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GNLL Pre-Season Youth Box League


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

Participating teams play 6 regular season games throughout March and April at conveniently located regional indoor arenas. Games run hourly on Saturdays & Sundays between 9:00 a.m. at 6:00 p.m. Teams also have the option to participate in a post-season tournament which offers a 3-game guarantee. 

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 

Games follow 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. 

Brent Walby

Brent Walby

League Director

Phone: 612-823-3919

Mark Hellenack

Mark Hellenack

Communications

Phone: 952-938-2723


Schedules


Registration

Player and coach registration will be available once the team deposit has been received. Please be on the lookout for an email from your team representative / admin.


Dates

Team Sign Ups: November 1 - January 31, 2017 *Game schedules released in mid-February.

Box Coaches Clinic: Location and time are TBD

Regular Season: March 18 - April 15, 2017. *Games run on Saturdays and Sundays between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Off Easter Sunday).

Post Season Tournament: April 22 - April 23, 2017 *Sites TBD. Team participation is optional. 

GNLL Spring Box Season games overlap with GNLL Spring Field Season Games scheduled in April (April - June), however, associations leaders can easily schedule their field games around their box games which will already be set at the time of the Spring Field Season scheduling meeting. 

Summer (July - August), Fall (September - October) and Winter (January - February) seasons follow.  


Divisions & Eligibility

14U, 12U and 10U Divisions will be offered.

A / B Levels will be offered if demand allows, however, it is likely that most associations will use this time as a pre-season wherein players and teams are split evenly. 

If A / B levels are offered there will be no mandatory team placements. Association leaders may select the level which best fulfills their goals for player development. Associations running multiple teams at different division levels may move open players up in the mid season but may not move elite players down. 

Age Guidelines


*Capacity within each arena / region is limited. Team slots are awarded on a first come first serve basis. 


Team Participation Fees

Regular Season Team Fee: $1250 
Post-Season Tournament Team Fee: $650

*A $250 deposit is required for each team registered. Deposits are non-refundable after January 31, 2017. Remaining is balance due by March 1, 2017. 

Homegrown Lacrosse 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. 

Team Registration

Opens: November, 1, 2016
Closes: January 31, 2017

*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 final payment of the balance and team rosters are due March 1.


2017 Confirmed Teams


14U

12U

10U


2016 Participants


Northwest

Becker
Big Lake
Buffalo 
Maple Grove
Monticello
Rogers
St. Cloud 
Sartell / Sauk Rapids
St. Michael-Albertville
Wayzata


South

Hastings
 


North

Anoka-Ramsey
Blaine
Champlin (CPYLA)
Coon Rapids
Elk River
Spring Lake Park 
Mounds View


 


West

Armstrong/Cooper (ACYLA)
C3YLA
Delano
Hopkins/St Louis Park
Minneapolis
Minnetonka  
Mound-Westonka
Orono
Twin Cities Native


East

Chisago Lakes
Hudson
Forest Lake
White Bear Lake





 


Rural / Other

ROCORI (Richmond/Cold Springs)