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Ryan Conrad scored with just eight seconds remaining to cap off an unbelievable 13-12 comeback win for Team USA who trailed host Canada 8-2 at the half. The USA has never lost in the finals of this event. winning their eighthstraight title on the U-19 world stage on 16 July 2016 in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

Guide to International Lacrosse


NEXT FIL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT

2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup 12-22 JULY 2017 • SURREY SPORTS PARK, GUILDFORD, SURREY, ENGLAND

Courtesy English Lacrosse

The 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup will feature teams from around the globe competing for the title of Women’s Lacrosse World Champions. The opening ceremony will take place on Wednesday 12th July. England will play their opening game directly after the ceremony. Pool stages will be played until Tuesday 18th July. Knock out stages will culminate with the final of the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup on the 22nd July.

www.englishlacrosse.co.uk/RWLC17/


Scott McCall

Larry Palumbo/Coyote Magic

David May/DEphoto

Federation of International Lacrosse FIL OVERVIEW The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) was established in August of 2008 in a merger of the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) and the men's International Lacrosse Federation (ILF).

2016/2017 Board of Directors Stan Cockerton

FIL is responsible for the Men’s World Championship, World Indoor Championship, Women’s World Cup and both Men’s and Women’s U-19 World Championships. These events are held every four years.

PRESIDENT

Steve Stenersen VICE PRESIDENT

Other key areas of responsibility of the Federation are the establishment of international rules of play and the promotion and development of all forms of lacrosse internationally. FIL has 56 member nations and is a member of SportAccord, the International World Games Association (IWGA) and is World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) compliant. The next General Assembly of FIL will be held on 23-24 July 2017, just after the FIL Women’s World Cup, in Guildford, Surrey, England,

Bob DeMarco

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Tom Hayes

DIRECTOR OF OLYMPIC VISION COMMITTEE

Ron Balls

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Shelley Maher

DIRECTOR OF WOMEN’S LACROSSE

MISSION STATEMENT Federation of International Lacrosse is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sport’s development throughout the world.

VISION STATEMENT Lacrosse is recognized and played by all countries worldwide, and becomes an Olympic sport again.

Cover Photo: Paul Yates, Vancouver Sports Pictures, from the FIL 2016 U19 Men’s World Championship in Colquitlam, B.C., Canada.

Terry Harding DIRECTOR OF MEN’S LACROSSE

Staff Tim Morgan

COMMUNICATIONS

Joe Gold

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER


Iroquois Nationals 1988

Canada 1974

Czech Republic 1992 Denmark 2003 Netherlands 2001

Bermuda 2006

Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia 2008 1994 2002 2013 2004

Russia 2011

China 2012

Scotland 1972 England 1972 Ireland 2002

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Wales 1972 Belgium 2010

United States of America 1972

France 2008 Portugal 2009 Spain 2004

Mexico 2009

Korea 2000

NATIONS

Japan 1990

AS OF JANUARY 2017

Taiwan 2014 Hong Kong 2002

Switzerland 2008 Germany 1994 Austria 2005

Guatemala 2010

Italy 2004 Slovenia 2005

Jamaica 2013 Costa Rica 2008

Israel 2011

Croatia 2016 Poland 2008

Haiti 2016

Serbia 2010 Bulgaria 2008 Slovakia 2004

Colombia 2013

Peru 2012 Argentina 2002

Malaysia 2014

Thailand 2010 Singapore 2013

Hungary 2010

Puerto Rico 2016

Philippines 2014

Turkey 2010

Australia 1972 Uganda 2011

Kenya 2016

New Zealand 2002

Member Growth 1972—2017

56 45

Member Nation Registrations

50

211%

40

30

GROWTH FROM 2002-2017

18

20

10

28

5

6

6

1972

1977

1982

7

1987

9

1992

13

1997

2002

2007

2012

2016


Larry Palumbo/Coyote Magic

Scott McCall

INDOOR LACROSSE

David May / DEphoto

MEN'S FIELD LACROSSE

WOMEN'S FIELD LACROSSE

Indoor (box) lacrosse is played on a standard

Men’s field lacrosse is played outdoors on a

Women’s field lacrosse is a non-contact

sized arena floor and features six players

110m x 60m field. Teams consist of 10 players

sport. In 2012, common markings for both

(goaltender and five runners) competing in

of a team roster of 23 players. The team on

women’s and men’s field were established

play at any time. Team roster sizes are 23

the field consists of goaltender, three attack,

on a 110m x 60m field. Teams are comprised

players (18 dressed). The strategy of indoor

three midfielders and three defense. Men’s

of 18 players (12 on the field – generally four

lacrosse is similar to that of basketball, with

field is very similar to box in the fundamental

attack, four midfielders, three defense and a

all five runners involved in the offense and the

skills of passing and catching and the

goalkeeper). The rules do not permit body

defense. Adding to the appeal are the speed

physical nature of the play. The games

contact, but controlled stick contact called

and excitement created by a 30-second

differ in style of play and strategy. There is

checking is allowed. The game is skillful and

shot clock. The combination of action and

no controlling shot clock in men’s field and

features athleticism, strategy, speed, agility

reaction makes box lacrosse as much fun

the game is more strategic, relying more

and excitement. The International Federation

to play as it is to watch. Indoor lacrosse is

on possession and control of the ball. Every

of Women’s Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA)

