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REGISTRATION OPEN!

Registration for the 2022 season is now OPEN
Please register your child(ren) as soon as possible. It makes planning for this upcoming season easier. Registration links can be found below. 

We are planning on doing indoor clinics for the kids starting in February - as long as schools stay open.  More info will be emailed on that soon. 

If there are any issues, please email:  


Boys 7th & 8th grade registration 

Girls 7th & 8th grade registration 

Boys 5th & 6th grade registration 

Girls 5th & 6th grade registration 

 

Boys 3rd & 4th grade registration 

Girls 3rd & 4th grade registration 

Boys 1st & 2nd Grade in-house clinic "Dingo Lacrosse"

 

Girls 1st & 2nd Grade in-house clinic "Dingo Lacrosse"



 

CONNY IMPLEMENTS NEW AGE/GRADE POLICY

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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