Pipeline Box Lacrosse: Growing Box Lacrosse in Louisville

Pipeline Box Lacrosse

Pipeline Box Lacrosse, formed in 2014, is a US Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA) sanctioned entity based out of Louisville,KY. Pipeline Box Lacrosse features a league for middle schoolers as well as high schoolers ,and there is also the Pipeline Box Lacrosse tournament that takes place in early December, featuring four divisions; Pee Wee (5th - 6th grader), Bantam (7th - 8th grade), High School A, and High School B.  

Over the next few weeks I will be providing coverage of the league and tournament over on their Instagram and Twitter accounts to promote box lacrosse in Louisville. 

The Mid-American Box Lacrosse League (MBLL), a developmental program, gives field lacrosse players an opportunity to significantly improve their skills playing box lacrosse. This practice and game-based league is built on a box lacrosse curriculum that strengthens player's skills and IQ. 

The MBLL will run from October 13th through December 16th. The difference between the MBLL and other box lacrosse leagues in Kentucky, and elsewhere around the country, is that in the MBLL games are paired with a clinic that takes place before the games. It's a development league so players can learn box and become better overall players from playing in this league as well. One of the featured coaches in this years MBLL will be Chad Toliver who is the head coach at Male High School in Louisville,KY. Toliver played at Rutgers and recently graduated in the spring. 

The Pipeline Box Lacrosse tournament will be held on December 1st and 2nd and will feature a high school and middle school tournament. At the middle school level there is a 5th and 6th grade division and a 7th and 8th grade division. High School has an B division for freshman and sophomores and an A division for juniors and seniors.

Last year there were four teams in the High School A and B divisions that included teams from Louisville, KY, Lexington, KY, St. Louis, MO, and Memphis,TN. In the middle school divisions there were teams from Louisville, KY, Atlanta, GA, and Pittsburg, PA. This year the youth divisions sold out early and had to expand to a three day tournament to the additional teams.

Some notable local players that have played in the Pipeline Box Lacrosse tournament include Dartmouth attackman Henry Stites, Amherst attackman Jonothan Endicott, Lenoir-Rhyne midfielder Logan Noland, Towson commit Patrick Anderson, and more. 

You can find out more information about Pipeline Box Lacrosse on their website