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Please read this page thoroughly before you register your child.

Stay tuned for girls winter stick clinics, boys Rambox and preseason details.

ELIGIBILITY

All programs are for chidren in grades K-8 whose primary residence is in New Canaan, CT, unless specifically noted in the program description. 

The NCLA reserves the right to request a player's proof of residency at any time in which case a registered player's participation in any NCLA program is suspended until the NCLA Board is satisfied with an acceptable proof of residency.

For all Spring programs, the NCLA is obligated to enforce birth date ranges as mandated and designated by CONNY and US Lacrosse. Each birth date range is specified in each program description.

UPDATE FOR SPRING 2020 BIRTHDATES PER CONNY:
The CONNY Executive Committee 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

  • If your player is OLDER than the birth date range identified for his/her grade level program, you may petition CONNY to allow your child to remain in his/her grade level program by following the steps below. NCLA is obligated to enforce the final decision made by CONNY.
  • If your player is YOUNGER than the birth date range, then he/she may elect to remain in their grade level as enrolled in school. 
  • If you plan to petition CONNY, please do so as soon as possible as the deliberation process will take some time. 

Instructions to petition CONNY:

  1. Click here to read the requirements for a CONNY petition letter. You will need to scroll down to Section 2, entitled "Teams."
  2. Write one petition email and send it to:
    Richard Greenwood, CONNY President:
    Jack Couch, CONNY Secretary: 
    Patrick Leahy, NCLA: 
    patrick.leahy@ge.com
    Kerry Hanson, NCLA Co-President: kerryhansondesign@gmail.com

PROGRAM OFFERINGS

Spring programs for girls and boys, preseason for girls and boys, Fall Ball for girls and boys in some grades, Winter Rambox for boys, and special clinics for girls and boys are offered.

REGISTRATION STEPS

All registrations must be done online.
If you have any questions about registration, please contact NCLA Registrar Darcy Smith by emailing registrar.nclax@gmail.com.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR GRADES 5-8: TO BE DETERMINED.
Registrations after midnight on the registration deadline will incur an additional fee of $225.00.

1. Click on the "Register Online" button.
2. Select the program you wish to register for from the dropdown menu.
3. Follow the prompts and be sure to check your account information for accuracy. The system will bring you to and from the US Lacrosse website in order to make sure your player has a current US Lacrosse number that will be good for the duration of the spring season (through June 2020). The US Lacrosse membership is required for insurance purposes and their fee is not refundable.
4. Once the US Lacrosse site returns you to the NCLA site, complete your registration by following the prompts and by paying for the program. Registrations that are not paid are not fully processed. Only fully processed registered players are permitted to step on the field for an NCLA program. A player may not register for any NCLA programs if his/her family has an outstanding balance; the balance must be paid prior to additional registrations. While the system will permit you to "sign up" for a program without immediately paying, unpaid registrations are automatically sent to the waitlist after a 5-day grace period, and a spot is not reserved for your player. If this happens, please email the registrar to make payment arrangements.
5. Check your email for a registration confirmation email from NCLA.

 

If you have any questions about financial aid, please click on the "Scholarships/Financial Aid" button in the lefthand menu of this website. There you will find our Financial Aid Request Form. You are invited to contact NCLA Treasurer John Walsh at walsh.ncla@gmail.com with additional questions. Your inquiries about financial aid remain confidential among the small committee of Board Members responsible for reviewing financial aid requests.

SPRING UNIFORMS

We are working on the uniform procedures for Spring 2020.

Jersey numbers are assigned at random; please manage your (player's) expectations regarding jersey numbers.

2020 PRACTICE SCHEDULES

For Grades 5-8, games should begin the end of March 2020. 

For grades K-4, we anticipate beginning lacrosse at the end of March 2020 pending fields and weather.

NCLA schedules are not finalized until we are able to confirm coaching and field schedules which will not be until March

While NCLA makes an effort to coordinate with other youth sports programs when creating the master schedule, we expect NCLA Lacrosse to be a player's priority during the spring sports season for grades 5-8.
Neither late registration fees nor the refund processing fee of $25 will be waived for any scheduling reasons for any programs.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Please click here for the NCLA Code of Conduct Policy.
Be sure to review this policy with each of your NCLA lacrosse players before the season begins.

REFUND POLICY

Please click here for the NCLA Refund Policy.

DONATIONS & SPONSORSHIPS

The NCLA is a non-profit organization, and we greatly appreciate any donation, great or small.

If you or your company would like to become a sponsor of the NCLA, please contact NCLA Sponsorship Coordinator Kim Appelt: kimberlyappelt@gmail.com

QUESTIONS?

Financial Aid: contact Treasurer John Walsh: walsh.ncla@gmail.com
Registration: contact Darcy Smith: registrar.nclax@gmail.com
Lacrosse Curriculum: contact the appropriate Grade Coordinator or the VP of the Girls or Boys Program
Other: please click on the "Feedback" button and send your inquiry.