Cajun’s Corner – Box Lacrosse Goals Are Small

Boxee Box is Fun to Say

The box goals arrived, so you can quit your hating on using the full size field goals.

I knew these box goals were going to be smaller than our field goals (anyone can google the dimesnsions), but having never stood next to a 4′ x 4’9″ goal, I didn’t realize how different it would be. It’s a lot different.

Small goals are small

That being said, the players were virtually unphased by the change. They changed their style from outside shooting to inside shooting almost automatically. I was really impressed.

Game 1 final results: 14-7
Game 2 final results: 10-9

The goalies adapted to the change real well, too. They had 48329084208 saves on the night. I took at least 5 shots on goal, none of which shook the net.

Box goalies look like robots

Here’s the video proof that this took place. Enjoy.

Real Boxla in Louisiana Pick Up from Knox Hutchinson on Vimeo.


  1. Tell your goalies not to turn their bodies when the ball goes behind the net. Tuck your back against the bar and look over either shoulder.

    Unlike field, you have a better chance at stopping an in close shot in box, so you are better off playing the shot than the pass from behind the net.

    Not only that, but with the smaller net, there’s a better chance you’ll get hit in box lacrosse than field, so having your back turned could result in more injuries.

    Keep it up though, plenty of room for both versions of this game!