Iroquois Nationals Ready for Tryout, Aim Focus on WILC 2015 Gold
Over the next two days, the Iroquois Nationals will host their open and invitational team selection camps for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (WILC), held on the grounds of the Onondaga Nation with the finals in the Syracuse Carrier Dome, September 18th – 27th, 2015.
Those who have been considers as potential candidates for the Iroquois Nationals 23-man roster are invited out to the Cattaraugus Reservation, Seneca Nation, for a 2-Day camp, starting Thursday afternoon and running through Friday.
Some of lacrosse’s brightest and most talented players will travel to the Cattaraugus Community Center with hopes of earning a roster spot on the legendary Iroquois Nationals box lacrosse team, the hosts of this historic world event!
Iroquois Nationals Camp Schedule
From 7 – 10 p.m. an “open” tryout will be held with the official coaching staff.
All Haudenosaunee lacrosse players are welcomed to come out on Thursday night to be evaluated with the hopes of moving on to Friday’s camp.
A dinner will be hosted for all who participate in the tryout and any players that the coaches feel could fit the roster will be asked to participate in the following day’s events.
Location: Cattaraugus Community Center, Irving, N.Y. – Cattaraugus, Seneca Nation
The first session of the main camps will run from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. with the second session running from 4 – 6 p.m.
A FREE youth clinic will be held by the Iroquois Nationals between the two camp sessions in support of the Newtown Minor Lacrosse Association.
For approximately one-hour, young lacrosse players will be able to learn from some of the world’s greatest lacrosse players starting around 1 p.m. All boys competing in minor lacrosse are invited to attend the clinic which will be followed by an autograph session with the prospective Iroquois Nationals players and past members of the team trying out for the 2015 squad.
In the press release sent from the Iroquois Nationals, General Manager Landon Miller commented on his staff’s efforts to involve the community in the building of the future program.
I want to make sure that we are giving back to our youth through this journey,” said Miller, who is on the Iroquois bench for the first time around.
“That’s very important for the Iroquois Nationals as an organization and so we will use opportunities to do so as much possible throughout this process.
The staff is highly focused on improving upon the Nationals’ silver-medal finish four years ago in Prague as lacrosse comes home in 2015,
More About the WILC 2015
For the first time in history a men’s international sporting event held on lands belonging to indigenous people. A total of 13 different nations from around the world will meet on the Onondaga Reservation for a 10-Day celebration of international box lacrosse.
Games are set to play at the Tsha’hon’nonyen’dakhwa’ (Onondaga Nation Arena), OnCenter/War Memorial Stadium, and Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome from September 18 – 27th, 2015.
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What You Need to Know
Those interested in making the tryout must contact Landon Miller as soon as possible.
Location: Cattaraugus Community Center – Cattaraugus, Seneca Nation – 12767 Route 438, Irving, NY, 14081
- Hamburg, NY – 20 min drive (closest to arena)
- Buffalo, NY – 35 min drive
- Roughly a 45 minute drive from BUF (Buffalo/Niagara Int’l) to the arena in Irving.
LaxAllStars.com Publisher Connor Wilson will also be in attendance for Friday’s events so make sure to stop and say hi if your around. I want to encourage everyone to check back in next week for an update from the tryout process.