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2024 Key Dates

Key Deadlines:

Feb. 16, 2024 - Association and Leader Registration (extended)

Apr. 14, 2024 - Field Registration 

Apr. 30, 2024 - Team Registration.  YLM voted in 2018 not to permit late team registrations, as it disrupts the scheduling process. 

May 14, 2024 - Draft schedule to released associations for review. This version of the schedule is intended for comment and reconciliation only and remains subject to significant change based on association feedback. Associations' comments on draft schedules regarding conflicts and other issues due to YLM within 96 hours. 

May 18, 2024 - Comments on draft schedule due back from associations.  

May 20, 2024 - YLM Summer released. Changes due to field closures and inclement weather remain possible. 

June 30, 2024 - Coach and Team Manager Registration. 
By this date, associations must certify that all coaches:

  • Have active USA Lacrosse coach membership (includes free background check)
  • Have completed required coach education as approved at 2020 YLM AGM -- All coaches for 2022 must be USAL Brozne certified.
  • For details, visit: USAL Coach Certification Webpage

 

  • June 3, 2024 - League play begins. Coaches and team managers should double-check the schedule on their YLM team page frequently and verify that they understand how to access "assigned officials" information on YLM website.

June 3, 2024 - Team Page Information Deadline.  Each team shall have at least one coach, team manager, or other association contact person's email address and telephone number posted on their YLM team page so that opponents can contact them in case of inclement weather, field closure, etc. 

June 30, 2024 - End of Season Jamboree Registration CLOSES.

July 1, 2024 - Team Rosters Deadline. Team rosters must be locked in and published on each team's YLM team page; this is the team manager, coach, or association's responsibility. Final rosters must include players’ first name, last initial, and jersey number. (Teams should privately retain rosters that include player's first and last names, dates of birth, and USA Lacrosse member numbers, and make that private information available to YLM within 15 minutes of request at the YLM state tournaments.) 

July 2-6, 2024 - Independence Day Blackout Dates.  No YLM games will be scheduled for these dates.

July 20-21, 2024 - 6U/8U/10U End-of-Season Jamborees 

July 1, 2024 and select Fridays - 12U-14U Make-Up Dates.

July 19, 2024 - All scores must be reported by 10:00pm in order to be counted in YLM State Tournament seeding.  Failure to report a score may result in a team being barred from tournament play. 

July 21, 2024 - Release of YLM Tournament schedule

 

July 27-28, 2024
YLM State Tournament Weekend

for all 12U and 14U teams

2023 Annual General Membership Mtg (AGM)

The AGM meeting  will be conducted at the end of 2023:

Please join us: 

November 5th, 2023

6-8PM

Bloomington City Hall

1800 W Old Shakopee Rd

Bloomington, Mn. 55431

Agenda; TBD

Publication of By Law Changes (Will be reviewed at the AGM mtg) 

 

Does your associaton have questions?

YLM board members are happy to  attend your Association Meeting  to answer questions about requirements, operations, rules, or just about anything else

Chris Lewis

Executive Director


2024 Registration Modules

Coach & Team Manager Registration

The Registration "YLM Home" is not currently available.

2024 Jamboree Registration

The Registration "YLM Home" is not currently available.


Association And Leader Registration

The Registration "YLM Home" is not currently available.


Field Registration

The Registration "YLM Home" is not currently available.

TEAM Registration


The Registration "YLM Home" is not currently available.


Lacrosse Officials Needed!

Please see the message below from UMLOA Men's Game State Coordinator, Jon Day.

We are always looking to increase our ranks for officials.  We have a good training program and many of us (me included) have never played in a single game!  I am hoping that you can help get the word out to your programs. We find many good officials who really like the game and want to stay involved in some way either while they are playing, coaching or just watching.

Youth Officials need to be at least 14 years old.  High school players can officiate as well and many do even during the season.   We get many kids coming back from college who pick up games as soon as they get back.  We have even had a few officials do games in KS and WI who are in college.

