Preparation

TOURNAMENT AND TRAVEL DATES

European Championship officially starts Sunday, July 26th through Saturday, August 1st. Players must arrive in Poland Saturday, July 18th for pre-tournament camp and depart Sunday, August 2nd. Players with jobs must take two full working weeks off based on this schedule. Final roster will be announced mid-March in order to give you ample time to make all necessary arrangements. Players should not book any travel now.

TRY-OUT ATTENDANCE FOR IN-COUNTRY PLAYERS

MDNT try-outs will start in October. Any player living in The Netherlands must be present for 6 out of 8 try-outs in order to be eligible for selection.

You must register with us if you plan to try-out.  Go here to fill in the form.

Date Day Type Location
05-Oct za Open Try-outs Utrecht
12-Oct za Open Try-outs Utrecht
02-Nov za Open Try-outs Amsterdam
16-Nov za Open Try-outs (full weekend) Utrecht
17-Nov zo Open Try-outs (full weekend) Utrecht
30-Nov za Open Try-outs Utrecht
14-Dec za Open Try-outs (full weekend) Utrecht
15-Dec zo Open Try-outs (full weekend) Utrecht

IN COUNTRY TEAM (ICT) SELECTION

ICT will be selected in January, 2020 and has no set roster size.

Read more about the ICT here.

Upon selection of the ICT, you will need to start fund raising immediately. If an ICT player is not selected for the Euros, he can apply all fundraising earned as credit for future ICT tournaments and MDNT practices.

NON-DUTCH RESIDENT PLAYER SELECTION

New players interested in MDNT living outside of The Netherlands must come to one try-out weekend of your choosing. You must notify the coaching staff of your intent to try-out and which try-out weekend you’ll attend (mdntlax@gmail.com). It’s imperative to check your eligibility prior to traveling to The Netherlands. You must pay for travel expenses and acknowledge that a spot on the roster is not guaranteed, even after attending try-outs. We will make a decision to add you to the roster after: your attendance, the ICT is selected, and all other players are evaluated.

Date Day Type Location
16-Nov za Open Try-outs (full weekend) Utrecht
17-Nov zo Open Try-outs (full weekend) Utrecht
14-Dec za Open Try-outs (full weekend) Utrecht
15-Dec zo Open Try-outs (full weekend) Utrecht

Veteran players living outside of The Netherlands that have recently been on a MDNT tournament team are not required to try-out. You need to notify in writing your interest in joining for the Euros (mdntlax@gmail.com). Depending on the situation and length of time since you last wore orange, we may require you to travel for try-outs. This will be on a case-by-case basis by the coaching staff. We will make a decision to add you to the MDNT roster after the ICT is selected and all other players are evaluated.

FINAL MDNT ROSTER SELECTION

The final roster will consist of up to 23 of the best players, pulled from the ICT and abroad. The coaching staff will decide on the final roster by early March, 2020. Note that all ICT players and some non-passport holders will need to serve as alternates in case of last minute changes to the original roster.

MDNT ELIGIBILITY

Check here.

PLAYER FEES FOR THE EUROS

All players must settle payments and fees prior to the start of the tournament. We will do our best to minimize costs, but expect fees to be ~2,500 euros per player (excluding sponsorship). We want to emphasize again that this is a tentative estimation. We will strive to reduce the fees as much as possible through sponsorship and will provide specifics at a later date. For players that consider financing an impediment for joining , please let us know and we’ll explore options with you. We don’t want financing to be a barrier for anyone.

SCHEDULE

(Note 2020 locations are still pending. All 2019 dates and locations are finalized and confirmed).

Date Day Type Location
05-Oct za Open Try-outs Utrecht
12-Oct za Open Try-outs Utrecht
17-Oct do ICT Closed Practice Amersfoort
29-Oct di ICT Closed Practice Amersfoort
02-Nov za Open Try-outs Amsterdam
16-Nov za Open Try-outs (full weekend) Utrecht
17-Nov zo Open Try-outs (full weekend) Utrecht
26-Nov di ICT Closed Practice Amersfoort
30-Nov za Open Try-outs Utrecht
14-Dec za Open Try-outs (full weekend) Utrecht
15-Dec zo Open Try-outs (full weekend) Utrecht
11-Jan za ICT Closed Practice
16-Jan do ICT Closed Practice Amersfoort
25-Jan za ICT Closed Practice
30-Jan do ICT Closed Practice Amersfoort
14-Feb vr ICT Scrimmages Oslo
15-Feb za ICT Scrimmages Oslo
16-Feb zo ICT Scrimmages Oslo
05-Mar do ICT Closed Practice Amersfoort
17-Mar di ICT Closed Practice Amersfoort
21-Mar za ICT Scrimmages Luxembourg
22-Mar zo ICT Scrimmages Luxembourg
02-Apr do ICT Closed Practice Amersfoort
14-Apr di ICT Closed Practice Amersfoort
18-Apr za ICT Closed Practice
28-Apr di ICT Closed Practice Amersfoort
09-May za ICT Scrimmages TBD
10-May zo ICT Scrimmages TBD
11-May ma ICT Scrimmages TBD
19-May di ICT Closed Practice Amersfoort
24-May zo MDNT Alumni BBQ
06-Jun za ICT Closed Practice
16-Jun di ICT Closed Practice Amersfoort
27-Jun za ICT Closed Practice
30-Jun di ICT Closed Practice Amersfoort
03-Jul vr Berlin Open Berlin
04-Jul za Berlin Open Berlin
05-Jul zo Berlin Open Berlin
15-Jul wo ICT Closed Practice Amersfoort
18-Jul za EC Training Camp Wrocław, Poland
19-Jul zo EC Training Camp Wrocław, Poland
20-Jul ma EC Training Camp Wrocław, Poland
21-Jul di EC Training Camp Wrocław, Poland
22-Jul wo EC Training Camp Wrocław, Poland
23-Jul do European Championships Wrocław, Poland
24-Jul vr European Championships Wrocław, Poland
25-Jul za European Championships Wrocław, Poland
26-Jul zo European Championships Wrocław, Poland
27-Jul ma European Championships Wrocław, Poland
28-Jul di European Championships Wrocław, Poland
29-Jul wo European Championships Wrocław, Poland
30-Jul do European Championships Wrocław, Poland
31-Jul vr European Championships Wrocław, Poland
01-Aug za European Championships Wrocław, Poland
02-Aug zo European Championships Wrocław, Poland