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A Roadmap for the Expansion of Iowa High School Lacrosse Part 3

0 - Published March 28, 2014 by in Adult, Cedar Rapids, CILA, Des Moines, Dubuque, Girls, Growth, High School, HS Boys, HS Girls, Iowa Colleges, Leagues, MCLA, Middle School, NCAA, Nebraska League, Northern Iowa, Quad Cities, Sioux City, Summer League, Valley, Waterloo, Youth

*Notice:  This article will focus on boys lacrosse at the high school level as it is the area that I am most directly involved in.  Girls lacrosse in Iowa is developing at a slower clip, so we may visit that topic in the future. Part 1 of this article discussed the history of high school […]

A Roadmap for the Expansion of Iowa High School Lacrosse Part 2

0 - Published March 27, 2014 by in Cedar Rapids, CILA, Des Moines, Dubuque, Growth, High School, HS Boys, Iowa Colleges, MCLA, Middle School, NCAA, Northern Iowa, Quad Cities, Sioux City, Summer League, Valley, Waterloo, Youth

*Notice:  This article will focus on boys lacrosse at the high school level as it is the area that I am most directly involved in.  Girls lacrosse in Iowa is developing at a slower clip, so we may visit that topic in the future. Part 1 of this article discussed the history of high school […]

A Roadmap for the Expansion of Iowa High School Lacrosse Part 1

0 - Published March 26, 2014 by in Cedar Rapids, CILA, Des Moines, Dubuque, Growth, High School, HS Boys, Iowa Colleges, MCLA, Middle School, NCAA, Northern Iowa, Quad Cities, Sioux City, Summer League, Valley, Waterloo, Youth

*Notice:  This article will focus on boys lacrosse at the high school level as it is the area that I am most directly involved in.  Girls lacrosse in Iowa is developing at a slower clip, so we may visit that topic in the future. Some History When I started the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association in […]

Dubuque: Free Lacrosse Clinic and Spring Sign Up

0 - Published March 24, 2014 by in Dubuque, Growth

Dubuque Lacrosse Bulldog Association:   Free Lacrosse Clinic and Spring Sign Up.   Date: April 12, 2014 Time:  10:30am till 12:30pm Location: Courtside Sports at 2095 Holliday Dr.   Just arrive dressed in standard athletic apparel.  All lacrosse equipment needed to participate will be available to borrow on site, but feel free to bring and use […]

2014 Season Approaching For WDM Lax

0 - Published March 21, 2014 by in Des Moines, High School, HS Boys, HS Girls, Middle School, Nebraska League, Valley

Hot on the tail of reorganizing into the West Des Moines Lacrosse Club, the Tigers are actively preparing for the 2014 season. Indoor practices for the high school boys and girls teams began on January 24. Outdoor practices are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 3, weather permitting. Considering the chaos that we’ve experienced this […]

2014 West Des Moines Lacrosse Club

0 - Published February 6, 2014 by in Des Moines, High School, HS Boys, HS Girls, Middle School, Nebraska League, Valley

With the 2014 season just around the corner, the West Des Moines Lacrosse Club has opened registration and will be holding its first ever parents’ meeting on Monday, February 17, 2014.  In addition to all three boys teams returning (high school varsity, high school junior varsity, and middle school), the West Des Moines Lacrosse Club […]

Another Wild Night for West Des Moines Lacrosse

0 - Published February 6, 2014 by in CILA, Des Moines, High School, Middle School, Valley

The Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League have invited the Valley Tigers Lacrosse Club to attend an afternoon game on Saturday, March 22.  Come join your teammates as we watch the Wild take on the Grand Rapids Griffins at 1:05 PM. We would like to get as many members of the Valley Lacrosse community […]

Ankeny Hawks Lacrosse Club

0 - Published December 17, 2013 by in Des Moines, Growth, High School, Nebraska League

Beginning with the 2014 lacrosse season, Valley will no longer be the only boys’ high school lacrosse program in Central Iowa. Skyhawks Sports in conjunction with the Ankeny school district will sponsor a second club team in the metro’s northern suburb. Like Valley, the team will compete in the Nebraska High School Lacrosse League. Although […]

Searching for an Opportunity?

