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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT 2014 CONNY TOURNAMENTS
04/16/2014
2014 CONNY TOURNAMENT EVENTS May 31st - June 1st - June 7th...
BOY'S/MEN'S FESTIVAL AT 2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
04/11/2014
BALTIMORE, April 11, 2014 — US Lacrosse will welcome about...
US LACROSSE TO INCLUDE BOY'S/MEN'S FESTIVAL AT 2014 WORL
04/11/2014
BALTIMORE, April 11, 2014 — US Lacrosse will welcome about...
TAKE THE PLEDGE!
04/01/2014
CONNY, its member programs, coaches, parents and players have always...
NCAA MEN'S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS INFO
03/28/2014
Attention all CONNY players, coaches and families... The...
30th ANNUAL ELI JAMBOREE INFO
03/27/2014
WHAT: ELI YOUTH LACROSSE JAMBOREE WHERE: YALE UNIVERSITY WHEN:...
25th ANNUAL SOUTHINGTON LACROSSE JAMBOREE
03/27/2014
WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 2014   WHERE:  Southington...
2014 CONNY BOYS RULES TEST IS UP
03/06/2014
Every coach on the sideline for a CONNY boys team must pass...
CONNY MEETINGS SCHEDULE SET
01/18/2014
The remaining 2014 season CONNY Board of Directors and...
CONNY POSTSEASON EVENT SCHEDULE
01/18/2014
The 2014 CONNY postseason Tournaments and East-West All...
2014 CONNY SCHEDULING TIMETABLE, PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES
12/13/2013
The following are the timetable, procedures, and guidelines for scheduling...
AMERICA'S FIRST SPORT
05/15/2013
If you haven't already seen it, the following link will take...
US LACROSSE ISSUES STATEMENT ON RECRUITING
10/18/2012
BALTIMORE, Oct. 18, 2012 -- US Lacrosse today issued the following...
CONNY CONCUSSION RESOURCES
12/22/2011
With an alarming rise in concussions in youth sports over the past...
 
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT 2014 CONNY TOURNAMENTS
by posted 04/16/2014
 

2014 CONNY TOURNAMENT EVENTS

May 31st - June 1st - June 7th - June 8th - June 14th - June 15th

Yale University

Girls & Boys U15, U13 and U11

Plus CONNY Boys & Girls U13 & U15 East-West All-Star Games

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities


CONNY Youth Lacrosse, the premier youth lacrosse league for girls and boys in Connecticut & New York, is offering sponsorship and vendor opportunities for its 2014 multi-weekend lacrosse tournaments at Yale University in New Haven, CT.

Now in its 16th year for boys play and its 5th year for girls play, this tournament is the largest gathering of youth lacrosse players in the state of Connecticut and one of the largest league tournaments in the country.  

With over 52 community based programs, 400 teams, and more than 20,000+ players, parents, and spectators attending over three weekends, this tournament provides vendors and sponsors with an ideal marketing opportunity to reach engaged lacrosse enthusiasts in a highly relevant environment.

Sponsorship opportunities include:


PRESENTING SPONSOR ("THE 2014 CONNY Tournament Presented by [brand or product name]")

  • Brand/product linked to event name in conjunction with all official event materials and communications
  • Banner Placement at all entrances, on fencing surrounding fields, vendor areas, “tournament central” tent area and turf fields (banners to be supplied by sponsor)
  • Banner Placement at Champion Photo/Awards Area
  • 3 - 10 x 10 tent spaces (or equivalent area) to be used at sponsor’s discretion (tent to be supplied by sponsor)
  • Awards presenter
  • Prime Logo recognition on Official CONNY Tournament t-shirt
  • Logo placement on CONNY Website and all CONNY printed materials related to Tournament
  • $10,000

EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT SPONSOR (“The official [product category] of the 2014 CONNY Tournament”)

  • Banner Placement at “tournament central” area and  Reese turf stadium (banners to be supplied by sponsor)
  • 1 - 10 x 20 tent space to be used at sponsor’s discretion (tent to be supplied by sponsor)
  • Logo placement on CONNY Website and all printed materials related to Tournament
  • Logo recognition on Official CONNY Tournament t-shirt
  • $5,000

VENDOR SPACE – entire event (3 weekends)

  • 10 x 20 footprint to be used at vendor’s discretion (tent or other structure to be supplied by vendor & vendor license required)
  • $2,000

VENDOR SPACE - 1 weekend 

  • 10 x 20 footprint to be used at vendor’s discretion (tent or other structure to be supplied by vendor & vendor license required)
  • $1,000

Interested parties should contact Mac McDermott with intention to participate or questions. All sponsorship/vendor commitments must be made no later than Monday, May 12th at 5:00pm.

