Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships

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The Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships (U-19's) are held separately for men and women about every 4 years to honor the world champions for the under-19 age group in lacrosse. The 2008 men's U-19 championship was sanctioned by the International Lacrosse Federation (ILF). The women's one was sanctioned by the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA). In August 2008, the two bodies merged to form the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL).

These championships were first held for men in 1988 and for women in 1995. They have only been held in the same year twice and both times in the same country, however the 2003 U-19's was the first championship held jointly with the ILF and IFWLA. The United States has won the ILF U-19's every single year it has been held along with the IFWLA U-19's for the past two events.

The 2008 men's championship was held in July 2008 in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and was won once again by the United States. The next championship for women will be held in 2011. The 2011 women's U-19 championship has been tentatively awarded to Hanover, Germany.

The 2012 men's championship will be held in July 2012 in Turku, Finland. The next championship for women will be held in 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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ILF U-19 World Championship[edit]

Year Champion Runner-Up Host
1988 United States United States Canada Canada Adelaide, Australia
1992 United States United States Australia Australia Long Island, United States
1996 United States United States Australia Australia Tokyo, Japan
1999 United States United States Canada Canada Adelaide, Australia
2003 United States United States Canada Canada Baltimore, United States
2008 United States United States Canada Canada Coquitlam, Canada
2012 United States United States Canada Canada Turku, Finland

IFWLA U-19 World Championship[edit]

Year Champion Runner-Up Host
1995 Australia Australia United States United States Haverford, United States
1999 United States United States Australia Australia Perth, Australia
2003 United States United States Australia Australia Baltimore, United States
2007 United States United States Australia Australia Peterborough, Canada
2011 United States United States Australia Australia Hanover, Germany

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