Top of the World
The United States is the reigning U19 (now U20) world champion after beating Canada 13-3 to win the 2019 World Lacrosse Women's World Championship. The victory was the fifth world championship for the United States in seven tries since the event was first held in 1995. The U19/U20 program has helped showcase some of the top young players in the country since the event began, with several stars heading on to the U.S. senior team, including Lauren Aumiller, Sarah Bullard, Ally Carey, Kayla Treanor and Acacia Walker.
The next World Lacrosse Women's U20 Championship will be held 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 you will be chosen for the tryouts. Please note that an active USA Lacrosse membership is required for the attendee for this event.
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
March 1, 2023: Player application available
April 14, 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.
Aug. 24-26, 2023: Training camp at USA Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
Oct. 13-15, 2023: Fall Classic at USA Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
June/July, 2024: Training camp, TBD
Female High School Athletes: U20 National Team vs. NTDP
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 tryout for both the 2024 U.S. Women's U20 National Team, and for the NTDP USA Select teams. Athletes are welcome to tryout for one or both; however, the programs and tryout processes are 100% independent of each other. If an athlete chooses to tryout 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 tryout for whichever program(s) they believe their playing experience is best suited for.
Please contact the National Teams department at firstname.lastname@example.org