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Checklist for town programs data entry
11/13/2018
Checklist to remember - the information CONNY needs from the...
CONNY Meeting November 13 2018
11/07/2018
CONNY Fall Meeting November 13 2018   Location: Fairfield...
Initial feedback from 10/30/18 CONNY meeting
10/31/2018
Quick Notes on the CONNY Board Meeting last night Disclaimer: Notes...
CONNY Officer Nominations and Volunteers
10/21/2018
Officer Nominations and Volunteers Request   CONNY constantly...
CONNY FALL MEETINGS
10/18/2018
CONNY FALL MEETINGS   10/30/2018 - CONNY Fall Meeting -...
CONNY Twitter feed @CONNYLacrosse
06/01/2018
CONNY experimenting in social media @CONNYlacrosse is our twitter...
CONNY 2018 Officers
02/01/2018
  CONNY 2018 Officers Office Name Town President*   Rich...
How to documents updated
01/30/2018
How To Documents are updated   The declaration process...
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...
 
Checklist for town programs data entry

Checklist to remember

- the information CONNY needs from the town site webmasters and schedulers

For each program the key items are:

1) update the google sheet for team declarations - used to determine billing to the towns, coach or scheduler email and strength of team

2) Maintain town officers on the CONNY 2019 contact list

3) Make sure the town League Athletic sites are updated with coach and team information, linked to CONNY and passing a roster (or just the coaches data) - making sure emails are roster or public availability to ensure they are usable on the CONNY site - this can be updated as rosters and coaches change

4) US Lacrosse set up for the towns to at least include all coaches and board members - this will increasingly be used to monitor background status (free for coaches in CONNY towns) and courses taken

5) Set up in CONNY for games - only put in games (girls senior should identify checking or non-checking) - practices / jamborees / Yale tournament should only be entered on the town website - all games should be entered only on CONNY - home team enters games, away confirms

6) Only cancel games - never DELETE games as this creates issues of synchronization with the refereeing assignment sites.

7) connywebmaster@gmail.com has to create or change game sites, and assign scheduler roles to users

CONNY and town site users are not the same - but the same email address has to be used on both to support the correct scheduling and score update capabilities Lastly - check out the Documents / How to for information on all this (US lacrosse steps soon)

 


by posted 11/13/2018
CONNY Meeting November 13 2018

CONNY Fall Meeting November 13 2018

 

Location: Fairfield Prep Student Life Center (Cafeteria)

Time: 7-9pm

 

These are important meetings for our gender schedulers and leaders to attend as they will:

  1. For both boys and girls representatives together
    1. offer instruction for registering our contacts and declaring our teams, 
    2. cover other topics such as number of coaches on sidelines
  2. ​Separate meeting for boys and for girls 
    1. discuss 2019 Rules of Play, (separate boys and girls meetings)
    2. review player segmentation decisions from the October 30 full Board of Directors meeting
    3. begin core scheduling for next spring. 

We look forward to seeing you there

 

Dave Pretlove , Communications connywebmaster@gmail.com

The CONNY Board


by posted 11/07/2018
Initial feedback from 10/30/18 CONNY meeting

Quick Notes on the CONNY Board Meeting last night

Disclaimer:

Notes from the meeting last night - my personal recollections and not the CONNY board's minutes... (David Pretlove)

 

Timing for the tournaments: (added Nov 7 2018)

June 1/2 - Senior Boys and Girls at Yale

June 1or 2 - Lightning Tournament probably at Trumbull

June 8/9 - Yale already have an event - we may be able to play All Star games this weekend but no tournament

June 15/16 - initially proposed the Junior Tournament this weekend, but other options have to be looked at as many at the meeting felt that kids would be lost to Summer programs if this was scheduled so late

 

Segmentation Discussions

1) Age segmentation was adopted for all levels from 6U to 14U.

2) Exceptions to the age policy will be treated more sympathetically than last year and with a goal for the review committee to respond more quickly (within a week?)

3) Based on the players skills and ages, programs should adopt the best team structure - some may stay age based (separate 14U / 13U teams in Seniors) or can use mixed teams within the division (joint 13U/14U perhaps with A and B levels) - large programs may do both potentially

Addressing Poor Behavior from coaches

Over the last few years when dealing with issues with coaches a strong correlation has been found with

  • Coaches who have not completed CONNY requirements for training and testing
  • Coaching sidelines having too many coaches (more than 3 or 4)

a) Coaches US Lacrosse Registration and Background checks

US Lacrosse will require background checks for all coaches as they renew / sign up for US Lacrosse. Data entry is about 5-10 minutes for the coach, and decisions rendered in 3-5 days. An appeal can be made if the result is unfavorable. Coaches have 10 days to complete background

Additional training "Safe Sports" will also become available via US Lacrosse

b) CONNY will work to improve compliance with the coaching requirements

Closer integration with US Lacrosse will support tracking that coaches truly have qualifications to coach and are in good standing with US Lacrosse

Rule changes to limit the number of coaches on a sideline will be introduced in CONNY meetings before the season begins

c) Ultimately individual programs need to ensure CONNY rules are followed

Make sure each program understands the CONNY rules for who can coach, and ensures that all coaches meet those requirements - from the first game of the season and not just before the CONNY tournament

Merger of Stratford and West Haven

Approved with a review in 2 years - greater than 75% attendees approved a bylaw exception to support this change.

 

CONTACT information - please keep CONNY up to date

Please register new town program officers (President / Treasurer / Scheduler etc) at - 2018 contacts have been rolled forward into 2019

This is the primary mailing list to communicate to CONNY programs, Twitter account @CONNYlacrosse also publishes updates - mostly during the season

 


by posted 10/31/2018
CONNY Officer Nominations and Volunteers

Officer Nominations and Volunteers Request

 
CONNY constantly needs new blood on the Executive Committee and is looking for new officer nominations and volunteers. Send any such to Nominating Committee Chairman Bob Russell at  . You may also call him at (203) 640-1892 (mobile) if you have questions.
 
The Nominating Committee intends to present its slate of 2019 officers at the October 30 CONNY Board meeting.
 
Jack Couch, Secretary
 

by posted 10/21/2018
CONNY FALL MEETINGS

CONNY FALL MEETINGS

 

10/30/2018 - CONNY Fall Meeting - 7pm Fairfield Prep - Student Life Center

 

11/13/2018 - Girls/Boys Divisional Meetings  - Time / location - To be Confirmed

 

NOTE: This meeting will be separate and your programs should be prepared to have attendees for both

 

 At the conclusion of the scheduled Topics - Both groups will have a CONNY wide scheduling meeting.

The CONNY Board asks that this be the first scheduling meeting for everyone. 

While we understand not all programs have their registrations numbers, and number of teams at this time, getting tentative games/dates on the calendar now will prevent a future scramble.

Please make your best efforts to attend.

 

 

Winter/Spring Meeting Dates will be announced as soon as possible.


by posted 10/18/2018
CONNY Twitter feed @CONNYLacrosse

CONNY experimenting in social media

@CONNYlacrosse is our twitter handle

#CONNYTournaments hashtag

This should become the quickest way to keep you all informed about changes during Tournament season, and keep the Youth Lacrosse community connected all year.

Please follow 

CONNY webmaster


by posted 06/01/2018
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
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
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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