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GNLL Pre-Season Youth Box League

Christopher Sherman

Christopher Sherman

Executive Director

Phone: 612-877-2566

The Great Northern Lacrosse League (GNLL) Boys Youth Spring Box Season (March - April) provides a fun, safe and supportive environment where area youth teams compete, learn and grow. 

Participating teams play 6 games at conveniently located regional indoor arenas. Games run hourly on Saturdays & Sundays between 9:00 a.m. at 6:00 p.m. 

The league provides the following for each game: 
    •    Certified UMLOA officials
    •    Certified EMT's equipped with AED's 
    •    Professional Site Managers / Scorekeepers
    •    Online team statistics, standings, schedules and updates 
    •    Loaner indoor-specific goalie gear

Age Levels: 14U, 12U, 10U. 

Divisions: A / B levels will be offered if demand allows. Historically, associations have opted to run even-teams instead of A / B. 

Eligibility: The league follows US Lacrosse indoor guidelines. USL membership is required for all players and coaches. Click here for a detailed break-down of league structure, rules and requirements. 

Athlete Age Division Waiver Request Form:  Waiver Form : please use this form to request a waiver for an athlete to play outside of their assigned US Lacrosse division, or for 8th graders with a late birthday.


Team Sign Ups: November 1 - February 20, 2017.

  1. First competition schedule draft released by Feb 24, 2017
    *Associations who are not paid in full, will not be scheduled
  2. Revision requests are due by Feb 26, 2017
  3. Final competition schedule released by March 3, 2017 

Regular Season:  March 18 - April 23, 2017. Games run on Saturdays & Sundays (6 weekends in total) between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 

Teams may request to take spring-break weekends off and have double-headers scheduled in their place. 

The GNLL Spring Box Season games may overlap with GNLL Spring Field Season games scheduled in early April (April - June). Most associations avoid scheduling field games until the box season wraps up. Some choose to schedule fields games around their box games which will already be set at the time of the Spring Field Season scheduling meeting. 

Summer Field July - August) and Fall Field (September - October) follows. 


Regular Season Team Fee: $1200 
Registration Opens: November 1, 2016 
Registration Deadline: February, 20,2017

  • Associations who are not paid in full, will not be scheduled

⇒ Click here to register your team 

A $250 deposit required for each team registered. Deposits become non-refundable two-months prior to league start date. Remaining balances are due one-month prior to league start. 

Leagues and events often fill to capacity. Registrations are accepted on a first-come-first serve basis. Teams are not considered fully registered until deposit payments are received. 

The Great Northern Lacrosse League is a subsidiary of Homegrown Lacrosse which is a registered 501c(3) non-profit organization. Team fees cover facility, officials, EMT, field staff, equipment and league administration costs. Additional proceeds and sponsorships sustain, expand and develop service based initiatives throughout the region. 

GNLL Coaches Training and Certification Registration

Pleas read all instruction carefully prior to advancing in each step. It will most likely be faster to read the instructions, then wait on an email response but we will do our best to help.

Field Locations

*We will also continue to use STMA and Shoreview Arena's if we can get turf installed there.

2016 Participants


Big Lake
Maple Grove
St. Cloud 
Sartell / Sauk Rapids
St. Michael-Albertville




Champlin (CPYLA)
Coon Rapids
Elk River
Spring Lake Park 
Mounds View



Armstrong/Cooper (ACYLA)
Hopkins/St Louis Park
Twin Cities Native


Chisago Lakes
Forest Lake
White Bear Lake


Rural / Other

ROCORI (Richmond/Cold Springs)