The mission of the YLM is to foster, promote, and perpetuate the game of lacrosse for Minnesota’s youth.
2021 YLM Annual General Meeting Information
YLM's 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on NOVEMBER 7, 2021, at 6:00 pm at the Bloomington City Council Chambers, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431-3027.
An agenda will be posted here and emailed to all 2020-2021 and 2019-2020 association leaders as soon as it is available.
If you have questions about the AGM or suggestions for items to be considered at the AGM that you'd like to have included on the agenda, please email them to Chris Lewis, YLM Executive Director, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the link below to be routed to our documents page where you will find the "YLM 6U Rules 2021" & "6U Rules 2021 Summary" documents.
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.
Pre-Season Jamborees: $200 per team for all age segments. Covers up to two potential weekends of pre-season scrimmages (a total of four possible scrimmages); officials' pay; and assigning fees.
6U regular-season team fees: $0 for 2021 ($100 per team in 2022). Provides six games with out officials, as well as year-end jamboree fees.
8U regular-season team fees: $500 per team. Provides six games with one to two officials per game (including assigning fees and RefPay fees), as well as year-end jamboree fees.
10U regular-season team fees: $700 per team. Provides eight games with one to two officials per game (including assigning fees and RefPay fees), as well as year-end jamboree fees.
12U regular-season team fees: $800 per team for both A-level and B-level teams. Provides ten games with two officials per game (including assigning fees and RefPay fees) and state tournament fees.
14U regular-season team fees: $800 per team for both A-level and B-level teams. Provides ten games with two officials per game (including assigning fees and RefPay fees) and state tournament fees.
Jan. 31, 2021 - Annual general meeting for 2020 (postponed from November 2020).
Feb. 2, 2021 - Association and Leader Registration opens. 2021 association dues: $500. YLM recommends that associations create generic email addresses (e.g., LacrosseAssociationName@gmail.com) that will allow the association to have YLM emails forwarded to several leaders' personal email addresses.
Feb. 28, 2021 - Association and Leader Registration closes.
Apr. 1, 2021 - Team registration opens.
Apr. 30, 2021 - Team registration closes. YLM voted in 2018 not to permit late team registrations, as it disrupts the scheduling process.
May 1, 2021 - Coach and team manager registration opens.
May 17, 2021 - 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.
May 20, 2021 - Comments on draft schedule due from associations.
May 24, 2021 - YLM Summer schedule released, subject to change related to field availability and inclement weather.
Jun 1, 2021 - Coach and Team Manager registration due. Associations must certify that all coaches are U.S. Lacrosse members (USL coach membership includes free background check); have completed required coach education as approved at 2020 YLM AGM; have a current MSHSL concussion training; and are Safe Sport certified.
Jun 2, 2021 - 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. In addition, each team should have at least one coach, manager, or other contact'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. Posting this contact information is required in order for the association to be eligible for the "compliance refund" of $200 towards their 2021 annual dues.
July 4, 2021 - Independence Day! Because the holiday falls on a weekend this year, there will not be a blackout from league play. YLM will schedule regular league games on Thursday, July 1, and league play will resume on Monday, July 5, after the holiday weekend.
July 6, 2021 - Team rosters due. 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 US Lacrosse member numbers. You must have birthday information available upon YLM request. Posting this roster information is required in order for the association to be eligible for the "compliance refund" of $200.
July 24-25, 2021 - 6U/8U/10U End of Season Weekend Jamboree
July 24-25, 2021 - 14U YLM Championships Weekend. This will be the 14U A and B Championships, with all A and B teams scheduled for play.
July 31-Aug 1, 2021 - 12U YLM Championships Weekend. This will be the 12U A and B Championships, with all A and B teams scheduled for play.
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.
Guidelines from the CDC to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 include:
As it relates specifically to lacrosse, additional recommended preventative measures include:
Please see 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.
Here is some info that we have posted and if anyone has questions, they can always give me a call.
Here is where they can get info on officiating - http://www.umloa.org/training-info
Here is where the sessions are - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0548afae2caaf49-umloa
Men's Game, Minnesota State Coordinator
US Lacrosse, Officials Development Program
|Birth Dates||Division||Grade||Field||Players||Goalie||Off-Sides||Pass Rule||EMT|
|6/1/2006* - 8/31/2008||14U||7th-8th||Full||10 v 10||yes||yes||none||yes|
|9/1/2008 - 8/31/2010||12U||5th-6th||Full||10 v 10||yes||yes||none||yes|
|9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012||10U||3rd-4th||Modified (small)||7 v 7||yes||yes||1 attempt after faceoff||no|
|9/1/2012 - 8/31/2014||8U||1st-2nd||Modified (small)||5 v 5||no||no||1 attempt after goal restart||no|
*6/1 cut-off date 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 their age.
IMPORTANT: At this time, the implementation date requiring that shoulder pads designed for lacrosse and meeting NOCSAE standard ND200 remains as January 1, 2022. USA Lacrosse is aware of concerns raised by some that there will not be enough products for the start of the 2022 season. USA Lacrosse has spoken with multiple manufacturers and retailers, and they do not expect any shortages or delays that will affect the start of next season. If there are any changes or new developments, USA Lacrosse will keep our members updated with the latest information. (posted Sept 15, 2021)
USL published the 2020 Boys' Youth Rulebook on October 31, 2019. For the 2021 season, both USL and NFHS have stated that no changes will be made to the 2020 rules. Minnesota Youth Lacrosse Rules will likely follow suit, subject to discussion at the 2020 YLM Annual General Meeting.
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Next YLM Town Hall
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