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Congratulations to the 2021 YLM State Champions

 

YLM Mission:

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


2021 6U Rules

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.


2021 Fees

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. 
 

TEAM FEES:

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.

2021 KEY DATES

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 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:                     https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html

CDC website
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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.

Lacrosse Officials Needed

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

Thanks,

Jon Day

Men's Game, Minnesota State Coordinator

US Lacrosse, Officials Development Program


2021 Age Segmentation (valid through 8/31/2021)

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.

Chest Protector Standards for Goalies

Beginning on January 1, 2021, goalies' chest protectors must meet NOCSAE ND200 safety standards. This change to required equipment arises from a 2018 rule change and applies to both boys' and girls' play. 

For more information read the flyer below and visit:
https://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/equipment/chest-protector-faq

Rules Changes

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.  

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:

Main Contact

Executive Director

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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 .  


    Coach Resources

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    2019 Boys' Youth Rules Webinar

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