Great Northern Lacrosse Leagues (GNLL) has absorbed the former MBSLA 9th/10th Grade League. All MBSLA bylaws for the 9th/10th Grade League have been adopted by the GNLL and approved by the MBSLA Executive Board for the 2019 season.
The GNLL Boys 9th/10th Grade Spring League (April - May) provides a fun, safe and supportive environment where youth associations and their teams compete, learn and grow.
Participating high school teams choose to schedule up to 12 games throughout the league's 6 playable weekends before Memorial Day Weekend. Game schedules are created at an annual schedule meeting held in late February. Each team is required to host one day of games.
The league is concluded with an optional Prep State Tournament that occurs after Memorial Day Weekend.
The league provides the following for all games:
• Certified UMLOA officials
• Certified EMT's or Athletic Trainers equipped with AED's
• Online team statistics, standings, schedules and updates
The GNLL 9th/10th Grade Spring League is preceded by Winter Field Season (November - February).
Divisions: A single 9th/10th-grade division.
Eligibility: Open to boys in grades 9 - 10 (Based on 2018-2019 school year). USL membership is required for all players and coaches.
*New to 2019* Boys in 8th grade may also participate but need to fill out the Age Waiver Form.
Spring Regular Season: April 13 – May 19, 2019.
Teams primarily play on Saturdays or Sundays the 6 weekends before Memorial Day Weekend.
Team Registration Deadline: February 22, 2019
Spring Schedule Meeting: TBD
League Playoffs (Optional, Additional Fee):
Prep State Tournament: June 2, 2019 (Could Span June 1-2 if enough teams)
Tournament Fee: $750
Team Fee: $125 per team*
*The team fee covers UMLOA Executive Board's decision to expand travel fees for assigned officials and playoff game fees.
*Playoffs are not covered by Team Fee
Game Fee: $88 per team / per game
$58 per game for officials and assigning fees ($3 increase per official from 2017 to 2018 - Passed by UMLOA Board vote)
$15 per game for staff and administration costs
$15 per game for EMT's, assigning & travel fees
Growth Initiative (G.I.) Support *Optional: $3 per team per game
G.I. Teams or Associations commit an additional $3 per game to support ongoing efforts to grow the game within rural, Native and Inner-City communities.
*A $500 deposit is required for each association registered. Deposits are non-refundable after and due at the time of registration.
The Great Northern Lacrosse League is a division of Homegrown Lacrosse, a registered 501c(3) non-profit organization. Additional proceeds and sponsorships sustain, expand and develop service-based initiatives throughout the region.
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.
Deadline to register is February 22, 2019. A late fee of $100 is applied to all registrations received thereafter.
GNLL Administrative Assistant