2020 Southern Crosse Tournament - Preview
Tuesday Dec 10, 2019
Get all the information you need regarding the 2020 Southern Crosse Tournament including Teams, Fixture, Gate entry & location.
ALA Elected Directors - Announcement
Monday Dec 2, 2019
The ALA is excited to announce the elected directors from the 2019 AGM are, Janet Jackson and Mark Polden.
SA Catholic Schools Carnival Term 4 2019
Friday Nov 22, 2019
On October 29th & 30th, November 1st & 7th of 2019, Lacrosse SA in conjunction with ALA ran a very successful 4-day Lacrosse Carnival for the South Australian Catholic Primary School Sports Association (SACPSSA) with 199 teams and 1,592 participants from 25 schools.

2020 ALA Indoor & National Championship Events
Tuesday Nov 19, 2019
The ALA announces the Indoor and U18 National Events Host
ALA Talent Coach Course
Wednesday Nov 13, 2019
The ALA is excited to announce that we are seeking Expression of Interest from coaches who would like to attend and complete the ALA’s first, brand new Talent Coach Course.
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Home of the Australian Men's Team

2021 IWGA The World Games 

Birmingham Alabama USA, Thur 15 – Sun 25 July 2021                                               (men's lacrosse Fri 16 - Tues 20 July)

2022 World Lacrosse Men’s World Championship

Location TBA, Thurs 14 – Sat 23 July 2022

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Welcome to the home of the Australian Men's Team. Here you'll find related news, events and information about the team involved in this event.


Friday 8 November 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT - SQUAD MANAGERS

ALA together with Head Coach Glenn Meredith, is pleased to announce State Based Squad Managers.

WA - Faye Beaman

SA - Marilyn Fuss

VIC - Janet Baker

The team of Squad Managers will work in conjunction with ALA High Performance Manager, Karen Meredith.

Congratulations to all.


Wednesday 30 October 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT - SQUAD COACHES

ALA together with Head Coach Glenn Meredith, is pleased to announce State Based Squad Coaches.

WA - Glenn Morley

WA - Phil Ackland

SA - Robert Lawson

SA - Tony Watts

VIC - Rod Ansell

Congratulations to all.


Thursday 10 October 2019

SQUAD MANAGER POSITIONS - Call for Applications 

Applications are invited for Squad Manager positions of the Australian Men’s and U23 Australian Men’s Squads.

Squad Managers will play a key support role to the Head Coach and Squad, including arrangements for State Based Training and Squad Camps;

         November 2019       State Based Camps x3, Per, Ade, Mel – Squad Selection

          January 2020           2020 ALA Southern Crosse Tournament

          March 2020              Squad Camp                         

The challenge includes coordinating the arrangements for Squad and State Based Camps, including State Based training sessions.

Duration of Appointment:        November 2019 – March 2020

If you have a sound background in managing teams and a passion to contribute to this program, we welcome your application.

Please Note: The appointed Squad Managers will have the opportunity to be considered for the Team Manager position.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Applications to be submitted electronically to:     

ALA, Director of High Performance; paul.mollison@lacrosse.com.au

Applicants MUST address the Key Selection Criteria in the *Position Description.

Applications not addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications Close:       Friday 25 October 2019,          by Close of Business.      

Interview Timelines:        Nov 2019

Appointment:                   Nov 2019

Please Note:   All applications will be acknowledged.

                        All applicants are not guaranteed an interview.


Wednesday 9 October 2019

SQUAD COACH POSITIONS - Call for Applications 

Applications are invited for Squad Coach positions of the Australian Men’s and U23 Australian Men’s Squads. 

Squad Coaches will play a key support role to the Head Coach, including State Based Training and Squad Camps;

            November 2019    State Based Camps x3, Per, Ade, Mel – Squad Selection

            January 2020        2020 ALA Southern Crosse Tournament

            March 2020           Squad Camp                    

The challenge includes the development of athletes on a programmed Preparation Calendar of training sessions, training camps and events.

Duration of Appointment:    November 2019 – March 2020

If you have a sound background in coaching and a passion to contribute to this program, we welcome your application.

Please Note: The appointed Squad Coaches will have the opportunity to be considered for Assistant Coach positions.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Applications to be submitted electronically to:            

ALA, Director of High Performance; paul.mollison@lacrosse.com.au

Applicants MUST address the Key Selection Criteria in the *Position Description.

Applications not addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications Close:   Friday 25 October 2019,    by Close of Business.     

Interview Timelines:          Nov 2019

Appointment:                     Nov 2019

Please Note:         All applications will be acknowledged.

                              All applicants are not guaranteed an interview.


Saturday 31 August 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT - HEAD COACH

ALA is pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Meredith as Head Coach of the 2022 Australian Men’s Team.

