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2018 CONNY Boys' Rules of Play Posted
02/22/2018
The final 2018 CONNY Senior & Junior Boys' Rules of Play...
LIGHTNING TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED
02/21/2018
LIGHTNING TOURNAMENTS announcement   The CONNY Board is...
#MikeyStrong Go Fund Me Appeal
02/13/2018
The CONNY Board wishes the best to Mikey Schneider, a member of the...
Positive Coaching Alliance Training
02/11/2018
PCA Training in Westport - March 1st 2018 7-9pm Positive Coaching...
RENEGADE TEAM ALERT
02/05/2018
A group of disgruntled fathers from the CONNY-member Connecticut...
CONNY 2018 Officers
02/01/2018
  CONNY 2018 Officers Office Name Town President*   Rich...
2018 CONNY Dues Set
02/01/2018
At its January 30, 2018 Annual Meeting the CONNY Board of Directors...
How to documents updated
01/30/2018
How To Documents are updated   The declaration process...
CONNY Post Season Dates announced
10/21/2017
A new season is being planned - welcome to the 2018 CONNY season   If...
AMERICA'S FIRST SPORT
05/15/2013
If you haven't already seen it, the following link will take...
US LACROSSE ISSUES STATEMENT ON RECRUITING
10/18/2012
BALTIMORE, Oct. 18, 2012 -- US Lacrosse today issued the following...
CONNY CONCUSSION RESOURCES
12/22/2011
With a rise in reported concussions in youth sports over the past...
 
2018 CONNY Boys' Rules of Play Posted

The final 2018 CONNY Senior & Junior Boys' Rules of Play and the separate 8v8 CONNY Lightning Boys' Rules of Play are now posted in the 2018 Boys Documents folder under CONNY Documents in the left menu About CONNY dropdown list.

The Boys Rules Test should be available before March 1.

 

Lightning Rules

 

Senior and Junior Rules


by posted 02/22/2018
LIGHTNING TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED

LIGHTNING TOURNAMENTS announcement

 

The CONNY Board is excited to announce the date for the CONNY Lightning Tournament (girls and boys).

 

The Tournament will be held at Trumbull High School on June 2nd 2018. Same location for both Boys and Girls tournament.

 

The format will be 8v8 (small sided) as announced for CONNY play in 2018. More information to come - lightning teams please save the date.


by posted 02/21/2018
#MikeyStrong Go Fund Me Appeal

The CONNY Board wishes the best to Mikey Schneider, a member of the Norwalk Junior Lacrosse club. Here is information about an appeal to support Mikey and his family:

 

From Jack Couch, CONNY Board member and Norwalk Junior Lacrosse Board member, and Coach Matt Corry:

 

Dear CONNY Lacrosse Community,
 
I'm writing to share upsetting news about a member of the Norwalk Junior Lacrosse community,  Michael (Mikey) Schneider. Mikey, a 6th grader and dedicated NJrL laxer, was recently diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system. It's heartbreaking and devastating but Mike seems to be in good spirits and feeling ok...and if ever there were a family of scrappy, boisterous, loving fighters, it's the Schneider clan!! 

 

His cancer has metastasized throughout his body and will be difficult to treat. Most important, though, his cancer is treatable, and there is no reason to believe that Mikey will not make a full recovery. But it will be a long, tough fight. The Schneider Family and those who love Mikey all feel lucky that he is alive and that there is hope. He is truly pain free and is his typical fun loving, goofy self.

 

Those who know Mikey are not surprised to learn, that in true Michael Schneider fashion, even his high risk cancer falls into the “Go Big or Go Home” category. His tumor is so large that it has actually pushed his liver into the other side of his body.  His Oncology team can not believe he has been able to wrestle so intensively for the last four years, play soccer, play lacrosse for both Norwalk and the Maker A Wish Lax programs, and pursue all of his other activities. His wrestling nickname, “Magic Man” has actually become a self-fulfilling prophecy...as has his other wrestling nickname, “Chaos.” Michael never disappoints, right?!

 

If anyone can do this, it will be Mikey.  As many of you know, Mikey never chooses the easy path and will always do things his own way, with a little Mikey swagger.  We expect no difference here. 

 

The Schneider Family can’t thank you all enough for the support, love and care you have already given to their family.  #MikeyStrong will be the motto for all of us to use during the long fight ahead. #MikeyStrong will serve him well and serve as a reminder to us all about how tough and resilient Michael will be in his fight against cancer. One of Michael’s greatest strengths is that he will always try 200% to never let himself or anyone else down. 

 

Go Fund Me Page
Let's all show our support for Mikey in his battle and consider even the smallest donation to help his family through this very difficult time.  Here's a link to a Go Fund Me page that has been set up to support Mikey and the entire Schneider Family: 
https://www.gofundme.com/5f237d-mikeystrong

 

As Mikey's lacrosse coach for the last 6-7 years, this hits home and I am "all in" to help this wonderful young man in his fight.  He is truly a joy to be around and I can't wait to get him back on the field after his battle is won.  You will be hearing from me with updates and additional pleas for support.  Please just click the link...perhaps you'll be inspired to help.

