Turkey lacrosse will be featured on Turkish television. Make sure to tune in hear an announcement about the next step for Turkey lacrosse.
Lacrosse isn’t just growing in the United States, it’s exploding across the World. The game is now played on 6 of 7 continents. This is where you’ll find International Lacrosse news and coverage from around the globe.
November has been a quiet month in Italy, the weather has been unusually sunny and warm, which is unexpected but great for playing lacrosse. It helped the Italian Championships see 4 very spectacular matches played this month.
News is starting to hit the wire that the FIL member vote on the Iroquois – Germany proposal has come back in, and that the Iroquois Nationals will be placed back in the Blue Division for the upcoming world lacrosse championships in Denver this Summer while Germany will be bumped out of the Blue Division.
The lacrosse world championships traveled down under to Perth, Australia in 1990 but playing in the Southern Hemisphere didn’t do much to change the pecking order for national teams. Canada and the US obviously matched up for a great game and the video picks up the play with the US up 5-2 early in the second quarter.
I’ve gone over to Prague for the Ales Hrebesky Memorial the last two years, and as you’ve seen from our coverage, it’s an amazing event! But this year, LAS and I are looking to step up the Grow The Game effort in Europe, and we’re hoping to get some fellow American and Canadian players on board.
Since we’re in the middle of Hanukkah, it seemed like a good time to share one of Israel Lacrosse’s photos for Photo of the Week! Here we have some brand new players in Ashkelon, an Israeli city that is home to the Israel Lacrosse Association (ILA) and is the sister city of Baltimore.
It has already been seven weekends of lacrosse in Poland and Fall Ball
has come and gone. It is evident that the PFL made a good call
splitting the Men’s League into two with the action being quite level
in both leagues with just five games ending in a 10+ point difference,
three of them courtesy of expansion teams. Fall ball was topped off by
National Team Selections for both Men and Women.
Scotland’s men’s senior squad’s tour officially began on Wednesday 16th with the first training session of their tour taking place at Motamed Field, home of the Adelphi University Panthers. It was a light session and was used as a chance for the native Scots and North American Scots to learn each other’s playing styles. The day finished with the first of the fitness tests, everyone’s favorite, the conditioning test.
Ivan Negrojević sent over another killer video from Serbia about the growth of lacrosse in the country. The video also features Brian Gorodeztky, a Canadian player living in Belgrade, who brought lacrosse to Serbia. In case you need some English to understand what’s happening, Brian provides it.
Please welcome Jamie Plunkett back to LAS! Jamie is living in Germany, and runs the Deutschland Adler Lacrosse Club. He has also been selected as a coach for the Polish National team, and was in Poland last week to help select their final team for Denver 2014. Check out Jamie’s update on Poland Lacrosse below!
We got wind of a really interesting international game that is being brewed up in England, which will feature local development officers from the US taking on members of the English National Team. The event is being organized by two former NCAA D3 players. Below you can see an article by Stephanie McNesby, which explains the game in more detail!
The Iroquois were voted back into the Blue Division for the 2014 World Championships in Denver, but now it looks like Germany may be getting knocked out of the top division to make room for the Nationals. The matter is up for a vote this month by the FIL member nations.
You may have seen photos, or heard how Typhoon Yolanda has hit the Philippines extremely hard. It was a massive storm, and did untold damage to the island nation. The Philippines Lacrosse Association, a group of mainly American born lacrosse players of Filipino descent, hoping to help the sport take off in their home country, is now getting involved to help out. We spoke with Ron Garcia of the PLA to get more information on what they are doing, and how you can help out.