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For specific team information click on the "Team" button at the top of this page.  From there you can choose your specific team, bulletins, rosters, and schedule.

For up to the minute weather or scheduling information, please call one of the following Hotline Telephone numbers:

U15 Senior Boys 602-0801
U13 Junior Boys 602-0802
U11 Lightning Boys 602-0803
U9 Bantam Boys 602-0803
Senior Girls (7th & 8th Grade) 602-0805
Junior Girls (5th & 6th Grade) 602-0806
Lightning Girls (3rd & 4th Grade) 602-0807
Little Laxer Girls (1st & 2nd Grade) 602-0807












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NEW! Girls' Summer Sandlot Lax at Vets Park
06/12/2014
ANNOUNCING SUMMER SANDLOT LAX AT VETS PARK FOR GIRLS!  For...
2014 Summer Sandlot Lax at Vets Park
06/02/2014
Now that the NJrLax spring season is winding down, it’s time...
Norwalk & McMahon Honor Father of Norwalk Girls Lax
04/11/2014
On Friday, April 11, 2014, the Brien McMahon and Norwalk High...
The Medicine Game
10/14/2013
This link takes you to a terrific PBS documentary, The Medicine Game,...
America's First Sport
05/12/2013
If you haven't already seen it, the following link will take...
 
NEW! Girls' Summer Sandlot Lax at Vets Park
by posted 06/12/2014
 

ANNOUNCING SUMMER SANDLOT LAX AT VETS PARK FOR GIRLS! 

For over a decade, Norwalk Lacrosse Association has offered Boys' Summer Sandlot Lax at Veterans Park. It has been a highlight of many families' summers, and now girls will have it too. 

What is Girls Sandlot Lacrosse?  Girls' Summer Sandlot Lax at Vets Park is pick up women's lacrosse one night a week where girls from all ages can play together in a fun, organized, and safe manner. Certified umpires keep the games moving while giving instruction to the younger players when needed. All ages play together and there are special rules to deal with the wide range of ages on the field. Parents, older siblings, and coaches are encouraged to play too. Girls sticks must be used. 

Eight game nights: Wednesday Evenings, June 18 through August 6.

Eligibility:  Senior, Junior, and Lightning Girls for the 2014 Spring Season
(Grades 4-8)

On a case-by-case basis, girls in younger grades can participate with Coach Santora’s recommendation.

Schedule: 
6:15 PM
—  Players arrive and pick teams.
6:30 PM —  Game time.

Cost:  $40.00

Financial Aid is available. Contact Jack Couch for details ( ; 203-838-0232; 203-952-4661 cell).

You must be a member of US Lacrosse to participate in Summer Sandlot Lax at Vets Park. All NJrLax and other CONNY players are automatically members of US Lacrosse. Parents, older siblings, and others can join online at www.uslacrosse.org (click on "Membership" in the top menu). 

Registration:  Go to www.norwalklax.org, click on "Register Online" in the left menu on the Home Page, scroll down to 2014 Girls Youth Summer Sandlot Lax, follow the directions, and click on the green “begin registration” link.

Alternatively, a paper registration form is available for download under “Documents” in the left menu. Click on the "2014 Summer Lax Activities and Camps" folder, select and download the 2014 Summer Sandlot Registration Form, complete and mail it, with check, to Norwalk Summer Lax, 6 Rowan Street Unit #4, Norwalk, CT 06855-1936. You may also bring the registration form and check to the first session you attend.

Summer Sandlot Lax at Vets is open to Norwalk non-residents. However, they should be aware that the City of Norwalk charges non-residents a $5.00 parking fee to drive into Veterans Park.

Any questions, call Matt White at 203-984-5954 or email me at


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2014 Summer Sandlot Lax at Vets Park
by posted 06/02/2014
 

Now that the NJrLax spring season is winding down, it’s time for summer lax ... specifically, Summer Sandlot Lax at Veterans Park. Entering its ninth season in 2014, Summer Sandlot Lax at Veterans Park has proven to be one of the most enjoyable activities sponsored by the Norwalk Lacrosse Association. Participation has increased each year, and we expect it will again this summer. Our objective for Summer Sandlot Lax at Vets is to have summer fun, in the spirit of old time sandlot sports for kids of all ages.

Play is informal, with teams picked at the beginning of each game based on who attends (every registered player will get a reversible pinnie to keep). This isn’t “lax camp.” There is no formal instruction … though occasional strangled cries of “shoot overhand,” or “go to the hole,” or “move the ball,” or “two hands on ground balls” are probably inevitable. Nevertheless, since even pick-up lax can become serious, we have certified officials for Summer Sandlot games to make sure play is safe and sportsmanlike.

