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IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE NEW BIRTH DATE RANGES MANDATED BY CONNY, PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE.
ALL PETITIONS SHALL BE ADDRESSED BY CONNY AND NOT THE NCLA.
Click here for documents, FAQs and details regarding the birth dates.
Scroll to the bottom of this page for instructions on how to petition CONNY.

 

THE NCLA REGISTRATION PROCESS & POLICIES

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY - All NCLA programs are for children whose primary residence is New Canaan, CT, unless the program description specifies otherwise. If, at any time, the NCLA Board requests proof of residency for any player, the player's participation in any NCLA activity is suspended until the satisfaction of the NCLA Board is met. There is no prorated refund of any kind for a residency issue. If, at any time, a parent is asked to provide proof of a child's primary residence or their own and refuses to do so, cannot, or provides false informaton, then the player's participation in any NCLA activity is terminated immediately without a refund.
 

  1. All registrations must be done online. No verbal registrations will be processed.
  2. Here is the link to our documents page with a step by step instruction process. http://nclax.org/Documents.asp?org=nclax.org
  3. Full payment for all registrations including any previous outstanding balance must be taken care of at time of registration.
  4. PROGRAM PAYMENTS - All payments are to be made with a credit card.  Should there be a reason that this not possible, you must contact the Treasurer Charlie Watson at  to make an arrangement.
  5. SCHOLARSHIPS - Scholarship requests must be submitted to the Treasurer along with the registration. An answer will be returned within 10 days of the registration application as to what can be done. Your child’s registration will stay in effect until a determination has been made on financial aid. All information will be held in the strictest confidence. Please see the Scholarship/Financial Aid tab on the home page for more information.
  6. US LACROSSE REGISTRATIONS - All players must have a valid US Lacrosse Registration Number that is valid through June 30, 2018 for spring programs.  We use US Lacrosse for insurance purposes as do most programs we play against and the tournaments we attend.  Our registration system will check if your child has a valid number.  If so (all players in the winter clinics will be valid), it will allow you to continue with your registration. For those who need to renew or for new players, the system will take you to the US lacrosse website.  Please go through their registration process before proceeding with your NCLA registration.
  • US Lacrosse names / birth dates MUST match identically.  Nicknames or birth dates off by a day or so will cause problems.
  • Once registered with US Lacrosse, you will be put back to the beginning of the NCLA registration process. Leave the number box blank (it should recheck that the number is valid and let you proceed).  At times one needs to refresh one's browser to get it to make that check.
  • US Lacrosse Registrations go for a full year from when they are established or renewed so you do not lose any unused time.
  • US Lacrosse Fees are NOT REFUNDABLE.
  1. NCLA REFUND POLICY – Each of the programs has a specific date after which refunds will not be granted with the possible exception of a move out of town or major injury.  You will be requested to acknowledge during the registration process that you have read and understood the process. There will be a $25 processing fee for all refunds granted regardless of reason. The NCLA gets charged per financial transaction, so this processing fee covers this cost for the NCLA. 
  • All refund requests MUST be made via the NCLA Website, Home Page, Online Forms: Program Refund Form. Here is the link:  https://leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=96679&org=nclax.org.
  • All refund requests MUST be made prior to the start of a program, prior to the first tryout (as applicable by grade), or by the date indicated in a specified registration for a particular program. Refunds for spring programs will not be considered due to practice schedule changes mid-season or after tryouts have begun.
  • A $25 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds regardless of reason.
  • There will be NO Refund for any uniforms or special equipment purchased for a particular program.  The Uniform Packages for the Spring program are between $50 and $75 depending on grade and what program.  Those fees will be deducted prior to any refund. The player does get to keep their uniform.
  • Exceptions, including withdrawal due to injury, are subject to approval by Board of Directors.
  • THIS POLICY IS EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
  1. UNIFORMS: Each year we strive to improve the uniform ordering process. We are still making arrangements for our Spring 2018 uniforms.
  2. TRYOUTS / EVALUATIONS – These dates have not yet been set for 2018. Tryouts are for girls and boys in grades 5-8.
  3. VOLUNTEERS – Our organization runs on volunteers and donations.  Please answer the volunteer questionnaire in the registration process. More information is available under the Volunteer tab on the main page.
  4. DONATIONS – If you can afford to support NCLA, you will be given the opportunity during the registration process. We do appreciate your generosity.
  5. LACROSSE 101 - This is a parent's guide to the rules of Lacrosse, equipment for girls and boys, the differences between the boys' and girls' game, and more: http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav2Left/Parents/USLNationwideParentsGuide.aspx
  6. HOW TO PETITION CONNY REGARDING BIRTH DATES/GRADE LEVELS: 

    Parents of players in grades 5-8: If you plan to petition CONNY in support of your child playing at a different grade level, do this as soon as possible as it will take 2-3 weeks for turnaround time. 
    Parents should email Andrew Barnard - CONNY President and Jack Couch - CONNY Secretary at the email addresses below:

    On this same email, you must CC: Kim Connors and Patrick Russell of the NCLA Board at these email addresses:
    CC: Kim Connors and Patrick Russell - both of NCLA
    patrickgrussell@Hotmail.com
    The content of your email should provide as much detail as possible regarding why you would like your son held back (developmental issues, doctor/school counselor/advisor suggestions), level of play (strong, medium, weak), size of player, previous teams, years of experience, etc.
    The CONNY committee will discuss and make a recommendation to either the full board or the executive committee on an anonymous basis.  
    Please keep in mind that this new age-based adoption is a result of a decision made by US Lacrosse.