NZBLAX World Championships Update

The NZBLAX squad have worked extremely hard through unprecedented times over the past year. Each athlete has been committed to ongoing improvement and that commitment showed on the field in the Challenger Series.

The programme now moves in to an unstructured phase where athletes will compete for their regions in the NZ Senior Nationals tournament at the end of March and then spend 3 months in a de-load and foundation building phase preparing themselves to hit the ground running for the final 12-month push to the World Championships.

Below is the NZBLAX updated training/competition calendar for the build-up to Women’s Lacrosse World Championships scheduled for end of June/early July 2022. This calendar addresses the tournament postponement, allowing for a period of de-loading prior to entering 3 phases of preparation for the World Championships.




NZBLAX Training Days

Phase 1 Challenger Series 8-9-10 January 2021 3

NZ Senior Nationals Programme

Jan – Feb – March, 2021 0

“Unstructured” NZBLAX

April – May – June, 2021 1
Phase 2 Includes NZBLAX Exhibition Games in October, Club Leagues and Challenger Series or tour if possible 10 July 2021 – 9 January 2022 17
Phase 3 Final WC Selections following Easter camp 29 January 2022 – 17 April 2022 9
Phase 4 Final Preparations, includes Exhibition Games in June 30 April 2022 – 19 June 2022 11

World Champs (dates TBC)

Travel to Maryland and Warm up days 24-28   June 2022  
World Champs Begin 29 June 2022  
End of programme 9 July 2022  


Eligibility to trial from July 2021 will be by invitation only.

All athletes who have participated in the programme between September 2019 – January 2020 are automatically invited to continue trialing. Other athletes who believe they have what it takes to represent New Zealand at the World Championships may request an invitation via email to Coach Casey –

If you or someone you know is interested in being part of this high performance environment or has any questions about the programme please reach out to Coach Casey –