The Next Evolution of Pittsburgh Box Lacrosse

Canadians play box all summer. Canadians have better stick skills than Americans. Pittsburgh athletes can now play box all summer too in a high leverage environment.

412 Elite's newest programming features training and gameplay over the course of six sessions in June and July. Unlike every existing summer league, athletes must be selected to participate hence Invite Only Summer League. This ensures serious players who understand that value and necessity of real box lacrosse will get to compete together.

The Why

Field lacrosse simply cannot replicate the number of touches, speed of play, general cardio workout, and physicality of box lacrosse. The idea of small sided play isn't anything new. Box lacrosse came around in the 1930s, but the advent of the MLL in part has resulted in more Canadians playing NCAA field lacrosse and more Americans being exposed to the benefits of box on the field game. Dominant box lacrosse players can become dominant field players immediately. However, you cannot be a high level field player and quickly adapt to the box game because it is so different.

412 Elite has been the flag bearer for serious box lacrosse in Pittsburgh. The box travel program has already produced D1, D2, and D3 recruits. These are real results not hype. Consider Dom Starsia's quote at the bottom of this page if you're still unsure about box lacrosse.

Eligible Athletes

2018, 2019, 2020, and extremely high level 2021s


When is Pittsburgh going to win a state title? If you want something you've never had, you have to do things that you've never done. 


How to Join

Primary consideration will be given to players who have been invited by the coaching staff. Invitations will be sent out in January. If you do not receive an invitation you may apply by contacting pt@pittsburghelitelacrosse.com

Game Film

All games will be filmed and made available so players can create highlight tapes. College coaches were watching box highlights from our 2016 box travel season. We know they were watching thanks to LacrosseRecruits.com profiles we provide for our travel athletes.



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Date and Times

Mondays June 5, June 12, June 19, July 10, July 17, July 24


Guest Coaches

412 Elite and AR has had a long standing history of bringing MLL athletes, NLL athletes, and NCAA coaches to Pittsburgh. Exposing our athletes to new recruiting opportunities and cutting edge theory from thought leaders is a staple of both field and box programs and will continue with the Invite Only Summer League. Guest coaches will be announced as they are hired.