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New Players!
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RELAX/Barlow Lax Dinner/Auction
Hello RELAX Parents -
 This year we have decided to...
Dinner/Auction Help Needed
RELAX 2015!!
To all RELAX Parents- If you haven't registered your child...
Winter LAX for Boys 3-8 Gr.
Remaining Sessions:  Jan. 26, Feb. 16, 23. Want to join in...
Don't put your stick down!
WALL BALL is one of the best things you can do to improve...
New Players!

Clinics for NEW PLAYERS!
Learn about the game before the Spring season starts.

Saturday, Jan. 31 
John Read Middle School Gym

12-1 PM       Boys 
1-2 PM         Girls


A second session will be scheduled in February.


Register here online.


Questions? Call Adam Lanehart (203-240-7262)

by posted 01/30/2015
RELAX/Barlow Lax Dinner/Auction

Hello RELAX Parents -

This year we have decided to reunite RELAX and Barlow Lacrosse for an evening of fun, laughter and food as well as raising money for the two organizations.   

On Saturday, April 25 at the Easton Community Center we will be hosting a RELAX/Barlow Dinner & Auction just for adults.  This will be a pot luck dinner and we are asking people to bring a main course, side dish, appetizer or dessert (enough for 6 to 8 people). This is a terrific chance for everyone to get together and have fun while supporting two great organizations.   

Some of you may not know that Boys and Girls Lacrosse is not fully funded at the High School so the teams and Booster Clubs have to work to raise funds to offset the costs of uniforms, coaches, equipment, buses and supplies.  Similarly, the RELAX program, in order to keep registration fees reasonable, has to raise money to cover its operational expenses.  

So what better way to raise some money for both organizations than to get together for a dinner and auction (both Silent and Live auctions will take place).  Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks will be supplied and a professional area DJ will provide the music.  


What:                    Pot luck dinner – bring a main course, side dish, appetizer or dessert (enough for 6 to 8 people)

Where:                 Easton Community Center

When:                   Saturday April 25, 7-11 PM

Cost:                     $25 per person

To purchase tickets:
Go to the left hand menu here on the HomePage and click on "Forms."   

Auction Items: 
In order to make this successful, we are also looking for Auction items to be donated.  Great selling items in the past have been tickets to sporting event, shows, restaurants, sports and entertainment memorabilia, artwork, jewelry, gift baskets, use of a vacation homes, and services such as landscaping, interior design, massages, photography, computer classes,  just to name a few.  Kathy Katts has volunteered to be our Donation Chairperson so expect to be hearing from her! If you have some ideas and want to let her know her email is  

Event Planning: 
We need your help organizing the event! There is a spot on the ticket form where you can sign up. And we welcome all to attend our next planning meeting on Thursday, February 5th in the Annex (opposite the cafeteria hallway entrance) at Barlow, 7PM.    

If you have any questions feel free to contact me. 



203 297 3137 


by posted 01/27/2015
Dinner/Auction Help Needed


Saturday, April 25th

7:00 PM

Easton Community Center



The RELAX/Barlow Lax Dinner/Auction is an event just for parents that we used to hold annually some years ago. 
It was always a lot of fun and a great fundraising event. We are excited about its revival!

There are lots of jobs we need assistance with.  We'll be sending out an email in the next week with a list of areas where we need more help. Anything you can do would be great appreciated.  

Thank you.


Chris Martin
Dinner/Auction Chair


Cori Distler
Worker Bee

by posted 01/21/2015
RELAX 2015!!

To all RELAX Parents-

If you haven't registered your child for Spring 2015 lax, please don't wait another day. 

There will be TRYOUTS for Boys & Girls in Grades 5-8.
They will take place from 5-6 PM at the Danbury Dome on Monday, February 2nd and Monday, February 9th for Boys in Grades 5-8 and also for Girls in Grades 7&8.
The 5&6 Grade Girls will have their tryout on Monday, February 23rd.


Practice begins March 7th for Grades 3-8 and March 28th for Grades K-2.


Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.

Adam Lanehart
RELAX Director

by posted 01/21/2015
Winter LAX for Boys 3-8 Gr.

Remaining Sessions:  Jan. 26, Feb. 16, 23.

Want to join in on the remaining sessions? Contact  


All players:  Please arrive a few minutes early so we can get going right at 5. 

-Stick, helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, mouthguards, SNEAKERS (NO CLEATS)

The clinics will be run by the Joel Barlow High School coaching staff as well as college players and varsity players.


Thank you to the college players who helped out and are now back at school preparing for their own seasons:


Patrick Eaker- Marist College- Defense/LSM

Patrick was named LSM of the year in his conference for the last two season. He was also selected as a pre-season MAAC All conference first team selection.


Mike Mattson- Tufts University- Midfielder 

Mike was a member of the 2014 Tufts National Championship team, He was also a 2012 Connecticut All-American, 2012 CIAC All-State, 2012 and 2011 First team All-SWC 


Conn Curry- Roanoke University- Defense/LSM

Conn red-shirted last season at Roanoke due to an injury, but will be competing for a starting spot this season. Conn was a 2013 Connecticut All-American, 2013 CIAC All-State, 2012 and 2013 First Team All-SWC

Liam Rooney- Denison University- Attack/Midfield

Liam was a key contributor as a freshman last season at Denison. He was named to the Connecticut All-State team in 2013, 2013 First team All-SWC, 2013 SWC offensive player of the year 


Bobby Distler- Lynchburg- Face off Specialist

Bobby is the starting FOGO for Lynchburg and is one of the best Face off men in Division 3


Nate Roy- Hofstra/Connecticut College- Goalie

 Nate played one season at Division 1 Hofstra before finishing up his career at Conn. College




by posted 01/06/2015
Don't put your stick down!

WALL BALL is one of the best things you can do to improve catching, throwing, and shooting. All you need is a wall, your stick, and a ball.


  • Accuracy
  • Stick Skills
  • Passing
  • Shooting
  • Catching
  • Dodging
  • Conditioning
  • Hand Eye Coordination


  • Wrists
  • Forearms
  • Body Trunk
  • Core
  • Shoulders
  • Legs

For Best Results:

  1. Find a flat brick or concrete wall at least 10 feet high, the longer the better. You have permission to use the big outside wall of the gym at Barlow, the one that faces the septic field.
  2. Every drill that you do — do it with both hands.
  3. Stand 5-7 yards away from the wall.
  4. Practice this routine at least 4-5 times per week.
  5. Each practice session should be at least 20 minutes. If you finish all drills in less than 20 minutes, repeat starting with the drill that challenged you the most.
  6. Use your ipod!
  7. Have fun!

Wall Ball Drills:

  1. Quick Stick with no cradle.  (50 right, 50 left.)
  2. One hand Quick Stick, no cradle. (50 right, 50 left.)
  3. Quick Stick, change hands each time you throw the ball while the ball is in the air, no cradle. (50 right, 50 left.)
  4. Both hand catch and cradle, with one quick cradle. (50 right, 50 left.)
  5. One hand catch and cradle, with one quick cradle. (50 right, 50 left.)
  6. Face Dodge: Catch, face dodge, throw. (50 right, 50 left.)
  7. Split Dodge: Throw right, catch right. Split dodge to left hand, throw left, catch left. Split back to right hand.  (50 right, 50 left.)
  8. Cross handed, weak side. (50 right, 50 left.) “Cross handed” means stick in right hand on the left side of body, or stick in left hand on right side of body. One quick cradle each time.
  9. Behind the back. (50 right, 50 left).
  10. Pass and Catch on the move, side to side.  (Go for 30 seconds, rest for 30 seconds, repeat 3 times.)
  11. Develop your own drill.  Be creative and make sure you use both hands


Google "Lacrosse Wall Ball"

There are dozens of demos!


posted 03/14/2013
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