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Bounce Back and Ball Offer from MacWear
04/09/2020
RELAX,   I hope this email finds you well and healthy....
CONNY Lacrosse Update on COVID-19
03/13/2020
RELAX Parents and Players,   Below is an email that was...
ALL YEAR Wall Ball Routine
06/19/2018
RELAXers,  To keep everyone sharp and ready to go for lacrosse...
Don't put your stick down!
03/14/2013
WALL BALL is one of the best things you can do to improve...
 
Bounce Back and Ball Offer from MacWear

RELAX,

 

I hope this email finds you well and healthy. Unfortunately, I do not have an update on the spring lacrosse seaosn just yet. I hope to be able to blast out updated information ASAP!

That being said, MacWear is trying offering a discount on bounce backs and lacrosse balls for anyone who would like to keep practicing at home. Please see details below.

 

Adam Lanehart

 

 

Preview attachment Relaxbounceback2020Offer.pdf


by posted 04/09/2020
CONNY Lacrosse Update on COVID-19

RELAX Parents and Players,

 

Below is an email that was sent out this afternoon by CONNY lacrosse to all town programs. RELAX will be following these guidelines and we will continue to assess the situation and will provides updates as much as possible. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.

 

Thank you all for your continuous support. We hope this all passes soon and we can all get back to our everyday routine. Stay safe and stay healthy!

 

GO FALCONS!

 

Adam Lanehart

RELAX Director

 

All -

In light of the decisions with the State of Connecticut, and many of our public school systems, CONNY will align with the local towns and schools districts for youth activities. In addition, We have contacted US Lacrosse to inquire about protocols that other Chapters and Leagues have adopted.  
CONNY is dedicated to protecting our programs, coaches and players – we expect that individuals would stay committed to their individual town programs.  
 
At this juncture, we are postponing the official start of the CONNY season until April 13. At the moment there aren’t many games scheduled before that date but those games will need to be rescheduled. 
Should the environment change favorably prior to this, we will reassess. Though practices, clinics, coaches training, referee training and other in-person meetings can be dependent on your local school/town policies.
 
During this time we will continue to monitor the situation and the information available.
We will continually provide updates as they become available to us from our program leaders and local officials, should the situation change. Watch your email and Website for updates.
 
Please keep the league posted as to any restrictions that are placed on your programs.  Anyone can contact me personally at 203-918-7206 or via  .
 
In the meantime, please refer to the below guidance from USL and CDC regarding proper hand washing, and sanitizing. 
https://www.uslacrosse.org/blog/us-lacrosse-guidance-on-coronavirus-for-lacrosse-community  
 
Note:
Should we continue to have a season, CONNY will amend regulations required to enter the CONNY Tournament based on the length of the season determined. Please review current procedures linked:
 
I know we have had a great start to this season going back to our fall meetings. Also with such a Momentous occasion as CONNY's 30th Anniversary, this is a decision, as an Executive Committee, we did not take lightly. 
 
Thank you,
CONNY Exec Board

by posted 03/13/2020
ALL YEAR Wall Ball Routine

RELAXers,

To keep everyone sharp and ready to go for lacrosse season (keep the faith!!), here is great wall ball routine that can be done by anyone! Stay healthy, stay positive!

World Class Wall Ball Routine

This routine can be performed by either gender. The following stick drills should be used daily in the off-season and several times per week during the season. Once you master your stick (which takes a lot of dedication) the rest of your game will fall into place with much less frustration. Stick with it!
 

  1. Boys; gloves are mandatory
  2. Girls; gloves are optional (if you wear them during a game wear them during practice)
  3. Any wall is fine, but a smooth surface at least 10 feet tall is optimum (concrete, block)
  4. Drills should take no longer than 30 minutes maximum
  5. Stand approx.12-15 feet from the wall
  6. Do not let the ball hit the ground
  7. Pass and catch in the area above your shoulder; to the right of left or your head
  8. Strong hand toss/catch,
  9. Strong hand quick stick 50 times; then 50 times weak hand
  10. Strong hand 1 hand catch and cradle 50 times; then 50 times weak hand
  11. Strong hand catch and face dodge 50 times; then 50 times weak hand
  12. Split dodge/ throw right catch right/ split to left hand throw left and catch left 50 times
  13. Quick stick while the ball is in the air switch hands on every toss 50 times
  14. Cross-handed 50 times each hand. Throw right rotate hands left and visa versa
  15. One hand passing/shooting 50 times each hand (start with hand close to the stick head…as you get better and stronger move your hand down the stick shaft)…experiment
  16. Behind the back 50 times each hand
  17. Develop you own routine: if space is big enough jog down the wall while passing. Jog while catching to the right then reverse. Behind the head catching. Bounce pass catching.
  18. Pass and catch with the wall by having the ball being either passed or caught in an unconventional manner or less than perfect spot. Less than perfect passes happen in EVERY game…get ready. Be the best you can be…… regardless of conditions. ¼ cradle repeat 50 times; then 50 times weak hand

by posted 06/19/2018
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.


Improves:

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

Strengthens:

  • 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


Videos:

Google "Lacrosse Wall Ball"

There are dozens of demos!


 

posted 03/14/2013
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