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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

Jon Day

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

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 

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.


  • Association and Leader Registration IS OPEN2023 association dues: $500.  YLM recommends that associations create generic email addresses (e.g.,  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 OPEN See "Team Fees" above for pricing. 

The Registration "YLM Home" is not currently available.

  • Field Registration IS OPEN  Register all fields available to your association for play of league games in June and July. Please communicate any changes to YLM as soon as possible. 
  • Coach and Team Manger Registration OPENS. 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 1, 2023).  

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

2022 Key Dates

Jan. 31, 2023 - Association and Leader Registration CLOSES


Apr. 16, 2023 - Field Registration CLOSES


Apr. 30, 2023 - Team Registration CLOSESYLM voted in 2018 not to permit late team registrations, as it disrupts the scheduling process. 

May 14, 2023 - Draft schedule to 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, 2023 - Comments on draft schedule due back from associations. 

May 21, 2023 - YLM Summer schedule target release date.  Changes due to field closures and inclement weather remain possible. 

June 1, 2023 - Coach and Team Manager Registration CLOSES. 
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 Level 1 certified. For details, visit: Coach Level 1 Certification
  • Have current MSHSL concussion training

June 1, 2023 - 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 1, 2023 - 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, 2023 - End of Season Jamboree Registration CLOSES.

July 1, 2023 - 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’ names, jersey numbers, and USA Lacrosse member numbers. Players' date of birth need not be posted but must available upon YLM request. 

July 3-7, 2023 - Independence Day Blackout Dates.  No YLM games will be scheduled for these dates.

July 22-23, 2023 - 6U/8U/10U End-of-Season Jamborees 

July 24-25, 2023 - 12U-14U Make-Up Dates. (Or select Fridays earlier in July where possible.) 

July 25, 2023 - All scores must be reported by 10:00pm in order to be scores to be counted in YLM State Tournament seeding.

July 26, 2023 - Release of YLM Tournament schedule


July 29-30, 2023
YLM State Tournament Weekend

6U Rules

Click on the link below to visit our documents page where you will find links to 6U rules and rules summaries.

YLM statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

YLM continues to actively monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  As of March 16, 2020, YLM has no in-person events planned until the start of the regular season (June 1, 2020), at the earliest. Member associations, however, may be considering whether to hold spring clinics or tryouts in the near future. YLM encourages its member associations to defer to guidance handed down by public officials, including the  Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) with respect to the cancellation of nonessential public gatherings. 

MDH website:           

CDC website

Guidelines from the CDC to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

As it relates specifically to lacrosse, additional recommended preventative measures include:

  • Avoid handshakes in postgame handshake lines.
  • Use good hygiene practices with water bottles.
  • Clean and sanitize lacrosse equipment.

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


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.

Shoulder pad and Chest Protector Standards

  • Effective January 1, 2022, shoulder pads for boys’ field players must be designed for lacrosse and meet NOCSAE standard ND200. 
  • Effective January 1, 2021, boys' and girls' goalie chest protectors must be designed for lacrosse and meet the NOCSAE standard, ND200.
  • All chest protectors and shoulder pads must contain the NOCSAE logo and SEI certification mark on both the packaging and the product to be legal for play.

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. 

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

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    Coach Resources

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    2019 Boys' Youth Rules Webinar

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