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West Des Moines Lacrosse Seeking Head Coaches

0 - Published August 27, 2014 by in CILA, Des Moines, High School, Valley

West Des Moines Lacrosse (WDMLAX) is seeking well-qualified candidates for Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls coaching positions.  Candidates must possess outstanding communication and organizationskills; the ability to work well with teens; have previously played lacrosse at the high school or college level; have some coaching experience; and be a positive role-model. To be considered, please […]

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 […]

2014 Season Approaching For WDM Lax

0 - Published March 21, 2014 by in Des Moines, High School, HS Boys, HS Girls, Middle School, Nebraska League, Valley

Hot on the tail of reorganizing into the West Des Moines Lacrosse Club, the Tigers are actively preparing for the 2014 season. Indoor practices for the high school boys and girls teams began on January 24. Outdoor practices are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 3, weather permitting. Considering the chaos that we’ve experienced this […]

2014 West Des Moines Lacrosse Club

0 - Published February 6, 2014 by in Des Moines, High School, HS Boys, HS Girls, Middle School, Nebraska League, Valley

With the 2014 season just around the corner, the West Des Moines Lacrosse Club has opened registration and will be holding its first ever parents’ meeting on Monday, February 17, 2014.  In addition to all three boys teams returning (high school varsity, high school junior varsity, and middle school), the West Des Moines Lacrosse Club […]

Ankeny Hawks Lacrosse Club

0 - Published December 17, 2013 by in Des Moines, Growth, High School, Nebraska League

Beginning with the 2014 lacrosse season, Valley will no longer be the only boys’ high school lacrosse program in Central Iowa. Skyhawks Sports in conjunction with the Ankeny school district will sponsor a second club team in the metro’s northern suburb. Like Valley, the team will compete in the Nebraska High School Lacrosse League. Although […]

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 […]

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 […]

Valley Lacrosse: 1st Player to NCAA

0 - Published October 16, 2013 by in Des Moines, NCAA, Valley

After one of my more recent posts received less than favorable response from the LAS community, I have decided to only report when there is actual Iowa-related lacrosse news. My Twitter and Facebook followers already received advanced notice of this news, but today I am making the official announcement. The State of Iowa’s first boys’ […]

WDM Valley Lacrosse Fall Ball 2013 Info

1 - Published September 11, 2013 by in Des Moines, High School, Middle School, Valley

Fall 2013 practices will begin on Monday, September 16.  Practices will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 5:00-7:00.  The end date has not yet been confirmed. We are planning to participate in a small event at Creighton Prep in Omaha.  The games are currently scheduled for Saturday, October 19.  Currently only high school players […]

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

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 […]