currently played by FIL members Australia,

four years the Federation of International

was formed in 1972 to promote and develop

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, England,

Lacrosse holds World Championships at the

the game of women’s lacrosse throughout

Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Iroquois,

Junior (U-19) and Senior levels. Traditionally,

the world. Inaugural members were Australia,

Israel,

Serbia,

Australia, Canada, England and the United

England, Scotland, Wales and the United

Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and

States have battled for supremacy, but

States. The IFWLA World Cup started in 1982

the United States. The inaugural FIL World

recent years have seen the emergence of

as an international lacrosse tournament and

Indoor Lacrosse Championship (WILC) was

high-quality teams from Asia and Europe.

is held every four years. The first IFWLA U-19

hosted in Ontario, Canada in 2003. There

There also has been an expansion of the

World Championship was held in the USA

are currently over 100,000 indoor players

game in Europe, Central America and Africa.

in 1995. The next FIL Women’s World Cup

in the world. Both males and females play

The next FIL Men’s World Championship

will be held in Guildford, England, 12-22 July

this version of lacrosse and the ages of

will be held in Manchester, England, 12-21

2017, with the next FIL U19 Women’s World

competition range from 6-65 years. The next

July 2018, with the FIL U-19 Men’s World

Championship taking place in 1-10 August

FIL WILC will be held 19-28 September 2019

Championship taking place 9-18 July 2020 in

2019 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

in Langley, British Columbia, Canada,

Castleroy, Limerick, Ireland.

Latvia,

Norway,

Scotland,

Lacrosse Development The world of international lacrosse has entered a new era of growth unmatched in previous decades. The FIL website (filacrosse.com) has brought lacrosse to countries that were once rarely considered candidates for the sport. The leadership of the federation has placed development as the top priority, and the results are evident with lacrosse-playing nations at their highest number ever. Each year new nations are on the threshold of becoming a part of the international lacrosse community.

