US Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA) charter member Resolute Lacrosse – Central Ohio’s premier lacrosse training center – will be hosting the inaugural USBOXLA Midwest Classic this upcoming February (1 – 2), featuring some of the best Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget American-born youth playing box lacrosse today.

The USBOXLA Academy will also be providing a 2.5 hour on-floor player and coaches clinic on Friday January 31 to ensure player safety and quality gameplay under the USBOXLA Rule and Situation book. The sessions ($65/individual) will be conducted by University of Denver Associate Head Coach & Denver Elite co-founder Matt Brown and Cali*Lax ALL-STARS founder & former National Lacrosse League (NLL) veteran Shaydon Santos.

The tournament and academy session will take place at Resolute Lacrosse’s impressive 3 pad facility in Columbus, OH – the Resolute Athletic Complex.

Founded by former NLLer and Team USA member Anthony Kelly and Major League Lacrosse (MLL) All-Star Greg Bice, Resolute Lacrosse joined USBOXLA this past summer, incorporating real box lacrosse into their athletes’ everyday training, Bice recently saying, “I cannot wait to watch our players grow and develop through the USBOXLA methodology and watch our kids play against the best programs in North America.”

Teams will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals at the conclusion of this Elite level tournament at each age group.

“We’re extremely excited about Resolute putting on this event,” said Santos. “Their facilities are absolutely amazing and a perfect destination for a winter showcase like this.

“Anthony & Greg’s commitment to box lacrosse in Central Ohio has been ground breaking and difference making. They’ve been a tremendous addition to USBOXLA and I’m really looking forward to bringing the Cali*Lax ALL-STARS to Columbus in February.”

The Midwest Classic joins other annual USBOXLA tournaments like the King of the Northwest (hosted by the NLL’s Vancouver Stealth), Bay Area Super Series (Alameda, California), Battle in the Box (Denver, Colorado) and the country’s premier end-of-season youth box lacrosse event, the USBOXLA Nationals (Los Angeles, California).

If you’re an Elite level lacrosse organization and are interested in competing in the Midwest Classic or require more information on this great event, email Bice at gregb@resolutelacrosse.com or Santos at shaydon@calilax.com. Click here to learn more about USBOXLA membership.


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