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7 Teams Vying for the GELL-88 Championship title
by posted 05/12/2022

7 Teams Vying for the GELL-88 Championship title.

 
 
 
 

 

 

Division Moniker

Description

Think of it as

GELL-88

The GELL-88 Division is for the most competitive 78 team in a program that has more than one 78 team. It is the equivalent of GELL-99 prior to 2019. The name is derived from the likelihood that the roster will be heavily skewed towards 8th graders. The program will select which players it places on their GELL-88 team and which players it will place on its GELL-77 team.

Varsity

Division 1

GELL-78

GELL-78 is for those programs that have only one 78 team. The name is derived from the likelihood that the roster will be a mix of 7th and 8th graders.

Varsity

Division 2

GELL-77

The GELL-77 Division is for the developmental 78 team in a program that has more than one 78 team. The name is derived from the likelihood that the roster will be heavily skewed towards 7th graders.

JV

 

 

Who makes the GELL-88 playoffs: The top 8 eligible GELL-88 teams are seeded into a playoff bracket.
 
Ineligible teams include those that;
  1. belong to a GELL guest program (Auburn, Bainbridge Island, North Seattle, Shoreline, and Tahoma), 
  2. elected to swing players between their GELL-77 and GELL-88 teams (none for spring 2022),
  3. are a merged team (Inglemoor, NSI, Cedarcrest), or
  4. were deemed ineligible due to a related rule violation (none for spring 2022).
For spring 2022, there were 5 eligible GELL-88 teams (Mercer Island, Eastlake, Issaquah, Mount Si, and Bellevue). When there are fewer than 8 eligible GELL-88 teams, the remaining teams in the playoff bracket come from the top-seeded eligible teams in the GELL-78 bracket. The top eligible team in each of the two pools earned a spot in the playoff bracket (Woodinville from Pool A and Liberty from Pool B). The remaining 8th seed spot was coverted to a bye as this would enable 7 consolation game matchups for the remaining 14 GELL-78 teams of which none would be an appropriate matchup for the 1st seed team.
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4 Teams Vying for the GELL-66 Championship title
by posted 05/11/2022

4 Teams Vying for the GELL-66 Championship title.

 
 
 
 

 

 

Division Moniker

Description

Think of it as

GELL-66

The GELL-66 Division is for the most competitive 56 team in a program that has more than one 56 team. This mirrors the 77/78/88 divisions. The name is derived from the likelihood that the roster will be heavily skewed towards 6th graders. The program will select which players it places on their GELL-66 team roster and which players it will place on its GELL-55 team roster.

Varsity

Division 1

GELL-56

GELL-56 is for those programs that have only one 56 team. The name is derived from the likelihood that the roster will be a mix of 5th and 6th graders.

Varsity

Division 2

GELL-55

The GELL-55 Division is for the developmental 56 team in a program that has more than one 56 team. The name is derived from the likelihood that the roster will be heavily skewed towards 5th graders.

JV

 

 

Who makes the GELL-66 playoffs: Since programs with more than one 56 team are not required to field one GELL-66 team and one GELL-55 team, only those programs that declared an eligible GELL-66 team are seeded into a playoff bracket.
 
For spring 2022, there were 4 eligible GELL-66 teams (Bellevue, Issaquah, Mercer Island, and Skyline).
 
Ineligible teams include those that;
  1. did not declare a GELL-66 team,
  2. belong to a GELL guest program (Auburn, Bainbridge Island, North Seattle, Shoreline, and Tahoma), 
  3. elected to swing players between their GELL-55 and GELL-66 teams (none for spring 2022),
  4. are a merged team (none for spring 2022), or
  5. were deemed ineligible due to a related rule violation (none for spring 2022).
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5 Teams Vying for the IND-78 Championship title
by posted 05/10/2022

5 Teams Vying for the IND-78 Championship title.

 
 
 
 

 

 

Who makes the IND-78 playoffs: All 78 and 88 teams from the GELL guest programs. This gives their programs something to strive for since they are currently ineligible for the GELL-88 championship bracket.
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GELL Honor, All-Star, and Championship Games
by posted 04/24/2022

On Saturday, May 28th of Memorial Day weekend, GELL will be represented by around 250 players across 23 programs in the seven GELL Honor, All-Star, and Championship Games at the WHSBLA High School Lacrosse Championship Game Day Event at Starfire Sports in Tukwila.

