FIL Receives Provisional Recognition by the International Olympic Committee
Monday Dec 3, 2018
Federation of International Lacrosse Receives Provisional Recognition by the International Olympic Committee
ALA Board Appointments - 2019
Friday Nov 30, 2018
After the 2018 AGM, at the first Board meeting, a new President and Vice President were elected as well as the appointment of a new Director of Administration and Finance
ALA Referee in Chief
Monday Nov 5, 2018
ALA has reappointed Dennis Mulroney as ALA's Referee in Chief
2018 Shelley Maher Trophy & O C Isaachsen Trophy winners
Tuesday Oct 30, 2018
Announcement of the 2018 Shelley Maher Trophy & O C Isaachsen Trophy winners.
ALA Strategic plan - Bulletin No. 1
Thursday Oct 18, 2018
The ALA will be publishing a number of bulletins to keep the lacrosse community up-to-date on the development of the strategic plan for lacrosse in Australia for 2019 - 2022.
  • FIL Receives Provisional Recognition by the International Olympic Committee
  • ALA Board Appointments - 2019
  • ALA Referee in Chief
  • 2018 Shelley Maher Trophy & O C Isaachsen Trophy winners
  • ALA Strategic plan - Bulletin No. 1

Home of the 2020 U19 Australian Men's Team

2020 FIL U19 Men's World Championship

Limerick Ireland, Thursday 9 - Saturday 18 July 2020.

2020 U19 Men, Crocs logo

Welcome to the home of the U19 Australian Men's Team. Here you'll find related news, events and information about the team involved in this event.


Friday 23 November 2018

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT - Updated - 90

ALA is pleased to announce the U19 Squad Members who will undertake preparation and selection for the 2020 U19 Australian Men's Team.

Nick Brothers OH USA
Jackson DeCarlo MD USA
Charles Hamit NY USA
William Sloane MI USA
Brayden West QLD
Declan Beckett SA
Douglas Brookes SA
James Burgess SA
Mitchell Fuss SA
Aaron Hill SA
Harry  Jiannis SA 
Cooper Kilderry SA
Ty Kilpatrick SA
Arlen Lim SA
Jonathan Marenkovic SA
Tyson Mazzone SA
Braedon O'Brien SA
Liam Reynolds SA
Cody Rosenthal SA
Nathaniel Rowe SA
Thomas Seekamp SA
Zac Semmler SA
Justin Steele SA
Jackson Stock SA
Ethan West SA
Merric Auty VIC
Mitchell Baker VIC
Daniel Biro VIC
Samuel Boontjes VIC
Samuel Bottrell VIC
Lachlan Bown VIC
Ethan Buchanan VIC
Kyle Chamberlain VIC
Toby Cox VIC
James Currie VIC
Chinaka Egbujor VIC
Edgar  Ford VIC 
Dante Francese VIC
Harry Gibson VIC
Liam Gillies VIC
Brock Gourley VIC
Jasper Hanna-Roberts VIC
Liam Harari VIC
Dylan Harari VIC
Lachlan Hodge VIC
Joel Kukucka VIC
Joseph Leahy VIC
Aaron Lewer VIC
Jackson Marsh VIC
William McDonald VIC
Jack Melvin VIC
Shae Moate VIC
Eitan Nikolaevsky VIC
Will Olver VIC
Joseph Pagliaro VIC
Edison Pyke VIC
Ethan Richards VIC
Tane Roordink VIC
Alexander  Rubins VIC
Matthew Stevenson VIC
James Suffolk VIC
Brandon Tran VIC
Lachlan Warren VIC
Jaesaya Bidwell-Barton WA
Ty Bidwell-Barton WA
Daniel Bowater WA
Jakson Bowran WA
Harrison Buckman WA
Keanu Czynski WA
Will Czynski WA
Jack Heppingstone WA
Ethan Kentfield WA
Julian Knox WA
Lucas Koczwara WA
Neil Marantan WA
Aaron Lang WA
Riley Mercer WA
Ethan Moir WA
Thomas Moir WA
Finley Morgan WA
Tyler Redman WA
Thomas Richards WA
Jaidyn Rodrigues WA
Ayden  Scott WA
Lachlan Spickett WA
Joshua Tatlow WA
Shane Thomason WA
Rhys Valsecchi WA
Donal  Wild WA
Travis Wolfe WA


Tuesday 9 October 2018

ALA is pleased to announce the appointment of Gavin Leavy as Head Coach of the 2020 U19 Australian Men's Team.

