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Urgent BOYS ALL STARS COACHES NEEDED
06/16/2017
Boys coaches needed - Volunteers are needed urgently   We...
Lightning Jamboree Schedules Posted
06/12/2017
The 2017 Girls & Boys Lightning Jamboree schedule for Saturday...
CONNY Tournament Junior Schedules
05/30/2017
The schedules for the Junior Girls Tournament on Saturday 6/3 and...
Lang Clarke
05/17/2017
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that former CONNY...
CONNY Grade-based Player Segmentation Policy Approved
09/28/2016
At its September 27, 2016 meeting the CONNY Board of Directors overwhelmingly adopted...
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...
 
Urgent BOYS ALL STARS COACHES NEEDED

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Boys coaches needed - Volunteers are needed urgently

 

We need 4 coaches (at least) for the Junior game at 2pm Reese Stadium and 4 for the Senior game at 4.15.

 

For tomorrow June 17th

 

Practice starts at 1pm for Juniors and 3.15 for Seniors.


by posted 06/16/2017
Lightning Jamboree Schedules Posted

The 2017 Girls & Boys Lightning Jamboree schedule for Saturday June 17 are accessible through the links below.  

6/17 Girls Lightning Schedule - Click to view

6/17 Boys Lightning Schedule Revised - Click to View

Lighting Jamboree Field Map - Click to View

Both schedules and the field map can found in the 2017 Tournament sub-folder of the 2017 CONNY Season folder in Documents.


by posted 06/12/2017
CONNY Tournament Junior Schedules

The schedules for the Junior Girls Tournament on Saturday 6/3 and the Junior Boys Tournament on Sunday 6/4 can be accessed by clicking on the links below.  

6/3 Junior Girls Schedule Revised - Click to View

Junior Girls Tournament Rules - Click to View

6/4 Junior Boys Schedule v4 - Click to View

2017 CONNY Junior & Senior Field Map - Click to View

The schedules are in Documents section, 2017 CONNY Season folder, then 2017 Tournament folder

Changes to rules for Sunday 6/4 - click here

Address for Yale Fields : 47 Yale Avenue New Haven, CT 06515 will take you to the parking entrance (at the back of the Yale Football Stadium). No drop off on Central Avenue. Note: Yale charges a $10/car parking fee (& for re-entry) so car-pooling is advised, and Yale prohibits dogs on it's property, so please leave them home. Information about the venue click here Directions information here

 

 


by posted 05/30/2017
Lang Clarke

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It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that former CONNY President Langdon Clarke passed away last week. 

Many of you will remember Lang driving around his home town of Darien and numerous other CONNY towns in his Jeep with lacrosse sticks hanging out the back. He attended almost every sports contest at Darien High School and every CONNY event. I’ll have more details shortly but right now, please keep Lang and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

The family will be hosting a Memorial Service on Saturday, August 26th in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard. More details to follow.

Respectfully Submitted,

Bob Russell


by posted 05/17/2017
CONNY Grade-based Player Segmentation Policy Approved

At its September 27, 2016 meeting the CONNY Board of Directors overwhelmingly adopted a player segmentation policy for all member programs that is grade-based, but with an age filter. The change was driven by the US Lacrosse age-based guidelines and their goal of increasing fairness and player safety. The new policy also addresses the confusing mix of CONNY age-based and grade-based teams that has seriously complicated scheduling.

This summer, a broad CONNY subcommittee was formed and tasked with making a recommendation to the CONNY Board. The objective was to strike the right balance between the USL proposal and what was best for the diverse CONNY member programs. The draft was vetted, revised, and approved by the CONNY membership on September 27th. The policy creates a unified player segmentation policy that will be effective immediately.

The CONNY policy, which is grade-based with a firm oldest age cutoff for each grade, is a modified version of the USL recommendation. The committee felt this configuration would encourage participation and better ensure fairness and safety.

For players in grades 5-7, the age cutoff will be September 1st of the year preceding the season.  Those born before September 1st will automatically play up one grade. Players who are "young in grade" (i.e., are younger than their grade's birthday span) have the option of staying with their grade or playing down in grade. 

The cutoff for 8th grade was moved back to March 1st of the year preceding the season, which results in an 18-month age span. This allows the vast majority of 8th graders to continue playing for their town program. Those 8th graders born before the cutoff date can petition CONNY to be allowed to play. To help avoid mismatches at scheduling, the 8th grade section of the CONNY team tiering spreadsheet will include additional columns to show the number of players who do not meet the cutoff, as well as the birthdate of the oldest player.

Where feasible, CONNY requires programs to configure teams by single grade. If this is not possible, grades can be combined, but only within divisions (i.e. 7th and 8th grade Seniors and 5th and 6th grade Juniors). All programs will require grade declaration at the time of registration.

For players in grades K-4, CONNY will not enforce an age cutoff. There was strong consensus for keeping these grades to a traditional intro to lacrosse model. Most of these players are relatively new to lacrosse and the committee wanted to stress keeping it fun, emphasizing fundamentals, and playing 7v7 or another small-sided play configuration.

A FAQs sheet on the new player segmentation policy is posted under documents, as are an explanatory grid and grade-by-grade eligible birthday spans for the 2017 season.


by posted 09/28/2016
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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