Mexico

Taiwa n Kenya


International Lacrosse Events History YEAR

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT

LOCATION

CHAMPION

RUNNER UP

SCORE

1967

Men's World Championship

Toronto, Canada

USA

Australia

25-111

1974

Men's World Championship

Melbourne, Australia

USA

3-Way Tie

20-142

1978

ILF Men's World Championship

Manchester, England

Canada

USA

17-16 OT

1982

ILF Men's World Championship

Baltimore, Md., USA

USA

Australia

22-14

1982

IFWLA Women's World Cup

Nottingham, England

USA

Australia

10-7 ET3

1986

ILF Men's World Championship

Toronto, Canada

USA

Canada

18-9

1986

IFWLA Women's World Cup

Philadelphia, Pa. USA

Australia

USA

10-7

1988

ILF U19 Men's World Championship

Adelaide, Australia

USA

Canada

12-5

1989

IFWLA Women's World Cup

Perth, Australia

USA

England

6-5 SV OT4

1990

ILF Men's World Championship

Perth, Australia

USA

Canada

19-15

1992

ILF U19 Men's World Championship

Long Island, N.Y., USA

USA

Canada

24-11

1993

IFWLA Women's World Cup

Edinburgh, Scotland

USA

England

4-1

1994

ILF Men's World Championship

Manchester, England

1995

IFWLA U19 Women's World Championship

Haverford, Pa., USA

1996

ILF U19 Men's World Championship

1997

USA

Australia

21-7

Australia

USA

5-4

Tokyo, Japan

USA

Australia

13-8

IFWLA Women's World Cup

Tokyo, Japan

USA

Australia

3-2 SV OT4

1998

ILF Men's World Championship

Baltimore, Md., USA

USA

Canada

15-14 OT

1999

ILF U19 Men's World Championship

Adelaide, Australia

USA

Canada

14-7

1999

IFWLA U19 Women's World Championship

Perth, Australia

USA

Australia

15-8

2001

IFWLA Women's World Cup

Wycombe, England

USA

Australia

14-8

2002

ILF Men's World Championship

Perth, Australia

USA

Canada

18-15

2003

IFWLA U19 Women's World Championship

Towson, Md., USA

USA

Australia

21-8

2003

ILF U19 Men's World Championship

Towson, Md., USA

USA

Canada

19-10

2003

ILF World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

Ontario, Canada

Canada

Iroquois

21-45

2005

IFWLA Women's World Cup

Annapolis, Md.,USA

Australia

USA

14-7

2006

ILF Men's World Championship

London, Canada

Canada

USA

15-10

2007

IFWLA U19 Women's World Championship

Peterborough, Canada

2007

ILF World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

Halifax, Canada

2008

ILF U19 Men's World Championship

2009 2010

USA

Australia

18-3

Canada

Iroquois

15-14 OT

Coquitlam, Canada

USA

Canada

19-12

FIL Women's World Cup

Prague, Czech Republic

USA

Australia

8-7

FIL Men's World Championship

Manchester, England

USA

Canada

12-10

2011

FIL U19 Women's World Championship

Hanover, Germany

USA

Australia

14-12

2011

FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

Prague, Czech Republic

Canada

Iroquois

13-6

2012

FIL U19 Men's World Championship

Turku, Finland

USA

Canada

10-8

2013

FIL Women's World Cup

Oshawa, Canada

USA

Canada

19-5

2014

FIL Men's World Championship

Denver, Colo., USA

Canada

USA

8-5

2015

FIL U19 Women's World Championship

Edinburgh, Scotland

Canada

USA

9-8

2015

FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

Syracuse, N.Y., USA

Canada

Iroquois

12-8

2016

FIL U19 Men’s World Championship

Coquitlam, Canada

USA

Canada

13-12

1 - In 1967, the initial World Championship was a four-team invitational tournament coinciding with Canada's centennial lacrosse celebration. The Mt. Washington (MD) Lacrosse Club represented the USA. 2 - In 1974, as Australia celebrated its lacrosse centennial, a USA all-star team joined Canada and England to compete in Melbourne. It was here that the concept of holding a world championship tournament was born and the International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) formed. World Championships have been held every four years since. 3 - In 1982, the first ever International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) championship took place in England with the USA defeating Australia in extra time (three additional minutes each way/straight change of ends. If after extra time the score is still tied, then three-minute halves are played on sudden victory basis [first goal wins]). 4 - Sudden victory overtime (first goal scored in overtime is the game winner). 5 - In 2003, the inaugural ILF indoor (box) event was held in Hamilton, Kitchener, Mississauga and Oshawa, Ontario.


Coming July 2017

THE WORLD GAMES 2017

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

CHAMPIONSHIP 26-30 JULY 2017 • WROCŁAW, POLAND

SCHEDULE Opening Ceremony

26 July 5:00p

USA

27 July 10:00a

POLAND

GREAT BRITAIN

27 July 1:00p

JAPAN

CANADA

27 July 4:00p

AUSTRALIA

USA

28 July 10:00a

GREAT BRITAIN

AUSTRALIA

28 July 1:00p

POLAND

CANADA

28 July 4:00p

JAPAN

SEMIFINAL 1 — #1 v #4

29 July 10:00a

SEMIFINAL 2 — #2 v #3

29 July 1:00p

Fifth Place Game #5 v #6

30 July 9:00a

Bronze Medal Game (LSF1 v LSF2)

30 July 11:30a

Gold Medal Game (WSF1 v WSF2)

30 July 2:00p

theworldgames2017.com


2016 FIL U19 Men's World Lacrosse Championship Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada 7-16 July 2016 - Coquitlam Town Centre

F A record-high 14 teams competed for the U19 Men's world title F Six countries made first-time U19 Men's appearances (and their finishes): Israel (6th), Ireland (7th), China (9th), Hong Kong (11th), Mexico (13th) and Taiwan (14th) F The USA won its 8th straight gold medal in a dramatic 13-12 comeback victory over host Canada and the Iroquois Nationals earned the bronze with a 20-8 win over Australia

FIL WORLD EVENTS CALENDAR

DATES

VENUE

2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup

12-22 July 2017

Guildford, England

International World Games Association's 2017 World Games

26-30 July 2017

Wrocław, Poland

2018 FIL Men's World Lacrosse Championship

12-21 July 2018

Manchester, England

1-10 August 2019

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

19-28 September 2019

Langley, B.C., Canada

9-18 July 2020

Limerick, Ireland

Canadian Lacrosse Association

2019 FIL U19 Women's Lacrosse World Championship

Canadian Lacrosse Association

2019 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship 2020 FIL Men's U19 Lacrosse World Championships

3 Concorde Gate, Suite 306 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 3N7 Phone/Fax: +1 416 426 7070 www.filacrosse.com

2017 FIL Guide to International Lacrosse  

Provides an overview of the Federation of International Lacrosse, its member nations and upcoming world championships and events.

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