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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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

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.

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 […]

Start of a New Era

6 - Published September 21, 2012 by in Box, CILA, High School, Nebraska League, Summer League, Valley, Youth

The Valley team will miss the presence of all three departing coaches from their sideline. But all things must go on. The groundwork laid by these three men serves as the foundation for the team’s future.

Even More Images From the Youth Lacrosse Program

0 - Published August 17, 2012 by in CILA, Des Moines, Growth, Summer League, Youth

Plenty of pics from the 2012 Central Iowa Lacrosse Association boys lacrosse league to go around!   We  snapped a few of the girls program too!  

Yeah, Girls Played This Summer Too!

0 - Published August 10, 2012 by in CILA, Growth, Summer League, Women, Youth

In addition to the strong showing from the boys this summer, the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association also had a steady number of girls take up the sport this summer.  Unfortunately we did not get as many pics of them in action.  

More Images From the Youth Lacrosse Program

0 - Published August 9, 2012 by in CILA, Des Moines, Growth, Summer League, Youth

On the heels of this morning’s post, here are some more images from the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association’s 2012 Youth Lacrosse Program.

Images From the 2012 Youth Lacrosse Program

2 - Published August 9, 2012 by in CILA, Des Moines, Growth, Summer League, Youth

The Central Iowa Lacrosse Association wrapped up its 2012 Youth Lacrosse Program on Monday night with a pair of pick up games for the boys.  The girls wrapped up last week. Toni Backstrom, mother of one of the players, was kind enough to take several pictures over the course of the summer.  Here are a […]

2012 Youth Program Championships

0 - Published August 6, 2012 by in CILA, Des Moines, Growth, Summer League, Youth

On Thursday night the boys’ competitive portion of the 2012 Central Iowa Lacrosse Association Youth Lacrosse Program wrapped up with two very competitive and exciting championship games.

2012 Youth Program Final Weeks

0 - Published August 2, 2012 by in CILA, Des Moines, Growth, Summer League, Youth

When I last reported about the 2012 Central Iowa Lacrosse Association Youth Lacrosse Program, there was a heat-related postponement and quite a few forfeits.  Unfortunately both problems continued over the last couple of weeks. Boys Week 5 Games – July 19 A medical emergency caused the cancellation of all four games on July 19.  Plans […]

2012 Youth Program Weeks Three & Four

0 - Published July 17, 2012 by in CILA, Des Moines, Growth, Summer League, Women, Youth

I have spent much of the last couple of weeks working to restore information on the Valley Tigers’ website following the change in hosts earlier this year.  The good news is that I am almost caught up and hope to have the rest of the information posted by the end of the week.  This has […]

Adult Lacrosse Still Alive in Des Moines

0 - Published July 11, 2012 by in CILA, Des Moines, Summer League

Though the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association was unable to field the adult Summer Lacrosse League this summer, adult lacrosse is still alive in Des Moines.  Once it was decided that our resources were too limited to run both an expanded youth program and a full blown adult league, we proposed a weekly pick up game.  […]