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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Well sir (or ma’am), you are in luck! There are a couple of great education opportunities coming up, courtesy of US Lacrosse.
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.
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.
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?
Lacrosse continues its growth in Northeast Iowa!
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 […]
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.
Summer is drawing to an end. Fall is near. Even more importantly, the fall lacrosse season is getting underway across the country. West Des Moines, Iowa is no different.
How about one more gallery of images from the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association’s 2012 Youth Lacrosse Program? Boys Gallery 1 Boys Gallery 2 Boys Gallery 3 Girls Gallery