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This page details everything you need to know if you’re interested in playing for Scotland in 2011/2012.
Overview of 2011/2012
There will be two major events in 2011:
- British Championships (Senior and Universities sides) May 2011, Manchester
- Lacrosse Scotland North of England Tour, August 2011, Manchester
Both of these events will be used as training and selection events for the major events in 2012.
- British National Championships, May 2012, Manchester
- Senior European Championships, June 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- U19/U21 World Championships, July 12-21 2012, Turku, Finland
For 2011, selection will be based on two trials, one held in early December 2010 and the other in March 2011.
If you live in the UK, you must attend one of those two trials, and ideally both, in order to play for Scotland in 2011.
If you live in North America, you must attend at least one event in the UK during 2011 in order to play for Scotland in 2012.
Scottish eligibility can be a bit complicated, however, in the vast majority of cases it’s actually quite simple. For an FIL sanctioned international event, you are eligible for Scotland if:
- You are a British citizen who holds a valid British passport AND
- You meet the Lacrosse Scotland requirements
For the BNCs you are eligible for Scotland if:
- You meet the Lacrosse Scotland requirements
That is, for the BNCs, you do not need to hold a British passport.
If you do not meet these criteria, unfortunately, you are likely not eligible.
- Dec 3, 2010: Training Session for U19s at Mearns Castle High School in Glasgow
- Dec 4-5, 2010: Trial for 2011 BNC and Northern Lights Cup
- March 19-20, 2011: Trial for 2011 BNC and Northern Lights Cup
- April 30-May 1, 2011: British National Championships, Manchester
- August 6-7, 2011: Team Scotland training for Northern Lights Cup, Edinburgh
- August 9-14, 2011: Northern Lights Cup, Fettes College, Edinburgh
- Summer 2012: U19/U21 World Championships, Tampere, Finland
- Summer 2012: Senior European Championships, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Training Session at Mearns Castle High School
If you’re U19, new to lacrosse, and live in the Glasgow area, then Friday Dec 3, 2010 is just for you! Scotland Head Coach, John Kenney, who lead Scotland to 7th in the World in 2010, will be running a training session at Mearns Castle High School, in East Renfrewshire, from 3pm-5pm.
If you wish to attend, please contact Keith Robertson to register your interest.
- Date: Dec 3, 2010
- Time: 15:00-17:00
- Location: Mearns Castle High School, East Renfrewshire
- Boots: astro
- Coaches: John Kenney, Keith Robertson, Stefan Wyroslawski
- Cost: Free!
December trial for 2011
If you want to play for Scotland in 2011/2012, and you live in the UK, you are strongly encouraged to attend.
- Date: Dec 4-5, 2010
- Time: Dec 4: 15:00-20:30 Dec 5: 10:00-15:00
- Location: Craigholme Sports Complex, Haggs Road, Glasgow. For those with SatNavs, enter G41 4AT. The entrance is on the west side of Haggs Road.
- Pitches: Astro both days. Bring astro boots.
- Coaches: John Kenney, Keith Robertson
- Cost (including a Scotland Bib to keep):
- Seniors: £55
- U19: £35
In both cases, you will get a £5 discount if you register your attendance by Dec 1, 2010.
You must be a 2010/2011 member of Lacrosse Scotland in order to attend the trial. If you play for:
- Glasgow City
- Glasgow Uni
- Aberdeen Uni
- Stirling Uni
- Edinburgh City
you are likely already a member. However, if you play in England or for St. Andrew’s Uni and Edinburgh Uni you are likely not yet a member. The membership form is here.
Please send any enquiries or registrations to:
men’s (DOT) performance (AT) lacrossescotland (DOT) com
Date of Birth (DD/MM/YY):
British Passport Holder (y/n):
Lacrosse Scotland Eligibility Letter (pick one of A,B,C,D,E,F):
I want to play for Scotland but can’t attend one of your events. What should I do?
- You should contact me prior to the event with your reasons. Be aware that attendance at these events is a criteria for selection. We do consider extenuating circumstances, but it is impossible for you to be selected without being seen. This is not just for your own personal improvement, but also to personally support and participate in the development of lacrosse in Scotland.
I don’t live in the UK. What should I do?
- If you did not play for Scotland in 2010, please submit a personal profile of your lacrosse history, stats, and significant achievements. Contact details for previous and current coaches, as well as web accessible stats would be useful. The coaching staff will review your application and get in touch to let you know about the next steps. You will need to attend an event in Scotland in order to play for Scotland in 2012.
Which of the sessions is _the_ trial? Do I have to attend both Dec and March?
- There is not a single trial date. You will be assessed through all the sessions. It is to your advantage to attend as many of the sessions as possible. Not only will the coaches see more of you, but the coaching staff will consider dedication, improvement, and commitment to lacrosse in Scotland in addition to sheer talent.
I live in England and have a club game that weekend. What should I do?
- We have specifically pushed the start times late to aide players arriving from England. If you are playing in Manchester that afternoon, we would encourage you to drive up after the game to make the 2nd half of the Saturday session as well as all day Sunday. In general, I’ve tried my best to schedule around the ELA games, but it is not always possible. There are 3 leagues in the UK (Scottish, NELMA, SELMA)! On top of that pitch and coach availability is a key factor.