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.
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.