SPARKS, Md. — USA Lacrosse has opened the application process to be considered for tryouts for the U.S. Women’s U20 National Team that will represent the United States in the World Lacrosse Women’s U20 Championship in Hong Kong China from August 15-25, 2024.
To be eligible for roster consideration for the 2024 U.S. Women's U20 National Team, a player must be born on or between September 1, 2003 and August 14, 2009. Players who meet the age eligibility requirement are welcome to submit a national team player application to be considered for an invite to tryouts. The application does not guarantee that they will be chosen for the tryouts.
Players seeking roster inclusion for the 2024 U.S. Women's U20 National Team will be evaluated on numerous factors, including but not limited to: • Information submitted on player application • Video submission of playing experience • Playing position • Evaluation input from Player Selection Committee • Evaluation input from U.S. Women's U20 National Team Coaching Staff
Upcoming Key Dates
- April 21, 2023: Application deadline for tryouts
- May 15, 2023: Tryout invitations sent
- June 1, 2023: Deadline to accept tryout invitation
- July 7-9, 2023: Tryouts at USA Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
For players selected for the tryout, there is a fee associated for room and board and players are responsible for arranging and paying for their own transportation to and from the event. Once a player is selected for the training team, all costs will be covered by USA Lacrosse.
Planned Training Team Activities
- August 21-23, 2023: Training camp at USA Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
- October 13-15, 2023: Fall Classic at USA Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
- June/July, 2024: Training camp at USA Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
Previously classified as a U19 world championship, the United States has won five of the seven world titles in this event, including in 2019 when the USA squad led by All-World selections Bri Gross, Rachel Hall, Maddie Jenner, Izzy Scane and Caitlyn Wurzburger defeated Canada 13-3 in the championship game in Peterborough, Ontario.
The U.S. women’s national team trains and plays using best-in-class products from Nike Lacrosse (apparel and footwear), DJO (sports bracing) and game-changing, high-performance equipment from Cascade Maverik, Gait Lacrosse and STX. In addition to these partners, Gatorade, MedStar Health, National Center for Safety Initiatives and Stryker are officials sponsors of the U.S. national team program. Team training is also aided by products from Athletic Republic.
USA Lacrosse National Team Development Program
In addition to the U.S. national teams that participate in international World Lacrosse competitions, USA Lacrosse offers a National Team Development Program (NTDP) for high-school aged boys' and girls' players. NTDP players make up the rosters of the USA Select U16 and U18 teams that currently compete domestically in the Brogden Cup. More NTDP information found here.
In this competition cycle, some female high-school athletes will be age eligible to try out for both the 2024 U.S. Women's U20 National Team, and for the NTDP USA Select teams. Athletes are welcome to try out for one or both; however, the programs and tryout processes are 100 percent independent of each other. If an athlete chooses to try out for both and is selected to advance to the next phase of either process, they may do so but must be aware they may not inevitably be rostered on multiple teams as both programs have respective competitions scheduled for October 13-15, 2023.
Athletes are encouraged to try out for whichever program(s) they believe their playing experience is best suited for.
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.