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 levels are offered at 14U/12U. *New to 2019*- All associations with two or more teams at the 14U/12U level must select at least one to play in the A level. The form to waiver down is available here 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 merit basis.
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.
Spring Regular Season: April 20 – June 13, 2019. *Off April 21 for Easter
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: June 15 – 16, 2019
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.
Tournament Locations include Anoka, Eagan, and STMA.
Association Registration Deadline: February 1, 2019.
Team Registration Deadline: February 15, 2019.
*Recommended roster sizes:
14U / 12U: 20-23 athletes per team
10U: 15-18 athletes per team
8U: 12-16 athletes per team
Spring Schedule Meeting: Sunday, March 3, 2019.
Library Technology Center Room 218-219: 1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul MN 55104.
*Change 1/9/19- 8U time has been moved to end of day*
10U Scheduling: 9-10:30AM
12U Scheduling: 10:30-12PM
14U Scheduling: 12-1:30PM
8U Scheduling: 1:30-3PM
Spring Post Season Tournament Registration Deadline: May 10, 2019.
Team Fee: $100 per team*
*The UMLOA Executive Board voted to expand travel fees for assigned officials. To accommodate this additional expense we created a fixed cost for this year of $100 per team.
- 14U & 12U: $83 per team / per game
- 10U: $68 per team / per game
- 8U: $38 per team / per game
$53 per game for officials and assigning fees ($3 increase per official from 2017 to 2018 - Passed 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 $3 per game to support ongoing efforts to grow the game within rural, Native and Inner-City communities.
Post-Season Tournament Team Fee: 14U/12U/10U - $750 8U - $525
Post-Season Fee due by May 31, 2019.
*A $500 deposit is required for each association registered. Deposits are non-refundable after February 22, 2019 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 15, 2019. A late fee of $100 is applied to all registrations received thereafter.
Director of Leagues and Events