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Women’s Lacrosse in the Czech Republic

Situated in the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic is full of enthusiasts for the Native American sport, lacrosse. Not only men, but also women and children are working hard on their lacrosse skills, each week a step towards the aspiration to become an elite athlete.

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Anna Dockalova
“I would like to be a quality, creative and spirit women´s lacrosse coach”

When you grab your lacrosse stick to your hand you imediatelly start playing with it. Throwing the ball, faking, cradling, trying tricks… You cannot resist. I started with intercrosse when I was 9, and I moved naturally to women‘s lacrosse later. The juniors‘ league was growing already at that time and many of my LCC Radotín teammates took part in the seniors‘ league and the Czech national team practices since their young age. Thanks to lacrosse I had a chance to see part of the world during two World Cups (2005 Annapolis, USA, and 2009 Prague, Czech Rep.), the very first U19 World Cup in Canada with the Czech national team, European Championship 2008 in Finland and many tournaments both in the Czech Republic and other European countries. And I learned something new each time – not only about the various countries and playing experience. It was great to meet new players and lacrosse enthusiasts, it was great to learn how lacrosse develops in other places. That‘s what keeps me hooked until today.
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The Lax Hostel (thelaxhostel.com) caught up with Ireland international Orla McCourt at the recent tryouts for the men’s and women’s squads. The players were vying for spots to represent Ireland in the 2012 European Lacrosse Championships. The tryouts were held at University College Dublin (UCD) in Dublin, Ireland.

Orla has represented Ireland internationally in the 2008 European Championships in Lahti, Finland, and the 2009 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.

We just received Volume 1, Issue 1, of the European Lacrosse Federation Women’s Sector Newsletter. Read what’s been going on in Europe with the Women.

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