Czech and European lacrosse supporters could look forward not only to WILC 2011 in Prague but also to another ambitious project. After two years, the “Minileague” changed to the pilot season of European Lacrosse League.
Boxlacrosse Minileague was so popular among Czech players and coaches, so they decided to make it bigger and create European Lacrosse League. However, the principle remained unchanging – the chosen managers will subsequently choose among all registered players and create own teams. These teams will then compete against each other.
“By subsequent choosing of players the managers also create the draft ranking. Which is in my opinion very interesting at most for the players themselves, because they gain feedback how the managers value their performance,” said the chief of Czech National boxlacrosse league.
The most important change of this newly formed European Lacrosse League was, that even foreign players can take part. This is also the reason why the match days were moved to weekends only.
The pilot annual of European Lacrosse League can thus join foreign players from abroad too. In the next few years, when the first regular seasons of the competition will start, not only players but also teams can take part. The teams would keep a part of their players and the rest will come to the draft.
“We want to broaden this competition not only to abroad, but also to the clubs in the Czech Republic which did not take part yet,” adds Jan Barák.