Welcome to The Norwalk Lacrosse Association Website
Since 1990, Norwalk Junior Lacrosse has taught the fundamental skills of lacrosse, provided a rewarding team experience, and made sure our players have fun.
NJrLacrosse is offered by the Norwalk Lacrosse Association, which also supports the lacrosse programs at both of Norwalk’s high schools and sponsors clinics and opportunities to play for enthusiasts aged six to sixty, and older.
NJrLacrosse is a member of US Lacrosse, the National Governing Body of the sport, and of the CONNY Youth Lacrosse Association, which includes fifty-five community-based youth lacrosse programs fielding nearly 600 separate teams across Connecticut, Westchester County, NY, and even New York City.
On this site you'll be able to get the latest news, bulletins, rosters, schedules and game results.
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.
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 a hard oldest birthday for each grade. The change was driven by new US Lacrosse player segmentation 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.
Within lacrosse, a quick review of the published rosters of top D-1 college teams shows that at least 85% were multi-sport athletes in high school. That holds true at lower divisions too. Youth, or even high school, is too soon to focus on only one sport ... even one as wonderful as lacrosse.
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. So it's not that lacrosse is a lot like basketball ... it's that basketball is a lot like lacrosse.