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Roots Box Lacrosse is proud  to announce its Winter Box Training Program. Rochester's top box program will focus on teaching the fundamentals of the box games as well as gaining game experience. The program features the best box lacrosse coaches in Rochester with current and former NLL players, as well as other box experts. 

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Why Play Box?

Box has been coined the fastest game on two feet! When lacrosse is played inside, it becomes a fast, physical and fun brand of the game.  Box is played with a 30-second shot clock which keeps the pace of play very quick and everyone involved in the game. Playing inside a tighter space forces you to make quick decisions and play in a much tighter space, increasing stick skills and creativity. Players must play both offense, defense and transition the ball between ends, creating a well rounded lacrosse player. 

Why Roots?

Founded by current NLL Pro Brad Gillies, Roots is the proven and trusted box lacrosse experts in Rochester. Brad has been teaching box lacrosse in Rochester for 6 plus years and with his team of coaches you do not want to look elsewhere for box.

Roots is powered by the Rochester Knighthawks and USBOXLA. These partnerships give access to expert coaches and certified referees. The USBOXLA certified referees promote a safe environment and allow the skills of the sport to be on full display. These referees are trained in box and understand how to keep the kids safe. 

Roots Training Program Coaching Staff

The most important part of any box program is the coaches! Roots staff is full of coaches with a wealth box knowledge and experience, with current and former NLL players, PLL pro's, Team USA members and other box experts. Ensuring quality coaches is key to ensuring that true box is being played, and not just field in the box! 

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Brad Gillies

  • Roots Founder

  • NLL Halifax Thunderbirds 

  • Former member of Rochester Knighthawks (2015-2019)

  • RIT All-American

Ryland Rees

  • NLL Rochester Knighthawks

  • PLL Waterdogs 

  • Team Canada Field

  • Stony Brook Alum

Dawson Tait

  • NLL New York Riptide Draft Pick

  • RIT All-American

  • NCAA National Champion

  • Minto Cup Champion with Orangeville Northmen

  • PBLA Elmira

Jordan Jarvis

  • Jr. A Burnaby Lakers

  • PBLA Binghamton Coach

  • Sr. A Nanaimo Timbermen

  • Lindenwood Alum

  • Roots/Jr. Knighthawks Coach 6 Years

Program Details
  • Eight 1 hour training sessions - Mondays -  Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26

  • Weeks 1 & 2 will be a full practice. Weeks 2-8 will be half hour practice, half hour scrimmage.

  • Location: Tri-County Sports Complex - 856 Walworth Penfield Rd, Macedon, NY 14502, USA 

COST - $275



  • 3rd/4th Grade - 5:00pm-6:00pm

  • 5th/6th Grade - 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Eight one hour sessions

  • Roots Practice Pinny

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