On Wednesday, November 19th there will be a free boy's lacrosse coaching clinic open to all who wish to attend. The clinic will provide a forum for coaching development in all aspects of running a lacrosse team. Coaches can expect the following:
• Live drills involving our athletes
• Chalk talk
• Video breakdowns
• Q&A session
• Coffee, food, drinks provided
The staff includes three experienced and successful coaches with over 25 years of combined coaching at the highest level.
Andy Copelan – Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach – 7th Year at Fairfield University (11 years overall)
Colin Hulme – Assistant Coach/ Defensive Coordinator – 3rd Year at Fairfield University (7 years overall)
Andy Whitley – Assistant Coach/ Offensive Coordinator – 6th Year at Fairfield University (11 years overall)
CONNY leadership considers this clinic to be an acceptable follow-on to the coaches training that falls under CONNY regulations. This does not replace the initial training requirements - PCA Double Goal Coach or US Lax CEP 1 online or in person.
Please click HERE for more information and registration details.
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.