New England’s premier box lacrosse group to play 8 Tuesdays into August
The Boston Box Lacrosse League will hold its Summer 2018 session on Tuesday nights at the South Shore Sports Center in Hingham, Mass., beginning June 19 and running through August 7.
The BBLL Summer League is typically heavy with regional collegiate players. Players can come in as individual free agents or in small groups placed together on a squad, or can be entered in the league as part of a pre-organized team. The size of the league and the exact timing of games will be determined on whether the league features six or eight teams this year; games could start as early as 7 p.m. and as late as 10 p.m.
The BBLL is a men’s adult league, but allows 17-year-olds in its summer league with parental consent.
Individuals can sign up online at BostonBoxLax.com. Summer league session costs are $200 per player; the league is open to a limited number of players/teams, signed up on a first-come, first-served basis.
The fee for a full-team is $3,300 pre-paid (with teams fielding a maximum roster of 24 players over the course of the summer, and not allowed to dress more than 18 players for any individual game). For full teams or small group options, contact Randy Fraser at firstname.lastname@example.org; for more information on the league in general, contact BostonBoxLax@gmail.com.
Fraser, who founded the BBLL and runs it with Chuck Jaffe, is coaching the US World Junior Team at the 2018 IIJL World Indoor Junior Lacrosse Championships, being played in Saskatoon right after the BBLL season ends. Tryouts for the Junior team will be held at South Shore Sports Center in May; details are available at isindoorlacrosse.org.
The Box Lacrosse League is New England’s home for real box lacrosse. The league plays under National Lacrosse League rules, with slight modifications, and is a member of US Indoor Lacrosse. The league began play in 2011 located in Revere and held its first summer league in Hingham in 2012. The BBLL’s premiere fall-winter season begins in October and runs into February, also at South Shore Sports Center. More information can be found at bostonboxlax.com.
South Shore Sports Center is located at 55 Recreation Park Drive in Hingham; fans and friends can watch games from the arena seating or at the Skybox Lounge, where food and drinks are served. Information is available at southshoresportscenter.com.