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Winter is coming... time for box lacrosse!

Winter Box League will be located on UNC's Campus at the Eddie Smith Field House on Sundays.


The box league will start in January 2019 for 6 separate sessions:

Jan 6th: 

                     3:00-4:00  4th, 5th, 6th and 7th graders

                  4:00-5:00 8th, 9th,10th,11th and 12th graders 


 Jan 13th:

1:00-2:00   4th, 5th, 6th and 7th graders 

              2:00-3:00  8th, 9th,10th,11th and 12th graders                

Jan 20th: 

3:00-4:00  4th, 5th, 6th and 7th graders

4:00-5:00  8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders

Jan 27th:

1:00-2:00  4th, 5th, 6th and 7th graders     

2:00-3:00  8th, 9th ,10th, 11th and 12th graders


Feb 3rd:

1:00-2:00 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th graders

2:00-3:00  8th, 9th, 10th 11th and 12th graders


     Feb 10th:

3:30-4:15  4th, 5th, 6th, 7th graders

4:15-5:00  8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders


Cost: $190 per player


The first-hour session is for 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th graders.

The second-hour session is for 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders


Enter as a Team or an Individual

All teams must have a minimum of 8 players and a maximum of 15 players. If there are extra individual players out there and you are under 15 players they could be added to your team. The Box League is a great way to improve the chemistry of your teammates from your Elite team or your High School team. 


If you are a goalie and want to participate in the Breschi Box Camp you will be free of charge. The camp wlill be using a highbread ball that is lighter and less dense than a regulation lacrosse ball. All you need is your field goalie equipment.  Please contact Patrick Reed at (203)613-2420 or email at to confirm your participation and what grade group you will be participating in as a goalie.  If we do not have enough goalie's the goal will have a screen blocker placed in it. 

Box League Format

The Box League will consist of two 1 hour games per day. We will play games with a 5 on 5 format and goalie's when available. The goals will be 4x4. Checking is permitted but cross checking and hitting from the rear will not be permitted. The rules will be more in line with field play than the indoor box game. After a goal there will NOT be a faceoff. The scored on goalie will retrieve the ball from the net and put it back in play. This will keep the game fast paced and free flowing.  There will be minimum of 1 ref per game. 

UNC Alumni, Marcus Holman, for the diving goal!

What is Box Lacrosse?

Box lacrosse, also known as indoor lacrosse, is played in hockey rinks with the ice removed. Two teams of 5 players and a goalie, similiar to hockey, compete against one another. The nets are 4'x4' rather than the traditional 6'x'6 and goalies use their bodies and padding like a hockey goalie to stop shots. Players are always near the ball as there is no offside rule and a 30 second shot clock,similiar to basketball.  The professional indoor lacrosse association is called the National Lacrosse League (NLL)) and has teams in Minnesota, Vancouver, Calgary, Denver, Edmonton, Rochester, Buffalo, Toronto and Philadelphia.  


Interesting Box Lacrosse Fact: Alibaba Executive Vice Chairman Joe Tsai has bought the National Lacrosse League’s expansion team in San Diego in 2017.

Why Play Box Lacrosse?

Over the past 5 years, there has been an explosion of Canadians entering the NCAA. College coaches are taking notice of the special set of skills that box players possess. Box lacrosse will improve your stick skills because of the  tighter confines in which you have to maneuver. You will improve your shooting accuracy, improve your stick fake's and have better stick protection when you move to the field game. You will also increase your shot variety and improve your ground ball production by learning how to pick up the ball in traffic.  Our Box League will also teach you how to generate space off ball and give you a better understanding of the pick and roll.

The Goal of Box Lacrosse Training

Our Box Lacrosse League was created to find a better way to improve lacrosse players in North Carolina. UNC lacrosse and Coach Joe Breschi want to  give access to our local lacrosse community the best facilities in the country (The Eddie Smith Field House) on one of the nicest campuses in the United States.  These skills can be  transferred to their outdoor game in the spring.  Coach Breschi wants to create a platform to help develop more well- rounded players in a fun and unique way. 


Eddie Smith Field House

The Breschi Lacrosse Winter Box Camp will be held at The Eddie Smith Fieldhouse on the campus of The University of North Carolina.


Eddie Smith Field House

100 Ridge Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Please have each players parent print out and sign the below waiver and give it to the coach of your team.  Coaches please bring these waivers to the checkin tent the day of the event.  The players must have a signed waiver by their parents to participate in The Carolina Lacrosse Classic.

