NLA Fundraiser May 15, 2018 6-9pm Mr. Frosty's 1st St Norwalk, CT****Please Join US!!!****
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.
A member of our Norwalk Junior Lacrosse community, Michael (Mikey) Schneider, needs our help. Mikey, a 6th grader and dedicated NJrL laxer, was recently diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system.It's heartbreaking and devastating but Mike seems to be in good spirits and feeling ok...and if ever there were a family of scrappy, boisterous, loving fighters, it's the Schneider clan!!
His cancer has metastasized throughout his body and will be difficult to treat. Most important, though, his cancer is treatable, and there is no reason to believe that Mikey will not make a full recovery. But it will be a long, tough fight. The Schneider Family and those who love Mikey all feel lucky that he is alive and that there is hope. He is truly pain free and is his typical fun loving, goofy self.
Those who know Mikey are not surprised to learn, that in true Michael Schneider fashion, even his high risk cancer falls into the “Go Big or Go Home” category. His tumor is so large that it has actually pushed his liver into the other side of his body. His Oncology team can not believe he has been able to wrestle so intensively for the last four years, play soccer, play lacrosse for both Norwalk and the Maker A Wish Lax programs, and pursue all of his other activities. His wrestling nickname, “Magic Man” has actually become a self-fulfilling prophecy...as has his other wrestling nickname, “Chaos.” Michael never disappoints, right?!
If anyone can do this, it will be Mikey. As many of you know, Mikey never chooses the easy path and will always do things his own way, with a little Mikey swagger. We expect no difference here.
The Schneider Family can’t thank you all enough for the support, love and care you have already given to their family. #MikeyStrong will be the motto for all of us to use during the long fight ahead. #MikeyStrong will serve him well and serve as a reminder to us all about how tough and resilient Michael will be in his fight against cancer. One of Michael’s greatest strengths is that he will always try 200% to never let himself or anyone else down.
Go Fund Me Page
Let's all show our support for Mikey in his battle and consider even the smallest donation to help his family through this very difficult time. Here's a link to a Go Fund Me page that has been set up to support Mikey and the entire Schneider Family: https://www.gofundme.com/5f237d-mikeystrong
As Mikey's lacrosse coach for the last 6-7 years, this hits home and I am "all in" to help this wonderful young man in his fight. He is truly a joy to be around and I can't wait to get him back on the field after his battle is won. You will be hearing from me with updates and additional pleas for support. Please just click the link...perhaps you'll be inspired to help.
Listed below is the NJrLax spring practice schedule, which will begin when Norwalk Recreation & Parks opens the Veterans Park fields around April 1st. Before that, practices and clinics/camps will be scheduled as turf fields or indoor time is available.
NOTE: The boys' schedule may change slightly, and for both genders, when weather and field conditions make Veterans Park unplayable, we will move one or more practices to the high school turf fields, if they are available.
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.