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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 […]

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: Championship Game

0 - Published January 25, 2013 by in Adult, Box, CILA, Des Moines, Growth, Summer League

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.

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…

Self Evaluation 2012

0 - Published December 28, 2012 by in Box, CILA, Des Moines, Summer League, Youth

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 […]

2012 BLL: Week Six Results

0 - Published December 7, 2012 by in Box, CILA

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.

2012 BLL: Week Six Predictions

0 - Published December 6, 2012 by in Box, CILA, Des Moines

This will be the last prediction post until mid-January, so Adam Edgington is giving it his all. Iowa box lacrosse is real.

2012 BLL: Photo Blog

0 - Published November 30, 2012 by in Box, CILA, Des Moines

At long last, I have pictures of the 2012 Central Iowa Lacrosse Association Box Lacrosse League! Presented without commentary, here are pics from the Cyclones vs Singha game on November 15, 2012.

2012 BLL: Week Five Results

0 - Published November 30, 2012 by in Box, CILA, Des Moines

For the first time in nearly a month I was able to participate in the Box Lacrosse League. After spending the day at home putting up Christmas decorations with my family, I was ready to lax.

2012 BLL: Week Five Predictions

2 - Published November 29, 2012 by in Box, CILA, Des Moines

Quick poll: Is there any gift greater than laxing on your birthday? What if your birthday is post-Thanksgiving and you live in an area where lax is still largely foreign? Just out of curiosity…

December Lacrosse In Central Iowa

1 - Published November 27, 2012 by in Adult, Box, CILA, Clinic, Des Moines, Girls, Youth

As November winds down and we rush headfirst into the holiday season, the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association is happy to offer a few opportunities to get your lax on.

2012 BLL: Week Four Results

0 - Published November 19, 2012 by in Adult, Box, CILA, Des Moines, Equipment

Some of this text will be kind of personal in nature, but I hope it sheds light on the realities of running a lacrosse organization while juggling a personal life.

Santa’s Stick Skills!

0 - Published November 16, 2012 by in Box, CILA, Clinic, Des Moines, Girls, Growth, Women, Youth

It’s winter. It’s Iowa. There is no lacrosse to be found. But Hark! What is that which my eyes perceive on the horizon?

2012 BLL: Week Four Predictions

0 - Published November 15, 2012 by in Adult, Box, CILA, Des Moines, High School, Iowa Colleges

After failing to pick the biggest item of the night last week, I’ll give it another go.  But first, let’s take a look at how I did with last week’s Box Lacrosse League predictions: Game 1 – Tropics vs Cyclones — Winner: Cyclones How did I do?  The Cyclones extended their streak last week. Game […]

2012 BLL: Week Three Results

2 - Published November 12, 2012 by in Box, CILA, Des Moines

Thursday night the 2012 Central Iowa Lacrosse Association Box Lacrosse League wrapped up the first round of games. Sadly I had a household emergency that prevented me from going.  Let’s just say that when you own a house, you begin to learn that building codes are not always closely adhered to when do-it-yourselfers decide to […]

2012 BLL: Week Three Predictions

0 - Published November 8, 2012 by in Box, CILA, Des Moines

By popular demand, I am happy to present the return of the Box Lacrosse League predictions! Now that Valley has wrapped up its fall ball schedule, I have freed up valuable time to carefully evaluate this year’s teams.

2012 BLL: Week Two Results

1 - Published November 2, 2012 by in Box, CILA, Des Moines

The Central Iowa Lacrosse Association kicked off its fourth season of box lacrosse in Des Moines last Thursday.

2012 BLL: Week One Results

0 - Published October 26, 2012 by in Adult, Box, CILA, Des Moines

A new season of box lacrosse kicked off in Des Moines, Iowa last night. Four teams took the field to open the league’s fourth year.

Box Lacrosse League: 2012 Season Starts Tonight!

0 - Published October 25, 2012 by in Box, CILA, Des Moines

Tonight marks the beginning of the fourth annual Central Iowa Lacrosse Association Box Lacrosse League!  Des Moines’ longest running lacrosse league returns to the Soccer House for another winter of hard-hitting action. After fielding five teams for the last two seasons, the league has contracted to four.  The Bulldogs team, representing the Drake University lacrosse […]