Photo of European Lacrosse play. Credit to laxplayground.com
After four years of ups and downs, we here at the Hungarian Lacrosse Federation feel that there is finally a solid foundation to begin building a program that will be able to compete at a high level. The Hungarian National Team is looking to put a squad together to begin competition on the international circuit.
We will be holding a training camp on July 19thand 20th at Cabrini College in Randor, PA. The training camp will serve as a tryout for all interested players in the US and Canada that are looking to play with the Hungarian National Team in tournaments throughout 2015 as well as the European Championships in 2016. Sessions will run from approximately 9:30am to 5:00pm on Saturday and 9:30am to 3:30pm on Sunday.
The sessions will include conditioning drills, team practice, a scrimmage versus the Athletics Lacrosse Club out of Philadelphia, and discussion on future tournaments and international scrimmages. We are excited to have the head coach of the National Team, Jamie Lockard, along with other assistant coaches at the camp to evaluate players.
When asked about the training camp, Coach Lockard explained, “It’s been a long time coming and sometimes a rough road, but I am excited to see the talent that comes out.” Prior to the announcement of the training camp, we have received inquiries from players at all levels, from high school to professional.
While there is no cap on players for the camp, there is a limited supply of rooms available on campus reserved for the team: first come, first serve. There are also hotels nearby for after campus lodging is filled. Players flying in can get picked up from the airport on Friday night and dropped off Sunday after the camp. Lunch will be covered by the Federation for Saturday and Sunday.
A big thank you has to go out to our corporate partners, without whom this would not have been possible. Justin Lappen and Fourteen Graphics did an amazing job with our team reversible and he will be on the sideline checking out all the action.
We are absolutely stoked about the training camp and you all should be too. If you’re interested in coming out for the camp, or have any questions, please email George Rohonczy, the team’s U.S. Representative, at HungarianLacrosse@GMail.com, or visit us online at HungarianLacrosse.com, on Twitter at @Hungary_Lax, and on Instagram at HungaryLax.