Check In For The Carolina Classic:

SKILLS CAMP CHECK-IN:   Will be at The Carolina Tent located at Hooker Fields on Friday night between 7:00pm -7:30pm

TOURNEY CHECK-IN:  The U-9, 2026 and 2025 teams will check in at The Carolina Tent located at Hooker Fields on Saturday morning 20 minutes prior to game time.  All your games will be played at Hooker Field and The Eddie Smith Field house will be open for a staging area for you.

TOURNEY CHECK-IN:  The 2024 and 2023 teams will check in at Finley Fields on Saturday morning 20 minutes prior to game time.   All your games will be played at Finley Fields and The Pavilion located at the fields will be the staging area for you. 


There will be 2 locations on Campus for our games.

FINLEY FIELDS:  Located at 100 Old Mason Farm Road (or 600 Finley Golf Course Rd.)  Chapel Hill NC will host The 2023 and 2024 games.   It is a new facility for UNC's  track team that also has 2 Turf Fields that the UNC mens and women's lacrosse teams practice on.  It is considered one of the nicest track and field facilities in the country.  It is right down the road from UNC's Finley golf course.

FOOD TRUCKS AT FINLEY:  Sat:  Bruster's Ice Cream, High on the Hog and Morfa Empanada's.  Sun:  Bruster's Ice Cream, Electro Taco's and Morfa Empanada's

HOOKER FIELDS:  Located at 203 South Road Chapel Hill NC will host The U-9, 2025 and 2026  games.  There are 3 turfs fields at this facility.  It is located right in front of  Carmichael Arena where one Mike Jordan made a name for himself. 

FOOD TRUCKS AT HOOKER: Sat: Kona Ice, Electro Taco's and Napoli Pizza.  Sun: Kona Ice, Bandido's Mex and Napoli Pizza.

3rd Annual Carolina Lacrosse Classic

to benefit the Michael Breschi Foundation

Dates: May 31st, June 1st and June 2nd 2019

Cost: $1,500 per team

Where: UNC's Campus at HOOKER FIELDS (310 South Road)  for U-9, 2026,and 2025.and FINLEY FIELDS(100 Old Mason Farm Road or 600 Finley Golf Course Rd.)  for 2024 and 2023 games.

Highlights: Competitive games, UNC Lax Skills Session with Head Coach Joe Breschi and current UNC players, Pig Picking over  D.J.   Walk to iconic UNC  landmarks** Parent receptions at He's Not Here for Saturday night.


All Divisions will be 25 minute running halves with a 5 minute halftime.  A central horn will go off at both field locations to start and stop the games. 

In The U-9 Division NO LONG POLES will be used!! The U-9 Division will not serve penalty time.  A fast break will be given to the opposing team.

All Divisions except U-9 will serve penalty time. 

All Divisions:   If a team is losing by 4 goals there will no longer be a face-off and the losing team will receive possession.

All Divisions : will be 10 vs. 10

All Divisions will receive one 1 minute timeout per half. 

All Divisions:  If the game is tied at the end of regulation a 1 v 1 Braveheart will decide the winner with a goalie in each net. 

The U-9, 2026 and 2025 teams will be playing at HOOKER FIELDS where the fields are 20 yards short and 10 yards smaller in width.  This is great for these age groups.

The 2024 and 2023 Divisions will be playing on 2 regulation fields at FINLEY FIELDS. 


U-9                                                                2026(Rising 5th graders)

RED DEVIL                                               TEAM CAROLINA

TEAM CAROLINA                                 757 SELECT

TEAM 91                                                     TEAM 91                                           

CARTERET                                                 SIDEWINDERS  VOLT                                                           

(NO LONG POLES)                               WINSTON SALEM SELECT

                                                                           VALLEY SELECT


2025(Rising 6th graders)                     2024(Rising 7th graders)

TRIAD ELITE                                                 RED DEVIL

TEAM CAROLINA                                      HILL TOPPERS

SIDEWINDERS  BLACK                          757 SELECT                              

RED DEVIL                                                      TEAM 91

VALLEY SELECT                                           TEAM CAROLINA

  HILL TOPPERS                                              TRIAD ELITE

                                                                                WINSTON SALEM SELECT


2023(Rising 8th graders)






For more information: Click Here

In addition to a great games we look to make this a fun family visit to UNC at Chapel Hill.  We currently have 10 programs committed.  They are: TEAM 91 CAROLINA CANNONS,  757 VIRGINIA,  TEAM CAROLINA, TRIAD ELITE, RED DEVIL, SIDEWINDERS,  HILLTOPPERS,  WINSTON SALEM SELECT, CYL COAST LAX  and VALLEY SELECT.  The Friday Skills Camp will take place on Hooker Fields and The Tournament on Hooker and Finley Fields on The Campus of UNC.   

