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 8 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 4-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.
Team Sign Ups: November 9 - January 31, 2016 *Game schedules released in mid-February.
Box Coaches Clinic: Tuesday March 1, 2016 at Hopkins Pavilion. Click here for more information.
Regular Season: March 12 - April 24, 2016. *Games run on Saturdays and Sundays between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Post Season Tournament: April 30 - May 1, 2016 *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.
U15, U13, U11 and U9 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.
*Capacity within each arena / region is limited. Team slots are awarded on a first come first serve basis.
Regular Season Team Fee: $1650
Post-Season Tournament Team Fee: $850
*A $250 deposit is required for each team registered. Deposits are non-refundable after January 31, 2016. Remaining is balance due by March 1, 2016.
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.
Opens: November, 9, 2015
Closes: January 31, 2016
*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.
Free Agent registration is available for players whose home associations are not sponsoring teams. Free agents are paired with host teams / associations who are looking to fill roster openings with players from nearby communities that are not entering teams in the GNLL. Participation fees vary by team and average between $175 and $250 per player.
We will know after January 31 what teams are looking for extra players and notify free agents with contact information for those teams.
Opens: December 1, 2015
Closes: February 21, 2016
*Team placement is not guaranteed. Players will be notified of placement or lack thereof at least one-week prior to season start.
Sartell / Sauk Rapids
Spring Lake Park
Hopkins/St Louis Park
Twin Cities Native
White Bear Lake
ROCORI (Richmond/Cold Springs)