The GNLL JV / Prep State Tournament is designed to provide a culminating experience where local junior-varsity and prep (9th-10th grade) teams can put themselves to the test and finish out the spring season in style.
The event provides:
• Certified UMLOA officials
• Certified EMT's equipped with AED's
• Professional Site Managers / Scorekeepers
• Mobile-responsive team statistics, standings, schedules, and updates.
• A unique and well-liked single day format.
Boys & Girls JV: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Boys & Girls Prep: Sunday, June 2, 2019
* Could potentially span 2 days given final number of teams
Location: TBD (2018 event was held at McMurray Athletic Complex in St. Paul)
Price: $850 per team
Format: 3-game guarantee/pool play. Top 2 teams from each pool advance to a championship bracket.
Eligibility: The tournament follows US Lacrosse age & eligibility guidelines. USL membership is required for all players and coaches.
It is incredibly important for MSHSL teams to note that while the tournament is intended to serve as an end of season contest for the spring season, it must be run as a summer event. This is to ensure teams comply with MSHSL guidelines which restrict the number of competitions allowed in a single-season to 13 games. Coaches and team administrators should review MSHSL policies and check with athletic directors to ensure that they follow "out of season" guidelines.
Team Registration Deadline: March 1, 2019
*This tournament is limited to 16 teams per division. Registrations are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registrations received after the deadline are not guaranteed to be scheduled and will incur a $100 late fee.
A $250 deposit is required for each team registered. Deposits are non-refundable and due at the time of registration. Teams are not considered fully registered until deposit payments are received. The remaining balance is due no later than April 1, 2019.
Homegrown Lacrosse is a registered 501c(3) non-profit organization. Team fees cover facility, officials, EMT, field staff, equipment and league administration costs. Additional proceeds and sponsorships sustain, expand and develop service-based initiatives throughout the region.