The Rochester Knighthawks and Buffalo Bandits are now offering an Early Bird special price of $550 for the inaugural season of the Upstate Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (UCBLL). That’s a saving of almost $150 if you act now!
To register, go to https://bit.ly/3cvJt3d.
The UCBLL is also pleased to announce the all the practices and games in Rochester will be played at the home of the Knighthawks, The Blue Cross Arena.
The Upstate Collegiate Box Lacrosse League features an 8-game regular season schedule, five practices, and playoffs, with all games and practices on Monday and Wednesday nights. The league runs from June 7 to July 28, and playoffs conclude in early August, culminating with the league champion competing for the NCBS National Championship in San Jose, Calif. (hotel and airfare included).
The league will focus on proper skill development, training techniques, conditioning, and the work ethic required to play at the highest level of indoor box lacrosse – the NLL.
The registration fee provides each player a jersey, shorts, shooting shirt, box helmet, and over 25 hours of world-class training. The league is open to high school seniors, college freshmen to fifth-year seniors, and non-college players, ages 18-21, who have not signed a professional contract.
“Playing in the UCBLL is a fantastic opportunity for college players to learn the nuances of the box game, like improving reaction time and decision making,” said Knighthawks General Manager Dan Carey. “It’s a chance to play high-level lacrosse over the summer, which will give you an edge next season and help you take the next step in your lacrosse career. If playing in the NLL is your ultimate goal, this is the forum to showcase your talents in front of league general managers and scouts.”
The Upstate Collegiate Box Lacrosse League has announced an all-star lineup of coaches for the inaugural season. It includes Zed Williams, Dan Coates, Ron Cogan, Jordan Jarvis, and Ethan O’Connor! Three more coaches to be announced shortly. For more information, go online to www.rochesterknighthawks.com/UCBLL.
- Zed Williams – Played DI at Virginia. 2020 PLL Champion and MVP with Whipsnakes LC. Member of Iroquois Nationals at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. Plays in the NLL for the Colorado Mammoth.
- Dan Coates – Played DI at Canisius College. Member of Team Canada at the 2015 & 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. Plays in the NLL for the Georgia Swarm and PLL for Chaos LC.
- Ron Cogan – NLL’s Rochester Knighthawks Alumni. Member of Iroquois Nationals Team ’96, ’98, ’02, ’10 and ’11. Two-time President’s Cup Champion. Coach of Sr. Onondaga Redhawks.
- Ethan O’Connor – Played D1 at Hobart College. Member of Team USA at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. 2017 NLL Champion. Current member of the Buffalo Bandits.
- Jordan Jarvis – Played DII at Lindenwood University. Played Jr. A for the Burnaby Lakers, Sr. A for the Nanaimo Timbermen, and for the Rochester River Monsters in the Can-Am League. Coach at Roots Box Lacrosse.
All players MUST follow the form below and complete their registration for the upcoming UCBLL season. This will secure your spot in the Monday, June 7 Player Combine.
Please note- League fees are $550, and there is a $363 deposit due at the time of registration. The deposit will be refunded if a UCBLL team does not draft you.
2021 League Schedule: Includes 8 games and five practices
Player Combine- June 7 in Buffalo and Rochester
Draft- Wednesday, June 9
Regular Season- June 14 to July 28
Games played on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Winning team players and staff will receive airfare and hotel accommodations at the NCBS National Championship in San Jose, Calif., from August 6-8.
Buffalo Location: The Classic Rink – 41 Riley St, East Aurora, NY 14052
Rochester Location: The Blue Cross Arena
Eligibility Requirements: Current high school seniors to college seniors (including 5th year NCAA eligibility) are eligible to play in the UCBLL. Non-collegiate players aged 18-21 who have never signed a play for pay contract are also welcome.
League Fees: $550:
Includes over 25 hours of floor time during an 8-game regular season, five practices, semifinals, and championship, professional coaching, helmet and mask, practice pinnie, team uniform, team-branded apparel, and league awards. The championship team will receive airfare and hotel accommodations to compete for the National Championship in San Jose, Calif., from Aug. 6-8.
Deposit: $363 will be due at the time of registration. The deposit will be refunded if you are not drafted to a 2021 UCBLL team. If you choose not to pay the total amount of $550 at the time of registration, the balance will be charged to your credit card on June 14, 2021. A processing fee will be assessed with each transaction.