North Bay Box Lacrosse



Tuesdays, Sept. 18th – Oct. 23rd @ Thigpen

U14 & High School

Training Topics, Schedule and Details below.



Tuesdays, Sept. 11th – Jan. 29th @ Thigpen

Varsity, College & Adult

Schedule and Details below.

Train. Get Better. Challenge Yourself. Work Hard. Have Fun.

The North Bay Box Lacrosse Program provides the opportunity for players to focus on box lacrosse training and skill development. The focus of training in particular skills and situations allows each player develop more fully, in small group and small sided competitions. Players will learn through fun, engaging, and creative drills with an emphasis on box lacrosse techniques that are most applicable to the field lacrosse game. Fall and Winter sessions of 6 weeks each are available for age groups U14, and High School. High school players have the opportunity for an additional open scrimmage sessions at the end each training session.

Fall Training

Dates: Tuesdays, September 18th – October 23rd

5:30-6:30pm: Training, U14 & HS
6:30-8:00pm: High School Varsity/Adult Scrimmage (included in training fee)

Training Location: Thigpen Sports Court, Crescent Dr, Novato

Session 1

Finishing With Accuracy Inside
Finishing With Deception Outside
Dodging In Tight Spaces

Session 2

Push the Break
House Defense

Session 3

Strong Side vs. Weak Side
Pic & Roll
Defensive Approach

Session 4

Off Ball Movement
Aggressive Off Ball
Pics Off Ball

Session 5

Changing Fields
Playing Passing Lanes

Box Games

Sessions: Competitive game play runs weekly starting at 5:30pm. All participants receive a game jersey; box goalie pads are available for goalies. Nightly drop in fee is $10.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 11th – January 29th

6:30-8:30pm: High School Varsity/Adult Scrimmage (included in training)

Training Location: Thigpen Sports Court, Crescent Dr, Novato

Program Director

Coaching Career:

  • 2014 Terra Linda HS (CA) Varsity Head CoachLed team to first NCS Quarterfinal Appearance
  • 2012-2013 DOCS NYC 7th & 8th Grade Coach
  • 2011 Rockville HS (MD) Varsity Offensive Coordinator
  • 2008-2010 Marymount College Offensive Coordinator
  • 2006-2007 Rochdale Lacrosse Club – Manchester, UK
  • 2005-present US Lacrosse Certified Referee
  • Refereed HS and College Club in VA as top recruiting camps, e.g. Top 205

Playing Career:

  • 2014-present Cali Love Lacrosse Club
  • 2011-2013 Brooklyn Lacrosse Club
  • 2009-2011 Glover Park Lacrosse Club
  • 2007-2009 DC Lacrosse Club
  • 2006-2007 Rochdale Lacrosse Club – Manchester, UK
  • 2002-2006 University of Mary Washington (NCAA Div. 3):
  • Led team in points Sr. Year 2006
  • Led team in goals Jr. Year 2005
  • 3 Year Starter
  • 1995-2002 South Jersey Lacrosse Club:HS Team Captain
  • Led team in goals, assists and points Sr. Year 2002

Biography | Coach Greg Rose has returned to the state of his birth, California, after playing and coaching most of his lacrosse career on the east coast. He attended Shawnee HS, but, at the time, many schools in South Jersey did not offer varsity lacrosse, so Greg played for South Jersey Lacrosse Club; he was blessed to receive coaching from two former NCAA players (Hofstra/Washington & Lee) for 8 years – they instilled an appreciation of fundamental skills and hard work.

Greg’s philosophy on what players need to succeed in lacrosse is a mix of East Coast tradition with a California twist:

Fundamentals: Every decent lacrosse player should have a foundation of fundamentals as a platform for achievement. Without fundamentals, there is no consistency in a player’s game.

Aggression: “Readiness to attack or confront” is one Google definition for aggression. Lacrosse is a tough sport, mentally and physically, and players must be ready to attack their fears of failure, insecurity, losing, looking bad, etc. etc. – if these things are met with energy, it will be too easy to remain the same.

Challenge: In order to achieve new things, new challenges must be set forth – this is where to channel your aggression. No one has zero room for improvement and those who think that will ultimately be left behind.

Tenacity: Some players take longer to improve than others and I will be tenacious in helping players get over difficult hurdles. In turn, I expect that every player will take the same kind of tenacity towards their individual improvement. Persistence is king and attitude is queen.

Through his own pondering and adventures in stick stringing, Greg has become one of the most well known stringers, not just for actually stringing sticks, but for teaching players, parents and coaches how to string to a pocket that suits their exact needs as an individual.

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