The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) is a professional lacrosse league in the United States. It was founded Paul Rabil and Mike Rabil in 2018 and is composed of eight teams. The league plays a 14-week season, with each team playing six games. The PLL uses a unique, tour-based schedule, where the teams travel to different cities to play their games each weekend of the summer. The league is known for its fast-paced, high-scoring style of play and its emphasis on being a player-first league that highly respects the history of the sport. After acquiring the previous pro lacrosse league (the MLL), the PLL secured itself as the pinnacle for the top lacrosse players in the world.
Premier Lacrosse League Teams
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) is currently composed of seven teams. The teams are:
- Archers LC
- Atlas LC
- Cannons LC
- Chaos LC
- Chrome LC
- Redwoods LC
- Waterdogs LC
- Whipsnakes LC
Currently, the PLL follows a tour-based model, which means that none of these teams are associated with a specific city. Each team competes against each other throughout the PLL season, with the top teams advancing to the playoffs and eventual championship game. The tour model has been instrumental in propelling the growth of lacrosse throughout the United States.
Premier Lacrosse League Salary
Players in the PLL can earn a salary between $25,000 per year and $50,000 per year. The average salary in the PLL is around $35,000. This is significantly higher than the previous professional outdoor league, Major League Lacrosse (MLL). In addition to their salaries, players in the PLL receive healthcare benefits and ownership shares in the PLL.
Premier Lacrosse League Movie
Fate Of A Sport is one of the best lacrosse movies of all time. It chronicles the story of lacrosse legend Paul Rabil and his fight to change the trajectory of the sport of lacrosse by creating the PLL. After a decade of dominating the MLL and becoming the most famous lacrosse player in the world, Paul Rabil teamed up with his brother Mike Rabil to develop a pro league that provides a better future for pro lacrosse players. Fate Of A Sport shares fascinating documentary insight into the pain and sacrifice of being a pro lacrosse player, as well as what it took to build the PLL.
Premier Lacrosse League Board Of Directors
The PLL board of directors consists of the following:
- Joe Tsai (Investor & Alibaba Co-founder)
- Erika Nardini (Barstool Sports CEO)
- Doc O’Connor
- Blair Ford
- Brett Jefferson
- Paul Rabil (PLL Co-founder)
- Michael Rabil (PLL Co-founder & CEO)
How To Watch Premier Lacrosse League
All PLL games can be streamed and replayed on ESPN+.
PLL fans outside of the United States can stream the PLL on the following providers:
- TSNDirect (Canada) https://www.tsn.ca/subscribe
- Star (Latin America) https://www.starplus.com/welcome/espn
- ESPN Player (Europe, Middle East, Africa) https://www.espnplayer.com/
- WatchESPN (Caribbean)
- ESPN Pacific Rim