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| Jan 23, 2024

Registration Opens for 2024 USA Lacrosse NTDP Regional Tryouts

By Brian Logue

SPARKS, Md. — Year five of the USA Lacrosse National Team Development Program (NTDP) – the pipeline to the USA national teams – is underway.

USA Lacrosse will hold 21 regional tryouts over the next few months, the first step in a three-step process that ultimately leads to 96 players named to USA Select teams that will participate against international competition this fall.

Since its debut, the programs have attracted some of the top young lacrosse players in the country. The program serves as a development opportunity and exposes players to national team coaches and players to acclimate them to the USA Lacrosse way. Of the 42 players on the current U.S. Women’s U20 Training Team that will compete in this summer’s World Lacrosse Women's U20 World Championship in Hong Kong, China, 31 of them were participants in the NTDP.

For 2024, there are 9 men’s events and 12 women’s events confirmed with additional locations under consideration. Players can also be evaluated by submitting an online virtual application.

Men’s Locations

  • May 19 – Dallas, Texas
  • June 2 – Atlanta, Ga.
  • June 2 – Orlando, Fla.
  • June 4 - Sparks, Md.
  • June 7 - Palo Alto, Calif.
  • June 9 – St. Louis, Mo.
  • June 12 – Syracuse, N.Y.
  • June 13 – Hicksville, N.Y.
  • June 21 – Kingston, R.I.
  • June 24 – Hillsborough, N.J.

Women’s Locations

  • May 17 – Sparks Md.
  • May 18 – Denver, Colo.
  • May 19 – Dallas, Texas
  • May 24 – Raleigh, N.C.
  • May 30 – Sparks, Md.
  • May 31 – Naples, Fla.
  • June 2 – Atlanta, Ga.
  • June 7 - Palo Alto, Calif.
  • June 9 – St. Louis, Mo.
  • June 11 – Syracuse, N.Y.
  • June 13 – Hicksville, N.Y.
  • June 20 – Kingston, R.I.
  • June 24 – Hillsborough, N.J.

The program is only available for individuals enrolled in high school by the start of the 2024-25 academic year and individuals must be born on or between September 1, 2005 and August 31, 2010 to be eligible.

  • U18: Player must be born on or between September 1, 2005 and August 31, 2007
  • U16: Player must be born on or between September 1, 2007 and August 31, 2010

Following the tryouts and review of online applications, approximately 350 players (175 boys and 175 girls) will be invited to USA Lacrosse for national combines. The boys’ combine will be held July 29-31, 2024 and the girls’ combine is set for July 31 – August 2, 2024.

During these three-day sessions, athletes will be taken through elite level training of both individual and team skill development as well as sessions on strength and conditioning, recruitment, student athlete advisory, social emotional learning, and leadership training.

At the conclusion of the combines, 24 players will be named to each of the USA Select U16 and U18 boys’ and girls’ teams. Those teams will compete against international competition at USA Lacrosse headquarters this fall.

The USA Lacrosse NTDP is sponsored by Cascade Maverik, STX, New Balance, Enovis, MedStar Health, NCSA, Gatorade, Hotel Planner and First Scout.

About USA Lacrosse

USA Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is a Recognized Sports Organization of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. As the governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse in the United States, USA Lacrosse leads the U.S. National Teams Program and establishes universal standards. With more than 400,000 members across the country, USA Lacrosse unites the community of players, coaches, officials, parents, and program leaders. Working together, we inspire participation, enrich the athlete experience, and support the growth of the sport.