Friday:  Coach Breschi and his staff and current UNC players will run a skills session broken down by position from 7:30pm-9:30pm.

The Tournament will take place on Saturday from 8:00am -5:00pm and Sunday from 8:00am -2:00pm.  On Saturday in between games head to  The UNC Basketball Hall of Fame(450 Skipper Bowles Drive), The UNC Football Hall of Fame, Kennan Memorial Stadium, The Bell Tower, The Old Well and The Carolina Book Store, all within walking distance of fields. On Saturday there will be a parent -player-coach  Pig Picking and D.J. at The Finley Field Complex located at 100 Old Mason Road Chapel Hill NC.

At 8:30pm on Saturday night, there will be a Parents  and Coaches Reception at He’s Not Here on Franklin Street.  

On Sunday games will take place on Hooker fields and Finley Fields from 8:00am-2pm.

We are looking for 10 Programs to bring their rising 4th-8th grade teams to this Tourney.  The Tournament will be limited to 40 Total teams from the 10 Programs.


Please contact me, Patrick Reed, at (203)613-2420 to discuss your team participating. Total cost all inclusive is $1,500 per team. That will include  skills camp and Pig Picking.  Travel costs and the hotel rooms that would be $120 a night at the Courtyard Marriott or Sheraton about 3 miles from campus would not be included.   Please respond by April 15th 2018 to reserve your spot. 



Tournament Information

We are thrilled to be Hosting The 3rd Carolina Lacrosse Classic to benefit The Michael Breschi Foundation on May 31st,  and June 1st and June 2nd 2019. The tournament is for rising 4th-8th grade teams. There will be 10 programs and Coach Breschi,  his Staff and current players will be running a Skills Session on Friday June 1st from  7:30pm-9:30pm .  For more information about the tournament please click on the links below.

Tournament Details

Teams Registered

Hooker Fields

Finley Fields

Outside the Tournament Activities

Register Your Team


The Schedule for The 2019 Tournament  will be listed below.   All games will be between 8:00am and 5:00 pm on Saturday and 8:00am and 2:00 pm on Sunday. Thank you.


The Eddie Smith Field House will be the STAGING area for U-9, 2026 AND 2025 teams.  The Eddie Smith is located right next to Hooker Fields and you will enter the Eddie at the end of Field 3.  The Eddie will have the turf down and has AC.  Please make sure to put all trash in trash cans and to keep it clean.  The bathrooms are also located in The Eddie. There is no need to bring tents since we have The Eddie!!!


The Pavilion will be the Staging area for the 2024 and 2023.  It is located at Finley Fields.  

Carolina Inn Friday's On The Front Porch

Carolina Inn:  Friday's On The Front Porch      A Carolina tradition,  A Live Band (Lee Gildersleeve and The Bad Dogs) will be performing on Friday May 31st from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.   Food Trucks and Cash Bar will also be on premise.   After the show head to TOPO across the street for a beverage and the best view in Chapel Hill.

Parking for Tournament

Parking for the tourney  for The HOOKER FIELD location is at THE BELL TOWER PARKING DECK and THE LAW SCHOOL PARKING LOT (160 RIDGE ROAD) as well as the RALEIGH ROAD PARKING LOT (right before Country Club Rd, 1 block for the field.) To get to the Bell Tower Parking Deck Come up NC 54 from I 40 heading toward UNC.  Cross over Country Club and  Hooker Fields are on the left.  DROP OFF PLAYERS AND GEAR!!  Drive straight on South and take 2nd left after Bell Tower.  Parking Deck is up on the left. 

Parking for the tourney for FINLEY FIELD is on 100 Old Mason Road(On Finley Golf Course Rd past the clubhouse.)  There is plenty of parking next to the fields. 

Pig Picking (Finely Fields Pavillon)100 Old Mason Road (5:00pm-7:00pm) Saturday

PLEASE BRING YOU OWN CHAIRS TO THE PIG PICKING AND FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN COOLER WITH YOU FAVORITE BEVERAGE BUT PLEASE NO GLASS BOTTLES.  CUPS ARE BEST!! The Pig Picking will take place at The Finely Fields Pavillion.  The  Pig Picking will be catered by BackYard Bistro.  The menu will feature Pulled Pork, Burgers, Dogs, Mac and Cheese and Carolina Sweet Tea and Lemonade. A DJ will be on location for The Pig Picking.


AC HOTEL:  Chapel Hill   $149.00 a night       214 East Rosemary St. Chapel Hill N.C. 27516  (919)969-2800   Very nice  hotel in the heart of Chapel Hill.  Nice hotel bar and The College Lax bar Pantana Bob's is right across the street.  Pantana Bob's has nice deck and outdoor bar.