New this year, we will be hosting the first GELL-66 Championship game and the first Independent 78 Championship game, with 5 independent GELL guest member programs vying for the chance to compete.

Each program will select players to represent them in their respective honor and all-star games. If selected, your program will reach out to you with more information in the coming weeks. Here is the updated schedule for the day.

4/27: Updated Schedule Announced

Field 1: Starfire Stadium
10:30 am
Private HS Championship
tbd @ tbd
1:30 pm
3A HS Championship
tbd @ tbd
4:30 pm
4A HS Championship
tbd @ tbd
7:00 pm Award Presentation
7:30 pm
1A/2A HS Championship
tbd @ tbd

 

Field 2: Adidas Field
12:30 pm HS All-Star Game (Region 2 vs 3)
2:30 pm HS All-Star Game (Region 4 vs 6)
4:30 pm HS All-Star Game (Region 1 vs 5)

 

Field 3: Next to Athletic Center
11:00 am
GELL 1/2 Honor Game
Bothell @ Bellevue
 
GELL 3/4 Honor Game
Skyline @ Mount Si
12:00 pm GELL 5/6 Honor Game
1:00 pm GELL 5/6 Championship
2:30 pm GELL 7/8 All-Star Game
4:00 pm Independent 7/8 Championship
5:30 pm
GELL 7/8 Championship

 

Field 4: Near Tracks
11:30 am NSYL vs SSL 3/4 Honor Game
12:30 pm NSYL vs SSL 5/6 Honor Game
1:30 pm NSYL vs SSL 7/8 All-Star Game
2:30 pm SMYLA vs CWLL 3/4 Honor Game
3:30 pm SMYLA vs CWLL 5/6 Honor Game
4:30 pm SMYLA vs CWLL 7/8 All-Star Game

 

 

 

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GELL Table Crew Training (Scorekeeper, Timer, Spotter)
by posted 02/23/2022

Learn how to work the table crew as a scorekeeper, timer, or spotter. Every youth lacrosse team needs volunteers for their table crew. These roles are easy once you learn them. Parents are encouraged to review the GELL Scorekeeper Training. 

Direct Link: https://youtu.be/jix1qbkk558

 

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Mandatory GELL Coaches Meeting
by posted 01/30/2022

The GELL Coaches Meeting is mandatory for at least one coach, typically the head coach, from each team. 
 
Sunday 2/27/2021
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Presenters:
  • Chris Ledgerwood
  • Aaron Koransky (WALOA) Update on rules of the game and points of emphasis
 

Test your connection: Please ensure that the computer you use is ready to use Zoom by doing a quick system check: https://zoom.us/test

Display your name and program: After connecting, set your display name in Zoom to appear in this format <first name> <last name> (<team name>). For example; Bernie Duerr (Inglemoor 78). This is how you will ensure that we mark you as present at the meeting.

 
Join Zoom Virtual Meeting
Meeting ID: 573 292 5912
Passcode: 6qmEvV
 
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Meeting ID: 573 292 5912
Passcode: 6qmEvV
 
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GELL Directors Meeting Calendar
by posted 07/09/2021

9/16/2021

September GELL Directors Meeting

  • Officer Elections
  • Discuss and Vote to Approve Updated GELL Rules & Regulations
  • Fall Ball (for those participating)
10/14/2021

October GELL Directors Meeting

  • Committee Appointments
  • Present and Discuss Spring 2022 League Schedule
  • Discuss 56 Division
11/11/2021

November GELL Directors Meeting

  • Petitions for New Programs (if any)
  • Discuss and Vote to Approve Updated and Ammended GELL Bylaws
  • Review League Schedule
12/16/2021

December GELL Directors Meeting

  • Review and Approve League Schedule
  • Sign "Acknowledgement of Understanding"
  • Review USL Boys Lacrosse Rule Changes and Points of Emphasis
  • Game Rule Matrix change proposals and discussion
1/20/2022

January GELL Directors Meeting

  • Team Declarations
  • Present Budget and Approve
  • Invoice Programs

 

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SEI-Certified Pads Required for Spring 2022
by GELL Executive Committee posted 07/01/2021


 
All players of boys lacrosse (K-12) must have SEI-certified pads for spring 2022 that meet NOCSAE Performance Standard ND200:
 
  • Read and understand the field player pad requirements
  • If you don't already have them, purchase certified pads before the spring 2022 season
 
In spring 2021, goalie chest protectors that meet the NOCSAE performance standard ND200 to protect players from commotio cordis became required for all lacrosse goalies across youth (USA Lacrosse), high school (NFHS), college (NCAA), and for all disciplines of the game (men and women) played in the United States.
 
