Website Manager

Programs for Boys Grades 2-8
Serving the Cave Creek, Carefree, and North Scottsdale communities

Tim Jones, Director
[email protected]

Summary of Programs/Seasons

January-April -- Winter/Spring regular league season
May-July -- Summer Box
September-November -- Fall Box
December -- Lax4Life Tournament

Check out our Camp/Clinics page for other lacrosse opportunities. 

Boys Summer

Program details TBD due to COVID-19 program suspensions and field closures.

Stay tuned!

Boys Winter/Spring

Season Highlights

  • Boys grades 2nd - Middle School
  • Program runs December 3 through early April
  • Lax4Life Tournament - December 7-8
  • Cactus Cup - April 4
  • Practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays (usually 6:30-8:00)
  • AYL (Arizona Youth Lacrosse) Games on Saturdays - 20 league games
  • Hotdog Scrimmage Games - January 11
  • Uniform not included (see below)
  • Boundaries:  AYL supports geographical boundaries that align with the Cave Creek Unified School District.  If you live in that area (even if attending a charter or private school) you are eligible to play with Desert Elite.
  • Not sure about LAX? Bring a waiver and try a session for FREE.

8U - $50 per player
10U - $325 per player
12U - $375 per player
14U - $415 per player

IMPORTANT:  Valid US Lacrosse Membership REQUIRED prior to registering.


The 2019-2020 season is a new uniform cycle.

Kits consist of a reversible jersey, shorts, and a shooter shirt.  Cost will be approximately $85.  A separate registration will be required once the kit has been finalized.

Our goal is to get two years from each uniform cycle, so be sure to purchase a size to get through two seasons.  Sample sizes are available in the office.

During the ordering process, you will be asked for your top 3 jersey number choices. Number assignment will be on a first-come, first-served basis, by team.

What Equipment Will I Need?

BOYS Stick - 3 ft.*
Elbow Pads
Chest Protector
Mouth Guard
Recommended - cup or soft cup protection

* We may have a loaner stick available to start, so ask your coach.
** You can pick up a helmet at Dick's or Play-It-Again Sports that has used equipment.

What IS Box Lacrosse?

Box is played 6 v 6 off the boards of a hockey rink, with smaller goals, bigger goalies, no long poles, tighter space and a much faster transition combined to equal increased skill at all levels.  It’s more like basketball and hockey than it is field lacrosse.  The benefits of Box lacrosse to the developing player is well documented and evident with Denver University’s box oriented offense domination in the NCAA, winning the National Championship in 2015.  What is less talked about is that Box, when played properly, is actually safer than field lacrosse, which is a great change of pace for field-only players...and a lot of fun!

USBOXLA provides a common structure and governance for nationwide youth Box lacrosse leagues, tournaments, and travel teams.  Additionally, USBOXLA provides support and member benefits to Indoor Sport Facility Owners/Managers, league operators, coaches and referees to assist their Box lacrosse efforts. 

USBOXLA Member Benefits Include
· Liability and property damage insurance for Sport Facilities, Box lacrosse league operators, coaches and referees.
· Ability to play the game of Box Lacrosse without compromising the integrity of game plays while ensuring the safety of its participants.
· Player excess medical insurance and liability insurance coverage.
· Official Box Lacrosse training materials, Official USBOXLA Rule and Situational hand book and certification for coaches and referees.

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