In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the YLM Board has voted to cancel the preseason jamborees planned for May 2020.
AS OF MARCH 16, 2020, YLM ANTICIPATES THAT REGULAR SEASON TEAM AND FIELD REGISTRATION WILL PROCEED AS PLANNED. Regular season team and field registration has been scheduled to open on April 17, 2020, and close on May 1, 2020. Please register teams as you normally would. In the event that YLM must cancel all or part of the season, refunds will be granted as appropriate in light of the scope of the cancellation.
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. has no events planned. 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
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.
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.
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.
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 Tessmann.
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.
The Registration "YLM Home" is not currently available.
Next YLM Town Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
|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:
The mission of the YLM is to foster, promote, and perpetuate the game of lacrosse for Minnesota’s youth.
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