Book your group rate for Carolina Lacrosse Classic        

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT:  Chapel Hill    100 Marriott Way    Chapel Hill N.C. (919)883-0700

SHERATON :  Chapel Hill     $129.00 a night   1 Europa Drive    Chapel Hill N.C.  27517 (919)969-2167      Nice hotel 2 miles from UNC Campus and Franklin St. 

UNIVERSITY INN:   Chapel Hill    1301 Fordham Drive  (Chapel Hill N.C.  (919)929-2171  ( A nice Motel.  Cheaper option)

HAMPTON INN AND SUITES:  Chapel Hill/Carrboro     $124.00 a night     370 Main St. #100  Carrboro N.C.  27514    (919)969-6988   1.1  miles from UNC campus.  Nice hotel with plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance.

ALOFT:  Chapel Hill    101 South Hamilton Rd.  Chapel Hill N.C. 27517  (919)932-7772  $119.00  1 mile from UNC campus.  Nice hotel with bar and good sports bar next store called Tobacco Road.

HAMPTON INN AND SUITES:  Chapel Hill/Durham   $114.00 a night    6121 Farrington Rd  Chapel Hill N.C.  27517     (855)479-0732

HYATT PLACE:  Chapel Hill   1090 Us Highway  15/501 South  Chapel Hill N.C.  27514  (984)434-3701  Nice Hotel will pool 2 miles from campus.  Close to Town Tavern and Merritt's (Best BLT's in town) and Al's Burger Shack in Southern Village   The Corporate/Group Code is: G-CLSC

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS:  Chapel Hill   $104.00 a night 

Please reference The Carolina Lacrosse Classic to get the best rate.   All of these hotels are within 3 miles of campus.


For a more enjoyable time bring the following:   CHAIRS to watch games and hang out at Pig Picking,  COOLERS for your beverages,  SUN SCREEN because Chapel Hill can get HOT,  and and UMBRELLA for some shade or in case of rain.  And most importantly a GREAT ATTITUDE.  The games will be good but the atmosphere will be GREAT!!!  This is meant to be a fun weekend for the entire family!!! Thank you so much for your support!!!


MERITT'S STORE AND GRILL:  1009 S.Columbia St.   Sat 8:00am-4:00pm Sun 10:00am -4:00pm  The Best Breakfast sandwich's and THE BEST BLT in town!!

BREADMAN'S:  324 W. Rosemary St.   Sat-Sun  7:00am-9:00pm   Great Home Cooking.   A breakfast joint!  A Chapel Hill Tradition since 1974.  All the UNC athlete's love to eat here!!

YE OLDE WAFFLE SHOP:  173 E. Franklin St.  Sat-Sun 8:00am-2:00pm   Since 1972   An awesome Carolina breakfast joint!

DUNCAN DONUT'S:  1509 E. FRANKLIN STREET.  6:00am -10:00 pm.

4 CORNER'S:  175 E. Franklin St.  11:00am-2:00pm   A classic Carolina Bar.  Good Bar food and good place to watch sports!  Named after Dean Smith's famous four corners.  UNC sports themed!

TOP OF THE HILL::  100 E. Franklin St. 3rd Floor 11:00am-2:00am  "The Best View in Chapel Hill"   Great Roof Deck.   Higher end food and micro brewery.  The Roy Williams and Larry Fedora Coaches shows are held here during the season.  

HE'S NOT HERE:  112 1/2 W. Franklin St.   A Carolina Drinking tradition.  Dive college bar with outside drinking.  Home of The Carolina Blue Cup!  The Bar makes more money selling The Famous Blue Cups around the country to UNC bars and Alumni than they make selling beer at the bar!

IP3 PIZZERIA:  508 W. Franklin St.  open 12:00-10:00pm.   The Best Pizza and subs in Town.  Carolina Sports Themed!!

AL'S BURGER SHACK:  516 W. Franklin St.   Sat 11:00am-9:00pm Closed Sunday!  The Best Burger in Town!!  Al's is THE BEST!!

CROSS TIES BARBECUE :  201 East Main St.  Carrboro open 11;30-10:00  The Best BBQ in town.  Great Brisket, Pulled Pork and Ribs.  Fantastic smoked Wing's.   Located in old Train Station and train car.  Very Cool setting.  A must do when in town!

UNC Lacrosse Wins National Championship

Camps On the Fly

Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed

Camp Director


WHERE:  Hooker Fields

WHEN: Friday Night from 7:30-9:30

WHO: UNC Head Coach Joe Breschi, The Carolina Staff and 10-12 Carolina Lacrosse Players.

All participants of the tournament teams are welcome are it is FREE!!!!