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Wichita Wingmen vs. Kapaun Mt. Carmel

0 - Published April 18, 2014 by in Adult, Growth, Kansas, Wichita

On April 5th, the Wingmen played in our second scrimmage of the spring against a local high school team, the Crusaders of Kapaun Mount Carmel(KMC). As a first year team KMC has some talent in the midfield along with a bunch of new players eager to learn. After jumping out to an early lead it […]

Introducing the Wichita Wingmen

0 - Published April 1, 2014 by in Adult, Growth, Kansas, Summer Lax, Wichita

When you think of Kansas, what are some of the things that come to mind? The Bible Belt, Bad Weather, Slow Lifestyles, and Lacrosse.  One of those things doesn’t quite belong in a traditional sense, but here in Wichita, there are a few devoted fans of the Creator’s game and interest is starting to pick […]

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 […]

Dubuque: Free Lacrosse Clinic and Spring Sign Up

0 - Published March 24, 2014 by in Dubuque, Growth

Dubuque Lacrosse Bulldog Association:   Free Lacrosse Clinic and Spring Sign Up.   Date: April 12, 2014 Time:  10:30am till 12:30pm Location: Courtside Sports at 2095 Holliday Dr.   Just arrive dressed in standard athletic apparel.  All lacrosse equipment needed to participate will be available to borrow on site, but feel free to bring and use […]

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 […]

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, […]

NCAA D1 Lax Expansion Candidate Update: USC

5 - Published June 27, 2013 by in Growth, NCAA

Remember a couple of years ago when I started a series of potential NCAA D1 expansion candidates?  One of the candidates that I felt most strongly about – and still feel strongly about – is the University of Southern California. Thanks to a soccer forum, of all things, I came across a link to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Another Iowa College Adds Varsity Lax!

0 - Published May 20, 2013 by in Cedar Rapids, Growth, Iowa Colleges, NCAA

Lost somewhere in the shuffle this weekend, Cornell College in Mt. Vernon (fairly close to Iowa City) announced that they will add both men’s and women’s varsity lacrosse beginning with the 2014-15 season. The Rams currently field a men’s team in the MCLA.  They participate as an associate member of the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference […]

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 […]

Wartburg Adds Lacrosse

1 - Published April 11, 2013 by in Dubuque, Growth, Iowa Colleges, NCAA, Northern Iowa, Waterloo

Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa recently announced the addition of women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport.  The team will pay its first season in the spring of 2015. Wartburg is the third Iowa school to add women’s lacrosse at the NCAA D3 level.  Fellow Iowa Intercollegiate Athletics Conference members Dubuque and Loras announced the addition […]

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 […]

Free Lacrosse Clinic at Loras College Tomorrow

0 - Published April 5, 2013 by in Dubuque, Growth

FREE LACROSSE CLINIC! April 6th 11-12:30 pm at Rockbowl (outdoors) At Loras College! REGISTRATION SIGNUP: Click here for the registration form (PDF). We will be taking registration signup for our lacrosse program this Saturday. If you have any questions send email at info@dbqlax.org Alan Temperly Dubuque Lacrosse   DBQLAX.org

NAIA in MCLA: Dordt College

0 - Published March 22, 2013 by in Growth, Iowa Colleges

After St Ambrose University in Davenport announced their decision to sponsor lacrosse beginning next season, I made a decision to take a look at the other nearby National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics schools with lacrosse programs.  In Iowa that group currently includes St Ambrose,  Cornell College in Mount Vernon, and Dordt College in Sioux Center. […]

2012 BLL: Championship Game Photos

0 - Published March 5, 2013 by in Adult, Box, CILA, Des Moines

I received a few pictures from the 2012-13 Box Lacrosse League Championship Game this morning.  This match saw the Macaques face the defending champions on January 24.  The Cyclones secured their fourth consecutive championship with a three goal victory.