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GNLL Boys Spring Youth Field League

The Great Northern Lacrosse League's (GNLL) 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 the course of the leagues 7 playable weekends. Game schedules are created at an annual schedule meeting held in late February or early March. Each team is required to host at least one day of games.

The league is concluded with the GNLL Youth State Championship Tournament.

The league provides the following for all games:  
    •    Certified Officials
    •    Certified EMT's or Athletic Trainers equipped with AED's 
    •    Online team statistics, standings, schedules and updates 

The GNLL Spring League is preceded by Pre-Season Box League (March - April) and followed by the Fall Field Season (September - October). 

Teams who participate in Youth Lacrosse Minnesota's summer are welcome and encouraged to join. *YLM's regular season games generally run on Mondays - Thursdays so they do not conflict with GNLL Spring Season weekend jamborees. 

Age Levels: 14U/12U/10U/8U/6U(New in 2022)

​​​​​​Divisions: A & B divisions are offered at the 14U & 12U age levels. All associations with two or more teams at the 14U & 12U level must select at least one to play in the A level.  If an association believes both or more of their teams may be better suited to play in the B level waivers will be granted on a case by case basis. The form to request a waiver down is available by clicking here.

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. 

Future Equipment and Uniform Changes:

  • Effective January 1, 2021, all goalkeepers shall wear chest protectors designed for lacrosse that meet the NOCSAE ND200 standard at the time of manufacture.
  • Effective January 1, 2022, all field players shall wear shoulder pads designed for lacrosse that meet the NOCSAE ND200 standard at the time of manufacture.
  • Effective January 1, 2022, The Home team will be required to wear WHITE jerseys, and the away team will be required to wear non-white jerseys.

League Dates

Spring Regular Season: Saturday April 15 –  Thursday June 1, 2023

No games April 9 for Easter Sunday and May 27-29 for Memorial Day Weekend. 

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

Spring Youth State Tournament: Sat & Sun June 3 – 4, 2023.
Fernbrook Fields, Maple Grove

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.

Administrative Dates

Association Registration Open/Deadline: Monday January 2-Friday February 17, 2023. 

Team Registration Deadline: Friday March 3, 2023 with no late fee. The last day to add teams is Friday March 30th with a $50 late fee/team.
*Recommended roster sizes:
14U / 12U:  20-23 athletes per team
10U: 15-18 athletes per team
8U: 12-16 athletes per team

Spring Scheduling Meeting: Sunday, March 5, 2023

Location: Concordia University, Library Technology Center Rooms 214/215: 1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul MN 55104. 

10U: 9-10AM
12U: 10-11AM
14U: 11-12PM
8U: 12-1PM

Spring Post Season Tournament Registration Deadline: Friday, May 5, 2023.

2022 Spring League Fees

Team Fee: $125 per 14U/12U/10U team, $75 per 8U/6U team. 

Game Fees:
- 14U & 12U: $90 per team / per game
- 10U: $45 per team / per game 
- 8U: Free, no officials provided
-6U: Free, no officials provided

Fee Breakdown: 
$60 per game for officials and assigning fees ($2 increase per official from 2021)
$15 per game for staff and administration costs
$15 per game for EMT's, assigning & travel fees (14U & 12U Only) 

Growth Initiative (G.I.) Support *Optional: G.I. Teams or Associations commit an additional $1 per game to support ongoing efforts to grow the game within rural, Native and Inner-City communities. 

Spring State June 11-12th, 2022 Tournament Team Fee:
14U, 12U, 10U: $750 
8U Single Day Jamboree: $525 
6U Single Day Jamboree: $200, no officials provided

*A $500 deposit is required for each association registered. Deposits are non-refundable after February 21, 2022, 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 18, 2022. A late fee of $100 is applied to all registrations received thereafter. 

Jing Peng

Jing Peng

Director of Leagues and Events

Phone: 608-395-5312

2022 Season Resources