Boy's Youth Lacrosse on Seattle's Eastside

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The Greater Eastside youth Lacrosse League (GELL) is a boy's youth lacrosse league open to all youth lacrosse clubs that feed into Washington State's KingoCo Conference high schools. GELL spans 22 programs (18 members and 4 guest programs) with 110 teams in spring 2020. Our member clubs develop youth in the sport of field lacrosse. The league provides spring and fall game schedules for grade-based K-2, 3/4, 5/6 (55, 56, 66), 7/8 (77, 78, 88) divisions. The spring game schedule, our main season, runs from March through May. The fall game schedule runs from September through November. 


New mask type approved for use


GELL has approved the use of a new mask type that attaches directly to the helmet.
  • Masks must be fabric and cover the nose and mouth
  • This type of mask is offset from the face and make breathing much easier
  • These masks stay put and won’t distract the player
Mask models available:
Players who use this new mask type must also have a separate cloth face covering for use when they are not wearing their helmet.

by posted 03/19/2021
GELL “Play For” Rule Language Clarified
GELL “Play For” Rule Language Clarified to align with precedent
GELL Rules are periodically updated when the language needs clarification to align with precedent. In this case, the language of GELL rule V was updated to provide needed clarification based on the consistent outcomes of similar waiver requests received.
Over the past few years, GELL has seen an increase in waiver requests from the families of players who attend a school that has a lacrosse program affiliated with a neighboring league that, for various reasons, in a given year, does not field a team either in a given division or in any division. A small subset of these families have submitted waiver requests to GELL requesting to join a GELL team based on their residence address. The GELL has consistently denied these waivers.
The language of the GELL "Play For" rule V was updated to provide clarification that reflects the consistent rulings for this type of waiver request. The rules amended are V.2.c and V.5. The 2021 GELL Rules can be found in the GELL Documents Folder.

by GELL Executive Board posted 03/04/2021
GELL Scorekeeper Training 3/14


Every youth lacrosse team needs volunteers for their table crew; the spotter, scorekeeper, and timer. The roles are easy once you learn them. Parents are encouraged to attend the GELL Scorekeeper Training. We offer a remote live event that you can attend from home. We will also record and post this session to the GELL website within two days of the event for on-demand use by those who cannot attend at the scheduled time, 

GELL Scorekeeper Training (virtual via Zoom)

Sun, Mar 14, 2021:  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST (1.5 hours)



by posted 02/27/2021
Mandatory GELL Coaches Meeting

The GELL Coaches Meeting is mandatory for at least one coach, typically the head coach, from each 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8 team. 


Sunday 3/14/2021

9:30 am - 11:00 am


  • Tom Chase
  • Aaron Koransky (WALOA) Update on rules of the game and points of emphasis



Tom Chase

GELL Coaches Meeting Committee

by posted 02/27/2021
GELL Return to Play Protocol


On March 11th, 2021, the GELL Directors approved v6 of the GELL Return to Play Protocol. This version added additional information for table crews. All GELL member and guest programs will be communicating the protocol to their boards, coaches, and families for implementation at all GELL games and events.


by posted 02/24/2021

The Spring 2021 GELL Season Calendar was finalized at the February GELL Directors meeting. The final version is linked below, dated 2/20/2021.




by posted 02/20/2021
GELL Directors Meeting Calendar

October GELL Directors Meeting

  • Officer Elections,
  • Committee Appointments

November GELL Directors Meeting

  • Canceled due to delayed spring 2021 season

December GELL Directors Meeting

  • Review USL Boys Lacrosse Rule Changes and Points of Emphasis
1/21/2021 January GELL Directors Meeting
2/18/2021 February GELL Directors Meeting


by GELL Executive Board posted 08/15/2020
GELL One Program In-Season Rule

GELL “One Program In-Season” Rule (adopted by vote of 14-1-2 on 10/12/2017)

All youth players within all GELL member and guest programs may only play for one program during the GELL spring season. The start date for playing for one program only is typically the Saturday of President’s Day weekend and the end date is typically the end of day Monday of Memorial Day weekend. The exact dates are published in the official GELL Season Calendar and may change until finalized prior to the start date. The prohibition includes practices, tryouts, and games of lacrosse. Only lacrosse activities are prohibited. This rule does not apply during the optional fall ball season.

For spring 2021, the GELL “In Season” dates are 2/27/2021 through 6/13/2021

Any GELL program with a player who violates this rule will be subject to a financial penalty and possible sanctions to be determined by the executive board. Intra-program swinging of players, as specified in section IV rule 4, is allowed.

The GELL Rules and Regulations are posted to our documents folder.

posted 10/12/2017
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