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 8 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 UMLOA officials
• Certified EMT's or Athletic Trainers equipped with AED's
• Online team statistics, standings, schedules and updates
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
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 US Lacrosse Age & Eligibility Guidelines as well as US Lacrosse's Age Segmentation Policy and Athlete Development Model (ADM). USL membership is required for all players and coaches.
Future Equipment and Uniform Changes:
Spring Regular Season: Sunday April 18 – Wednesday June 16(Extended a week), 2021.
No games May 29-31 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. 8U teams play single games.
Spring Youth State Tournament: Sat & Sun June 19 – 20, 2021.
Location tentatively Fernbrook Fields, Maple Grove. Click HERE to see more information and register.
Participating teams play a minimum of 4 games. A and B Levels will carryover into the tournament but multiple divisions will be available within levels as numbers allow.
Association Registration Open/Deadline: Friday January 1, 2021- Friday
February 12, 2021. extended to February 19, 2021.
Team Registration Deadline: Friday March 5, 2021 with no late fee, Friday April 2 with a $25 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 7, 2021 (Tentative In-Person)
Location: Concordia University, Buenger Education Center (BEC): 1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul MN 55104. Please note it is on the second floor, up the stairs by the bookstore and on the left on the second floor.
Spring Post Season Tournament Registration Deadline: Friday, May 21, 2021.
Team Fee: $125 per team
- 14U & 12U: $90 per team / per game
- 10U: $45 per team / per game
- 8U: $15 to $45 per team / per game *Depending on whether or not officials are requested or assigned.
$60 per game for officials and assigning fees ($3 increase per official from 2019 - rates are set annually by UMLOA Board vote)
$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 19-20th, 2021 Tournament Team Fee:
14U, 12U, 10U: $750
*A $500 deposit is required for each association registered. Deposits are non-refundable after February 21, 2021, 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 19, 2021. A late fee of $100 is applied to all registrations received thereafter.
Director of Leagues and Events