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VP of Boys Programs: John Finn john.finn@gmail.com
 

Boys Grade Coordinators, Spring 2022: 

8th - Chris McKiernan  

7th - Brian Ericson  bericson1@gmail.com

6th - Gil Rotchford grotchford@seaportglobal.com

5th - Chris Marich  

4rd - Brian Lavigne  

3rd - John Finn  

2nd - Chris Hartofils  

1st - Billy Pymm   Jay Tatum 

K - John Finn  

 

Program Description and Guidelines:

5th - 8th grades:

  • Roster sizes will vary based on number of registrants per grade
  • Structure (A, B, C or A, B1, B2) and number of teams per grade will be based on each grade's registration numbers
  • 3 team practices during the week and up to 2 travel games per weekend
  • If a player misses the practice immediately preceding a game, they will not start in the game
  • Play to Develop - winning is a high priority, but second to developing good long term skills
  • Play time is based on coach's discretion, informed by ability, attitude, effort, sportsmanship and coachability

3rd - 4th grades:

  • Players are grouped according to their enrolled school grade
  • Focus will be on developing and improving stick skills - catching, throwing, scooping, and shooting.  Players will also grasp the concepts of positions and placement on the field.  
  • Focus on one-on-one play, dodging, defending and moving the ball in transition.  Small field 7v7 games may evolve.
  • 2 midweek practices and 2 weekend games on Saturday and Sunday.  Players are encouraged to attend both midweek practices but we understand there will be conflicts.
  • Ad hoc, select games vs. other towns - at discretion of the coaches.  All players will be invigted to play in games vs. other towns (there is no formal CONNY league play in this grade)

K - 2nd grades:

  • Players are grouped according to their enrolled school grade
  • Focus will be on developing and improving stick skills - catching, throwing, scooping, and shooting.  Players will also grasp the concepts of positions and placement on the field.  
  • In addition, there will be a focus on one-on-one play, dodging, defending and moving the ball in transition
  • Practices on Saturdays and Sundays

 

Contact your grade coordinator with any grade-specific program questions

Contact NCLA Treasurer John Walsh at to discuss any financial issues

Contact NCLA Registrar Patricia Mee at nclax.registrar@gmail.com to discuss any registration issues