This will be Glenn’s third campaign as Head Coach, following Australia’s fourth place finishes at the previous two events, 2018 Netanya Israel and 2014 Denver USA.

“I am hugely honoured to again receive the opportunity to lead the Australian Men’s Program and excited to continue guide our passionate players to the 2021 World Games and 2022 WL Men’s World Championship. The recent announcement from ALA High Performance will see players contracted to Australian Senior Squads is a real step forward and will professionalize our Men’s, Women’s and U23 players to attain higher levels of lacrosse excellence.

I’m especially looking forward to getting around the returning players from 2014 and 2018 and even more excited to start the process of assessing all the great young talent coming through Australian clubs, U23, U19 from around the country”, said Glenn.

The Australian Team and Squad Members will take part in a program of camps and events in the lead up including;                   

NOV 2019                   State Based Camps                                          

JANUARY 2020           Southern Crosse Tournament SXT   

MARCH 2020              Squad Camp                                          

JUNE 2020                  2020 ALA Senior Nationals                  

JULY 2020                   2020 ALA Maverik Challenge

OCTOBER 2020          Squad Camp                                        

JANUARY 2021           Southern Crosse Tournament SXT   

MARCH 2021              Squad Camp                                        

JUNE 2021                  2021 ALA Senior Nationals                  

JULY 2021                   2021 IWGA World Games, Birmingham Alabama

OCTOBER 2021           Squad Camp                           

MARCH 2022              Squad Camp   

JUNE 2022                  2020 ALA Senior Nationals                  

JULY 2022                   2022 World Lacrosse Men’s World Championship, to be held                                     in Coquitlam BC Canada, Thur 14 – Saturday 23 July 2022.

ALA Congratulates Glenn Meredith on his appointment.


Thursday 29 August 2019

REVISED HIGH PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK FOR AUSTRALIAN TEAMS

Australian Women’s Team

U23 Australian Women’s Squad

Australian Men’s Team

U23 Australian Men’s Squad

Welcome to the program information for the 2021 Australian Women’s Team and the 2022 Australian Men’s Team.

With aims of progressing and improving our status on the world stage, these programs will commence in November 2019 under a revised framework.

APPLICATION

To be considered for selection, Player Applications can be completed and submitted at the following link;

                             https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YDLV26P

                             Due by;               Friday 27 Sept 2019

 

COST

Application Fee:              $200                    (Refunded if Application not accepted)

Application Fee Covers: Nov 2019 State Based Squad Camp, Squad Apparel.

Camp/Tournament Fee: Cost of ongoing camps and tournaments TBA

Cost Principles:              ALA HP Australian Team programs are conducted under                                            the principles of; User Pays, Self-Funded, Cost                                                                   Equalisation and Billeting.

Squad Members must commit to Hosting & Billeting to achieve an affordable program. If paid accommodation is required, Camp Fees will increase significantly.

PAYMENT                        

Bank details provided via email, following received applications.

                                         Payment Due by;               Wed 2 October 2019

SELECTION – INITIAL SQUAD

Via On-Line Applications

Squad Announcement;               Friday 4 October 2019   

SELECTION – POST NOVEMBER 2019 STATE BASED CAMPS

*Player Contracts Offered to;

                                           Men’s Squad                plus 16 x U23 Men’s Squad

                                           Women’s Squad           plus 16 x U23 Women’s Squad  

SELECTION – EVENTS

For ALA events (January Southern Crosse Tournament and July Maverik Challenge) the Men’s and Women’s Squads will compose of a Green Team and a Gold Team, with the U23 Squad also competing in the event.

For ALA events where International teams are competing, selection of Australian A and Australia B teams may occur, or a Green Team and a Gold Team where applicable. And where appropriate, the U23 Men’s and Women’s Squads will also compete.                         

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S SQUAD               Selected Squad Members                                                                                                    and 16 - U23 Women Squad Members

AUSTRALIAN MEN’S SQUAD                     Selected Squad Members                                                                                                    and 16 - U23 Men Squad Members

 

PREPARATION CALENDAR

The Men’s and Women’s Squads as well as the U23 Squads, once selected, will operate on a 12 months per year preparation Calendar, with athletes having five (5) Squad commitments each year.

