New England Oaks Lacrosse will hold Evaluations for Winter Travel Box Lacrosse on Sunday December 4th from 10:30am to Noon at Allsport Arena in Northampton, MA. Evaluations will be for grades 11/12 (High School Elite), 9/10 (Midget), and 7/8 (Bantam) Age levels.
Travel team practices will be Wednesdays 7-8pm at Allsport Arena beginning 12/7 and running through 2/8. (10 Sessions total)
The team will compete in the following three tournaments:
-Pioneer Valley Invitational Sunday 1/15 Allsport Arena Northampton, MA
-Newport Invitational Sunday 1/28 Longplex Tiverton, RI
-Valentines Weekend Matchup Sunday 2/12 Allsport Arena Northampton, MA
-Additional scrimmages and/or play days to be added where possible.
While a great cross training for Field Lacrosse, Oaks Coaches believe in the value of Box Lacrosse in it’s own right.
Coach Joe O’Neill
Coach O’Neill has been coaching box lacrosse for 10 years and brings a wealth of experience from his expertise in Field Lacrosse and Physiology. He has coached in the North American Minor Lacrosse Association, East Coast Box Lacrosse League, and the North American Box Lacrosse League. Coach O’Neill’s former players have gone on to play in the First Nations Junior Box Lacrosse Association, Three Nations Senior Lacrosse League, North American Box Lacrosse League, and the Professional Box Lacrosse Association and on the American and Israeli World Junior Indoor Teams. He is a long time proponent of the game and an ongoing student and fan of it. In Field Lacrosse, he is a two time PVIAC Coach of the Year and lead Wahconah Regional to the 2022 Division IV State Championship.
Coach Charlie Edwards
Coach Edwards has been coaching box lacrosse for 8 years and founded the Oaks Lacrosse Program. He has coached in the North American Minor Lacrosse Association for two years with the Tech Valley Attack. Coach Edwards has seen 8 former players named to the American World Junior Indoor Roster and 2 to the Israeli World Junior Indoor Roster. He Coaches Field Lacrosse at Amherst- Pelham Regional High School.