0 - Published December 10, 2013 by in Des Moines, Growth, Youth

The owners of Sportsplex West in Waukee, Iowa are in the process of building a youth lacrosse program and are currently seeking an individual to run their lacrosse operations.  The individual hired by Sportsplex West will be compensated and will have the ability guide and build the new program as lacrosse continues to grow in […]

2013 Winter Clinic In Waukee

0 - Published November 26, 2013 by in CILA, Clinic, Des Moines, Growth, Youth

Last December the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association held its first winter skills camp at the Soccer House on the south side of Des Moines.  While the overall turnout was good with around 30 boys in grades 3-9, there was room for improvement.  The time slot (8:00-9:00 pm) was less than favorable and the space was […]

Box Lacrosse League Suspended for 2013

0 - Published October 18, 2013 by in Box, CILA, Des Moines

After posting some great news the other day, it is my regret to announce that the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association will not be sponsoring a box lacrosse league this season.  This decision was months in the making and took a huge emotional toll on me. Roughly a year after I laid the groundwork to establish […]

Valley Lacrosse: 1st Player to NCAA

0 - Published October 16, 2013 by in Des Moines, NCAA, Valley

After one of my more recent posts received less than favorable response from the LAS community, I have decided to only report when there is actual Iowa-related lacrosse news. My Twitter and Facebook followers already received advanced notice of this news, but today I am making the official announcement. The State of Iowa’s first boys’ […]

WDM Valley Lacrosse Fall Ball 2013 Info

1 - Published September 11, 2013 by in Des Moines, High School, Middle School, Valley

Fall 2013 practices will begin on Monday, September 16.  Practices will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 5:00-7:00.  The end date has not yet been confirmed. We are planning to participate in a small event at Creighton Prep in Omaha.  The games are currently scheduled for Saturday, October 19.  Currently only high school players […]

Summer 2013 Youth Lacrosse: Week 3 Results

0 - Published July 15, 2013 by in CILA, Des Moines, Girls, Summer League, Youth

After taking a week off for the Fourth, youth lacrosse resumed last Monday in West Des Moines.  Unlike the first two weeks of the season, Week 3 featured no forfeits!  Attendance was still lower than expected due to vacations and various camps, but a few teams had subs for the first time all season. With […]

Summer 2013 Youth Lacrosse: Week 2 Results

0 - Published June 28, 2013 by in CILA, Clinic, Des Moines, Growth, Summer Lax, Summer League, Youth

The second week of youth lacrosse games is in the books.  Sadly we’ve had our second and third forfeits of the season, which is a result of attendance issues.  Considering this is a seven-on-seven league and teams have plenty of roster depth, this is a frustrating problem. Junior Division Bayhawks 6, Rattlers 0 National Win, […]

NCAA D1 Lax Expansion Candidate Update: USC

5 - Published June 27, 2013 by in Growth, NCAA

Remember a couple of years ago when I started a series of potential NCAA D1 expansion candidates?  One of the candidates that I felt most strongly about – and still feel strongly about – is the University of Southern California. Thanks to a soccer forum, of all things, I came across a link to a […]

Summer 2013 Youth Lacrosse: Week 1 Results

0 - Published June 25, 2013 by in CILA, Des Moines, Growth, Summer Lax, Summer League, Youth

Last Thursday marked the first week of this year’s boys’ lacrosse games.  Unfortunately it also marked the first forfeit of the season as one team came in a player short to field a full squad.  The most difficult aspect of running this program is roster management.  For the most part teams are balanced in regard […]

Summer 2013 Youth Lacrosse

0 - Published June 18, 2013 by in CILA, Des Moines, Girls, Summer League, Youth

The 2013 iteration of the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association’s Summer Youth Lacrosse Program kicked off last Monday.  Once again sponsored by the Walnut Creek YMCA, this year’s program is similar to the 2012 league with boys broken into two age groups of four teams each and girls participating together, regardless of age. Unfortunately enrollment is […]

Quick Updates

0 - Published June 5, 2013 by in CILA, Clinic, Des Moines, Girls, Growth, High School, Iowa Colleges, Middle School, Nebraska League, Summer League, Valley, Youth

My apologies for the lack of information lately.  This season really got away from me with the busier head coach requirements and a few other things that complicated the situation.  I am currently working on digging myself out and hope to be back on track by the end of next week. The Central Iowa Lacrosse […]

Another Iowa College Adds Varsity Lax!

0 - Published May 20, 2013 by in Cedar Rapids, Growth, Iowa Colleges, NCAA

Lost somewhere in the shuffle this weekend, Cornell College in Mt. Vernon (fairly close to Iowa City) announced that they will add both men’s and women’s varsity lacrosse beginning with the 2014-15 season. The Rams currently field a men’s team in the MCLA.  They participate as an associate member of the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference […]