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.
HOUSEKEEPING RULES 05/16/2016 There are a number of important housekeeping rules we must follow:
There are a number of important housekeeping rules we must follow:
NO DOGS at any of our venues. The fine for dogs at Vets is, I believe $100.00, and I suspect is similarly considerable at the schools.
NO PARKING DOWN BY THE FIELD at BRIEN McMAHON (this includes drop-off and pick-up). All vehicles except those on authorized official business must park in the lots in front of the school, or if there is room, in the lot at the top of the stairs leading down to the field. This is a fire safety issue.
GAME PERSONNEL ONLY INSIDE THE FENCES AT SCHOOL FIELDS. This includes Brien McMahon, Norwalk High, and Nathan Hale. At the high schools, this includes the track and field areas inside the fences. This is a safety and liability issue.
ALL PARKING AT NATHAN HALE must be in the school lots. NO PARKING on William Street or Dairy Farm Road near the field at the bottom of the hill, though drop off/pick-up is permitted here. For games, we open the small lot off William Street for handicapped parking and emergency vehicle access … but no other parking is allowed.
NO “WATERING THE SHRUBS” at Nathan Hale … use the Porta Potty by the baseball field at the top of the hill.
GOALS AT VETS MUST BE LOCKED UP after practices and games, either at the adjacent light poles for the East and Middle Fields, or well off the West Field so they don’t interfere with mowing and painting lines. More often than not when I check the fields, several goals are spread around … especially on the West Field. These goals are then used for pick-up soccer or as chinning bars, which can damage them beyond repair. Also, the lightweight goals are so portable that one individual could easily make off with one or more at night (no, we do not have surveillance cameras).
CLEAN UP AFTER PRACTICES AND GAMES … even stuff left in visiting team and spectator areas (and respect host programs at away games by cleaning up after ourselves).
It is the responsibility of team managers and/or coaches to make sure visiting teams understand and adhere with these rules, as appropriate to each venue.
I am confident that the goodwill, cooperation, and civility of our NJrL families will help us adhere to these rules to the benefit of all. That includes civil reminders of our rules to visitors.
However, individuals who repeatedly violate these rules will be banned from attending NJrL games, home and away as well, because we assume their behavior will be similarly embarrassing at the host venues.
To help Norwalk Junior Lacrosse parents plan for the upcoming spring season, following are provisional practice schedules. While we will make every effort to adhere to these schedules, they WILL CHANGE in response to weather, field conditions (especially at Veterans Park), the periodic availability of the FieldTurf fields at both high schools, and potential conflicts with games, especially later in the season when we need to reschedule weather and other cancelations. Therefore, if you have any doubts, it is imperative that you check your email and this norwalklax.org home page before leaving for any practice.
These schedules presuppose an April 1 start, but for Veterans Park, that depends on field conditions.
GIRLS INDOOR PRACTICES: Some girls teams have scheduled indoor practices at Sono Field House in March and early April. If you have any questions about these practices, contact Karen O'Brien-White (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pete Makover (email@example.com).
BOYS MARCH PRACTICES: A separate notice lists a full schedule of boys team practices during March on the FieldTurf field at Nathan Hale. Direct any questions about boys practices to Coach Corry (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BOYS PRACTICE SCHEDULE-effective April 1
Dates & Times
U15 Senior Boys
Mon 5:30-7:30 pm
Wed 5:30-7:30 pm
Fri 5:30-7:30 pm*
U13 Junior Boys
Mon 7:30-9:00 pm
Wed 7:30-9:00 pm
U11 Lightning Boys
Tue 6:15-7:30 pm
Thu 6:15-7:30 pm
Tue 6:15-7:30 pm
Sat 8:30-10:00 am
* Or 7:15-9:00 pm at Nathan Hale if there is no game scheduled there.
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.