NTDP Regional Tryouts serve as the first of three steps towards earning a spot on the USA Select U16 and U18 teams.
Players will be trained and evaluated during this session by current and form U.S. National Team athletes and coaches. The top players will be invited to the National Combine, hosted in Maryland in August, and eventually 88 players will be named to the USA Select teams to compete against international competition in October.
IMPORTANT: You are trying out to make a national team NOT a regional team. Players are nationally ranked and tryout as individuals. We select the top 150 women and 150 men to the National Combine no matter where they live, where they go to school, or what team they play for. Players can try out at any regional tryout they prefer, and as many times as they want. However, players must either choose to try out in-person or via the virtual portal; they can not register for both.
The drills and competitions featured in the USA Lacrosse NTDP tryouts have been developed by the U.S. National Team coaches & personnel, with the goal to mirror the same level of elite training and evaluation used at the national team level. Each aspect of this event will not only provide participants with the opportunity to showcase their skill, but also give them insight as to what it takes to become a top-level player. Drills will include an emphasis on stick work, dodging, clearing, small-sided play, man-up/man-down situations, full-field play, and Olympic model 6v6 play. Throughout the tryout, individuals will be evaluated on athleticism, stick work, positional skill, game IQ, decision making, and overall field presence.
The purpose of the regional tryouts is to identify the elite players to move on to Stage 2 while giving all of the participants a first-class experience with a hands-on look at what the National Team pipeline looks like. Given the tryout is only 2.5 hours, in-depth, individual instructional feedback is NOT guaranteed.
To be eligible for the 2021 National Team Development Program, individuals must be born on or between September 1, 2002 and August 31, 2007.
- U18: The player must be born on or between September 1, 2002 and August 31, 2004.
- U16: The player must be born on or between September 1, 2004 and August 31, 2007.
The Development Program is for high school athletes only.
*You must be enrolled in high school or 9th grade by the start of the 2021 academic school year to be eligible. If you are age-eligible, but still enrolled in middle school or 8th grade at the beginning of the 2021 academic school year, you are not eligible to participate this year.
**If you are enrolled in college at the start of the 2021 fall college semester, even if under the age of 18, you are not eligible to participate.
***Any age-eligible 2021s who are not enrolled in college by fall of 2021 are welcome to apply as well.
$200 for the includes the 2.5-hour tryout plus a US NTDP player reversible to keep.
For more information on need-based support, please contact USA Lacrosse at email@example.com.
Event Registration Links
TOURNAMENT: USAL National Tournament
DATE: May 28, 2021
LOCATION: Cedar Lane Regional Park - Bel Air, Md.
DATE: June 8, 2021
TIME: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
LOCATION: USA Lacrosse HQ - Sparks, Md.
TOURNAMENT: Southern Invitational
DATE: June 11, 2021
LOCATION: Pope High School - Marietta, Ga.
TOURNAMENT: America's Finest Rivalry
DATE: June 18, 2021
LOCATION: Galway Downs - Temecula, Calif.
TOURNAMENT: PrimeTime Shootout
DATE: June 18, 2021
LOCATION: Progin Park - Lancaster, Mass.
TOURNAMENT: The Radar Invitational
DATE: June 24, 2021
LOCATION: Iron Peak - Hillsborough, N.J.
TOURNAMENT: Northstar Capital City Classic
DATE: June 25, 2021
LOCATION: Afrims Sports Park - Colonie, N.Y.
TOURNAMENT: MidAmerica Invitational
DATE: June 25, 2021
LOCATION: Grand Park - Westfield, Ind.
DATE: June 28, 2021
LOCATION: Half Hollow Hills High School East - Dix Hills, N.Y.
TOURNAMENT: Western Shootout
DATE: July 9, 2021
LOCATION: Air Force Academy - Colorado Springs, Colo.