SPARKS, Md. — USA Lacrosse will hold a series of player ID camps as part of the selection process for the 2024 U.S. Box National Teams. The first of these camps, and the only men’s camp, will be held Sunday, May 21 at the Utica University Nexus Center in Utica, N.Y.
World Lacrosse is hosting a women’s box championship for the first time in 2024, so this will be the first women’s box team coordinated by USA Lacrosse. USA Lacrosse will hold additional women’s player ID camps in June and July with exact dates and locations TBA.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will hold a training camp in September 2023 with the ID camps helping to determine the players invited to the training camp.
Ginny Capicchioni, a pioneer who was the first woman to play in the men’s professional National Lacrosse League and competed for the U.S. men’s team during the 2011 world championship, was named the head coach of the inaugural women’s team earlier this month.
The men’s team will be coached by Regy Thorpe, a former captain of the U.S. men’s box team and the head coach of the 2019 U.S. men’s box team that captured a bronze medal at the world championship.
The U.S. box teams train and play using best-in-class products from Nike Lacrosse (apparel and footwear), DJO (sports bracing) and game-changing, high-performance equipment from Warrior.
In addition to these partners, Gatorade, MedStar Health, National Center for Safety Initiatives and Stryker are official sponsors of the U.S. national team program. Team training is also aided by products from Athletic Republic.
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.