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GNLL Boys Summer Youth Field League

The Great Northern Lacrosse League's (GNLL) Boys Summer Field Season (June - July) provides a fun, safe, and supportive environment where youth associations and their teams compete, learn, and grow. 

Participating teams are scheduled 6-10 regular-season games depending on their age group throughout the course of the league's 7 playable weeks. Game schedules are created by the League Director and revised in collaboration with Associations. The league is concluded with the GNLL Summer Youth State Championship Tournament. Certified Officials, online team statistics, standings, schedules, and updates through Tourney Machine are provided for all games. 

*Certified EMTs or Athletic Trainers are the responsibility of the host site, strongly encouraged, but not required. League Directors will help connect associations EMT service providers. 

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.  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. 

*Important 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. The Home team will be required to wear WHITE jerseys, and the away team will be required to wear non-white jerseys.

The GNLL Boys Summer League is preceded by Boys Spring Field League (April-June) and followed by the Boys Fall Field Season (September - October). 


League Dates

Summer Regular Season: Monday, June 13 –  Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (Wednesday, July 20th for 6/8/10U)

No games on Fridays or Monday, July 4.

Teams primarily play single games on weeknights but doubleheaders will be scheduled upon requests when able. 

Summer Youth State Tournaments/Jamborees:
6/8U Jamborees: Sat or Sun, July 23-24th, 2022. 
10U Tournament: Sat & Sun, July 23-24th, 2022. 

14/12U: Sat & Sun, July 30-31, 2022.
Locations TBD

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 November 15, 2021- Saturday, January 16th, 2022. 

Summer League Decision and Host Site Availability/Scheduling Preference Form Sent: March 1, 2022

Team Registration: March 1- April 30th, 2022, with no late fee. Teams may be added until May 13, with a $25 late fee/team. After that, additional teams may be added at the League Director's discretion. 

GNLL Spring League teams will be carried over into GNLL Summer unless otherwise communicated by associations. GNLL will manually register summer teams for associations.

*Recommended roster sizes:
14U / 12U:  20-23 athletes per team
10U: 15-18 athletes per team
8U: 12-16 athletes per team
6U: 6-8 athletes per team

Summer Post Season Tournament Drop Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2022


2022 Summer Participation Fees

Regular Season:
- 14U/12U: $1300 (10 games + Summer State Tournament)
- 10U: $1100 (8 games + Summer State Tournament)
- 8U: $700 (6 games + End of Season Single Day Jamboree)
- 6U: $0 ( 3-5 weekend play days/jamborees, no officials provided + End of Season Single Day Jamboree)

Things to note:

- At least half of your regular-season games will be scheduled within your conference.
-Games run Monday through Thursday with Wednesdays reserved for 12/14U travel team practices when possible. 
-For 8U: if the number of teams are limited, weekday games may be supplemented by weekend play days/jamborees. 
-For 6U: due to limited number of teams, game format will be 3-5 weekend play days/jamborees, no officials provided; please note, associations will be asked to host and associations can self select to send their teams to a site. Weeknight play days may be arranged when it makes sense.
- A $500 deposit is required for each association registered. Deposits are non-refundable after February 18, 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. 


Registration

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 Associations is January 16, 2022. A late fee of $100 is applied to all registrations received thereafter. 

Please download Tourney Machine to see the most updated schedule

To be released mid-May


Jing Peng

Jing Peng

Director of Leagues and Events

Phone: 608-395-5312


2022 Season Resources

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.