EUROPEAN LACROSSE FESTIVAL
To highlight the first ever holding of the Men’s U20 Lacrosse European Championship in Prague, Czech Republic, we’re hosting the European Lacrosse Festival to help maximize excitement around this event and celebrate the development of lacrosse’s future generation.
We will have three unique offerings for players interested in coming to one of Europe’s most beautiful cities to play some quality lacrosse.
June 27-29 Prague Cup
Dating back to 1998, Prague Cup is one of the longest running tournaments in Europe – and for good reason. Quality teams traveling from all over the world meet yearly to compete. Prague Cup will host men and women, and the final day of Prague Cup will also be the first day of the 2019 Men´s U20 Lacrosse European Championship (www.lacrossepraguecup.com).
For who: Men and Women (All Ages 16+)
July 3-5 European Lacrosse Festival (ELF)
The one true way to support the growth of lacrosse internationally is to be there in person! In addition to cheering on your favorite nation, we also want you to come and play! A four day schedule will allow for plenty of free time to relax, watch games, and tour this beautiful city. The festival champion will be crowned on Saturday, the very same day the EC U2019 Prague will be decided, adding to the awesome environment in the spirit of competition and friendship.
For who: Men (All Ages 16+)
July 6-7 National Team Challenge
The EC U2019 Prague will be a great display of Europe’s up-and-coming talent, and our third offering will showcase the senior men’s national teams as they look to develop as well. This National Team Challenge will kick off almost exactly one year ahead of Wroclaw’s 2020 Men’s European Championship, and many teams have already begun working towards the goal of qualifying for the 2022 World Championship. National Teams will only play against other National Teams, with quality officiating and real scenarios that will be similar to international competition.
For who: Men’s National Teams, (Senior level 18+)
Saturday 6th July
Sunday 7th July