In spring 2022, the mandate will extend to all field players in youth and high school boys’ and college men’s lacrosse.
 
Purchase early as several factors will make acquiring the pads in a timely manner a bit challenging:
  • There are over 800,000 youth players and 120,000 high school players in the United States
  • Reatilers are already out-of-stock on popular sizes while they await fulfilment of restocking orders
  • Most, if not all, are produced in China and other areas of the world where COVID-19 has slowed production
  • Shipping delays are expected due to disruptions to the global supply chain
 
Understand your options: There are two types of products available on the market; shoulder pads and liners.
  • Traditional lacrosse shoulder pads: These offer more protection than liners and are worn by youth players and older offensive players that are getting checked often. Most advanced attackman opt for shoulder pads rather than liners even at the high school and collegiate levels as they want the extra shoulder and arm protection. Youth players should wear the most protection possible.
  • Shoulder pad liners: These are designed to be snug-fitting, low profile pieces that offer sternum and collar bone protection but do not have bulkier shoulder padding or arm padding. Liners are primarily worn by more advanced players that are shedding padding for better mobility and are playing either middie or defense. Liners trade less protection for more mobility.

Brands: There are currently 5 brands on the market with SEI-certified pads that meet NOCSAE Performance Standard ND200:
  • Maverik
  • Nike
  • STX
  • True Sports
  • Unequal (Polymer Technologies Inc.)
  • Warrior
 
Retailers: There are many retailers to choose from, both brick-and-mortar and inline.
 
Sizing: Refer to each manufacturer's sizing chart to ensure a proper fit.
 
Certified Products: The current list of certified shoulder pad and liner products can be found on the Safety Equipment Insitute (SEI) website.

Additional Information:
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2021 GELL-88 Championship Game - Time Changed to 1:00 pm
by posted 05/24/2021

Eastlake earns the 2021 GELL-88 Champion title.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Division Moniker

Description

Think of it as

GELL-88

The GELL-88 Division is for the most competitive 78 team in a program that has more than one 78 team. It is the equivalent of GELL-99 prior to 2019. The name is derived from the likelihood that the roster will be heavily skewed towards 8th graders. The program will select which players it places on their GELL-88 team and which players it will place on its GELL-77 team.

Varsity

Division 1

GELL-78

GELL-78 is for those programs that have only one 78 team. The name is derived from the likelihood that the roster will be a mix of 7th and 8th graders.

Varsity

Division 2

GELL-77

The GELL-77 Division is for the developmental 78 team in a program that has more than one 78 team. The name is derived from the likelihood that the roster will be heavily skewed towards 7th graders.

JV

 

 

Who makes the playoffs: The top 8 eligible GELL-88 teams are seeded into a playoff bracket.
 
Ineligible teams include those that;
  1. belong to a GELL guest program (Auburn, Bainbridge Island, North Seattle, and Shoreline), 
  2. elected to swing players between their GELL-77 and GELL-88 teams (none for spring 2021), or
  3. were deemed ineligible due to a related rule violation (none for spring 2021).
For spring 2021, there were 5 eligible GELL-88 teams (Mercer Island, Eastlake, Issaquah, Mount Si, and Bellevue). When there are fewer than 8 eligible GELL-88 teams, the remaining teams in the playoff bracket come from the top-seeded eligible teams in the GELL-78 bracket. This was a little more complicated for spring 2021. Some GELL programs were not able to start their season until after spring break, due to COVID-19 related field unavailability. To accommodate those challenges, three GELL-78 conferences were created; GELL-78N (North), GELL-78S (South), and GELL-78D (Delayed). The top eligible team in each of these three conferences earned a spot in the playoff bracket (Skyline, Woodinville, and Newport).
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GELL “Play For” Rule Language Clarified
by GELL Executive Board posted 03/04/2021

 
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.
 
 
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GELL One Program In-Season Rule
posted 10/12/2017

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 2022, the GELL “In Season” dates are 2/19/2022 through 5/30/2022

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.

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