As Assistant Coach of the previous two (2012, 2016) U19 Australian Men’s Teams and 2010 Australian Men’s Team; Gavin was also Head Coach of the 2017 U23 Australian Men’s Team. Gavin has also served as Head Coach of 6 WA Men’s state teams (2 National Championship titles) as well as Head Coach of East Fremantle for the past 5 years and previously Subiaco.

The 2020 U19 Squad will undertake preparation of training camps and tournaments prior to team selection and competing at the;

2020 FIL U19 Men’s World Championship, to be held in Limerick Ireland, Thurs 9 – Sat 18 July 2020.

Congratulations Gavin Leavy.

With State Based Camps coming up in October and December (Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne), the call for Assistant Coaches will commence shortl


SQUAD MEMBER - APPLICATIONS

Welcome to the Program and Squad Member Application information for the 2020 U19 Australian Men's Team. Please find below an outline of commitments for this program together with application details.

PROGRAM OUTLINE
The 2020 U19 Australian Men’s Team Program is aimed to provide squad members with the best possible experience of lacrosse learning and athlete education, in a cost effective format and in line with the ALA High Performance Program Policy HPPP; Go To Link: 
/media/184528/ala-high-performance-program-policy-6march2017.pdf
ALA HP Australian Squad/Team programs are conducted under the principles of;  User Pays  Self-Funded   Cost Equalisation  and Billeting. 
All Squad Members must commit to Hosting & Billeting to achieve an affordable program. If paid accommodation is required, Camp Fees will increase significantly.
APPLICATION DETAILS
1. September 2018 – Squad Member Applications
If you want to be part of the U19 Squad to compete for a position in this 2020 U19 Australian Men’s Team, please complete the On-line Application and submit ID docs by:
Due Date: Friday 28 September 2018  
Please find the On-Line Link at the bottom of this page.
2. September 2018 – ID docs
Submit the following ID docs via email (close up photos)
i. Proof of Nationality and Eligibility
(i.e. photo of passport ID page. Or Birth Certificate, citizenship certificate)
ii. Second ID doc (photo of Learners Permit, Drivers License or School ID)
iii. Medicare Card (photo of card)
iv. Private Health Insurance (photo of card - if you have private health cover)
(strongly recommended for the duration of the program)
email to;  highperformance@lacrosse.com.au
Due Date: Friday 28 September 2018
3. September 2018 – Payment     Application/Squad Fee $500 
(includes Squad Reversible, Under Shirt, Shorts and October & December State Based Camps)    
Payment Due Date: Friday 28 September 2018
4. October 2018 - Squad Announced
Wed 3 Oct 2018 ALA website  www.lacrosse.com.au 
5. October 2018 – State Based Camps #1. (two days)
(SBT Camps, attend your own state. NSW & QLD to attend Melb or Adelaide)
Sat 13 & Sun 14 Oct Perth
Sat 20 & Sun 21 Oct Adelaide
Sat 27 & Sun 28 Oct Melbourne
6. December 2018 - State Based Camps #2, (two days)
Sat 8 & Sun 9 Dec Perth
Sat 15 & Sun 16 Dec Adelaide
Sat 22 & Sun 23 Dec Melbourne
7. January 2019 - Full Squad Camp #3, (five days)      Camp Fee $500   
2019 ALA Southern Crosse Tournament SXT 
Wed 2 – Sun 6 Jan Melbourne
Payment Due Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018 
8. July 2019 - State Based Camp #4, (one day)
Sun date TBC Jul Perth
Sun date TBC Jul Adelaide
Sun date TBC Jul Melbourne
9. October 2019  - Full Squad Camp #5, (two days) Camp Fee $500    
Sat 19 & Sun 20 Oct  Location: TBC
Payment Due Date:  Wednesday 5 September 2019   
10. December 2019 - Full Squad Camp #6, (three days) Camp Fee $500    
   Friday 20 - Sun 21 Dec  Location: TBC
Payment Due Date: Wednesday 6 November 2019     
11. Budget Estimate of Costs for tour and U19 World Championship;                
Flights                                                                                                                                                                     
Travel Insurance                               
Accommodation
Ground transport
Meals
Player Entry Fees
Team Apparel   
Team Equipment                                                                                 
Team Incidentals                              
                            per player $8000 approximate
Please Note: Fundraising will reduce this cost.
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PAYMENTS
For all payments to the U19 Australian Men’s Team Program;
Bank Details;                     
Commonwealth Bank
Australian Lacrosse Association
Account Name: U19 Men’s
BSB Number:                    . 065114
Account Number:            1024 4926
Reference:                         Your Surname & First Name
