Northern Indigenous: Lacrosse Training + Indigenous Games Tryouts


Northern Indigenous Lacrosse (NIL) Training Camp


North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Team Minnesota Tryouts 

National Sports Center, Blaine, Minnesota













Sunday, October 23, 2016

  • 9:30 to Noon, U15 NAIG Team Minnesota Tryouts and NIL Training Camp
  • Noon, NCAA DI Game: Marquette vs. Fairfield
  • Noon to 2:30 pm, NIL Girls Training Camp
  • 2:30 to 5:00 pm, U18 NAIG Team Minnesota Tryouts and NIL Training Camp 


The vision of Northern Indigenous Lacrosse is to see our native youth playing lacrosse locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and to also promote traditional lacrosse games. Lacrosse program development is occurring in various capacities within reservation, First Nation communities and urban areas and our mission is to combine these efforts in a collective program of recreational and competitive game play. NIL will be competing in regional events at the field, box and women’s games levels.

The NIL Training Camp will focus on developing and refining position play and game situations and to prepare our native youth to play at a high level quickly. The NIL Training Camp will allow boys and girls participation in the contact game. The NIL Girls Training Camp will only be for girls in the non-contact game. 

North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Team Minnesota

The 2017 North American Indigenous Games will be held in Toronto, Ontario from July 16th to the 23rd. The Games will be held in various venues that were previously used in the 2015 Pan/Para Pan Am Games.

NAIG Team Minnesota Box Lacrosse will consist of male teams in the following age categories:
•    U16 (Birth year 2001 - 2003) 
•    U19 (Birth year 1998 – 2000)

The Lacrosse tryouts have been scheduled regionally in October 2016. Interested players only need to attend one tryout date and location.


•    Be a resident of Minnesota
•    Be born of North American Indigenous ancestry. Athletes will be required to provide proof of ancestry (i.e. Tribal Identification Card)


Participate In One or More Regional camps to be held throughout Minnesota to select NAIG Team Minnesota:

•   Sunday, October 23rd, National Sports Center, Blaine, see above

All players selected to NAIG Team Minnesota are expected to attend scheduled training sessions, participate in recognized leagues, tournaments and game play and maintain a level of fitness leading to the 2017 NAIG. Final team selection will be the sole responsibility of the coaching staff.

All registrations will be coordinated through Northern Indigenous Lacrosse.
Players pre-register by noon the day before each regional camp by emailing their name, age, birthdate, tribal affiliation, mailing address, email address, phone number and regional camp name.
For Further Information contact:

Northern Indigenous Lacrosse, Dan Ninham, 218.368.6430 or [email protected]

$33 Fee for NIL Training Camp and NAIG Team Minnesota Tryouts For Native Boys and Girls Players In Middle and High School:

Fee includes Reversible NIL Numbered Jersey and Field Use Expenses

Contact Dan Ninham To Pre-Register By Noon On October 22 at 218.368.6430 or [email protected] and include name, gender, age, position, hometown and tribe




October 23, 2016 at 9:30am - 5pm
National Sports Center, Blaine, Minnesota
1700 105th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55449
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Dan Ninham · · 218-368-6430

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