.  rule** School athletic/academic schedules take precedence over participation in the Hawks program.

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REGISTER HERE:

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