(if you do not list your name for reference, your payment cannot be confirmed)
APPLICANTS
On receipt of your;
On-Line Application Form,
payment of $500 Application/Squad Fee,
and photos of ID docs,
your Application will be COMPLETED and CONFIRMED.
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ONGOING COSTS
There will be a cost to each Squad member for Squad Camps and State Based Training.
Please Note: At times, there may be an additional cost for entry to sessions at commercial gyms.
The cost of Squad Camps will be advised as early as possible and all effort will be made to keep costs as low as possible.
The expected Squad Camp costs are between $500 - $600 per Camp.
If you require further information or detail, please email to;
highperformance@lacrosse.com.au
COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS
Squad Members must have and maintain their own email address.
Changes of email addresses must be notified to ALA Director of HP and Team Personnel, as early as possible after a change of email address.
Parent/s of Squad Members under the age of 18 years, will be copied on all emails from ALA and U19 Team Personnel (HC, Manager etc).
U19 Squad Members must sign up and follow the Team Public Facebook Page; and the Squad Private Facebook Group.
All ‘instant’ types of updates will be communicated via the Squad Private Facebook Group.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To be eligible for 2020 U19 Australian Men’s Team you must satisfy the following requirements:
1.  Australian Passport Holder; or
2.  Meet the criteria for a Non-Passport Holder.                                                 (see HPPP ALA Eligibility 4.1.2.2, below)
3.  U19 as at 31 August 2019; (ie. maximum age of 18 as at 31 Aug 2019)
Minimum Age: Must be 16 years of age as at Wednesday 8 July 2020 (the day before the competition)
 (FIL & APLU Men, minimum age eligibility)
4.  Must be a Registered and Financial Member of ALA or an affiliated association (LWA, LSA. LVic, QLA, NSWL, LTas)
5.  Agree to requirements of the ALA Player Agreement. Players must agree to comply with the ALA High Performance Program Policy HPPP, ALA Code of Conduct, ALA Member Protection Policy MPP and ALA Anti-Doping Policy ADP (as covered under ASADA and WADA policy/s).
6.  Must complete the On-line Application, with payment of the applicable Fee.
7.  Overseas Residents, please refer to the following;
ALA High Performance Program Policy, 4.1 ALA Eligibility 
4 SQUAD/TEAM
4.1 ALA Eligibility and Nationality – Australian Squad/Team – Men and Women
4.1.1     Players residing in Australia, must; be a registered financial member of an ALA Member Association/Club. 
Players residing/studying overseas must; be a registered financial member of ALA, either with A Member Association/Club or directly with ALA. 
4.1.2     A player must be a Passport Holder, or be eligible as a Non-Passport Holder.
4.1.2.1   A ‘Passport’ Holder’ is defined as a person holding an Australian passport as obtained by birth or by naturalisation and who has fulfilled the conditions of eligibility according to the internal regulations of ALA. 
4.1.2.2  A ‘Non-Passport Holder’ is defined as a player who, in addition to fulfilling the conditions of eligibility of the internal regulations of ALA, meets at least one (1) of the conditions below:
a)   Parents: One or both birth parents, adoptive parents or step-parents born in Australia.
b)   Grandparents: One or more birth or adoptive grandparents born in Australia.
Note: Step-Grand Parents are not acceptable as a condition of eligibility.
c)   Marriage: Partner/spouse being a passport holder of Australia, with the qualification that the couple must be resident in Australia.
Guidance:     i) In the event of death of the partner /spouse this would not prevent the individual from qualifying by this criterion.
                          ii) Divorce from the partner /spouse would disqualify the individual from qualifying by this criterion.
                          iii) This criterion relates to a marriage or partnership which has been validated by a jurisdiction in Australia.
d)  Residence: Minimum of a two-year residency period in Australia within the last five(5) years is required. (see FIL Eligibility 4.5 for proof of residency)
Guidance:     This does not necessarily have to be a continuous period but a cumulative Total period of two (2) years over the previous five (5) years.
4.1.3     Age Requirements – Women
4.1.4.1  Age Requirements – Men
To be eligible to play in a FIL World Event, a player must be at least 16 years of age as of the day prior to start of the event (Opening Ceremony).
4.1.5     FIL International Transfer Card (ITC) - FIL Women’s Events
4.1.6     For FIL events, a player must also -
