First, sincere appreciation to all of the associations that have volunteered to host sites for jamboree weekends. So as to not over-extend a couple of our host associations, if you have 2 fields available any of the weekend dates, please consider hosting a weekend or two. Host associations can request home games for their teams.
Secondly, the 2015 Spring Team registration is now open. Please go to the YLM website and register your teams. Please indicate the number of teams that will be participating, the age levels and preferred weekends. Each team will play either Saturday or Sunday May 2 - 3, May 9 - 10, and May 16 - 17. Each team will have 2 games on the assigned dates and locations. The cost for each participating team is $100. The DEADLINE to register teams is April 18th.
Third, the purpose of the jamborees is to allow associations an inexpensive method to evaluate their players, so there are no rules applying to team make-up. This applies to all age groups. These jamborees do not count toward the regular schedule or team records.
Fourth, attached is an overview of the important YLM dates. If there are any questions, concerns or comments, please direct them to email@example.com. Please make sure your association contact information is correct on the website. Our most effective method of contact remains email.
We look forward to working with you to assure a successful YLM season.
January 15, 2015 - Deadline for Association registration and dues ($500).
April 13, 2015 - Registration for pre-season opens on website. Associations will provide the number of pre-season teams, the age levels and weekends they prefer to participate. The sites, dates and game times will be published by April 25th.
April 15, 2015 - Field and Team registrations open on website.
April 18, 2015 - Deadline to declare participation in pre-season play.
May 1, 2015 - Deadline to pay pre-season jamboree team fees ($100/team).
May 18, 2015 - Deadline to register teams for YLM season. Team fees due ($750 for all but U9 and U11B). YLM will not accept late team registrations.
May 20, 2015 - Coach and CHILL Manager registration open on website. Every Association is required to complete background checks on all coaches, certify that all coaches are compliant with Minnesota mandated concussion training, verify that all coaches are US Lacrosse members and that all Head Coaches have completed YLM certification training. Deadline to withdraw a team.
May 28, 2015 - Preliminary YLM schedule released to all Association Directors for review.
June 1, 2015 - YLM schedule made public. The first week of the season will be FIRM. It is possible that the schedule may still change because of team subtractions and official’s assignments. It is important to check the schedule regularly throughout the YLM season.
June 15, 2015 - YLM regular season play begins.
June 29 - July 1, 2015 - Rainout dates for 1st half of season
July 1, 2015 - Final rosters due with players’ name, jersey number, date of birth and US Lacrosse number. Every Coach, CHILL Manager and Team Manager’s name and cell numbers needs to be current on the YLM website. All are needed to receive Association refund (up to $350).
July 25 - 26, 2015 - U9 and U11B jamborees. Sites to be determined.
July 27 - 30, 2015 - Statewide B level playoffs for U15 and U13.
August 1 - 3, 2015 - State Tournament pool play for all U15, U13 and U11A teams. Sites to be determined.