NOV 2019                         State Based Camps                                               

                                           Perth                   Sat 9 – Sun 10 Nov 2019

                                           Adelaide             Sat 16 – Sun 17 Nov 2019

                                           Melbourne         Sat 23 – Sun 24 Nov 2019

JANUARY 2020                Southern Crosse Tournament SXT            Melbourne

                                           Fri 3 – Tues 7 Jan 2020

                                            Venue: Footscray Hockey Centre

                                           

                                           TEAMS                Men                                   Women

                                                                        Aus Green                         Aus Green

                                                                        Aus Gold                            Aus Gold

                                                                        U23 Aus                             U23 Aus

                                                                        U19 Aus                             U20 Kyushu

                                                                                                                   U20 Chushikoku

                                                                                          

MARCH 2020                    Squad Camp                                               Location: TBA

                                           Sat 29 Feb – Sun 1 Mar 2020

JUNE 2020                        2020 ALA Senior Nationals                          Adelaide

                                           Wed 3 or Thurs 4 – Sun 7 Jun 2020                                      

*Contracted Australian Squad Players competing with their State Team. (**Flight costs to Nationals covered by Australian Squad program. **Domestic flights)

JULY 2020                         2020 ALA Maverik Challenge                       Melbourne

                                           Wed 1 – Sun 5 Jul 2020

                                           TEAMS                Men                                   Women

                                                                        Australia Green                 Australia A

                                                                        Australia Gold                    Australia B

                                                                        U23 Aus                             U23 Aus

                                                                                                                   England

                                                                                                                   USC

OCTOBER 2020                Squad Camp                                               Location: TBA

                                           Sat 17 – Sun 18 Oct 2020

                                           Mon 19 – Sat 31 Oct       Contract Renewals

                                                                                   Retirements from Squad

                                                                                    Additions to Squad

JANUARY 2021                Southern Crosse Tournament SXT              Melbourne

                                           Sun 3 – Thurs 7 Jan 2021

MARCH 2021                    Squad Camp                                               Location: TBA

                                           Dates: TBA

JUNE 2021                        2021 ALA Senior Nationals                         Perth

                                           Wed 9 or Thurs 10 – Sun 13 Jun 2021                                           

*Contracted Australian Squad Players competing with their State Team. (**Flight costs to Nationals covered by Australian Squad program. **Domestic flights)

JULY 2021                         Australian Women’s Team

                                          2021 WL Women’s World Cup                    Towson MD

                                           Wed 7 – Sat 17 July 2021

                                           Australian Men’s Team

                                           2021 IWGA World Games         Birmingham Alabama

                                           Fri 16 – Tues 20 July 2021

                                                                    Wed 14 Jul                            arrive

                                                                    Thurs 15 Jul                          training day

                                                                    Fri 16 – Tues 20 Jul              games, 5 days

                                                                    Wed 21 Jul                            depart   

                                           Australian Women’s Team

                                           2021 IWGA World Games           Birmingham Alabama

                                           Tues 20 – Sat 24 Jul 2021

                                                                     Sun 18 Jul                            arrive

                                                                      Mon 19 Jul                           training day

                                                                      Tues 20 – Sat 24 Jul            games, 5 days

                                                                       Sun 25 Jul                           depart

                                                                                                                                 

OCTOBER 2021                Squad Camp                                               Location: TBA

                                           Dates TBC

                                           Mon 25 – Sun 31 Oct      Contract Renewals

                                                                                   Retirements from Squad

                                                                                    Additions to Squad

PLAYER CONTRACTS

Following the initial selection, Player Contracts will be in place and reviewed every 12 months, with renewed contracts offered in October of each year.

REPLACEMENTS

Senior Squad Replacements will be selected from the U23 Squad, or via invite through Talent Identification.

U23 Squad Replacements will be via invite through Talent Identification.

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Mon 8 April 2019

HEAD COACH - Call for Applications 

Applications are invited for the Head Coach position of the Australian Men’s Team.

The Head Coach will lead the program and play a key role in the implimentation of the Preparation Calendar, including ALA and FIL events;

                  2020 ALA Southern Crosse Tournament, January 2020

                  2020 ALA Maverik Challenge, July 2020

                  2021 ALA Southern Crosse Tournament, January 2021

                  2021 IWGA The World Games, Birmingham AL USA,

                                                                     Thurs 22 – Sun 25 July 2021

                 2022 FIL Men’s World Championship, Coquitlam Canada,

                                                                       Thurs 14 – Sat 23 July 2022    

The challenge includes the formation and operation of a ‘continuing Squad’ and the development of athletes on a programmed Preparation Calendar of training camps and events.

Duration of Appointment:    July 2019 – 31 Oct 2022.

If you have a sound background in coaching and a passion to lead this program, we welcome your application.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 

Applications to be submitted electronically to:            

ALA, Director of High Performance; paul.mollison@lacrosse.com.au ; administration@lacrosse.com.au

Applicants MUST address the Key Selection Criteria in the *Position Description.

Applications not addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications Close:   Friday 17 May 2019,      by Close of Business.              

Interview Timelines:   June 2019

Appointment:               July 2019

For the *Position Description click HERE

Please Note:         All applications will be acknowledged.

                             All applicants are not guaranteed an interview.

 

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