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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. 

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

Regular Season: 6 weeks- Saturday & Sundays, March 11  - April 16, 2023. *Off on April 9th for Easter. Games run between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM.

- Northeast: Northeast Ice Arena
- Southeast: Eagan Civic Arena 
- Northwest: Anoka Ice Arena 
- Southwest: Hopkins Pavilion / St. Louis Park ROC (Opens March 26)

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
Note: GNLL Youth Box Lacrosse is field lacrosse modified to be played in an arena setting and not true box lacrosse. In particular, cross-checking, off-ball checking, and boarding are illegal.

Eligibility: The league follows USA Lacrosse Age & Eligibility Guidelines. USAL membership is required for all players and coaches. Click here for a detailed break-down of additional rules and requirements. 

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. 

Regular Season Participation Fee: 
$1350 per 12/14U team
$1050 per 10U team (single official, no EMT). 

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.

10/12/14U Boys House Teams

House teams are opportunities for players interested in participating whose home associations do not sponsor a team.

Registration closes Friday March 3th, 2023. 


Practice Time at Northeast Ice Arena

Player Registration

Roster Cap


Boys 14U House Team

Thursday March 9 - 7:30-8:30PM


Tuesdays March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11





Boys 12U House Team

Thursday March 9 - 6:30-7:30PM


Tuesdays March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11


Boys 10U House Team

Thursday March 9 - 5:30-6:30PM


Tuesdays March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11



Cost includes 6 practices, 6 games, a jersey, and coach pay.

For house team related questions, contact

Jing Peng

Jing Peng

Director of Leagues and Events

Phone: 608-395-5312

Team registration deadline is Friday February 17, 2023

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 3, 2023.

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. 

2023 Season Participants

Big Lake
Spring Lake Park/Centennial

White Bear Lake

Maple Grove