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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We’ll help your child have fun and learn America’s oldest sport in our new lacrosse league. We will focus on teaching your child the skills and fundamentals of the game, as well as bringing team work and character building through friendly competition. Your son or daughter will get equal playing time and opportunities in 8 […]
Coach Jaacki has worked out the details on having a youth girls travel lacrosse team for this spring – this will be separate from the youth lacrosse in Des Moines this summer. Please let here know ASAP if you/your daughter can play. Here are the details: Who can play: GIRLS in 5th-8th GRADE (We will […]
I received a few pictures from the 2012-13 Box Lacrosse League Championship Game this morning. This match saw the Macaques face the defending champions on January 24. The Cyclones secured their fourth consecutive championship with a three goal victory.
Though the 2012 Box Lacrosse League wrapped up two weeks ago (photos will be sent to me, I’m told) Central Iowans will have one more night to lax it up. We will host the final pick up game of the season at the Soccer House from 9:00-10:30 pm. The pick up game is open to […]
The 2012 season the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association’s Box Lacrosse League came to a close last night. This year’s championship pitted a relative newcomer against a familiar face.
Registration for Valley’s 2013 season is underway. Practices plans and other coach-type stuff is being worked on constantly. And in my “real life” outside of lacrosse, I received some unexpected -but good- news that ate up two of my lunch hours last week. I don’t even remember Friday…
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.
It is hard to believe that I have only been doing this – all of this – for four years. With my year round commitment to lacrosse, there are times when it feels like I have been doing this forever. Yet other times it feels like yesterday that I got my first stick. I have […]
Well sir (or ma’am), you are in luck! There are a couple of great education opportunities coming up, courtesy of US Lacrosse.
So remember last week when I predicted that I would have some “old man” aches? You know, stuff like lower back pain and knee stiffness? Well, yeah. That hit me this morning.
This will be the last prediction post until mid-January, so Adam Edgington is giving it his all. Iowa box lacrosse is real.