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GNLL Youth Pre-Season Box League


The Great Northern Lacrosse (GNLL) Boys Youth Pre-Season Box League  (March - April) provides a fun, safe and supportive environment where area youth teams compete, learn and grow. 

Participating teams play 6 regular season games throughout March & April at conveniently located regional indoor arenas. Games run hourly on Saturdays & Sundays and consist of three 15-minute periods. Teams also have the option to participate in a 4-game minimum post-season tournament. 

The league provides the following for each game:  
    •    Certified UMLOA officials
    •    Certified EMT's equipped with AED's 
    •    Professional Site Managers / Scorekeepers
    •    Mobile-responsive schedules, statistics, and standings. 

Regular Season: Saturday & Sundays, March 9, 2019 - April 20, 2019. *Off on 4/21 for Easter. Games run between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM.

End of Season Tournament: April 27 - 28, 2019 *Sites TBA.  4-game guarantee. Pool play with advancement to championship brackets. 1 Champion crowned for each division.

Locations:
- Northeast: Northeast Ice Arena (MPLS)
- Southeast: Hayes Ice Arena (Apple Valley) / Eagan Civic Arena 
- Northwest: Anoka Ice Arena 
- Southwest: Hopkins Pavilion / Chaska Community Center 

Divisions: 14U / 12U / 10U *A / B levels will be offered if demand allows. Historically, associations have opted to run even-teams instead of A / B. 

Rules: Minnesota Youth Lacrosse Rules with GNLL Youth Box Rules Variations

Eligibility: The league follows US Lacrosse age & eligibility guidelines. USL membership is required for all players and coaches. Click here for a detailed break-down of additional rules and requirements. 

Regular Season Participation Fee: $1250 per team

End of Season Tournament Participation Fee: $825 per team

The GNLL Pre-Season Box League is followed by the Spring Field League (April - June) and the Fall Field Season (September - October).   *The GNLL Spring Box Season games may overlap with GNLL Spring Field Season games scheduled in early April.


Jing Peng

Jing Peng

League Coordinator

Phone: 608-395-5312

Team registration deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019

Registrations are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registrations received after the deadline are not guaranteed to be scheduled and will incur a $100 late fee per team.

A $500 deposit is required for each team registered. Deposits are non-refundable and due at the time of registration. Teams are not considered fully registered until deposit payments are received. The remaining balance is due no later than Friday, March 1, 2019.

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. 


2017 / 2018 Season Participants

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

East:
Chisago Lakes
Hudson
Forest Lake
White Bear Lake

South:
Hastings
 

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

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

Rural/Other:
ROCORI (Richmond/Cold Springs)