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.
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.
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.
The GNLL Boys Summer League is preceded by Boys Spring Field League (April-June) and followed by the Boys Fall Field Season (September - October).
Summer Regular Season: Monday, June 12 – Wednesday, July 26, 2023 (Wednesday, July 19th for 6/8/10U)
No games on Fridays or Tuesday, July 4.
Teams primarily play single games on weeknights but doubleheaders will be scheduled upon requests when able.
Heat Index Guidelines HERE
Host Site Availability/Scheduling Preference Form Due: Sunday, April 16, 2023
Team Registration: Wednesday March 1- Sunday April 30, 2023, with no late fee. Teams may be added until May 19, 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: Saturday July 1, 2023
Summer Youth State Tournaments/Jamborees:
6/8/10U Jamborees: Sat July 22, 2023
Hosted at Delano HS Complex
12/14U: Sat & Sun, July 29-30, 2023
Hosted at Delano HS Complex
Participating teams play a minimum of 3 games. A and B Levels will carry over into the tournament but multiple divisions will be available within levels as numbers allow.
6U/8U will be played in jamboree format.
10/12/14U will play in pools of 4 and top teams will move onto the single elimination championship brackets.
- 14U/12U: $1375 (10 games + Summer State Tournament)
- 10U: $1175 (8 games + End of Season Single Day Jamboree)
- 8U: $750 (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.
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 February 15, 2023. A late fee of $100 is applied to all registrations received thereafter.
Assistant Director of Leagues and Events