 


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BOY'S/MEN'S FESTIVAL AT 2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
by posted 04/11/2014
 

BALTIMORE, April 11, 2014 — US Lacrosse will welcome about 200 boys’ and men’s lacrosse teams from around the world to participate in the youth and master’s World Lacrosse Festivals, to be held in conjunction with the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship.

All festivals will be held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. The complex features 24 beautifully manicured fields.

“This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience to play teams from all over the world, watch high-level lacrosse and experience the unique flavor of international lacrosse,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse.

Registration deadline is May 1. Festival dates and divisions of play are:

U11: July 10-12, 2014 (Sold out.)

U13: July 13-15, 2014

U15: July 13-15, 2014 (Sold out. Space remains in the US Lacrosse Regional Championships.)

U17: July 10-12, 2014

Elite/Open: July 16-19, 2014

30 and over: July 16-19, 2014

35 and over: July 16-19, 2014

40 and over: July 16-19, 2014

45 and over: July 16-19, 2014

50 and over: July 16-19, 2014

55 and over: July 16-19, 2014

60 and over: July 16-19, 2014

All teams are required to pay a $1,950 team registration fee at the time of registration, with the exception of 60-and-over teams, for which the registration fee is $500. All players and coaches placed on a participating team’s roster also must pay a $50 fee for World Championship game access. This fee gives players and coaches access to the 2014 FIL World Championship games during their portion of the festival. Each team will be invoiced after final rosters are submitted. Teams will not be scheduled games until this fee has been paid.

All World Championship games require a ticket to attend. World Festivals games are free of charge for spectators.

For more information, visit worldlacrosse2014.com.

 


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US LACROSSE TO INCLUDE BOY'S/MEN'S FESTIVAL AT 2014 WORL
by posted 04/11/2014
 

BALTIMORE, April 11, 2014 — US Lacrosse will welcome about 200 boys’ and men’s lacrosse teams from around the world to participate in the youth and master’s World Lacrosse Festivals, to be held in conjunction with the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship.

All festivals will be held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. The complex features 24 beautifully manicured fields.

“This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience to play teams from all over the world, watch high-level lacrosse and experience the unique flavor of international lacrosse,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse.

Registration deadline is May 1. Festival dates and divisions of play are:

U11: July 10-12, 2014 (Sold out.)

U13: July 13-15, 2014

U15: July 13-15, 2014 (Sold out. Space remains in the US Lacrosse Regional Championships.)

U17: July 10-12, 2014

Elite/Open: July 16-19, 2014

30 and over: July 16-19, 2014

35 and over: July 16-19, 2014

40 and over: July 16-19, 2014

45 and over: July 16-19, 2014

50 and over: July 16-19, 2014

55 and over: July 16-19, 2014

60 and over: July 16-19, 2014

All teams are required to pay a $1,950 team registration fee at the time of registration, with the exception of 60-and-over teams, for which the registration fee is $500. All players and coaches placed on a participating team’s roster also must pay a $50 fee for World Championship game access. This fee gives players and coaches access to the 2014 FIL World Championship games during their portion of the festival. Each team will be invoiced after final rosters are submitted. Teams will not be scheduled games until this fee has been paid.

All World Championship games require a ticket to attend. World Festivals games are free of charge for spectators.

For more information, visit worldlacrosse2014.com.

 


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TAKE THE PLEDGE!
by posted 04/01/2014
 

CONNY, its member programs, coaches, parents and players have always been leaders in presenting a positive, sportsmanlike approach to lacrosse.  CONNY asks that you continue to demonstrate that leadership by going to the US Lacrosse website link below and pledge to #CompetewithClass and #HonortheGame this season. 

 

http://www.uslacrosse.org/multimedia-center/blog/postid/566/take-the-pledge-to-compete-with-class.aspx

 

Please take the pledge and help us raise the game’s integrity this season.  Thank you for your support and have a great day!


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NCAA MEN'S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS INFO
by posted 03/28/2014
 

Attention all CONNY players, coaches and families...

The 2014 NCAA® Men’s Lacrosse Championships will be played in Baltimore at M&T Bank Stadium May 24-26.  The Championships represent the highest level of collegiate competition and demonstrate the unique attributes of college sports.    

