WELCOME TO THE
PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE
New England's Top Club League
Entering its sixth season, the PLL is the top spring club lacrosse league in New England.
The league was formed to create competitive games for club lacrosse players during the spring season. Scheduling for league play has been built to avoid conflicts with town lacrosse in order to allow players to continue to participate with their town programs.
2020 PLL SEASON HAS BEEN SUSPENDED DO TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
LETTER FROM THE PLL DIRECTORS
The directors of the PLL hope you are all well and are staying safe during this time of uncertainty. Obviously, the health and safety of our players, coaches, parents and family members is our highest priority during this time, and all our decisions about the 2020 season have been made with this in mind.
As reported, all sports activities have been detrimentally affected this spring and summer. Here is a short list of the sports affected: NCAA college lacrosse cancelled mid-season, NCAA basketball league tournaments and March Madness cancelled, NCAA Frozen Four cancelled, all high school spring sports in the area have either a delayed start or been cancelled for the season, all major winter and spring professional sports leagues delayed or cancelled, the 2020 Olympics cancelled and rescheduled to 2021, and all youth sports leagues have experienced delays and or cancellations.
With the schools in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island all remaining closed through the end of the school year, the directors have made the decision to suspend the PLL league for the Spring 2020 season.
Previously, there had been discussion of taking other actions for league play. Below is a general overview of what the directors have discussed:
First, the directors discussed a strong desire to see that the PLL take place this year. We were all willing to be as flexible and creative as possible in order salvage together a season.
Second, directors were willing to be innovative and open-minded in the exploration of ways to still have a PLL season in light of the on-going pandemic and government issued social distancing guidelines. Ideas that were under consideration included weekday games, round-robin games on certain weekends (so two league games could be played on one weekend), and even multi-game jamborees that would have taken place in lieu of Saturday league games.
In the end, it was too difficult to schedule league play with both the uncertainty of when states will reopen, and not knowing at what level of normalcy they will open.
The program directors are no different than our players and families in one fundamental way - we are all seeking our own sources of inspiration. Just as every cancellation or suspension dries up a potential source of hope, all of our individual organizations are continuing to think of ways to get back to lacrosse. Going forward, the PLL directors will continue to pursue opportunities to play games or round robins with a mix of optimism and realism, and through a lens of safety.
We look forward to getting back to PLL play in the Spring of 2021.