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YLM Executive Director Position

YLM would like to hire an Executive Director.  This paid position would assume responsibility for day-to-day operations of the YLM in accordance with our organizational policies, as approved by our membership, and pursuant to the general directions provided by the Board of Directors on behalf of our member associations.  If interested, see the full job description below. 

YLM Annual General Meeting

YLM held its annual general meeting on November 3, 2019, at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Black Box Theater inside Bloomington’s City Hall..  

After the general meeting, YLM still has board positions open this year, notably including a replacement for Deb Mau, Treasurer, who has dutifully served  for more than eight years. Thanks to Deb for her commitment to improving youth lacrosse in Minnesota.  

Thanks, also, to outgoing president Jim McCarthy for his service, and congratulations to YLM's newly elected president, Steve Tessman.

Minutes of the 2019 YLM annual general meeting will be posted in this space as soon as they have been approved by the Board, and will eventually be archived on the Documents tab of the YLM website. 


2020 KEY DATES

February 14, 2020 - Deadline for Association registration and dues ($500). 

April 3, 2020 - Registration for pre-season jamborees opens on website.  Jamborees will be the weekends of May 2nd and 16th.

April 17, 2020 - Pre-season jamboree registration closes. 

APRIL 17, 2020 - Regular season team and field registrations open.

April 24, 2020 - Pre-season jamboree schedules published; deadline to pay pre-season jamboree team fees ($200/team).

MAY 1, 2020 - Deadline to register teams for YLM regular season; regular-season team fees due.  Note: YLM associations voted at the 2018 annual meeting  not to accept any late team registrations.

May 8, 2020 - Deadline to withdraw a team from regular season play.

May 2-3; 16-17, 2020 - Pre-season jamboree weekends. Host sites are needed.

May 8, 2020 - Coach and CHILL Manager registration opens on website.  Associations must certify that all coaches are U.S. Lacrosse members (USL coach membership includes free background check); have completed YLM training; have a current MSHSL concussion training; and are Safe Sport certified.

May 11, 2020 - Preliminary YLM schedule released to Association Administrators and District Directors for review. DO NOT send or publish this version to your constituents, as numerous changes may be made before public release. 

May 18, 2020 - YLM schedule made public. The first week of the season will be firm, but the remainder of the schedule remains subject to change because of team withdrawals and officials' assignments. Team managers and coaches should check the schedule regularly throughout the YLM season.

June 1, 2020 - YLM regular-season league play begins. The YLM regular season runs through July 30, 2020.

July 1, 2020 - Possible game reschedule and rain-out make-up date.

July 3, 2020 - Final rosters due with players’ names, jersey numbers, birth dates, and US Lacrosse member numbers. In addition, names and cell phone numbers of team coaches, team managers, and CHILL managers must be posted on every team's YLM team page website to receive the full association refund ($200). 

July 4, 2020 - Independence Day! Note that 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 2, and league play will resume on Monday, July 6, after the holiday weekend.  

July 18-19, 2020 - U8 and U10 jamborees.  Sites to be determined. Host sites are needed.

July 25-26, 2020 - State tournament pool play for either all level 14U or 12U teams. (Which age segment plays their tournament this weekend and which plays the following weekend will be determined in May based on total number of registered teams at each age
level.) Sites to be determined.  Host sites are needed.  

August 1-2, 2020 - State tournament pool play for either all level 14U or 12U teams. (Which age segment plays their tournament this weekend and which plays the following weekend will be determined in May based on total number of registered teams at each age
level.) Sites to be determined.  Host sites are needed. ​​​​​​​

2020 Fees

Association Membership Fee: 
$500 per association.  Covers YLM overhead and administrative costs, including website, webmaster, scheduling..  A $200 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; register CHILL managers as required by YLM; and post team rosters to YLM team pages by the deadlines published above or otherwise announced by YLM on its website or via email. Beginning in 2019, associations must request their refunds and certify compliance with the above requirements. YLM reserves the right to verify compliance. 
 

TEAM FEES:

Pre-Season Jamborees: $200 per team for all age segments. Provides up to two potential weekends of pre-season scrimmages for a total of four possible scrimmages. Includes officials' pay and assigning fees for one to two officials for each scrimmage. 

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), as well as all 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), as well as all state tournament fees.

Congratulations to the 2019 YLM State Champions


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YLM Town Halls

Next YLM Town Hall

TBD

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 a YLM Town Hall, please contact YLM at youthlaxmn@gmail.com .  

2019 YLM Age Division Summary

Birth Dates Division Grade Field Players Goalie Off-Sides Pass Rule EMT
6/1/2005* - 8/31/2007 14U 7th-8th Full 10 v 10 yes yes none yes
9/1/2007 - 8/31/2009 12U 5th-6th Full 10 v 10 yes yes none yes
9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011 10U 3rd-4th Cross 7 v 7 yes yes 2 completed no
9/1/2011 - 8/31/2013 8U 1st-2nd Cross 5 v 5 no no 3 attempts 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.

USL published the 2020 Boys' Youth Rulebook on October 31, 2019.  Find the notable rule changes and clarifications for 2020 at the link below:

YLM Mission:

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


Main Contact

YLM VP of Operations

Phone:


To sync team schedules on SportsEngine Sites with YLM website:

To sync team schedules on SportsEngine Sites with YLM website:

Acquire the schedule URL

  1. Open the YLM main page
  2. Navigate to your team page via the Schedules tab.
  3. Turn on Edit Mode in LH column
  4. Each team page has team calendar.  At the bottom, click the ICAL icon.
  5. Copy the URL
  6. Add to your Association Website via Calendars or Website Settings

Add VIA Calendars (required editing permissions for calendars)

  1. Open your Association Calendar or Team Calendar page and click into edit mode
  2. Click “ Add iCal Feed”
    1. On Team Calendars, it is found under the gear icon
    2. On General Calendars, it is found just above the month and will require selecting the appropriate tag
  3. Paste the URL into the appropriate field and Name the feed (e.g. 2017 YLM 8U_StPaul).
  4. Click "Add this feed”.
  5. The schedule should populate into the directed calendar. 

Add VIA Website Settings (requires Admin permissions)

  1. On your Association site, Select the Website Settings Tab, then iCal feeds
  2. Paste the URL into the appropriate field and Name the feed (e.g. 2017 YLM 8U_StPaul).
  3. Select the appropriate tag or tags for your calendar
  4. Click "Add this feed”.
  5. The schedule should populate into the directed calendar. 

Feeds can be edited (like changing tags) or deleted here.

To register for USL coaching clinics, visit the USL 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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