Thank you all very much for your patience as we pulled together the year-end tournament. We know the process can sometimes be frustrating and we realize you receive the brunt of parental questions. Please understand the schedule cannot be completed until all of the playoff games are finished, which occurs late in the week. There were also a few weather related issues to deal with this week. We are also using Tourney Machine for the first time this year, so we had a learning curve there as well. Hopefully, everyone will be pleased with the new app.
YLM State Tournament Link: http://www.tourneymachine.com/R22348
Download the free mobile app on the web page above for best results on a smart phone. The YLM page at TourneyMachine.com is the only place to view the game schedule and results.
Follow @YouthLacrosseMN on Twitter for possible weather related updates and other important announcements during the Tournament.
Email if you have specific questions that cannot be answered by the YLM representative at your event site.
Please also inform your parents that there are NO SUNFLOWER SEEDS allowed at any of the venues. ANYONE caught with seeds will be required to leave the premises.
The weather appears promising, so let’s have a great finish to the season. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Good luck to all the squads that will be participating and thank you again for your patience and understanding.
State Tournament Update - Bloomington Venue Change
State Tournament Update
Due to a renovation project to the Jefferson High School track, the turf field is not available for this weekend's state tournament. The Bloomington Public Schools facilities team has been monitoring the work progress and had kept space in reserve at Bloomington Kennedy High School as a contingency. As of 1:00 pm today, it was decided to implement the contingency plan and move scheduled games to Kennedy High School.
State Tournaments on July 30 -31 sites :
U11A will held at Bloomington Kennedy HS.
U13B will be held at Bloomington KennedyHS & Eden Prairie HS
U13Awill be held at Bloomington Kennedy HS & Eden Prairie HS
According to the NOAA temperatures between 6:00-8:30 PMtonight are expected to be 95 degrees or higher with a dew point of roughly 75. Based on their heat index calculator, the index would be 104-111 degrees over that time period.
YLM Policies require cancelation of all game and practice events under these conditions.
The U13B and U15B district play-offs will be held the week of July 25th - 28th. All playoff games have been posted. They appear on each teams schedule on the YLM website. Each team will need to provide one volunteer to run the table.
State Tournaments on July 30 -31 sites :
U11A will held at Bloomington Jefferson HS.
U13B will be held at Bloomington Jefferson HS & Eden Prairie HS
U13Awill be held at Bloomington Jefferson HS & Eden Prairie HS
We have received a few questions with regard to the US Lacrosse "Player Segmentation" guidelines approved by the USL Board of Directors in January.
Since the YLM is the only Gold Stick Applicant league in Minnesota, the YLM supports the clarification, analysis and guidance provided by US Lacrosse on appropriate age segmentation. The YLM doesn't feel any changes to our current segmentation are required to remain in compliance with USL guidelines at this time. The YLM has long believed that 9th graders should not be classified as youth players and the USL player segmentation policy provides clear support of this belief. For 2016, the YLM player segmentation will be the same as approved by the Member Associations at the Annual Meeting. As always, any specific questions or concerns should be directed to email@example.com. Please also make note the approaching deadlines for team registrations for the 2016 summer season.
January 15, 2016 - Deadline for Association registration and dues ($500).
April 13, 2016 - Registration for pre-season opens on website. Associations will provide the number of pre-season teams, the age & skill levels and weekends they want to participate. The sites, dates and game times will be published by April 25th.
April 15, 2016 - Field and Team registrations open on website.
April 18, 2016 - Deadline to declare participation in pre-season play.
May 5, 2016 - Deadline to pay pre-season jamboree team fees ($200/team).
May 7 - 8th; 14 - 15th; 21 - 22nd, 2016 - Pre-season jamboree weekends. Host sites are needed.
May 16, 2016 - Deadline to register teams for YLM season. Team fees due. YLM will not accept late team registrations.
May 17, 2016 - 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 23, 2016 - Preliminary YLM schedule released to Association Administrators & District Directors for review. DO NOT send or publish this version to your constituents.
May 25, 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 8 - 9th, 2016 - Some games may be scheduled for that Wednesday and Thursday night.
June 13, 2016 - Full schedule of YLM games begin.
July 1, 2016 - Final rosters due with players’ name, jersey #, US Lacrosse #. Every Coach, CHILL Manager and Team Manager’s name and cell # needs to be current on the YLM website. All are needed to receive the full association refund (up to $350).
July 4 - 6th, 2016 - Blackout dates with no games.
July 23 - 24th, 2016 - U9 and U11B jamborees. Sites to be determined. Host sites are needed.
July 25 - 30th, 2016 - Statewide B level playoffs for U15 and U13. Host sites are needed.
July 30 - 31st, 2016 - State Tournament pool play for all U15, U13 and U11A teams. Sites to be determined. Host sites are needed.