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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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!
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.
On the heels of this morning’s post, here are some more images from the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association’s 2012 Youth Lacrosse Program.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Tonight’s Central Iowa Lacrosse Association youth lacrosse games are canceled due to the extreme heat. The Central Iowa Lacrosse Association and the Walnut Creek YMCA have been closely monitoring the situation and have determined that the heat index exceeds the YMCA’s safety threshold. We apologize for the late notification. The league will not meet next […]
Since I live and work in Des Moines, my primary focus is on developing lacrosse in the city and is suburbs. My organization is the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association to reflect this commitment. But as we continue to grow here, I cannot help but feel responsible for the growth (or lack thereof) in other parts […]
The Central Iowa Lacrosse Association’s 2012 Youth Lacrosse Program officially got underway last week following an opening week introductory clinic. With roughly 90 boys and a dozen or so girls in grades 4-8 (2011-12 school year) participating this summer, lacrosse is truly growing in the Des Moines metro. The second week of team practices and […]