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TEAM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
03/03/2021
All - Team registration now open! How to Document are linked...
Upcoming Meeting - March 16th @ 7 pm
02/09/2021
All-   First off - We hope that everyone continues to...
Upcoming Dates
02/03/2021
Upcoming Dates - This post will be updated regularly Date/Time Meeting...
Jan 28th Meeting Materials
02/03/2021
Due to some Techincal Issues with the League Athletics, we are still...
CONNY Changes 2020 Player Age Eligibility Cutoff Dates
09/09/2019
In order to keep as many players as possible with their grade classmates,...
 
TEAM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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Team registration now open!

How to Document are linked here ---> HERE

 

CONNY TEAM REGISTRATION PROCESS

Each CONNY program now has a dedicated membership account with a dedicated email address. Starting in 2020, every regular season, tournament, and all-star registration will need to use the dedicated program email.

CONNY created email accounts for each program. Please email to request your programs password if you have misplaced it. The email address and password work both for logging into the CONNY website and for actual use as an email. Feel free to change your password for the CONNY website or the email hosting.

Any questions or issues, Please email Buddy at 


by posted 03/03/2021
Upcoming Meeting - March 16th @ 7 pm
All-
 
First off - We hope that everyone continues to be safe and healthy as we continue to work through the challenges of this pandemic. 
 
We will have an ONLINE meeting on March 16th at 7pm. Instructions and Log in information is available here - CONNY DOCUMENTS
 
We ask for your continued patience as we navigate the restrictions and challenges of the pandemic and we ensure that together we keep everyone safe and get the kids back on the fields.
 
Thank you,
CONNY Exec Committee

by posted 02/09/2021
Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates - This post will be updated regularly

Date/Time Meeting Title Host Log In Info
February 11th, 7pm USL Program Leader Portal Ryan Larkum, USL Zoom Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82692674673?pwd=MXYzZUVJQWVwb2ZXMFZkME0ranhJdz09
March 3rd, 7pm Rules Draft Forum - Boys Boys VPs Zoom Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87429098570?pwd=aytkaldCeFRCSlVvVWNQcFZrQVMvUT09
March 11th, 7pm Rules Draft Forum - Girls Girls VPs Zoom Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87344696881?pwd=Yk8xREpkM0hiV20vWXhabnE5ZjNwZz09
TBD - March Girls Rules Session with Referee Connie Chapin, Girls VP Zoom Link TBD
TBD - March Boys Rules Session with Referee Boys VPs Zoom Link TBD
March 16th, 7pm CONNY Board Meeting CONNY Exec Board Zoom Link TBD

 


by posted 02/03/2021
Jan 28th Meeting Materials

Due to some Techincal Issues with the League Athletics, we are still loading information.

Meeting Materials are now available, when logged in, under CONNY Documents->Documents --> 2021 Documents ---> January 28th Meeting

The meeting recordings are available here -  Recording Link.  

 

In other News - 

NFHS has announced changes to the COVID Risk pools  linked - Article Link

While this is a step in the right direction, the State of CT DPH will need to change as well. More updates will be provided as we learn more.

As noted in the meeting last week, NY is allowing for High Risk sports with certain procedures in place - Article Link

 


by posted 02/03/2021
CONNY Changes 2020 Player Age Eligibility Cutoff Dates

In order to keep as many players as possible with their grade classmates, without compromising safety by encouraging too wide age spreads, the CONNY Board of Directors has moved the oldest birthday permitted for each year group from the September 1st to the July 1st preceding the season (except 14U Seniors for which the birthday eligibility date remains the March 1st preceding the season to accommodate very old-in-grade 8thgraders who would not otherwise have a place to play in the spring). Thus, the 2020 player segmentation birthday cutoff dates will be:

CONNY Age Division US Lax Age Designation Born On Or After:
Senior 14U 01-Mar-05
Senior 13U 01-Jul-06
Junior 12U 01-Jul-07
Junior 11U 01-Jul-08
Lightning 10U 01-Jul-09
Lightning 9U 01-Jul-10
Bantam 8U – 6U 01-Jul-11

All teams are organized by birth year, with single birth year teams strongly preferred. Where numbers or other circumstances don’t allow that, two birth year combined teams are permitted within a CONNY Age Division (e.g. Junior, Senior).

Background: As strongly recommended by US Lacrosse, our sport’s National Governing Body, CONNY competitive divisions have been organized since 2017 by birth year (with an explicit or implicit grade consideration). CONNY has used the US Lacrosse recommended birthday cutoff of the September 1st preceding the season (except for the 14U March 1 exception). 

US Lacrosse’s recommendation to organize activity by birth year results from extensive research by its Science & Safety Committee which determined that excessive age spreads in contests and practices increase risk of injury and compromise player development. Further analysis revealed that in much of the country a single grade sometimes contained a birthday range of up to thirty months, and that birthday spreads within a grade were increasing. Nevertheless, recognizing that keeping as many children as possible together with their grade classmates is a significant social benefit, US Lacrosse chose the September 1 preceding the season as the birth year cutoff date to mirror August and September kindergarten entrance dates (date on which a child is age 5 or older) prevalent across most of the country. 

However, in Connecticut the kindergarten entrance date is January 1 of the school year…the only state with such a late entrance date. As a result, many Connecticut parents whose children would enter kindergarten as four year olds or young five year olds hold their children back until the next school year. This is especially a consideration if they believe they might later move somewhere with a more conventional entrance date, making their child by far the youngest in their grade. Due to this and other factors, Connecticut has perhaps the highest percentage of old-in-grade students in the nation. For CONNY, that means that such held back children must play with the next higher grade, though the Eligibility Committee does have an appeals process for such cases. Such appeals petitions have been numerous and often contentious over the last three years. 

Therefore, the CONNY Board of Directors asked the Eligibility Committee to determine if a different birthday cutoff date would keep as many players as possible with their grade classmates without compromising safety by creating too wide age spreads.

Analysis and Action:The Eligibility Committee analyzed all appeals petitions from 2019 and earlier seasons and numerous team rosters to determine if another birthday cutoff date might better meet the CONNY schedule and conditions. They discovered that a cutoff date of July 1 preceding the season would eliminate virtually all appeals and allow almost all children to play with their grade classmates. July 1 has the additional benefit of coming after the end of the CONNY spring season. Therefore, the Eligibility Committee recommended, and the Executive Committee unanimously approved, moving the birthday cutoff date to the July 1 preceding the season. 


by posted 09/09/2019
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