SPARKS, Md. — Tryouts for the 2021 U.S. women’s national team, originally scheduled for July before being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will now be held Dec. 4-6, 2020 at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.

The original application deadline has been extended until Sept. 21 and is available on the US Lacrosse website. All applicants must be current US Lacrosse members.

The team, led by head coach Jenny Levy, will represent the United States in the World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship from July 7-17, 2021 at Towson University in Towson, Md.

A player identification committee, led by US Lacrosse Women’s High Performance Committee Chair Anne Phillips, will evaluate the nominations and select approximately 50 players to participate in the tryout. Tryout invitations will be extended on Oct 22.

Following the tryout, 36 players will be named to the 2021 U.S. women’s training team. That training team will ultimately be trimmed down to a final roster of 18 players (the maximum number allowed by World Lacrosse) that will represent the United States in the World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship.

The United States has won the last three world championships (2009, 2013 and 2017) and has won a record eight World Cups since the championship was first contested in Nottingham, England in 1982.

A record 30 nations are expected to compete in the 2021 championship at Towson University, an event that will be hosted by US Lacrosse. This is the first time the women’s world championship has been held in the United States since 2005.