These are tumultuous times indeed. We hope you and your families are safe. We heartly thank those in the medical profession, those supporting the medical folks, and everybody else doing there thing to get us all through this event.
As of this time, we are adopting a 'Wait and See' approach as to our game. In the meantime, we encourage all to follow the guidelines set out by the CDC and the President. To help with Social Distancing, we'd simply remind you that 6 (six) feet is the distance that when an alumni defender approaches Coach Kuzcma, he will give the ball up. We knew you'd find that helpful.
Indoor lacrosse practice starts this week: (NO CLEATS AT NYA)
Wednesday nights at Newtown Youth Academy from January 8 - March 11 (9 sessions - no session on January 22 due to DECA Mr. Rebel). This practice is for all New Fairfield boys lacrosse players. We will practice in the gym on one of the basketball courts from 7:45 - 8pm and then move to the turf from 8 - 9pm. The cost is dependent upon the number of players who sign up to participate...the expected range is $150 - $200.
Sunday evenings at Newtown Youth Academy from January 12 - March 8 (8 sessions - no session on February 2). Players from other high schools will also participate in this training. Cost is $325 per player. Each player must register using the link in the attached flyer.
JV: 6 - 7:30pm
Varsity: 7:30 - 9pm
Please send Eric Alviti (
) an email if your son is going to participate in the Wednesday night sessions in order to determine the cost per player. I have received some questions on whether freshman players are eligible to participate and the answer is YES...all NFHS boys lacrosse players are encouraged to attend.
We will not lift / condition on Wednesdays in January - March due to practice occurring in the evening.
These training sessions are optional, but all are encouraged to attend as off-season training will prepare everyone for a great season.
US Lacrosse Membership is mandatory in order to play for NFYL. It provides liability insurance for our teams and no player will be allowed to participate in practice, games, clinics or tournaments without a valid US Lacrosse membership through June 2020 for Season Registration. The Season registration fees shown above include the US Lacrosse membership fee of $30.00. After you register with NFYL you will be prompted to the US Lacrosse page for membership.
All NEW players K-4 Boys and Girls Registration includes a new stick!! ($100 value)
All registration referrals for a NEW K-4 player will receive a $50 registration discount
Winter Clinic at MHHS for all grades is included in Spring Registration
*** There will be evaluations for any grades(boys and girls) that will have multiple teams.***
We are offering a payment plan this season using a Visa or Mastercard. $50 deposit when you register your child. The balance paid in 2 payments of $112.50 on 2/15/20 and 3/15/20.
If you prefer to pay by check, please register online and send your check made out to:
C/o Karen Hanley
10 Jewel Lane
New Fairfield, Ct. 06812
A late fee of $50 will be applied after 01/15/2020 and your child's placement on a team will not be guaranteed. Registration will close on 01/15/2020. Fitting for uniforms if needed will be announced in January.
For more information, please contact:
Nicole Wollman, Registrar - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the attached apparel order for NF Youth Lacrosse. Orders must be received by 11/27 to receive hopefully (not guaranteed) by Christmas. If not by Christmas, you will receive your order at the uniform sizing meeting in January. Please email me back Item, size, and color. Payment due when you receive your order. If you would like embroidery on the jacket or vest, please let me know name and/or #. PRICE LIST: Socks $12 1/4 Zip $40 Magnet $10 Sweatshirts $40 Sweatpants $35 Tshirts $25 Trucker Cap $15 PJs $25 Bucket Hat $25 Winter Hat $20 Blanket $30 Headband $15 Furry Fleece jacket $50 Hooded Jacket $75 (embroidery $5 #; $5 name) Fleece vest $40 (embroidery $5 #; $5 name) Thank you, Karen Hanley 203-223-2424
Two articles regarding the multi-purpose turf field project were published this week on the @NewFairfield-News online site. The links to both articles are referenced below with the first part focused on the purpose of creating this field and the second part providing a status on the project approvals through the town boards. Khris Hall is the owner of the @NewFairfield-News online site and interviewed John Pendergast, Noah and me after meeting us during the recent Inland Wetlands meeting and Board of Selectman meeting in August.
The second article contains a link to a GoFundMe campaign containing a 3+ minute video created by Noah Alviti and Peter Kavanaugh which provides a net summary of the project purpose and objective…and a touching tribute to John Pendergast Jr.
We would appreciate if you could distribute these articles to increase the public awareness of this project as we strive to collectively raise the remaining funds needed to start this project.
From a town approval process, the status is:
Inland Wetlands approval has been achieved.
Zoning permit has been filed and the review with the Zoning Board is scheduled for the first week of October.
A land contract between the town and New Fairfield Youth Lacrosse is now required. The initial contract has been created by the town attorney and revisions have been submitted which are currently under review by the town attorney.
Once the land contract is signed, then a public hearing will be scheduled to discuss any concerns with the land contract. If the land contract is accepted without any changes by the public, then a town meeting will be scheduled for a town vote. We will be requesting your attendance in this future meeting to provide strong public support for this project. This vote would be the last step of the approval process.
We will keep you posted…and thanks again for your support and contribution to this project.
Field Project Team
Part One of Two: Death of John Pendergast IV in 2013 Inspires Lacrosse Club and Supporters to Upgrade Local Practice Field in his Memory
This is a story of tragedy turned into purpose – and a story of perseverance. It turns out that upgrading an existing sports practice field in honor of a local man who died in a tragic accident is harder than you think it might be.
Having laid plans for upgrading the grassed practice field and raised $90,000 as partial payment for the project, friends of John Pendergast IV (John Jr.) started the process of securing Town approvals.