The Great Northern Lacrosse League's (GNLL) Boy's Youth 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 seven playable weekends. Game schedules are created at an annual meeting in late February or early March. Each team is asked to host at least one day of games.
The league is concluded with the GNLL Boys Youth State Tournament.
The league provides the following for all games:
• Certified Officials
• Certified EMTs or Athletic Trainers equipped with AEDs
• Online team statistics, standings, schedules, and updates
Age Levels: 14U/12U/10U/8U/6U
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 and USA Lacrosse's Age Segmentation Policy and Athlete Development Model (ADM). USAL 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.
Spring Regular Season: Saturday April 13 – Wednesday June 5, 2024
Week 1: April 13 & 14
Week 2: April 20 & 21
Week 3: April 27 & 28
Week 4: May 4 & 5
Week 5: May 11 & 12
Week 6: May 18 & 19
Week 7: May 25 & 26 (Off for Memorial Day)
Week 8: June 1 & 2
Week 9: Spring State Tournament June 7-9 (Maple Grove Fernbrook Fields) *Pushed back a week in 2024 due to facility availability*
Teams primarily play double-headers on Saturdays or Sundays. There are limited weeknight games offered prior to June due to Official's availability.
Spring Youth State Tournament: Fri- Sun June 7-June 9, 2024 @ Maple Grove HS & Fernbrook Fields
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.
Association Registration Open/Deadline: Monday January 1-Friday February 16, 2024.
Team Registration Deadline: Friday March 1, 2024 with no late fee. The last day to add teams is Friday March 29th with a $50 late fee/team.
*Recommended roster sizes:
14U / 12U: 18-20 athletes per team
10U: 13-15 athletes per team
8U: 12-14 athletes per team
Spring Scheduling Meeting: Sunday, March 3, 2024
Location: Concordia University, Library Technology Center Rooms 214/215 (Upstairs):
1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul MN 55104.
Spring Post-Season Tournament Registration Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2024. Teams must play a minimum of 4 games (2 days) in the Spring League to participate in the tournament.
Team Fee: $100 per 14U/12U/10U team, $50 per 8U team, $0 per 6U team.
- 14U & 12U: $94 per team / per game
- 10U: $49 per team / per game
- 8U: Free, no officials provided
-6U: Free, no officials provided
$62 per game for officials and assigning fees ($2 increase per official from 2022)
$15 per game for staff and administration costs
$17 per game for EMT's, assigning & travel fees (14U & 12U Only)
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.
*Rural Program Grant* Programs that regularly drive over 2 hours to games are eligible for 50% off team fees and $10 off each game. Invoices will be manually adjusted after registration.
GNLL Spring State Tournament Team Fee:
14U & 12U: $600
8U Single Day Jamboree: $300
6U Single Day Jamboree: Free, no officials provided
*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 is February 16, 2024. A late fee of $100 is applied to all registrations received thereafter.
Director of Leagues and Events