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2016 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

 

To register online and pay with a credit or debit card click on “Register Online” in the left menu on the home page and follow the instructions. 

Registration is first-come-first-served within each age/gender group until it fills completely.  
 


 

 

Your child must be a current member of US Lacrosse to participate in Norwalk Junior Lacrosse. The US Lacrosse membership also enables your child to participate in Norwalk Lacrosse Association summer activities and many camps and programs across the country that require US Lacrosse membership. If your child is not a member of US Lacrosse, or if the membership is due to expire during the upcoming spring season (before June 30, 2016), this registration system will have you join automatically and charge a US Lacrosse fee of $25.00, in addition to the Norwalk Jr. Lacrosse fee. 

Please Note: 
When registering online, be sure to complete both the US Lacrosse and Norwalk Jr. Lacrosse transactions. Our online registration program separates the Norwalk Junior Lacrosse participation fee and the $25.00 US Lacrosse membership fee.  
 

Girls Age Groups

Little Laxers:

1st & 2nd Grades

Lightning:

3rd & 4th Grades

Juniors:

5th & 6th Grades

Seniors:

7th & 8th Grades               



Boys Age Groups

U9 Bantam:

U9 Bantam: Born on or after 9/1/2006
and in kindergarten or higher grade.

U11 Lightning:

Born between 9/1/2004 and 8/31/2006

U13 Junior:

Born between 9/1/2002 and 8/31/2004

U15 Senior:

All 8th graders and 7th Graders born before 9/1/2002     



NJrLacrosse Developmental Progression
NJrLacrosse offers an age/gender appropriate experience to every boy and girl. While primarily instructional at all levels, the balance between instruction and competitive emphasis shifts progressively so that graduates of the program have the skills, knowledge, and emotional discipline to play high school lacrosse, if they so choose. While a child who progresses through all levels of the NJrLacrosse program obviously has an advantage, many players who have entered the program as late as eighth grade have gone on to successful lacrosse careers in high school and college. Therefore, beginners are welcome at all levels.
 

Little Laxers (girls only) play is instructional only and is structured to be a fun introduction to the sport. Little Laxers normally meet once per week. The format is a station-based clinic where girls learn the fundamentals of catching, passing, shooting, scooping, and cradling … and yes, even wearing a mouthpiece and goggles! The first half of the practice typically splits the girls into groups of 5 – 10 players that rotate between stations with a parent/coach. The second half will be filled with races and maybe some target practice on a piñata! 

U9 Bantam Boys play is instructional, mostly intramural, and non-competitive (no official scorekeeping, no league standings, no postseason tournament leading to a championship, no overtime play, coaches are allowed on the field). Body checking is not allowed. U9 Bantam Boys practice twice per week. Practices focus on teaching boys the fundamentals of passing, catching, cradling, scooping, shooting, and team play to build a strong base for their future growth in the game … and they are fun. Intramural games are played on short fields with short squads (typically 7-on-7) to guarantee the maximum number of touches for each player. Later in the season, NJrLacrosse will form U9 teams to play a few full field, full squad scrimmages with teams from surrounding towns, culminating in a few Bantam festivals in early June, including Norwalk’s own Pound-on-the-Sound Bantam Festival.

Lightning, Junior, and Senior Boys and Girls NJrLacrosse teams offer players progressively more intense competition, appropriate to their age, and thus require progressively greater commitment. Teams will practice three to five times per week until late April; thereafter games will replace one or two practices per week. Games are on weekends and weekday evenings against opponents from across Connecticut and Southeastern New York. Lightning, Junior, and Senior teams will wrap up their seasons at the CONNY Tournaments in June at Yale. In 2015, over 400 teams played in this event. Detailed practice and game schedules will be available at each team’s first meeting.

Everyone Plays

Every player who attends practice gets plenty of playing time. No experience is necessary.

 

US Lacrosse

Every registered NJrLacrosse player automatically becomes a member of US Lacrosse and will receive four youth oriented issues of Lacrosse Magazine.

 
Required Equipment

BOYS: Lacrosse Stick, Helmet, Mouthpiece, Shoulder Pads, Gloves, Arm Pads, Cleats, Protective Cup, and Practice Clothing: A mouthpiece is included in registration. Use of NJrLacrosse owned helmets, shoulder pads, and/or gloves is available while supplies last, with first year players and those receiving financial aid receiving priority. Each player provides his own arm pads, cleats, cup, and practice clothing. On a first-come-first-served basis while our supply lasts, NJrLacrosse will provide a beginner lacrosse stick to first year players who don’t have their own.

GIRLS: Lacrosse Stick, Goggles, Mouthpiece, Cleats, and Practice Clothing: A mouthpiece is included in registration. Each player must provide her own lacrosse stick, goggles, cleats, and practice clothing.

GOALKEEPERS: NJrLacrosse provides goalie sticks and all required protective equipment for both boy and girl goalkeepers. Players must provide all other equipment required for their gender.

UNIFORMS: Every boy receives a pair of NJrLacrosse game shorts and a reversible practice pinnie to keep. Every Senior, Junior, and Lightning boy receives a reversible game jersey they return at the end of the season (or buy if it is damaged or lost). 

4-8th grade girls are required to purchase a pinnie, jersey (personalized with name on back) and skort.

Costs

GIRLS 

 

Little Laxers

$145.00 ($120 + $25 US Lacrosse Membership)

All Other Girls:

$250.00 ($225 + $25 US Lacrosse Membership)

 

 

BOYS

 

U9 Bantam Boys:

$195.00 ($170 + $25 US Lacrosse Membership)

All Other Boys

$265.00 ($240 + $25 US Lacrosse Membership)

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: There is a $20.00 discount for all registrations received before January 1, 2016.

Financial aid is available; call 203-838-0232 for information.

REFUNDS: Our policy is to refund all but our non-recoverable costs for players who decide to withdraw through the sixth practice of their age/gender group. After the sixth practice, there will be no refund of registration fees.