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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Des Moines Middle School Girls Lacrosse – Spring 2013

1 - Published April 10, 2013 by in Des Moines, Growth, Women, Youth

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Need Sum Edukasion?

1 - Published December 8, 2012 by in Coach, Growth, Official, US Lacrosse, Youth

Well sir (or ma’am), you are in luck! There are a couple of great education opportunities coming up, courtesy of US Lacrosse.

Dubuque Lacrosse: December Clinic

0 - Published December 4, 2012 by in Clinic, Dubuque, Girls, Growth, Youth

The Dubuque Lacrosse Association will be holding a free clinic this Saturday at the Graber Athletic Center at Loras College. Coaches from Loras and the University of Dubuque will be on hand to provide instruction.

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.

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?

Dubuque Lacrosse: November & December Clinics

0 - Published November 5, 2012 by in Dubuque, Growth, Iowa Colleges, Youth

Lacrosse continues its growth in Northeast Iowa!

Valley Lacrosse 2.0

0 - Published October 10, 2012 by in Des Moines, Growth, High School, Uniforms, Valley, Youth

This is turning into a season of changes for the Valley Tigers.  We have already announced the unfortunate departure of head coach Zach Zielonko, as well as assistants Tyler Nielsen and Austin Ladd.  While I have assumed head coaching duties, we are currently speaking with candidates to volunteer as assistants.  The sideline will look much […]