European Championships, here we come!
LaxAllStars.com has been named the official media partner of the 2016 European Lacrosse Championships, and we are PUMPED to be heading to Hungary at the end of July for double digit days of top flight international lacrosse! This will be our third straight year of covering a HUGE international event, and we can not wait to get going.
Stories, photos, videos… it’s all coming in hot! And it’s all being powered by Uncommon Fit! A crew of three LAS staffers (me, Brian Witmer, and Cassie Brunelle!) are heading over, we will be joined by Bruce Pirie from UCFit, and the content being kicked back home is going to be stellar!
You will also be able to watch ALL the games on LaxSportNetwork! They even have a promotional offer available for the European Championships… now you really don’t have an excuse not to sign up!
From July 28 – August 6th, a staggering 24 European national teams will battle it out on the fields of St. Steven University, just outside of Budapest. That’s right, TWENTY-FOUR teams are playing in the 2016 European Championships. UNREAL! This is the first international event that Hungary will host, and it is also the first time their national team will compete in a fully sanctioned international event. That’s a lot of amazing just right there, and yet there is so much more.
Traditional European powerhouse programs like England, Israel, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands will all be in attendance and aiming for gold, but we will see some upsets, it’s almost guaranteed! The talent level has never been higher in Europe, and it has never been so well spread. This should make for some amazing games of lacrosse, and some incredible story lines.
Do we know what all of these European Championships story lines will be? No way! And that’s what makes this trip so darn exciting! Will a Scandinavian team win a medal? Which new team will see surprising success? Will a traditional powerhouse fall? WHO KNOWS?!?! We just want to share it with you! We are venturing into a wide open European Championships, and while there are favorites (there always are), the potential for a truly bizarre and exciting finish is there as well. Basically, this is going to be an AWESOME 10 days of lacrosse in Hungary!
The organizing group from Hungary has done a superb job of lining this event up so far. Having worked a couple international events (2014 and 2015 FILs come to mind) recently, we know how important organization will be, so this is a good sign. Plus they signed LAS up, so they’re clearly doing something right!
Teams will start to roll in to Hungary starting as early as July 22nd. On July 28th the game kick off (England vs Germany on day 1 should be an instant classic), and on August 6th a champion will be crowned. Throughout the entire duration we will provide you with photos, videos, and stories from just outside of Budapest. It’s going to be the lacrosse trip of a lifetime, so join us every day for unique coverage you won’t get anywhere else!
If you live in Europe, you should come to the games! Tickets are still available and Budapest is one beautiful city!
If you’re in the US, you will be able to watch the games online via LaxSportsNetwork, so EVERYONE can watch this awesome event.
It is quite simply amazing to see 24 countries in Europe with senior men’s national lacrosse teams. I can’t wait to see each and every one of them in person. We will share as much of this amazing event as we can, so buckle up for a European Lacrosse adventure, and watch FULL games on LaxSportsNetwork!
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European Championships Press Release – Krossover Partnership
The organizing committee of the 2016 European Lacrosse Championship and Festival today announced a partnership with Krossover Intelligence, as the “Official Video Breakdown and Analytics Partner of the 2016 European Lacrosse Championship.” This will mark the first year that film from the European Lacrosse Championship will be analysed, indexed and made available for coaches and players on a
“As part of EC16, our goal is to incorporate partners and services that provide teams with a value they haven't seen before at a large international lacrosse event such as this” said David Urban, President of EC16 Organizing Committee. “As soon as I saw how valuable Krossover’s technology is, I knew their service would add tremendous value for every athlete and coach. We’ve already received high praise from national team managers for putting this partnership together with the Krossover team”.
Krossover will provide all 2016 Men’s European Lacrosse Championship teams access to game film and analysis throughout the weeklong event. Athletes and coaches can use Krossover to study video of their own play and scout upcoming opponents. Krossover’s breakdowns include full game video indexed into searchable clips, the use of video player with telestration tools, individual game statistics, an interactive shot chart and more.
Krossover’s game film analysis offers users in-depth analytics, while its cloud-based platform enables teams to access game clips and data on any device, share content with anyone and sort film by a variety of specific categories.
“We’re excited to partner with the 2016 European Lacrosse Championship and Festival”, said Eric Perugini, Vice President at Krossover. “The teams representing their countries have a passion and drive that we share at Krossover. We’re thrilled to offer our services to the athletes and coaches who are playing at the highest level of competition and furthering Krossover provides an online platform where coaches and players of all levels can exchange and analyze game film. Full-service film breakdowns are available for Lacrosse, Basketball, Volleyball and American Football, while Krossover’s video exchange platform and self-editing features are available to teams competing in any sport.
Krossover and the 2016 European Lacrosse Championship and Festival are excited to make breakdown resources available to leagues and programs throughout Europe. To learn more about Krossover and their services, visit www.krossover.com/lacrosse or email partnerships@Krossover.com.
European Championships Press Release – LSN Partnership
Lax Sports Network, a 24-hour digital sports network dedicated to the sport of lacrosse, announced the network’s plan to stream the 2016 European Championships from Budapest, Hungary beginning July 28, 2016, according to Chief Operating Officer Rob Wallace. EC16 marks the largest European Championship ever with 24 teams participating.
“Partnering with the organizers of the European Championships brings Lax Sports Network into the global theatre of lacrosse,” said Rob Wallace, COO, Lax Sports Network. “Fans from all nations will have the ability to watch great lacrosse on VOD or on the network stream on mobile, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire, Sony and Samsung Smart TV’s.”
This year’s 10-day event is scheduled for 84 games in a festival featuring developing lacrosse nations, as well as, club teams from across the world, including newcomer nations: Slovenia, Russia and host, Hungary. Hungary will not have an easy time in Group A as it places 2012 EC Champion England and fifth place Germany. The top 4 seeds from the 2012 games have been seeded in each of the four groups – A, B, C and D.
The 2016 EC event will also showcase the first ever Hungarian Women’s Open with 9 national teams competing from around Europe.
For the European Championship, Lax Sports Network is proud to offer lacrosse fans a limited time special offer of $4.99 for the first subscription month. The special offer for the European Games will be available from July 28-August 7, 2016. To subscribe for this special offer beginning July 28, 2016, click here.