Arizona Girls Lacrosse Association (AGLA) sponsored team to the Women’s National Tournament
Team Name: Arizona WNT Team
What: AGLA sends a team to the annual USA Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament taking place over Memorial Day weekend. Detailed information from USA Lacrosse can be found here: https://www.usalacrosse.com/event/usa-lacrosse-national-tournament
Who: Any Varsity or JV player in grades 9-11 playing in the AGLA high school spring season can tryout. You must have a USA Lacrosse membership that is current through May. Players that make the team will need to fully commit and are responsible for the cost of the tournament, travel, lodging, food and incidentals.
Generally, 18-22 players will be selected to represent Arizona WNT Team. The team will be comprised of 5-6 attackers, 5-6 defenders, 6-8 midfielders and 1-2 goalies. After a player is chosen to represent Arizona WNT Team, there will be no refunds if they drop off the team. The only exception is a season ending injury (must be medically documented by the attending physician) or death in the family. If a player does not fulfill their commitment to participate in the USA Lacrosse National Tournament, including participation in every scheduled game, the following penalties will be imposed:
1. Players will not be allowed to receive any USA Lacrosse honors (i.e.: All American and/or Academic All American) and are banned from participating in the USA Lacrosse National Tournament for (1) year.
2. If multiple players from the same club do not participate fully or if there is a second violation by a player from the same club within a (3)-year period: then all players from that club will be deemed ineligible for any USA Lacrosse honors or participation in the National Tournament for a period of (1) year
Are Saturday April 1st, 2023 and the fee is $50. Payment is due on site before the tryout. Cash or checks made out to Arizona Girls Lacrosse Association will be accepted. You must pay before your tryout.
What is the Women’s National Tournament?
This storied and historic tournament features regional high school girl’s lacrosse games and USA National Team competition. This event attracts over 1,500 of the best competitors nationwide from every realm of women’s lacrosse. This is also a great opportunity for high school girls to be seen by College coaches!
When and where does the tournament take place?
The 2023 USA Lacrosse National Tournament will take place at WRAL Soccer Park - 7700 Perry Creek Rd, Raliegh, NC 27616 on May 27, 28th. Plan on a day of travel before and after the tournament.
When and where is the tryout for the WNT?
There is only one tryout, location is at Arcadia High School football field from 4-7pm (checkin at 330pm)
Who is eligible to tryout for WNT Arizona WNT Team?
Any player in grades 9-11 grade playing in the high school spring season can tryout. You must have a USA Lacrosse membership that is current through June 1st.
Do I need to register for WNT Tryouts?
There are TWO registrations: You will need to register with AGLA for the tryout. Registration link below - there will not be onsite registration, no exceptions. Additionally, registration for the tryout will end March 25th at midnight . THIS IS A USA LACROSSE RULE. There is also a SEPARATE USA LACROSSE REGISTRATION THAT is located here.
How much does the tryout cost and how do I pay?
$50 payable on site before the tryout. Cash or checks made out to Arizona Girls Lacrosse Association will be accepted. You must pay before you tryout.
What is the tryout like?
The tryout is broken into two sessions. The first session will focus on stick work, timed conditioning drills, agility drills, and basic lacrosse skills. The second session will focus on game situations.
What skills are the Selectors looking for in a potential Arizona WNT Team player?
· Excellent stick work and advanced skills (left/right-handed)
· Defensive and Offensive Abilities
· Positive Attitude and Teamwork
· The ability to think well in all playing situations
· The ability to take constructive criticism
· The ability to play different positions
· Natural athletic ability - particularly speed, endurance and quickness
· Game sense/lacrosse IQ and communication
· Goalies should demonstrate:
o The ability to stop varsity level shots from multiple trajectories
o Proper foot and stick work
o The ability to manage the defense and correct problems that arise
o The ability to clear short and long under pressure
What do I need to bring to the tryout?
· Two yellow or orange balls
· mouth guard
· plenty of water
What should I wear to the tryout?
YOU MUST WEAR BLACK SHORTS AND A PLAIN WHITE T-SHIRT. You will be given a pinnie with a number this is the number that will be used to identify you by the selectors. NO LOGOS OR HIGH SCHOOL OR CLUB TEAM NAMES can be on anything that you wear. Also, no bandanas, scrunchies, bows or any other distinguishing clothing or accessories that would make them stand out as a player.
How many players make the roster?
18-22 players will make the team the roster. 1-2 Goalies, 5-6Defenders, 6-8 Midfielders, 5-6 Attack
*Players must identify which position they are trying out for at registration
How much of the tryout MUST I attend?
You must participate in 100% of the tryout in order to be considered for Arizona WNT Team.
When is the roster posted?
The roster will be posted within a week of tryouts.
If I make the team, how much does it cost?
Estimated base cost is $500-$700 flight, $350 Tournament Fee (includes Uniforms), $150 Hotel plus meals. A determination will be made after the roster is finalized on team travel (chaperoned), family or a mix of both. This along with transportation costs and sponsorship will factor into total costs. The approximate $350 Tournament Fee will be required to be made at the Time of roster announcement.