ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Albany FireWolves, of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), today announce the introduction of the Junior FireWolves Winter Box Program. The co-ed program is an instructional platform developed by the FireWolves organization and consists of practices, scrimmages and tournaments all led by USBOXLA and FireWolves trained coaches.
Team placement evaluations for the program will take place on Sunday, November 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the program set to begin on Sunday, December 5. Registration opens at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15 and runs through October 29 at 5 p.m. All sessions will be held at the Knickerbacker Sports Facility, located 191 103rd St, Troy, NY 12182. The Junior FireWolves Winter Box Program is presented by Precision Lacrosse.
The program will consist of five groups, perfect for any age or experience level: Novice, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, and High School Elite. Each level of the program will feature USBOXLA and FireWolves trained coaches and special appearances, instruction, and development from FireWolves players and coaches. In additional, Junior FireWolves players will be treated to play one scrimmage game at the Times Union Center on the FireWolves’ home field.
“As we continue to prepare for our inaugural season, we are tremendously proud to roll out the second session of our Junior FireWolves programming,” said George Manias, President of the Albany FireWolves. “The success of our summer program really proved to us that this IS a lacrosse market, so we are continuing our grassroots efforts and our goal of growing the game by now offering our winter session.”
The Winter Box Program will also provide players the opportunity to compete in local and regional lacrosse tournaments throughout the session. The players will have the opportunity to compete on the select Junior FireWolves team and play against other NLL select teams while representing the Albany FireWolves.
“For the youth lacrosse players in the Capital District, we encourage you all to register now!” Manias added. “There are limited spots, so if you want to learn the box game, play on the FireWolves field, be trained by the best coaches in the area and receive all kinds of great FireWolves perks, sign up now!”
Members of the Junior FireWolves Winter Box Program will receive a pinnie, Junior FireWolves jersey and shorts (excluding the novice level), one free ticket to a FireWolves home game with discounts on additional tickets, discounts on Epoch lacrosse gear, access to custom Epoch and Junior FireWolves gear and apparel, discounts on equipment at Precision Lacrosse, and much more!
For more information on the Junior FireWolves Winter Box Lacrosse Program, contact Mike Luongo at MLuongo@AlbanyFireWolves.com or (518)-362-4900- ext. 104. To register online, visit www.AlbanyFireWolves.com/AFW-Training-Academy.
Do not miss your opportunity to witness history! Fans can secure their tickets for the historic inaugural 2021-22 FireWolves home opener today! For more information regarding home opener tickets, visit https://albanyfirewolves.com/tickets/2021-22-home-opener/ or call 518-362-4900.
The Albany FireWolves 2021-22 Inaugural Season is presented by CDPHP.
About Albany FireWolves
The Albany FireWolves is the Capital Region’s very own Professional Box Lacrosse team, playing in the National Lacrosse League out of the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, NY. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or visit AlbanyFireWolves.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/AlbFireWolves, Twitter @AlbFireWolves, and Instagram @AlbFireWolves.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas NLL, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.
For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit NLL.com.
About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.
About Times Union Center
Times Union Center is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, Times Union Center opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League, the Albany Empire of the National Arena League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit www.timesunioncenter-albany.com.
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 26 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.