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The United States Box Lacrosse Association, a national organizing body for the growing sport of Box Lacrosse recently featured Sullivan Lacrosse, the program developed by Varisty Head Coach Bart Sullivan.  USBOXLA profiled Sullivan and the organization joining USBOXLA as an example of the growing popularity of Box Lacrosse with players, who enjoy the fast-paced action and Coaches, who see the benefit of exponentially developing Stick skills and game awareness.

Sullivan Lacrosse strives to provide the highest-quality training and select team (Dragon Select) experiences to lacrosse players in Southlake, Texas and the surrounding North Dallas/Fort Worth community. They are the latest organization to join the US Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA).

"I am extremely excited to bring USBOXLA to Southlake, Texas," said Sullivan. "Once our kids and parents see what real box lacrosse is like, I am confident they are going to fall in love with the game, just like they have field lacrosse." 

The program was founded by Bart Sullivan, currently the Head Boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Program Director for Southlake Carroll High School and former Bellarmine University Head Coach (2010-2011). Sullivan was also a standout defender at the University of Denver and a big proponent of incorporating box lacrosse at the grass roots level in the US. 

Sullivan's new Southlake Box Lacrosse League (House) will start in early November at Bicentennial Park, their first league play after already having incorporated box lacrosse into their regular training. 

"Taking the athletes we have in Texas and adding the skill and IQ of box lacrosse players will be scary," added Sullivan. "Southlake is an extremely competitive community in everything we do."

"People here want to win and they expect to win. The environment created by box lacrosse will give our coaches the opportunity to coach to win games without sacrificing player development."

Sullivan is also excited about the prospects of growing his program to the level of providing their best talent to compete at the USBOXLA Nationals, which this year featured 22 teams from across the US in three separate age groups (Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget).

"Our goal is to develop Southlake lacrosse players to compete with the best in the world in the near future and partnering with USBOXLA could be the most important step toward achieving that goal," said Sullivan.

Next year's Nationals will be held at The Rink in Irvine, Calif. August 1 through 3. 

SCLA (Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association) is currently registering Boys from grades 1 to 12, and Girls from grades 3 to 12, for both Fall and Spring play. Information is available on their website at www.southlakelacrosse.org


Information and photos provided by the Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association

Featured Link
http://mag.usboxla.com/texas-based-sullivan-lacrosse-newest-...

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