unnamedNCLA is both proud and fortunate to be able to offer a local clinic right here in New Canaan at East School for all of our youth players with Chip Buzzeo, NCHS’s Head Coach, Will Koshansky & Bobby Rushton, NCHS’s Defensive and Offensive Coordinator Coaches and other guests leading age specific drills and working closely will all of the players coming up through the program.  The BIO’s for the coaches are at the bottom of this email.
 
Coach Buzzeo was a multi-sport athlete growing up and is a big believer in kids playing other sports but at the same time having the opportunity to enhance their skills in the off-season.  Therefore, we have structured our clinic schedule to alleviate conflicts so our young athletes can focus on their primary fall sports, their school work and other fall activities.  In addition we have reduced the cost compared to other local lacrosse clinics to keep this an affordable option for all in the area.
 
Players who play a fall sport and would like to attend a lacrosse clinic, please sign up for the clinic day and/or days that DO NOT conflict with your primary fall sport (i.e. If you have soccer practice on Mondays, please sign up for Thursday clinics).
 
You are welcome to sign up for multiple clinic days as long as it DOES NOT conflict with your primary fall sport.  
 
For our 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade clinics, we will divide players by class year and/or skill level – clinics days available – Monday and/or Thursday
 
Program Details:
NCHS Lacrosse Coaching staff will be offering 6 youth lacrosse clinics for each grade level K – 5th.   These clinics are designed to teach, develop, and maintain fundamental lacrosse skills (stickwork, shooting, dodging, footwork, lacrosse IQ, etc)
 
MONDAYS – 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Dates:  Sept 12th 19th, 26th, Oct 3rd, 17th, 24th (No Clinic on Columbus Day)
Times:  4:00pm – 5:15pm
Location:  East School
Cost: $150
 
TUESDAYS – Kindergarten / 1st Graders
Dates:  Sept 13th, 20th, 27th, Oct 4th, 11th, 18th
Times:  4:00pm – 5:15pm
Location:  East School
Cost: $150
 
THURSDAYS – 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Graders
Dates:  Sept 15th, 22nd, 29th, Oct 6th, 13th, 20th
Times:  4:00pm – 5:15pm
Location:  East School
Cost: $150
 
NOTE: ALL REGISTRATIONS CAN BE HANDLED VIA THE NCLA REGISTER ON-LINE TAB OR THE SPECIFIC LINKS BELOW.  ALL PLAYERS WILL NEED A USA LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP WHICH THE REGISTRATION PROCESS WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH. 
 
CLINICS FOR 2nd – 5th GRADERS:
MONDAY ONLY CLINIC – REGISTRATION LINK: https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=62028&org=nclax.org&cat=FALL+BOYS+MONDAY+CLINICS
 
THURSDAY ONLY CLINIC – REGISTRATION LINK: https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=62028&org=nclax.org&cat=FALL+BOYS+THURSDAY+CLINICS
 
MONDAY & THURSDAY CLINICS – REGISTRATION LINK: https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=62028&org=nclax.org&cat=FALL+BOYS+MON+%26+THURS+CLINICS
 
CLINICS FOR K-1st GRADERS:
TUESDAY ONLY CLINIC – REGISTRATION LINK: https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=62028&org=nclax.org&cat=FALL+BOYS+TUESDAY+CLINICS
 
Drop-Off and Parking:  Please do not park in the drop-off circle.  The drop off circle must be clear of cars at all times.
 
Equipment required:  Helmet, Gloves, Arm Pads, Shoulder Pads (Hockey Helmets are fine for K / 1st Graders)
 
Due to changes in insurance issues all players at all grades will be required to sign up for a US Lacrosse $25 Membership as well.  To get your son a US Lacrosse Membership, please click here:  http://www.uslacrosse.org/membership.aspx
 
The US Lacrosse Membership is good for 1 year (it will be good for the NCLA spring season as well).
 
This program is NOT affiliated with the Eclipse Lacrosse Club Program.  
 
Coaches Bios
Chip Buzzeo
Chip is entering his 5th year as Head Boys Lacrosse Coach at New Canaan High School.   In his first year as head coach of the Rams in 2013, he helped the program win its 9th FCIAC Championship. The past two seasons, the team has won back-to-back State Championships.   This past year, the Varsity boys Lacrosse team finished the season ranked 17th Nationally (Inside Lacrosse National Poll).  Chip graduated from Princeton University in 2001.   In his four years being a member of the Princeton Lacrosse team, three of the teams competed in the NCAA National Championship game, and two of the teams won the National Championship (98’, 01’).   Chip was voted Captain of the 2001 National Championship team.   Prior to attending Princeton, Chip graduated from New Canaan High School in 1996.  As captain of the 1996 lacrosse team, he helped the team win the 1996 state championship and was selected to the All-American, All-State, and All-FCIAC teams.  In addition to playing lacrosse, Chip was a 3x All-State and FCIAC Hockey player for NCHS and lead the team in scoring four years in a row.
Will Koshansky
Will is currently entering his 5th year as Head Defensive Lacrosse Coordinator at New Canaan High School.   Will Graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012.  He played every game at UPENN at either defense or long stick midfield.   His senior year in college he was voted team captain and most valuable player.   While at UPENN he was a two-time 2nd team All-Ivy LSM.  For the past four summers, Will has played for the Rochester Rattlers in the Pro Major League Lacrosse League.  Will grew up in Long Island and played for nationally ranked St. Anthony’s High School.
Bobby Rushton
Bobby is heading into his 6th year as one of the Varsity Coaches and is the Head Offensive Lacrosse Coordinator at New Canaan High School.   In 2014, his first year as Head Offensive Coordinator, Coach Rushton’s offense totaled one of the highest season point totals in the program’s 40 year history.  Two years ago, the team broke the record again and one of the offensive players, Michael Kraus set a new record for most points in a single season with 106).  Bobby is another Long Island native who grew up playing for powerhouse West Islip High School. Bobby played his collegiate career at Sacred Heart University and became the team’s leading goal scorer his sophomore year as well as an ALL CAA player.   Bobby was voted captain of his team in both his Junior and Senior years in college.   He ended his career being selected to the NEILA East-West All-Star Game.   Bobby is currently a 3rd grade teacher at South School in New Canaan.
Additional Guest Coaches and New Canaan High School Players are expected to help volunteer and help during the clinics.

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