Athletes in the IDF

While enlistment to the Israel Defense Forces is mandatory for all Israeli citizens who have turned 18, for athletes from abroad who make Aliyah, flexibility in the level of commitment as well as the length of compulsory military service varies based on age, skillset and physical residency.

We are tremendously proud not only of our homegrown lacrosse players who have earned Exceptional Athlete Status from the Israel Defense Forces, but also the “Lone Soldiers” who selflessly came to Israel solely to contribute to the development of lacrosse, and have chosen to make extended commitments to the defense of our country and our people.

To learn more about Israel Lacrosse’s Lone Soldiers, please contact Jacob Silberlicht at [email protected].