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Canadian Box Lacrosse

Our real “Canadian” Box Lacrosse instruction is played in the only true box arena in Southern CT.  Our Box Directors are both Canadian and NLL Box Professional players with years of experience.  Why teach Canadian Box Lacrosse to field lacrosse players? There is a reason that some of the best field players in the sport are accomplished box lacrosse players. Box Lacrosse improves a player’s stick skills and overall IQ by having to shooting on smaller goals and pass in tight spaces.  Our curriculum is a 5 v 5 (+ goalies) format to provide constant back and forth where players get more reps and touches than field lacrosse. Offensive players will learn how to read the field at a faster pace to allow them to make better on and off ball decisions. Defenders will be forced to learn how to slide and recover much faster than during field lacrosse due to quickness of the ball movement

High level instructional box series will be offered every Fall and Winter.  Each series is 6 weeks in length and each training session is 1.5 hour in duration consisting of 30-45 minutes of instructionally based programming followed by gameplay of 45-60 minutes. Each age group will be limited to a small number of players to maximize reps. 

CANADIAN BOX LACROSSE SESSIONS:

GRAD YEAR DAY DATES TIME LOCATION PRICE COACH
2028 Tuesdays 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5 5:30-7:00pm InSports (Trumbull) $275 Ethan McDonnell
2027 Tuesdays 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5 5:30-7:00pm InSports (Trumbull) $275 Ethan McDonnell
2026 Tuesdays 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5 5:30-7:00pm InSports (Trumbull) $275 Ethan McDonnell
2025 Tuesdays 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5 7:00-8:30pm InSports (Trumbull) $275 Ethan McDonnell
2024 Tuesdays 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5 7:00-8:30pm InSports (Trumbull) $275 Ethan McDonnell
2023 Tuesdays 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5 7:00-8:30pm InSports (Trumbull) $275 Ethan McDonnell

ETHAN MCDONNELL (Co -Director)

Ethan McDonnell was born in Montreal, Canada and made his way to Connecticut as a student at Choate Rosemary Hall.  He was the captain of both the football and lacrosse teams his senior year. He played collegiate lacrosse at Concordia University where he was also named captain . Coach McDonnell spent his summers in Quebec playing box lacrosse. He represented Quebec at the Founders Cup,Canada’s national Junior B Tournament, where his team won the Tier 2 Championship.  He moved on to play Senior Box for three years, having played for teams in Montreal, Ottawa, Kahnakwake, and Akwesasne. Coach McDonnell is currently working at Choate where he is both a faculty member and the Offensive Coordinator for the varsity lacrosse team. Coach McDonnell is the Co-Director of  Canadian Box Lacrosse for Momentum Academy.


CJ FLEMING (CO- DIRECTOR)

Coach Fleming is the Co-Director of our Canadian Box curriculum as well as our Director of Strength & Conditioning. Prior coaching experience includes Superstar Lacrosse (Ridgefield CT), Team 91 Tristate, Top Side Lacrosse and Ridgefield, Wilton and Joel Barlow high schools. Graduating as a student athlete from Mercy College with a bachelors in Exercise Science Coach Fleming went on to play professionally most recently with the Georgia Swarm (NLL) and also was selected for the Team USA (indoor) roster for international play. Coach “CJ’ holds several certifications including Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA), PT (NSCA), Speed and Agility Specialist (IYCA), Functional Movement Screen Certified- Level 1 and Precise Nutrition Certified - Level 1.