Men’s National Teams tryouts to be held Dec 27-29

ASHKELON, ISRAEL — The Israel Lacrosse Association will hold a formal Men’s National Teams tryout at the National Training Center in Ashkelon from December 27-29, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a log-jam of major international lacrosse events in 2021, including the postponed U-19 (now U-20) World Championships, which will be held in Limerick, Ireland from June 17-26.

The Israel men’s national team will be looking to return to the gold medal game in their debut under new head coach Max Silberlicht at the Men’s European Championships, which will be held in Wrocław, Poland from July 21-30.

Israel’s roster in both major championship events will be composed of both Israeli players, as well as members of the Jewish diaspora, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the World Lacrosse and the European Lacrosse Federation.

All players who are new to the program are required to play at least one season in the Israel Premier Lacrosse League in order to qualify.  Athletes living abroad who are participating in the tryout are strongly encouraged to spend December 1-30 in the ILA’s “Winter High Performance Bubble” in Ashkelon.

For more information or to register for consideration for the tryout, please contact [email protected].

Per international rules, athletes must be 16 or older as of December 1, 2020 to participate.

Israel Box Lacrosse is planning on holding an independent tryout for the Israel U-20 men’s world junior team which will be competing at the World Junior Lacrosse Championships, held in Winnipeg, Canada from August 8-14.  The tryout is tentatively being planned for December 31, 2020 – January 3, 2021 in Eilat, Israel.