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CONNY Tournament Lost and Found
We have posted an itemized list of the articles left behind at this...
Katherine "Katy" Russell
We regret to inform the CONNY membership of the passing of Katherine...
CONNY Girls-Full Checking
At the last CONNY meeting in the beginning of the month,...
CONNY is proud to support the first CONNY/Play4theCure weekend....
If you haven't already seen it, the following link will take...
BALTIMORE, Oct. 18, 2012 -- US Lacrosse today issued the following...
With a rise in reported concussions in youth sports over the past...
CONNY Tournament Lost and Found

We have posted an itemized list of the articles left behind at this year's CONNY tournament in the Documents section of the website.  The file is in the 2016-2016 CONNY Tournament folder.

by posted 06/22/2016
Katherine "Katy" Russell

We regret to inform the CONNY membership of the passing of Katherine “Katy” Russell.  Katy passed away on June 10, 2016 surrounded by family and friends following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.   Katy Russell and her family have deep ties to CONNY.  All three of Katy’s sons, Rob, Matthew, and Kevin, played youth lacrosse for Madison and went on to star in high school, college and beyond.  Katy was  the volunteer Director of Madison Lacrosse, and her husband Bob has been a guiding force in CONNY, serving as long-time CONNY president and still maintaining an active role in our league.    We all hope to show Katy’s spirit at the CONNY tournament this weekend, remembering her mantra “Have Fun, Play Lacrosse”.   We hold the entire Russell family in our thoughts.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 14th at St. Margaret’s in Madison, CT at 11:00am.  A full obituary and service details can be found here.  ​In lieu of flowers and in the spirit of Katy’s desire to give back, you may make a memorial donation in the name of Katherine B. Russell to Fairfield College Preparatory School, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT  06824.

by posted 06/10/2016
CONNY Girls-Full Checking

At the last CONNY meeting in the beginning of the month, the CONNY members voted on the girls rules for the season.  One of the topics was the full checking rule for Senior Girls.  Last year, all Senior girls games between Level 1 teams were played under full checking rules, and the decision was made at this year's meeting to include Level 2 teams for the 2016 season.    

However, we have received feedback from many programs that they don't feel they have enough time or resources to safely play under full checking rules this season.  While we feel strongly that this is a skill that should be taught to our players to prepare them for high school, we respect that programs may feel rushed to implement it for the beginning of the season.  As a result, we are rolling back the adoption of full checking for Senior level 2 teams to the rules used for 2015.  Full checking for level 2 teams can only be used if both teams elect to play by the full checking rules, notify each other in advance, and two adult certified officials are present.  

We hope that this alleviates the concern out there.  But we would also hope that programs realize they have an obligation to their players to include instruction on full checking as part of their curriculum at the senior level.  We will be sending out resources for teaching this skill to help support that development.  Also, we would encourage level 2 teams to aim to play one or two games (or more) under the full checking rules towards the end of the season, when players have been coached as to the proper technique and can perform the skill safely.  

We plan to have a more complete discussion regarding this rule at our fall CONNY meeting. 

by posted 03/23/2016

CONNY is proud to support the first CONNY/Play4theCure weekend.  We are encouraging all programs to hold a Play4theCure event over the weekend of May 14/15 (although any date works). Play4theCure is the sports fundraising arm of the National Foundation for Cancer Research, and 100% of the proceeds raised go directly towards funding cancer research.  To learn more about how you can participate, go to the Documents-2016 folder on the website.  To learn more about Play4theCure, click on this link:  

by posted 03/09/2016
If you haven't already seen it, the following link will take you to a terrific documentary video about the origins, history, growth, and future of both men's and women's lacrosse. It is well worth the fifty-five minutes it runs.

The documentary does, however, omit one fascinating detail. James Naismith, credited with inventing basketball while teaching at Springfield College, was a Canadian and a lacrosse player. Thus, it's not that lacrosse is a lot like basketball ... it's that basketball is a lot like lacrosse.

by posted 05/15/2013

BALTIMORE, Oct. 18, 2012 -- US Lacrosse today issued the following statement on the complex nature of the collegiate recruting process for high school athletes:
Click here to read full statement

by Lisa Hurst posted 10/18/2012

With a rise in reported concussions in youth sports over the past several years, the CONNY Board is working to educate Program Administrators, coaches, and parents on concussion awareness.

To that end, we have created a "Concussions Resources" page on this website (on the left hand menu). This page is designed to assist your team, town, school, or league in creating a concussion awareness program. The resources available will also help parents and coaches with diagnosis and action when a player gets hit in the head. 

Thank you for addressing this highly relevant topic with your program coaches and parents.

by posted 12/22/2011
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