Ger­man Indoor Lacrosse future plans

After the suc­cess­ful par­tic­i­pa­tion of a Ger­man team at the World Indoor Lacrosse Cham­pi­onships (WILC) the national team staff and Indoor Lacrosse coor­di­na­tor were work­ing towards set­ting up a “future con­cept” for Indoor Lacrosse in Ger­many. The goal is to sup­port growth in quan­tity while main­tain­ing and grow­ing the qual­ity as well. Bases of the con­cept involve the indoor leagues and the national team. While both buy in groth of quan­tity and qual­ity the leagues are meant to pri­mar­ily sup­port the growth (quan­tity) while the national team pro­gram will focus on inprov­ing the quality.

The motto of the con­cept is:

“Indoor Lacrosse for and by Ger­man ath­letes and coaches”

To ful­fill this motto we set mile­stones in defined time­frames which are based on the main indoor events Euro­pean Boxlacrosse Cham­pi­onships (EBLC) and World Indoor Lacrosse Cham­pi­onships (WILC).
The fol­low­ing tar­gets were defined:

Until EBLC 2017 in Finnland:

orga­ni­za­tion of a men’s indoor lacrosse league with min. 6 par­tic­i­pat­ing teams
builtup of a women’s indoor lacrosse league.
Min. 25% (min. 1 coach) of the coach­ing staff of the national team should have per­ma­nent Ger­man res­i­dency and par­tic­i­pate at Ger­man indoor events (league, national team, etc.).
All offence, defence and tran­si­tion play­ers of the national team should have per­ma­nent Ger­man res­i­dency and par­tic­i­pate at Ger­man indoor events (league, national team, etc.). Par­tic­i­pa­tion of exter­nal play­ers (such as non active par­tic­i­pants in Ger­man indoor lacrosse events) will be waived. An exep­tion will apply to goal­tenders as we are cur­rently fac­ing a lack of expe­ri­ence that can not be over­come in the next 2 years. How­ever, to improve the qual­ity on the goalie posi­tion 2 open devel­op­ment camps will be held specif­i­cally for goalies each year.


Until WILC 2019 in Canada:

orga­ni­za­tion of a men’s indoor lacrosse league with min. 10 par­tic­i­pat­ing teams.
orga­ni­za­tion of a men’s indoor lacrosse league with min. 6 par­tic­i­pat­ing teams.
Min. 50% (min. 2 coach) of the coach­ing staff of the national team should have per­ma­nent Ger­man res­i­dency and par­tic­i­pate at Ger­man indoor events (league, national team, etc.).
All play­ers of the national team should have per­ma­nent Ger­man res­i­dency and par­tic­i­pate at Ger­man indoor events (league, national team, etc.). Par­tic­i­pa­tion of exter­nal play­ers (such as non active par­tic­i­pants in Ger­man indoor lacrosse events) will be waived.
Built up of a men’s Ger­man U-​19 national team pro­gram and organ­i­sa­tion of two open youth spe­cific camps. selec­tion of the play­ers will fol­low the rul­ing in the senior national team.

Until the EBLC 2021:

orga­ni­za­tion of a men’s indoor lacrosse league with min. 14 par­tic­i­pat­ing teams.
orga­ni­za­tion of a men’s indoor lacrosse league with min. 8 par­tic­i­pat­ing teams.
Min. 75% (min. 3 coach) of the coach­ing staff of the national team should have per­ma­nent Ger­man res­i­dency and par­tic­i­pate at Ger­man indoor events (league, national team, etc.).
All play­ers of the national team should have per­ma­nent Ger­man res­i­dency and par­tic­i­pate at Ger­man indoor events (league, national team, etc.). Par­tic­i­pa­tion of exter­nal play­ers (such as non active par­tic­i­pants in Ger­man indoor lacrosse events) will be waived.
Par­tic­i­pa­tion of a men’s Ger­man U-​19 national team pro­gram at an inter­na­tional event.

On a longterm basis the goal is to have a broad spec­trum of coaches and play­ers with a com­pet­i­tive league and national team in inter­na­tional com­par­i­son. The suc­cess of the future con­cept mainly depends on the intrest and par­tic­i­pa­tion of the play­ers. Thats why we ask for your sup­port by par­tic­i­pat­ing in Ger­man Indoor Lacrosse events to meet the set goals.

DLaxV Indoor — Simon Krause