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We are committed to continuing our promise of developing lacrosse players by focusing on improving decision making and proper fundamentals via positive coaching and playing top competition.  Many of the skills and fundamentals that are attributed to box lacrosse have always been, and always will be,  a part of our base curriculum. We believe playing box is beneficial to improving a players game.


Box lacrosse provides an environment where players can broaden their stick skills, improve decision making, and increase confidence.

The ball is always in play, which creates play that is in constant motion with quick possession changes. Players are forced to be creative and physical due to the limited space. 

We believe that a high volume of quality reps is critical to a players development. Playing in a box environment gives players, with proper coaching, an opportunity for countless quality reps. 


Box for Girls

Box lacrosse, it's not just for boys! It teaches girls physical play often seen at the higher levels of lacrosse. The environment creates opportunities for girls to enhance their skill set, including catching and finishing in tight spaces, increased creativity, playing defense against constant pressure, and improve their field game overall.

Winter 2023-24 Tournament Schedule

NXT Chicago Indoor Lacrosse Championships

Dates: Jan 13-14, 2024
Facility: TOCA Naperville
Teams: All teams will be attending

The Good Land Box Invitational

Dates: Jan 27-28, 2024
Facility: Uihlein Soccer Complex (Milwaukee, WI)
Teams: PeeWee & Bantam

2024 USBOXLA Winter Nationals

Dates: Feb 17-19, 2024
Location: Irvine, CA
Teams: HS B & HS A

Boys Teams

Updated as of 8/8/23


Team Birth Year Grade Graduation Year
PeeWee 2012-2013 5+6th 2030-2031
Bantams 2010-2011 7-8th 2028-2029
HS B 2008-2009 9-10th 2027-2026
HS A 2005-2007 11-12th 2024-2026



Updated as of 8/8/23

- We are still working on finalizing our practice schedule, but are planning for an early November start date, with each team practicing once a week.


- Events - 2 in January 2021

- Gear - Team Minnesota Box Jersey, Shorts, Shooter

- Coaches - 2 per team



- Girl's Hybrid Box Training (4 weeks) - February


Girls Hybrid Training Program Goals

  • Introduce box lacrosse passing and shooting drills to develop the stick skills of women’s lacrosse players.
  • Introduce confined space and time characteristics of box lacrosse as training methods for settled offense/defense in women’s lacrosse.
  • Introduce motion concepts used in box lacrosse to use as building blocks to develop their own women’s lacrosse motion offenses.
  • Introduce pick & roll concepts from box lacrosse to use in both offensive and defensive development in women’s lacrosse.
  • Introduce box lacrosse goalie play to women’s field lacrosse goalies to develop lateral speed, reaction time, net presence, and economy of motion.

Corbyn Tao

Director | Box Lacrosse

"Team Minnesota is always striving to challenge its players and give them the best opportunity to grow and develop. Team Minnesota Box allows players to continue to develop and excel at the highest level!" ~ Corbyn Tao

Corbyn Tao

Box Director | Lead Coach

Hometown:  Coquitlam, BC

High School: Western Reserve Academy (OH)

College: Robert Morris (NCAA D1) 08-11 

  • 2010, Tao led the NCAA in shooting percentage (53.2%) and recorded 41 goals.

Box :

  • Selected in the Second Round (12th overall) in the 2011 National Lacrosse League (NLL) Entry Draft
  • NLL Teams: Minnesota Swarm / Colorado Mammoth.
  • 2010 Drafted to WLA New Westminster Salmonbellies
  • 2009 Minto Cup with Coquitlam
  • 2007 Minto Cup Winner with Six Nation Arrows


Breck School (HC) 2016 - current

Eastridge HS (AC) 2013- 2016

Team Minnesota  2013 - Current


Corbyn (Former NLL and NCAA player), coaches and plays both the box and field lacrosse games. His first hand knowledge and understanding of how playing both versions of the game can benefit a player works hand-and-hand with our key focus of developing lacrosse players.