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Dubuque Lacrosse Launches League

1 - Published January 15, 2013 by in Dubuque, Growth, Youth

The Dubuque Lacrosse Association has been steadily growing the game in northeast Iowa over the last few years.  In addition to hosting a free clinic this Saturday (January 19), the DBA recently announced the formation of a spring lacrosse league.

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Contact: Emily Goetz  24 Bluff Street, Dubuque, IA 52001

info@dbqlax.org

YOUTH LACROSSE LEAGUES IN DUBUQUE

BOYS AND GIRLS LACROSSE LEAGUES FORMED IN DUBUQUE

Dubuque, IA. (January, 2013)-Dubuque Lacrosse Association generates interest in boys and girl’s lacrosse.

The Dubuque Lacrosse Association was developed in 2010 with the intent to introduce the sport of lacrosse to Iowa.  Many athletes in the surrounding area have jumped at the opportunity to participate in many of the free lacrosse clinics conducted on by the organization.  Now that the interest is booming with the help of two NCAA Division III schools adding lacrosse, Loras College and the University of Dubuque, the Dubuque Lacrosse Association will now be providing competitive teams for boys and girls in the area.  This spring will mark the association’s first season as a competitive team for both boys and girls grades 5through 12.  This 6-week season will begin mid-May and extend through the month of June with opportunities to participate in local tournaments.  Practices, conducted and supervised by college coaches and players, will be held at Loras College and the University of Dubuque.

Lacrosse provides an excellent opportunity for athletes to cross-train in their respective sports off-season because it combines all of the agility skills and conditioning requirements of traditional sports including soccer, hockey, basketball and football.  Many athletes have already hung up their gloves, soccer cleats and skates to join the fastest growing sport in the country.

Join the association and coaches at their final free clinic held January 19th at the Loras College Graber Center from 11:00am-12:30pm.  All equipment is provided and no experience is necessary to play.

For more information on the Dubuque Lacrosse Association visit www.dubuquelacrosse.com.

Obviously this is huge step forward for the DBA.  Giving local players a structured league, complete with games and practices will help develop their abilities in a more linear way than the current clinics.  The involvement of both NCAA D3 programs will further aid the players’ development.