 

#MikeyStrong
 
Coach Matt Corry
Boys Coordinator
Norwalk Junior Lacrosse

by posted 02/13/2018
Positive Coaching Alliance Training

PCA Training in Westport - March 1st 2018 7-9pm

Positive Coaching Alliance Training is scheduled at 

Saugatuck Elementary School Auditorium, Westport CT

 

Contact Jon Zames if interested in attending. 
 
Date: 3/1
Time: 7:00-9:00
Location: Saugatuck Elementary School Auditorium, Westport CT

Jon Zames email 
917-513-3073
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by posted 02/11/2018
RENEGADE TEAM ALERT

A group of disgruntled fathers from the CONNY-member Connecticut River Lacrosse Club, known as the Ticks, have formed a renegade Senior Boys team, recruiting players from multiple CONNY member programs. They currently are attempting to schedule games with CONNY teams, representing themselves falsely as in some way associated with the Ticks. 

 

CONNY member programs approached to schedule games with a purported “Ticks” Senior Boys team should confirm that the opponent is a legitimate CRLC Ticks team. Games against renegade entities like this bogus “Ticks” team DO NOT COUNT for CONNY Tournament and All Stars qualification.

 

Further, participating in such games undermines the very foundation of CONNY’s core concept of community-based competition.

 

Jack Couch, Secretary


by posted 02/05/2018
CONNY 2018 Officers

 

CONNY 2018 Officers

Office Name Town
President*   Rich Greenwood Fairfield
VP-Competition*  Paul Farren Guilford
VP-Girls League Play*  Amanda Gerich  Stamford
VP-Girls League Play Jamie Czajkowski West Hartford Girls
VP-Boys League Play*  Bill Giugno Monroe
Treasurer*  Buddy Zachery  
Secretary*  Jack Couch Norwalk
VP-Communications Dave Pretlove Amity
VP-Training Mike Whitney Wolcott
AVP-Competition-Girls Amy Alvord Westport
AVP-Competition-Boys Brent Botti Cheshire
AVP-Competition-Boys Pat Coleman Greenwich
AVP-Competition-All Stars Scott Heaney Glastonbury
AVP-Boys League Play John Karafa Stratford
AVP-Boys League Play Gary Bauer Stratford
Immediate Past President* Andrew Barnard Darien
President Emeritus Bob Russell Madison

          

* Officers mandated in CONNY Bylaws; all other officers are added at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

To contact any of the officers please click here


by posted 02/01/2018
2018 CONNY Dues Set

At its January 30, 2018 Annual Meeting the CONNY Board of Directors approved the following dues structure for 2018. For each member program:

$450.00     Basic Membership: Covers the first four teams a member program enters in CONNY Junior and Senior play.

$200.00     Fee for each additional Junior and Senior boys or girls team entered in CONNY play.

$100.00     Fee for each Lightning boys or girls team entered in CONNY play (NOTE: All CONNY Lightning play is 8v8 small sided/small field). 
(No fee is charged for Bantam teams.)

Dues are due by March 1. There is a $100.00 penalty for each month dues are late. However, there is no penalty for adding teams later, so long as the basic dues are paid on time.  

Send payments to:

Membership Dues

CONNY Lacrosse Association

PO Box 131

Fairfield, CT 06824


by posted 02/01/2018
How to documents updated

How To Documents are updated

 

The declaration process page has been updated - see here

 

Tips and tricks of how to ensure you can schedule games and that the correct teams are registered are shown.

 

Additional documents:

how to schedule and update scores  here

what is needed to set up teams when the town website is not hosted by League Athletics (now known as SI Play) here

 

How To folder:

here

 

Remember when creating games:

Allow sufficient time - 1 hr 15 mins or 1 hr 30 mins to complete a full game, less for running time games

If the game is cancelled, use the STATUS = CANCEL and never delete a game

For girls senior division games, indicate Full checking game or not in the game type

 

Lightning (and bantam) games are "small sided" 8v8 games. Make sure your teams are sized appropriately, and that you declare enough teams at the age group to support the 8v8 format. Note that CONNY fees are reduced (50%) versus the teams for full field 10v10 play. Also you may wish to add new fields to accommodate 8v8 play (so you can schedule on the same full sized field 2 8v8 games at the same time) If so, contact  to add more fields. 


by posted 01/30/2018
CONNY Post Season Dates announced

A new season is being planned - welcome to the 2018 CONNY season

 

If you are a contact for a CONNY program - President, Vice President, Treasurer, Manager, Scheduler or Coach, please register here  We cannot use the information which is linked from other club sites to email so this is our primary means to get in contact with the programs.

 

The planned tournament dates are posted here

 

Thanks for your continued commitment to Youth Lacrosse in Connecticut


by posted 10/21/2017
AMERICA'S FIRST SPORT
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.

http://vimeo.com/64675548

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.

Enjoy.
by posted 05/15/2013
US LACROSSE ISSUES STATEMENT ON RECRUITING

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
CONNY CONCUSSION RESOURCES

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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