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FINAL DATES FOR THE K2 Program (Dingo Lacrosse) are Posted below.


Our Dates are the following.

April 6th
April 13th
April 27th

May 4th
May 11th
May 18th
** Subject to change - a program event with no time as of yet has been dropped on us recently.**

June 1st
June 8th
June 15th
 - (Swing date if we need it.)

If you have any questions, please let us know. 

Registration for the 2019 season is now open!

Welcome to the start of registration for 2019! We’re excited to have all the kids back this year and look forward to another fun season!  This email is a bit lengthy, but it’s an important one. Please read through the entire message.

K2 Parents, you will find info towards the bottom of this post.

*Note: if you know your child will not be returning this year, simply reply to this email and we’ll remove you from distribution.

A few important dates / changes:

Dec 1 - Registration opened

January - March: Pre-season Indoor Training: We will be starting in January, and it will once again take place at Rogers Park Middle School. More info will be sent out regarding that in a couple weeks. We’re looking to hold them on Monday and Wednesday nights throughout the winter again this year.

Feb 15th (ish) Uniform Orders need to be in for the start of the season.

March  10, 17, 24, 31  from 10am to 11am -  Practice at the Dome: (K2 not applicable). We paired the times down a bit due to low participation early on in the winter because of other sport commitments - but with this we hope to see more kids during these times and make better use of the space allotted to us.  

April 1: Registration Fees are due. In previous years registration fees extended beyond the end of the season. This year we’re looking to cap it at the start of the regular season.

April 1: Practice Moves outdoors - Dress warm!

April 13 - 21: April Vacation:  We will not hold regularly scheduled practices or games over April vacation, with the exception of Saturday April 13th.  This is the first day of April vacation, but we had good participation last year.  Most teams have a game scheduled at home on the turf on this day.

April 27th: Start of K2 Clinic 8am at the Broadview Middle School Turf.

May 25 - 27: Memorial Day Weekend:  No Games or Practices.

June 15th: Approx. End of Season.

Information on Winter Indoor Training at Rogers Park Middle School
These sessions are a good opportunity to shake the rust off, or develop skills for first time players. We’ll be focusing on the fundamentals of the game, as well as start to introduce kids to new concepts of lacrosse.

This year you may (and are encouraged) to bring a friend at no cost.  They’ll have to sign a basic waiver, but this is a great way to introduce new kids to lacrosse.  We have a limited number of real sticks available to borrow for these sessions. PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD.

New this year! We’re introducing a referral program. Families who refer a NEW PLAYER into the program will receive $50 off their registration in the form of a refund to their credit card. Up to 2 referrals can be applied to a single account totaling $100 off. Not applicable to K2 Clinic.

Note: Referrals must be sent to Rich Fournier via email BEFORE the NEW player signs up so that we know a credit will be due, and what account to apply it towards.

Referral credits will be paid on or around JUNE 1st.

Uniforms and numbers will be handled during the pre season. If you need a new uniform, or are a first time registrant, please see Christine Fournier. Uniforms are approx $60 and can be used for multiple years or until your child grows out of it. .

We’re looking to upgrade the quality of shorts for both boys and girls.  We’ll make that information available when we have it. (again, the look will stay the same)

K2 Clinic: We’re in the middle of revamping our K2 Clinic to make it more fun, and start introducing them to more game-like play of lacrosse. We’re looking to start K2 on Saturday April 27th.  The Clinic is typically held at 8am on the turf at Broadview Middle School. All Children will receive a Pinnie to play in.

Coaches 1: We are in need of coaching assistance at multiple levels including.

Boys Lightning
Girls Junior (If we have the registration numbers - see referral program)
Girls Senior.

I know coaching can be a daunting task to undertake.  It is however necessary in order to keep the program running.  Experience is preferred, but if you have the drive to learn the game, you can become a very successful coach.  Our current coaching staff will help teach you the fundamentals you will need, and we will send you to a Level 1 Coaching Certification Course once they become available.  Please let me know if you are interested. If you are on the fence and have questions, please reach out. We also pay the US Lacrosse Fees for any coach on our staff.

Coaches 2: It’s really important. See above.

Thank you for your time, if you have questions about anything above, please let me know.  




CONNY Grade-based Player Segmentation Policy

September 27th, 2016

CONNY lacrosse has adopted a grade-based player segmentation policy for all member programs. The change was driven by the US Lacrosse age-based guidelines and their goal of increasing fairness and player safety. The new policy also addresses the confusing mix of CONNY age-based and grade-based teams that seriously complicated scheduling.

This summer, a broad CONNY subcommittee was formed and tasked with making a recommendation to the CONNY Board. The objective was to strike the right balance between the USL proposal and what was best for the diverse CONNY member programs. The draft was vetted, revised, and approved overwhelmingly by the CONNY membership on September 27th. The policy creates a unified player segmentation that will be effective immediately.

The CONNY policy, which is grade-based and has an age filter, is a modified version of the USL recommendation. The committee felt this configuration would encourage participation and better ensure fairness and safety.

For players in grades 5-7, the age cutoff will be September 1st of the year preceding the season. Those born before September 1st would automatically play up one grade. Players who are “young in grade” (i.e., are younger than their grade's birthday span) have the option of staying with their grade or playing down in grade.

The cutoff for 8th grade was moved back to March 1st of the year preceding the season, which results in an 18-month age span. This allows the vast majority of 8th graders to continue playing for their town program. Those 8th graders born before the cutoff date can petition CONNY to be allowed to play. To help avoid mismatches at scheduling, the 8th grade section of the CONNY team tiering spreadsheet will include additional columns to show the number of players who do not meet the cutoff, as well as the birthdate of the oldest player.

All programs will require grade declaration at the time of registration. Where feasible, CONNY requires programs to configure teams by single grade. If this is not possible, teams can be combined, but only within divisions (i.e. 7th and 8th grade Seniors and 5th and 6th grade Juniors).

For players in grades K-4, CONNY will enforce no age cutoff. There was strong consensus for keeping these grades to an intro-to-lacrosse model. Most of these players are relatively new to lacrosse and the committee wanted to stress keeping it fun, emphasizing fundamentals, and playing 7v7 or another small-sided play configuration.




by Danbury Lacrosse posted 11/15/2016
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