In an effort to increase attendance and awareness about the championship, the managers of The Championships are seeking CONNY's support. A Championships ticket brochure and  a brochure outlining the chance for teams to compete in the Future Champions Youth Festival on Sunday, May 25 can be found in the CONNY Documents section of this website. Click on "About CONNY" on the lefthand margin tabs to access "CONNY Documents".

CONNY lacrosse fans have always been very supportive of the NCAA Championships, and we hope to see many of you in Baltimore over Memorial Day weekend!


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30th ANNUAL ELI JAMBOREE INFO
by posted 03/27/2014
 

WHAT: ELI YOUTH LACROSSE JAMBOREE

WHERE: YALE UNIVERSITY

WHEN: May 10 and May 11, 2014

The 30th Annual Eli Youth Lacrosse Jamboree is now accepting applications for both boys and girls teams for May 10 and May 11. New England’s largest lacrosse jamboree, the two day event is held on 8 beautiful Yale University playing fields in New Haven. Last year the jamboree attracted a total of 121 boys and girls teams. 

The event will also include trainers, refs, toilets, ample parking, jamboree t-shirts,food and clothing vendors and plenty of space to pitch team tents. Teams will play 15 minute games with 5 minutes to switch fields. This schedule allows an average of 6 to 8 games per team and will provide that no team would be overwhelmed.

The entry fee is $275.00 per team. For registration information, email Jon Einhorn at


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25th ANNUAL SOUTHINGTON LACROSSE JAMBOREE
by posted 03/27/2014
 

WHEN:

Saturday, May 17, 2014

 

WHERE: 

Southington High School - 720 Pleasant Street - Southington, CT

Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Drive, Plantsville, CT

 

COST: $350 per team

 

The 25th Annual Southington Lacrosse Jamboree will offer a wide variety of vendors, concessions, activities AND four competitive games per team. 

 

Be sure to secure your spot today!  Slots are filling up fast.

 

Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis. Go online to

www.southingtonlacrosse.org

 

or send an email to  Amy Corey - acorey29@yahoo.com.


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2014 CONNY BOYS RULES TEST IS UP
by posted 03/06/2014
 
Every coach on the sideline for a CONNY boys team must pass this 30-question open-book test, found under "Training" in the top menu.

You will need:
  • the 2014 CONNY Boys Lacrosse Rules of Play (available under "About CONNY" in the left menu, and then "Documents" in the dropdown menu)
  • the 2014 NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Book (which you should have received as part of your US Lacrosse membership), and
  • the 2014 US Lacrosse Boys Youth Rules (on pages 94 to 105 of the NFHS Rules Book).
You will not pass the test without these documents.

I'm happy to answer questions about the test at or 203-838-0232.

Jack Couch
CONNY Rules Committee 
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CONNY MEETINGS SCHEDULE SET
by posted 01/18/2014
 
The remaining 2014 season CONNY Board of Directors and gender division meetings will be in the Board Room of the Pitt Athletic Center at Sacred Heart University, on the following schedule :
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014: Girls Division and Girls Scheduling Scramble
 
Tuesday, February 11: Boys Division and Boys Scheduling Scramble
 
Thursday, March 13: Full Board or Gender Division TBD
 
Monday, April 7: Full Board or Gender Division TBD
 
Tuesday, May 13: Full Board - CONNY Tournaments planning
 
Preseason meetings will start at 7:00 or 7:30 pm, but April and May will start later to allow coaches to get there after practice.

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CONNY POSTSEASON EVENT SCHEDULE
by posted 01/18/2014
 

The 2014 CONNY postseason Tournaments and East-West All Stars Classic will take place as follows:

 

Saturday, May 31: U13 Junior Girls

Sunday, June 1: U15 Senior Girls

 

Saturday, June 7: U15 Senior Boys

Sunday, June 8: U13 Junior Boys

 

Saturday, June 14: U11 Lightning Girls & Boys and weather spare day

Sunday, June 15: CONNY East-West All Stars Classic and weather spare day

 

NOTE: This is a change from the schedule discussed at the January 16 Board of Directors Meeting, moving the U13 Junior Girls from June 14 to May 31 and the U11 Lightning Girls & Boys from May 31 to June 14. 

 


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2014 CONNY SCHEDULING TIMETABLE, PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES
by posted 12/13/2013
 
The following are the timetable, procedures, and guidelines for scheduling and postseason event participation/seeding for the 2014 CONNY Lacrosse season.

