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GNLL Girls Spring Youth Field League


The Great Northern Lacrosse League's (GNLL) Girl's Youth Spring Field Season (April - June) provides a fun, safe, and supportive environment where youth associations and their teams compete, learn, and grow. 

Participating teams schedule 6 to 16 games throughout seven playable weekends. Game schedules are created at an annual meeting in late February or early March. Each team is asked to host at least one day of games.

The league is concluded with the GNLL Girls Spring State Tournament.

The league provides the following for all games:  
    •    Certified Officials
    •    Online team statistics, standings, schedules, and updates 

The GNLL Girls Spring Field League is preceded by our Pre-Season Sixes League (Feb-April) and followed by our Summer Field League (June-July) and Fall Field League (September - October). 

Age Levels: 14U/12U/10U/8U/6U

​​​​​​Divisions: A & B divisions are offered at the 14U & 12U age levels. All associations with two or more teams at the 14U & 12U levels must select at least one to play in the A level unless the request to have two even teams is approved by the waiver committee. 

Eligibility:  The league follows USA Lacrosse Age & Eligibility Guidelines and USA Lacrosse's Age Segmentation Policy and Athlete Development Model (ADM). USAL membership is required for all players and coaches. 

If a player is hoping to play in a division outside of the USA Lacrosse Age Segmentation Policy, a GNLL Age Division Waiver must be completed by a parent, coach, or association board member and approved by the GNLL Director. Cases are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 


10/12/14U League Dates

Spring Regular Season: Saturday April 13 –  Thursday May 30, 2024

Week 1: April 13 & 14
Week 2: April 20 & 21
Week 3: April 27 & 28
Week 4: May 4 & 5
Week 5: May 11 & 12
Week 6: May 18 & 19
Week 7: May 25 & 26 (Off for Memorial Day)
Week 8: Spring State Tournament May 31-2 (WBL HS Campus)

Teams primarily play double-headers on Saturdays or Sundays. There are limited weeknight games offered prior to June due to Official's availability. 

Spring Youth State Tournament: Fri-Sun May 31 – June 2, 2024 @ White Bear Lake HS Campus

View additional information and registration HERE.

Participating teams play a minimum of 4 games. A and B Levels will carry over into the tournament but multiple divisions will be available within levels as numbers allow.

HYBRID 8U League Dates & Information

Scheduling for 8U teams will be done separately from the Spring Scheduling Meeting and Summer Scheduling. 8U programs may choose to play on as many or few of the 8U league dates as they'd like. Only participation in the Spring & Summer State Tournament Play Days have an additional fee outside the $50 team fee. 

8U Team Registration Deadline is Friday March 29th. 

Host sites central to 8U teams will be selected for the following weekends for games in jamboree format where games will be officiated by coaches unless otherwise noted:

Week 1: Sat & Sun May 11-12
Week 2: Sat & Sun May 18-19
Week 3: Sat or Sun June 1-2 (TBD) at Spring State Tournament 

  • 3 games for $300, single official provided

Week 4: Sat & Sun June 15-16
Week 5: Sat & Sun June 29-30
Week 6: Sat & Sun July 13-14
Week 7: Sat & Sun July 27-28th (TBD) at Summer State Tournament

  • 3 games for $300, single official provided

ADMINISTRATIVE DATES

Association Registration Open/Deadline: Monday January 1-Friday February 16, 2024. 

Team Registration Deadline: Friday March 1, 2024 with no late fee. The last day to add teams is Friday March 29th with a $50 late fee/team.
*Recommended roster sizes:
14U / 12U:  18-20 athletes per team
10U: 13-15 athletes per team
8U: 12-14 athletes per team

Spring Scheduling Meeting: Saturday March 2  9-1PM

Location: Augsburg University, Kennedy Center Rooms 303 A & B (upstairs): 709 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

10U: 9-9:45AM
12U: 9:45-10:30AM
14U: 10:30-11:15AM
8U: Done online due to hybrid season format. 
6U (co-ed): Scheduled online following team registration. Games are still played in a doubleheader jamboree format on weekends. 

Spring Post Season Tournament Registration Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2024.


2024 Spring League Fees

Team Fee: $50 per 14U/12U/10U/8U team

Game Fees:
- 14U & 12U: $78 per team / per game
- 10U: $47 per team / per game (Single Official)
- 8U: Free, no officials provided

Fee Breakdown: 
$63 per game for officials and assigning fees
$15 per game for staff and administration costs

GNLL never wants cost to be a barrier to participation and provides grants to emerging area programs or general programs in need when able. Please fill out the application below if your program is in need of a grant. They are granted on a program-by-program basis so they must be completed for each program you wish to apply for. 

*Rural Program Grant* Programs that regularly drive over 2 hours to games are eligible for 50% off team fees and $10 off each game. Invoices will be manually adjusted after registration. 

GNLL Girls Spring State Tournament May 31- June 2nd, 2024  (Location TBD)

Team Fee:
14U/12U: $600
10U: $450
8U Single Day Jamboree: $300

Teams must play a minimum of 4 spring league games to be eligible to participate. 

*A $500 deposit is required for each association registered. Deposits are non-refundable after February 16, 2024, 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. 


Registration

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 16, 2024. A late fee of $100 is applied to all registrations received thereafter. 


Open Jan 1, 2024


Open Jan 1, 2024


Kathryn Knippenberg

Kathryn Knippenberg

GNLL Girls Director (Spring & Summer)

Phone: 7636146123


2024 Season Resources