Her­ren National­mannschaft: es geht weiter

Die Ter­mine ste­hen fest. Inter­essen­ten gesucht.

21st Novem­ber 2016

To All Ger­man Lacrosse Hopefuls:

Guten Tag! My name is Matthew Bagley and I am the Head Coach of the Ger­man Senior Men’s National Lacrosse Team. I am delighted to inform you that Team Ger­many will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the FIL World Cham­pi­onships in Man­ches­ter, Eng­land from the 12th21st July 2018. This let­ter is intended to pro­vide all prospec­tive domes­tic and inter­na­tional play­ers infor­ma­tion not only about the trial dates, but also the qual­i­fi­ca­tions needed to rep­re­sent Ger­many dur­ing this tournament.

The coaches and staff are delighted to inform you that the first Open Trial will take place on Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, 4th5th Feb­ru­ary 2017 from 10:00 to 15:00 at the Hans-​Rosenthal Sportan­lage, Küh­ler Weg 12, 14055 Berlin. The sec­ond will take place on Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, 25th26th Feb­ru­ary 2017 from 10:00 to 15:00 at the SC Frank­furt 1880, Feldgericht­strasse 29, 60320 Frank­furt. The last Open Trial will occur on Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, 11th12th March 2017 from 10:00 to 15:00 at the Lacrosse­club Rot-​Weiß München von 1932 e.V., Grasweg 67a, 81373 Munich. These tri­als are for both domes­tic and inter­na­tional hope­fuls. Play­ers are only required to come to one of the tri­als, but may attend two or all three if they desire. It will cost €60.00 to par­tic­i­pate in each one, with a reduced rate offered to those who apply early online at the DLaxV’s offi­cial web­site (www​.dlaxv​.de). From these Open Tri­als, a train­ing squad of roughly 50 play­ers will be taken for­ward and given the oppor­tu­nity to earn a spot on the final ros­ter for the World Games!

Team Ger­many play­ers, whether liv­ing locally or abroad, will need to either hold a valid Deutsch­land pass­port or pos­sess a Res­i­dence Per­mit allow­ing them to live in the Ger­many through the date of the next inter­na­tional tour­na­ment. In addi­tion, these non-​passport res­i­dents must also play in the domes­tic league as a mem­ber of a reg­is­tered club. If these require­ments are not met, then the player is not eli­gi­ble to try out for the squad. Please note that there is no limit to the amount of pass­port hold­ers who can trial for the team, as long as they meet the cri­te­ria listed above, although FIL rules only allow four non-​passport hold­ers to be selected for the final squad.

All European-​based play­ers are required to attend every Train­ing Camp from now until the 2018 World Cham­pi­onships. How­ever, all Ger­man hope­fuls who are based over­seas will need to make an alter­na­tive com­mit­ment to be con­sid­ered for the final squad. If an inter­na­tional player makes the Train­ing Squad, then their atten­dance will be required at two week­end camps held in Kas­sel, Ger­many over the spring and sum­mer of 2017. How­ever, if a player can­not make these dates, then they must attend a week tour of the United States with Team Ger­many to play a num­ber of Amer­i­can NCAA Divi­sion I, II & III uni­ver­si­ties next Octo­ber 2017. Please note that there will be sim­i­lar oblig­a­tions if the over­seas player is cho­sen for the final squad in Novem­ber 2017.

If you meet the cri­te­ria listed above and can man­age the time com­mit­ments, then I hope to see you at one of the open tri­als. Good luck to every­one, and I look for­ward to work­ing with you soon!


Matthew Bagley

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