TIMETABLE AND PROCEDURES

JANUARY 12, 2014

Due Date for Scheduling Contact Information and Team Profile and Competitive Tier Estimates
– for every Senior, Junior, and Lightning team you anticipate entering in CONNY play. Please use the Excel spreadsheet form found in the "ABOUT CONNY - CONNY DOCUMENTS" section of this website, accessible via the vertical tabs on the left hand margin of the home page.

Please submit the required information electronically
to for boys and to for girls.

We will not keypunch data for 400 teams into the master spreadsheet. Use the form as provided so that compiling that spreadsheet will be a simple cut-and-paste process. Games scheduled with teams that have not submitted these forms will not be accepted for posting and confirmation on CONNYlacrosse.org.

Instructions for completing the required form—please read and follow carefully:
 
1.  2014 CONNY Team Profile Estimates: We realize that teams will not have been selected by early January. We do ask that members make good faith best estimates of their various teams’ composition by birth date and grade. Especially for the older age levels, this should be relatively easy based on 2013 rosters. Please fill in both birth date and grade information, regardless of how your team is organized. This information helps find appropriate match-ups during scheduling.

2.  Competitive Tier Estimates: Please try to predict if your team will be in the top tier, middle tier, or bottom tier of all CONNY teams at the applicable age level. Please designate the tiers only as 1, 2, or 3, so that they can be sorted easily on the eventual master scheduling information spreadsheet. Use the “Comments” column for further qualification (e.g., “low Tier 1”) or other information.

3.  2014 CONNY Team Scheduling Contact Information: Add additional rows under each category/team as necessary to accommodate multiple contacts for one team. Please repeat the team name info if providing multiple contacts for the team. Otherwise, the form should be self-explanatory.
If you have any questions or comments about completing the form, please contact Trish Weber for girls (203-981-8409) or Jack Couch for boys (203-838-0232).

All the submitted Scheduling Contact Info and Team Profile and Competitive Tier Estimates will be compiled into a comprehensive scheduling information document and distributed to all designated scheduling contacts before the January 14, 2014 CONNY Board meeting.

Now until FEBRUARY 3 (Girls) or FEBRUARY 12 (Boys)—Preliminary Scheduling Period

Using the comprehensive scheduling information document, schedulers should seek to complete about two-thirds of their schedules before the Scheduling Scramble(s) in February. Member programs are encouraged to form informal, ad hoc “forums” with similar programs and/or teams to initiate this preliminary scheduling. These forums should be based on geographic location, as well as traditional rivalries, team organization principles (i.e., age-based or grade-based teams), or any other considerations that seem appropriate to the members. Forums should meet early in the scheduling process to exchange information and accomplish core scheduling before the CONNY Scheduling Scrambles. If there is interest, time can be made available for this purpose before or after the January 14 CONNY Board meeting.

TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 4—GIRLS SCHEDULING SCRAMBLE
This will be the time to fill in the remaining games on your schedules. There will be a brief CONNY Girls business meeting before the scramble.

TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 11—BOYS SCHEDULING SCRAMBLE
This will be the time to fill in the remaining games on your schedules. There will be a brief CONNY Boys business meeting before the scramble.

FEBRUARY 15 to APRIL 1—Post and Confirm Games on CONNYlacrosse.org
Teams formed subsequent to the original scheduling process due to unanticipated late registrations must submit their Team Profile and Competitive Tier Estimates to the Secretary, VP-Communication, and VP-Boys League Play for boys and VP-Girls League Play for girls before they can post and confirm games on the CONNYlacrosse.org.

APRIL 1—Start of Regular Season
Dues must be paid to the Treasurer by this date, or before teams play games that they want to count for CONNY Tournaments seeding, All-Star allocation, etc.

MAY 9—Last Day to Declare Teams for the CONNY Tournaments.
Member programs must declare irrevocably which of their teams will participate in the CONNY Tournaments. Along with that declaration, teams must submit CONNY Tournament rosters, actual team profiles based on those rosters, and final competitive tier estimates based on actual competitive experience. Use the same forms you used for your original profiles and tier estimates submitted in early January (attached). These profiles and estimates will be combined with game results for CONNY Tournaments pre-seeding and final bracket assignment. Failure to submit rosters, actual team profiles and final tier estimates will exclude a team from CONNY postseason events.

