2016 Youth Summer Sandlot Lax
For 2016, the Norwalk Lacrosse Association sponsors youth play at Vets Park two nights a week during the summer.
Our objective is to have fun, in the spirit of old time sandlot sports for kids of all ages. This isn’t “lax camp.” There is no formal instruction … though occasional strangled cries of “shoot overhand” or “go to the hole” or “move the ball” or “two hands on ground balls” are probably inevitable at every level
Play is informal, with teams picked at the beginning of each game based on who attends.
Nevertheless, since even pick-up lax can become serious, we have certified officials to make sure play is safe and sportsmanlike.
Summer Lax at Vets Park is open to Norwalk non-residents. However, non-residents should know that the City of Norwalk charges a $5.00 parking fee to drive into Veterans Park.
You must be a member of US Lacrosse to participate in Summer Lax at Vets Park. You can join US Lacrosse online at HERE.
Summer Sandlot Lax-Eleventh Year
Pick-up Lacrosse for Boys who will play CONNY Senior, Junior, and Lightning in 2017
(Born September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2008.)
On a case-by-case basis, players born September 1, 2008 or later can participate with their coach’s recommendation.
Boys: Monday & Thursday Evenings, June 20-August 4 (Excluding July 4)
This is old style pick-up lax, but with certified officials. One to three simultaneous games, depending on turnout. We play short squad games when appropriate. In keeping with the informal atmosphere we encourage in Summer Sandlot Lax parents are welcome to play with their children (parents, older siblings, and coaches who play must be members of US Lacrosse, but need not pay a registration fee to participate). When turnout is sufficient, we will age-segregate games; otherwise, all ages play together. Because we closely manage match-ups on the field, and strictly control contact, younger players have proven they can hold their own with the older kids and adults in Summer Sandlot Lax … and it is a great way for them to improve their play. In turn, the older players become de facto teachers as well as participants, and that improves their game as well.
6:15 PM Players arrive and pick teams.
6:30 PM Face-off. Based on turnout, we'll use one or two fields.
12-minute running time quarters with 5-minute water breaks between quarters.
Registration & Fees
We aim to offer the maximum amount of play for the minimum cost commensurate with safety and a good lax experience.
To register with a credit card, click on "Register Online" in the left menu and then on "2016 Boys Summer Sandlot Lax." You may also use a paper registration form and register in person or by mail; click on "Documents" in the left menu to download the appropriate registration form.
Boys Sandlot: $65.00
Financial aid is available: Contact Jack Couch at 203-838-0232 or
to inquire. All financial aid registrations are confidential and use the paper registration form found under "Documents" in the left menu.
or call Jack Couch at 203-838-0232 for more information.