Box Lacrosse


Dan Coates


Box Lacrosse Instruction

Coaching Career

Assistant Coach: Canisius College


Assistant Coach: Regis Jesuit (CO)



Playing Career

Canadian National Field Team

Canadian National Indoor Team

Chaos LC (2019-Present) - PLL

Georgia Swarm (2019-Present) - NLL

Colorado Mammoth (2011-2019) - NLL

Defense: Canisius College (2008-2011)


Box lacrosse is one the fastest growing sports in the United States and is a game that pairs well with the field game. Box lacrosse, also known as indoor lacrosse or “box”, is played within the confines of an ice hockey arena with boards and glass. The box game originates from the 1930s and is played today at the highest level professionally in the National Lacrosse League.

What is box lacrosse?

Box lacrosse is a fast-pace, free flowing, dynamic game. It has the toughness of hockey and the structure of basketball. While field and box lacrosse are two different games, the skill set and fundamentals of passing, catching, and shooting remain the same. Box lacrosse is played with two teams of five players and one goalie on the floor. The nets are significantly smaller than a traditional 6x6 net in field and goalies wear more padding making it more difficult for the shooter to score. It is non-stop action that creates a competitive environment.

Why Play box lacrosse?

1. A player gets a lot more touches and reps than he or she would in the field game.
2. The tighter space, smaller nets and bigger goalies make the athlete have to use deception
and process at a faster speed to manipulate their opponent.