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GNLL Girls Summer Youth Field League

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

Participating teams are scheduled 6-10 regular-season games depending on their age group throughout the course of the league's 7 playable weeks. Game schedules are created by the League Director and revised in collaboration with Associations. The league is concluded with the GNLL Summer Youth State Championship Tournament. Certified Officials, online team statistics, standings, schedules, and updates through Tourney Machine are provided for all games. 

Age Levels: 14U/12U/10U/8U/6U (co-ed)

​​​​​​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.  

Eligibility:  The league follows USA Lacrosse Age & Eligibility Guidelines as well as USA Lacrosse's Age Segmentation Policy and Athlete Development Model (ADM). USL 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. 

The GNLL Girls Summer League is preceded by Girls Spring Field League (April-June) and followed by the Girls Fall Field Season (September - October). 


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

10/12/14U League Dates

Summer Regular Season: Monday, June 10 –  Wednesday, July 24, 2024 (Wednesday, July 17th for 6/8/10U)

  • No games on Fridays or Wednesday/Thursday July 3-4
  • 12/14U generally played on Tue/Thur
  • 6/8/10U generally played on Mon/Wed
  • 6U games are still played in doubleheader jamboree format on weeknights (games are shorter)

Teams primarily play single games on weeknights but doubleheaders will be scheduled upon requests when able. 

Heat Index Guidelines HERE

Summer State Tournament & Jamboree

Summer Youth State Tournament & Jamborees:
Fri-Sun, July 26-28, 2024 @ Maple Grove HS & Fernbrook Fields

8U/10U will be played in jamboree format with 3 games.
12/14U will play a four-game guarantee with a championship game. 

Administrative Dates

Association Registration: January 1-February 16, 2024

Host Site Availability/Scheduling Preference Form: March 4-Sunday, April 19, 2024

Team Registration: Monday March 4- Sunday April 28, 2024, with no late fee. Teams may be added until May 17, with a $25 late fee/team. After that, additional teams may be added at the League Director's discretion. 

GNLL Spring League teams will be carried over into GNLL Summer unless otherwise communicated by associations. GNLL will manually register summer teams for associations.

*Recommended roster sizes:
14U / 12U:  20-23 athletes per team
10U: 15-18 athletes per team
8U: 12-16 athletes per team
6U: 6-8 athletes per team

Summer Post-Season Tournament Drop Deadline: Saturday June 30, 2024

2024 Summer Team Fees

Regular Season:
- 14U/12U: $1300 (8 games with two officials + Summer State Tournament) Generally played on Tue/Thur, half home, half away. 
- 10U: $1150 (8 games with a single official + End of Season Single Day Jamboree) Generally played on Mon/Wed, half home, half away. 
- 8U: $50 team fee (jamboree weekend games + optional End of Season Single Day Jamborees)

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. 

Things to note:

- At least half of your regular-season games will be scheduled within your conference.
-Games run Monday through Thursday with Wednesdays reserved for 12/14U travel team practices when possible. 
-For 8U: hybrid season with weekend jamboree dates.
- 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. 


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

For Summer Only Associations

Open Jan 1, 2024

Kathryn Knippenberg

Kathryn Knippenberg

GNLL Girls Director (Spring & Summer)

Phone: 763-614-6123

2024 Season Resources