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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 (co-ed)

​​​​​​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 as well as USA Lacrosse's Age Segmentation Policy and Athlete Development Model (ADM). USA Lacrosse membership is required for all players and coaches. 

If a player is hoping to play in a higher division than where they fall in 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). 


League Dates

Summer Regular Season: Monday, June 10 –  Wednesday, July 24, 2024 (Wednesday, July 17th for 6/8/10U)

  • No games on Fridays or Wednesday/Thursday July 3-4
  • 12/14U generally played on Tue/Thur
  • 6/8/10U generally played on Mon/Wed
  • 6U games are still played in doubleheader jamboree format on weeknights (games are shorter)

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

Important to note, it is encouraged that the host sites provide an EMT for 12/14U games in the Summer Season.

Heat Index Guidelines HERE

Administrative Dates

Association Registration Open/Deadline: Monday January 1-Friday February 16, 2024. 

Host Site Availability/Scheduling Preference Form Due: Sunday, April 28, 2024

Team Registration: Monday March 4- Sunday April 28, 2024, with no late fee. Teams may be added until May 17, with a $25 late fee/team. After that, additional teams may be added at the League Director's discretion. 

Schedules: The schedule draft will be available mid-May and finalized by the end of May. 

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 June 30, 2024

End of Season 6/8/10U Jamboree & 12/14U State Tournament

Summer Youth State Tournaments/Jamborees:
6/8/10U Jamborees: Sat July 20, 2024
Location TBD

12/14U: Sat & Sun, July 27-28, 2024
Location TBD

6U/8U/10U will be played in jamboree format with 3 games.
12/14U will play a four-game guarantee with a championship game. 


2024 Summer Team Fees

Regular Season:
- 14U/12U: $1375 (10 games + Summer State Tournament) Generally played on Tue/Thur, half home, half away. 
- 10U: $1175 (8 games + End of Season Single Day Jamboree) Generally played on Mon/Wed, half home, half away. 
- 8U: $750 (6 games + End of Season Single Day Jamboree) Generally played on Mon/Wed, half home, half away. 
- 6U: $0 ( 3-5 weekday play days/jamborees, no officials provided + End of Season Single Day Jamboree)

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. 

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 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. 


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 February 16, 2024. A late fee of $100 is applied to all registrations received thereafter. 


For Summer Only Associations


Jing Peng

Jing Peng

Director of Leagues and Events

Phone: 608-395-5312


2024 Season Resources