Westport PAL Lacrosse is excited to announce NEW winter lacrosse programming. Brand new Staples HS Head Coach Will Koshansky and his high school staff will be running winter box training for our 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th graders. This program has been designed by Coach Koshansky and his staff and will be a true box lacrosse training series. Please find bios for the HS coaches below.
Due to field space constraints (with Coleytown MS being closed) the Staples Fieldhouse is in high demand for in-season sports. Therefore these sessions will take place at Insports in Trumbull inside of their actual box lacrosse rink. This setting will provide the opportunity for our boys to experience the box lacrosse game with full boards in a confined area.
What is box lacrosse?
Box lacrosse is an indoor version of lacrosse played inside of a rink with boards. The game originated in Canada where it is the national summer sport. Playing box lacrosse allows for every player to have more touches, more dodges, more shots, more checks, and develop at a faster pace than outdoor lacrosse. For these reasons, box lacrosse is a great way to train through the winter. Many college and high level HS programs use box lacrosse as a training tool through the fall and winter months. The smaller area forces all players to be involved in every play and the ball never goes out of bounds!
Westport Boy’s Box Program @ Insports
This winter’s box training program will include ten 90-minute sessions that take place on Sundays at InSports. The 90 minute sessions will be divided into 60 minutes of real box drills and 30 minutes of box lacrosse gameplay. The high school coaching staff will be putting the boys through drills to improve their stickwork, dodging, shooting, defending, as well as introducing box lacrosse concepts like the two man game, running the floor, and shooting with the “eye of your stick” among others. The floor surface at Insports is field turf so players can wear cleats, turf shoes, or sneakers. Goalies are encouraged to attend these sessions and play out of the net as a field player.
, 9th, 16th
, 13th, 27th
, 10th, 24th
(Adjusted times – 5th & 6th 11am – 12:30pm
, 7th & 8th 12:30 – 2:00pm
5th & 6th Grade – 1:00 – 2:30pm
(11am – 12:30pm
on March 3rd
7th & 8th Grade – 2:30 – 4:00pm
(12:30 – 2:00pm
on March 3rd
29 Trefoil Drive
Trumbull CT 06611
$250 for ten sessions totaling 15 hours of training
Links to Register:
5th & 6th Grade:
7th & 8th Grade:
Staples Coaches Bios
Will Koshansky – Coach K is entering his first season as the Head Coach of the Staples HS Boy’s Lacrosse program. Will grew up on Long Island and attended St. Anthony’s HS where he was a multi-sport athlete and a captain for the lacrosse team. Will attended the University of Pennsylvania where he was an All-Ivy player and team captain as a senior. Coach K played professional lacrosse for 7 seasons in the MLL for the Rochester Rattlers and Chesapeake Bayhawks. Will spent the last 6 years as the defensive coordinator at New Canaan HS where he helped the team win one FCIAC Championship and three CIAC State Championships while coaching multiple All-Americans and All-State players.
Steve Anderson – Coach Anderson has been promoted from JV Head Coach to Varsity Assistant Coach for the 2019 season. In his first year this past spring as the JV Head Coach, he led the team to an undefeated season. Steve began as an Assistant Coach for the JV team in 2016. He also coaches Girls Freshman Football at Staples High School. In addition, he coaches the PAL youth league for lacrosse, football and basketball. He was an All-FCIAC multi-sport athlete himself for Trumbull High School for both football and lacrosse and continued playing lacrosse at the University of New Haven.
We will have additional coaches helping throughout the sessions.