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West Des Moines Lacrosse Seeking Head Coaches

0 - Published August 27, 2014 by in CILA, Des Moines, High School, Valley

West Des Moines Lacrosse (WDMLAX) is seeking well-qualified candidates for Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls coaching positions.  Candidates must possess outstanding communication and organizationskills; the ability to work well with teens; have previously played lacrosse at the high school or college level; have some coaching experience; and be a positive role-model. To be considered, please […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

YMCA/CILA 2013 Youth Lacrosse Program

0 - Published April 30, 2013 by in CILA, Des Moines, Girls, Growth, Middle School, Summer Lax, Summer League, Youth

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 […]

2012 BLL: Championship Game Photos

0 - Published March 5, 2013 by in Adult, Box, CILA, Des Moines

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.    

2012 BLL: Final Night of Box Lacrosse

0 - Published February 7, 2013 by in Box, CILA, Des Moines, High School

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 […]

2012 BLL: Week Seven Results & Week Eight Predictions

0 - Published January 24, 2013 by in Adult, Box, CILA, Des Moines

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…

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.