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Knighthawks Renew Partnership with Roots Box Lacrosse for Return of Youth League

September 5, 2019 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Rochester Knighthawks News Release

(Rochester, NY) - The Rochester Knighthawks and Roots Box Lacrosse have teamed up again to offer a second season of the Roots Youth Box Lacrosse League (YBLL). Rochester's premier youth box lacrosse league, the eight-week program offers a unique experience with a strong focus on teaching the fundamentals of the box game as well as gaining game experience.

The league features the best box lacrosse coaches in Rochester with a mix of both current and former NLL players, as well as other local box experts. Players will compete across three different age-based divisions (5th-6th grade, 7th-8th grade and 9th-10th grade) over an eight-week program that includes two box training sessions and six games, concluding with playoffs and a championship game. Fourth grade-aged players will be accepted under certain circumstances pending approval from Brad Gillies, Roots Box Lacrosse founder. All participants will go through an evaluation process prior to being assigned to one of four teams to ensure parity within the division.

For $275, players will receive an official Knighthawks practice jersey, championship team t-shirts, team and individual prizes and tickets to the Knighthawks 2019-20 home opener. Additionally, a dedicated website will also be available to access team stats, standings and other information throughout the duration of the competition. All games are officiated by United States Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA) certified referees, allowing all participants an opportunity to fully showcase their skills in a fun and safe box environment. Only 60 spots per age group will be offered, including four goaltenders, who can register for the event free of charge.

All participants are also required to have a valid USBOXLA membership, which can be found online by visiting

Games will be held on Monday evenings between Oct. 28 and Dec. 16 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Tri-County Sports Complex, located at 856 Walworth-Penfield Road in Macedon.

Registration is now open at

More information on the Roots Youth Box Lacrosse League can be found online by visiting or by contacting Brad Gillies directly at [email protected]

New Season Ticket Memberships for the 2019-20 season start as low as just $16 per seat, with Loyalty Member pricing beginning at just $15 depending on seat location. Fans can take advantage of this special offer and lock in their seats with a $50 deposit per seat by Sept. 17. For more information, visit or call 585-454-5335 and speak with a Knighthawks sales representative.

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