For more information on becoming an official, visit http://www.umloa.org/join

Thanks,
Jon Day

Men's Game, Minnesota State Coordinator
USA Lacrosse, Officials Development Program

officials needed

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YLM Annual General Meeting

YLM held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 15, 2022 from 6-8pm at the City of Bloomington City Hall  in the City Council chambers at 1800 W Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN  55431.

Member associations in attendance elected a slate of candidates for open positions as follows:

Chris Larson - Vice President of Administration
Deb Mau - Treasurer
Colin Winkler - Secretary
Matt Dempsey - State Youth Referee Coordinator

The PowerPoint presentation from the 2023 AGM can be viewed HERE 

Rules Changes

USAL and NFHS announced 2023 rules changes on September 7, 2022.  For more information see USAL's press release and check out USAL's rules page linked below. 

2023 YLM Association Membership Fee

$500 per association.  Covers YLM overhead and administrative costs, including website, webmaster, scheduling.  A $300 year-end refund will be available to each association that timely fulfills its responsibility to post team coaches' contact information on all teams' YLM team pages; register and train coaches as required by YLM; and post team rosters to YLM team pages by published deadlines. Associations must request their refunds after the season and certify compliance. YLM reserves the right to verify compliance. 
 

2023 Summer League Team Fees

6U team fees:  $0 again for 2022. Provides six games with out officials, as well as year-end jamboree .

8U team fees:  $550 per team. Includes six games with one to two officials per game (including assigning fees and RefPay fees), as well as year-end jamboree .

10U team fees:  $750 per team. Includes eight games with one to two officials per game (including assigning fees and RefPay fees), as well as year-end jamboree .

12U team fees:  $900 per team for both A-level and B-level teams. Includes ten games with two officials per game (including assigning fees and RefPay fees) and district playoff/state tournament games.

14U team fees:  $900 per team for both A-level and B-level teams. includes ten games with two officials per game (including assigning fees and RefPay fees) and district playoff/state tournament games.

  • Coach and Team Manger Registration is OPEN.
    All coaches and team managers need to be registered with YLM in order to ensure insurance compliance and verify USAL coach background checks and USAL Level 1 certification for all coaches (due June 11, 2023).  

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The Registration "YLM Home" is not currently available.


  • Jamboree Registration IS CLOSED. Jamboree play depends on association interest and field availability. 

The Registration "YLM Home" is not currently available.

Association and Leader Registration is CLOSED
2023 association dues: $500. 
YLM recommends that associations create generic email addresses (e.g., LacrosseAssociationName@gmail.com)  and a SportsEngine account under that email for this registration, That will allow the association to have YLM emails forwarded to several leaders' personal email addresses.

  • Team Registration is CLOSED.
  • Field Registration is CLOSED 

2023 YLM Age Groups

Birth Dates Division Grade Field Players Goalie Off-Sides Pass Rule EMT
6/1/2008* - 8/31/2010 14U 7th-8th Full 10 v 10 yes yes none yes
9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012 12U 5th-6th Full 10 v 10 yes yes none yes
9/1/2012 - 8/31/2014 10U 3rd-4th Modified (small) 7 v 7 yes yes 1 attempt after faceoff no
9/1/2014 - 8/31/2016 8U 1st-2nd Modified (small) 5 v 5 no no 1 attempt after goal restart no

*Extended age cut-off date (June 1) for YLM 14U league play applies to players who have not yet entered 9th grade. Players who have begun high school cannot play on a YLM 14U team regardless of age.

YLM Mission:

The mission of the YLM is to foster, promote, and perpetuate the game of lacrosse for Minnesota’s youth.

Main Contact

Executive Director

YLM Town Halls

Our periodic "Town Hall" events offer associations an opportunity to learn more about upcoming YLM league and organizational events, provide input about league operations, and meet other association and YLM leaders. 

If your association would like to host an in-person YLM Town Hall, please contact YLM at youthlaxmn@gmail.com

 

Next YLM Town Hall: TBD

YLM will host virtual town halls in January, February, and March as needed to address member associations' questions about scheduling, calendaring, rostering, coach training requirements, and more.

To register for USA Lacrosse coaching clinics, visit the USA Lacrosse coaching clinic lookup page using the link below: