Our four All Star games and Boys Lightning Tournament on Saturday, June 13th marked the end of the 2015 CONNY season. We would like to thank all of our member programs, their players, coaches and parents, as well as our volunteers and workers who made the 2015 CONNY tournaments and All Star games such a success. We hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer. Look back here for details regarding the timing of our fall meeting, and be sure to be thinking of ways we can make the 2016 season even better.
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.
With an alarming rise in 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.