At the time they declare teams for participation in 2014 CONNY postseason tournaments, member programs must send a check to cover each team’s event and officials’ fees. Last minute cancelations and no-shows at the CONNY Tournaments cause major dislocations for organizers and other teams. Scrambles to compensate for these cancellations too often result in ugly mismatches. If a team withdraws after declaring for an event, or fails to show for the event, all fees will be forfeited and other penalties will be assessed against the team’s sponsoring program.

MAY TBD—CONNY Tournaments Pre-Seeding Meeting(s)

MAY 27, JUNE 2, & JUNE 9—CONNY Tournaments Seeding Nights (dates are subject to change; determined by final Tournaments schedule) Teams will receive their tournament schedules on or before the Thursday before they play.

SCHEDULING GUIDELINES AND CONSIDERATIONS

CONNY is an age-based league, in compliance with US Lacrosse Rules, but some member programs organize their teams around grade, rather than age. Most of these will be big programs that never changed from grade to age-based teams in 2008. These programs generally have enough players to field several single-grade teams at each level, so the maximum age spread of the players on each team is limited to the spread within a single grade, typically eighteen to twenty-four months. Smaller programs that cannot readily field single-grade teams often accomplish the same eighteen to twenty-four month age spread on the field by scheduling age-based opponents that share common twenty-four month birth windows (U15, U13, etc.).

Both CONNY Boys and CONNY Girls are sufficiently large and flexible to accommodate both age-based and grade-based organizing principles, while not changing the essence of the four-division, age-based format adopted in 2008. The following guidelines and requirements will help members schedule in this environment:
  • Because it is likely that there won’t be enough pure grade-based boys or girls teams to fill out full schedules for all such teams, especially under-squads, grade-based teams are permitted to schedule games against age-appropriate age-based opponents.  (That information will be on the comprehensive Team Profile and Competitive Tier Estimate scheduling information document distributed to the membership and all scheduling contacts in early January.) Such games must be against teams in their actual age division (as determined by the birthdate of their oldest player) to count for CONNY Tournaments qualification for either team. Some grade-based teams may want to schedule scrimmages against age-based teams in the age division determined by the ages of the preponderance of their players, but this category of contests will not count for CONNY Tournaments qualification for either team (this should not present a problem given the low 7-game qualification threshold). In scheduling these scrimmages, great care must be taken, using birth date profiles and other information, to avoid unsafe disparities or mismatches. The Sportsmanship Committee and the Scheduling and Systems Committee will monitor game results for any pattern of mismatches, especially in games and scrimmages between age-based and grade-based teams.
  • In addition to age-based Tournaments brackets, again in 2014 CONNY boys and girls will provide separate brackets for 7th Grade Only and 5th Grade Only teams, assuming there is sufficient demand. In the likely event that members do not declare even multiples of four grade-based teams for each of these grades, excess single-grade teams will be placed into mixed brackets with age-based teams that match up appropriately with their birth-year profiles (e.g., a 7th grade team that is half U-15 eligible players will be placed in a U-15 bracket that matches up well with them by age). In these cases, the bracket seeding standard will be good matches, not age or grade orthodoxy.
  • For scrimmages between age-based and grade-based teams, the CONNY Rules of Play governing the younger/lower grade team will be in effect. The most salient issues here for the boys will be the different rules governing stick lengths and the number of long poles allowed at each level and the different body contact rules for U13 Juniors and U11 Lightnings.
 
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about any of these procedures and guidelines, don’t hesitate to contact Trish Weber for girls at or 203-981-8409, or for boys, Jack Couch at or 203-838-0232.
 
CONNY Executive Committee
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AMERICA'S FIRST SPORT
by posted 05/15/2013
 
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.

http://vimeo.com/64675548

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. Thus, it's not that lacrosse is a lot like basketball ... it's that basketball is a lot like lacrosse.

Enjoy.
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US LACROSSE ISSUES STATEMENT ON RECRUITING
by Lisa Hurst posted 10/18/2012
 

BALTIMORE, Oct. 18, 2012 -- US Lacrosse today issued the following statement on the complex nature of the collegiate recruting process for high school athletes:
Click here to read full statement

 
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CONNY CONCUSSION RESOURCES
by posted 12/22/2011
 
With an alarming rise in concussions in youth sports over the past several years, the CONNY Board is working to educate Program Administrators, coaches and parents on concussion awareness.

To that end, we have created a "Concussions Resources" page on this website (on the left hand menu). This page is designed to assist your team, town, school or league in creating a concussion awareness program. The resources available will also help parents and coaches with diagnosis and action when a player gets hit in the head. 

Thank you for addressing this highly relevant topic with your program coaches and parents.
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