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Welcome to The Norwalk Lacrosse Association Website
 
 
Welcome.
 
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.
 
 
 
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NJrL 6th Grade Blue Girls Win Icebreaker
04/13/2015
  Congratulations to the 6th Grade Blue girl’s lacrosse...
VETS PARK FIELDS OPEN
04/09/2015
Our Veterans Park are open, though Recreation & Parks has not...
UPDATE-Helmets Fail NOCSAE Standard
12/01/2014
Yet more discussion, from the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/06/sports/safety-organization-deems-popular-helmet-models-unsuitable-for-play.html?emc=edit_tnt_20141205&nlid=654505&tntemail0=y   Also,...
America's First Sport
05/12/2013
If you haven't already seen it, the following link will take...
 
NJrL 6th Grade Blue Girls Win Icebreaker

Norwalk Junior Lacrosse 6th Grade Blue

 

Congratulations to the 6th Grade Blue girl’s lacrosse team that won Brookfield's 2015 Icebreaker Tournament in the 6A division yesterday!

 

Although the team entered the tournament without any substitute players, they finished undefeated at 5-0, beating Newtown in the championship game by a score of 5-1. En route to the finals they beat Newtown 6-1, Cheshire 7-4, Wallingford 7-2, and New Milford 8-1. 

 

Although the coaches moved players to different positions throughout the day, the team started each game with the same lineup. Ava Tracy, Meghan Sisk, Nora Hagerty, and Mikaela Ortolano started at attack and contributed solid offense throughout the tournament. Emma Riley, Anna Makover, and Lia L'Archevesque completed the team’s midfield line providing strong play at both ends of the field as well as winning the majority of the draws. At defense, Kate Ely, Caroline Fabrizio, Ryan Camiglio, and Hatsie Dunne played consistently all day in front of Ayzlinn Molina, the team's new goalie.


by posted 04/13/2015
VETS PARK FIELDS OPEN

Our Veterans Park are open, though Recreation & Parks has not completed lining them for lacrosse. We also need to move our goals from storage at Brien Mcmahon to Vets. Watch your email for notice of upcoming practices and our Goal Train. 

The basic practice schedule at Vets Park will be as shown below. Except where noted otherwise, all teams in an age/gender group will practice at the same time, and often together. Individual teams, or whole age/gender groups, may also schedule weekend practices that don't conflict with use of the fields for games. Practice times may be adjusted as the season progresses. Always check your email or this website before leaving for practice, especially in questionable weather conditions.

2015 GIRLS' VETERANS PARK PRACTICE TIMES

Little Laxers (1st & 2nd graders)

Saturday, 9:00-10:30 AM

 

Lightning Girls (3rd & 4th graders)

Tuesday, 5:00 to 6:15 PM

Thursday, 5:00 to 6:15 PM
Saturday, 10:30 to 12:00 AM

 

Junior Girls (5th & 6th graders)

Blue Team & White Team
Tuesday, 5:00 to 6:15 PM

Thursday, 5:00 to 6:15 PM 

 

Green Team
Thursday, 5:00 to 6:15 PM
Friday, 5:00 to 6:15 PM

 

Senior Girls (7th & 8th graders)

Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

 

2015 BOYS' VETERANS PARK PRACTICE TIMES

U9 Bantam Boys (Born 9/1/2005 to 8/31/2008) 

Tuesday, 6:15 to 7:30 PM

Saturday, 8:00 to 9:30 AM

 

U11 Lightning Boys (Born 9/1/2003 to 8/31/2005) 

Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 to 7:30 PM 

 

U13 Junior Boys (Born 9/1/2001 to 8/31/2003) 

Tuesday & Thursday, 6:15 to 7:30 PM

 

U15 Senior Boys (All 8th Graders and others born 9/1/1999 to 8/31/2001) 

 

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 4:30 to 6:00 PM

 

Note: As sunset occurs later in late April and May, schedules will change to provide more practice time (e.g., 5:00-6:15 early practices will become 5:00-6:30 PM, followed by late practices at 6:30-8:00 PM instead of the initial 6:15-7:30 PM. Watch for notice of these changes.


by posted 04/09/2015
UPDATE-Helmets Fail NOCSAE Standard

Yet more discussion, from the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/06/sports/safety-organization-deems-popular-helmet-models-unsuitable-for-play.html?emc=edit_tnt_20141205&nlid=654505&tntemail0=y

 

Also, sensible commentary from a coach in CONNY-member program (Doc's): http://laxallstars.com/helmetgate-rolls/

 

Here is a link to a further discussion of NOCSAE's decertification of the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator helmets:

http://24sevenlax.com/reaction-to-nocsaes-decision-to-decertify-two-popular-helmets/

 

Note that the article suggests that Cascade and Warrior are shipping no helmets of any model currently.

 

Original Post
In case anybody was considering a helmet purchase, NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) has announced that two lacrosse helmet models currently available in the marketplace -- the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator -- do not meet the NOCSAE helmet standard. This means that they cannot be used in lacrosse at any level until their shortcomings are rectified.

 

No other helmets on the market have been identified as non-compliant.

 

For more information, including responses from Warrior and Cascade, you can go to the US Lacrosse press release:  http://www.uslacrosse.org/multimedia-center/press-releases-news/postid/808/nocsae-announces-that-two-lacrosse-helmets-are-non-compliant-with-standard.aspx

 

We will update this notice as new information becomes available.

 

Jack Couch


by posted 12/01/2014
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. So it's not that lacrosse is a lot like basketball ... it's that basketball is a lot like lacrosse.

Enjoy.

Coach Couch
by posted 05/12/2013
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