Summer Sandlot Lax at Vets is open to Norwalk non-residents. However, they should be aware that the City of Norwalk charges non-residents a $5.00 parking fee to drive into Veterans Park.

You must be a member of US Lacrosse to participate in Summer Sandlot Lax at Vets Park. All NJrLax and other CONNY players are automatically members of US Lacrosse. Others can join online at www.uslacrosse.org (click on "Membership" in the left menu). 

Fifteen game nights: Monday & Thursday Evenings, June 16 through August 4.

Format:  This is old style pick-up lax, but with certified officials. One to three simultaneous games, depending on turnout. We play short squad, short field games when appropriate.
In keeping with the informal atmosphere we encourage in Summer Lax, parents are welcome to play with their sons. Parents, older siblings, and coaches who play must be members of US Lacrosse, but need not pay a separate registration fee to participate.

Eligibility:  U15 Senior, U13 Junior, and U11 Lightning Boys*
for the 2015 Spring Season
(Born September 1, 1999 through August 31, 2005.)

On a case-by-case basis, boys born September 1, 2005 or later can participate with their coach’s recommendation.

Schedule: 
6:15 PM
—  Players arrive and pick teams.
6:30 PM —  12-minute running time quarters with three 5-minute breaks.

Cost:  $65.00

Financial Aid is available. Contact Jack Couch for details ( ; 203-838-0232; 203-952-4661 cell).

Each player receives a reversible Summer Sandlot Lax at Vets Park pinnie to keep.

Registration:  Go to www.norwalklax.org, click on "Register Online" in the left menu on the Home Page, scroll down to 2014 Boys Youth Summer Sandlot Lax, follow the directions, and click on the green “begin registration” link.

Alternatively, a paper registration form is available for download under “Documents” in the left menu. Click on the "2014 Summer Lax Activities and Camps" folder, select and download the 2014 Summer Sandlot Registration Form, complete and mail it, with check, to Norwalk Summer Lax, 6 Rowan Street Unit #4, Norwalk, CT 06855-1936. You may also bring the registration form and check to the first session you attend.

* We would like to provide Youth Summer Lax at Vets Park for girls as well as boys. However, when we have offered girls’ summer lacrosse in past – and had the City line a field for girls play – we had virtually no participation. If there is strong player and parent interest in, and commitment to, girls’ Youth Summer Lax, we will provide it. We can make fields available any night but Tuesday. This commitment would include parents willing to volunteer to help supervise the girls’ sessions.


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Norwalk & McMahon Honor Father of Norwalk Girls Lax
by posted 04/11/2014
 

On Friday, April 11, 2014, the Brien McMahon and Norwalk High girls varsity lacrosse teams came together on the Norwalk Bears' home field for their inaugural Kuchta Cup battle. The cup celebrates Bob Kuchta, the father of girls lacrosse in the city of Norwalk, who died suddenly, unexpectedly, and too young last fall. The Kuchta Cup will be contested annually in perpetuity
After coaching boys for years in Norwalk Junior Lacrosse, Bob shouldered the responsibility of adding NJrLax's girls program in the spring of 2001. As such, he was the true founder of girls lacrosse in Norwalk. Two years later, both McMahon and Norwalk High were able to establish varsity level teams, which began the cross town rivalry.
Bob also gave us a daughter, Emily, and a son, Ian, each of whom is among the best players of their gender ever produced by our youth and high school programs. Knowing Bob, it was not hard to figure out where they got their passion and commitment on the field.

Every volunteer organization like ours depends on individuals who labor without calling attention to themselves; as a result, they sometimes don't receive the recognition they deserve. Bob Kuchta was one of those, and he is sorely missed.
Jack Couch
 
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The Medicine Game
by posted 10/14/2013
 
This link takes you to a terrific PBS documentary, The Medicine Game, which follows the older Thompson brothers of the Onondaga Nation through their youth, high school, and subsequent lacrosse careers. It describes their triumphs and also their tribulations, many of which derive from the difficulties and distractions of reservation life. In the background, you see their younger brothers, Lyle and Miles, growing up; both are now super stars of D-1 NCAA lacrosse at Albany.
 
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America's First Sport
by posted 05/12/2013
 
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. So it's not that lacrosse is a lot like basketball ... it's that basketball is a lot like lacrosse.

Enjoy.

Coach Couch
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