              Be eligible for FIL events, (see FIL Eligibility Policy).  Including, eligible by age for aged events.
Men   https://filacrosse.com/wp-content/downloads/men/Competition/FIL_Men's_Eligibility_Criteria___July_2017.pdf
Parent / Legal Guardian                                                                                                                           If you are under the age of 18 years
One of your Parents or your Legal Guardian, must be with you to complete the, Parent/Legal Guardian Consent, of your on-line application.
PARENT / LEGAL GUARDIAN CONSENT – Applicants under the age of 18 years.
Must have the consent of a parent / legal guardian.
In addition, Parents / Legal Guardians must also agree to abide by the; Parent/Guardian - Code of Behaviour, with regard to conduct during any activity of the 2020 U19 Australian Men’s Team program.
Parent/Guardian - Code of Behaviour
1. If your son shows interest to develop as a high performance athlete for selection in a representative team, encourage them to participate in the squad.
However, if your son is not willing to participate in high performance training, do not force them. Remember, most teenagers are involved in organised activity for their enjoyment, not yours.
2. Focus upon your son’s effort for performance rather than the overall outcomes or comparisons to other squad members.
This will help your son to establish realistic goals related to his own ability, by reducing the emphasis of selection in the final team.
3. Reinforce to your son, that an honest effort is just as important as a victory, so the result of each squad selection point is accepted without undue disappointment.
4. Encourage your son to always play according to the rules.
5. Never ridicule or yell at a son for making a mistake or losing a game.
6. Remember that children and teenagers learn best from example. Applaud good play of all players.
7. If you disagree with a coach or referee, raise the issue through the appropriate channel, rather than question their judgement or integrity in public.
8. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse.
9. Recognise and respect the value and importance of volunteer administrators, coaches and referees. They give up their time and resources to provide high performance training opportunities for players and deserve your support.
10. Be a model of good sports behaviour for children and teenagers to copy.
11. Be courteous in communication with administrators, coaches, players and referees. Teach your son to do likewise.
12. Do not interfere with the progress and/or conduct of a game.
13. Refrain from gossip and rumour, as this behaviour can be extremely damaging to squad/team harmony and morale.
MEDICAL INFORMATION
A full background of medical and injury history is required.
Medical Information Forms will be emailed to you.
ON-LINE APPLICATION LINK
On-Line Application Due Date: Friday 28 Sept 2018
Link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LZ9J5MW
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Please email; highperformance@lacrosse.com.au 
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HEAD COACH - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Applications are invited for the position of Head Coach for the 2020 U19 Australian Men’s Team.

The Head Coach will play a key role of the program, for athlete and team preparation to compete at the; 2020 FIL U19 Men’s World Championship, to be held in Limerick Ireland, Thursday 9 – Saturday 18 July 2020. 

The challenge includes coordinating the arrangements for both the squad and team phases, including camps, competitions and tour/s.

If you have a proven background of Coaching positions, with young athletes of high level teams and a passion to lead this program, your application is welcomed.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Applications to be submitted electronically to:                                                                    ALA, Director of Administration        administration@lacrosse.com.au

 Applications to include;

  • Letter of Introduction, Coaching Philosophy’s and Aims;
  • CV, lacrosse positions and employment;
  • Operational Plan aligned to ALA Preparation Calendar;
  • And must address the Key Selection Criteria in the *Position Description.

*For the Position Description, 'click here'

Applications Close:      Friday 22 September 2018     by Close of Business.      

Interview Timelines:       September 2018                                                                 Appointment:                  Sept/Oct 2018

 Please Note:      All applications will be acknowledged.                                                                                   All applicants are not guaranteed an interview.

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