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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2013 Valley Tigers Lacrosse: April Wrap Up

0 - Published May 10, 2013 by in Des Moines, High School, Nebraska League, Valley

Founded in 2008, the Valley Tigers Lacrosse Club are members of the Nebraska High School Lacrosse League based roughly two hours from Central Iowa in Omaha, NE.  The Tigers joined the league as a JV team in the 2009 season.  They moved to the varsity level in 2010 where they have finished in the top […]

2013 Valley Tigers Lacrosse: Week One

0 - Published April 1, 2013 by in Des Moines, High School, Nebraska League, Valley

Founded in 2008, the Valley Tigers Lacrosse Club are members of the Nebraska High School Lacrosse League based roughly two hours from Central Iowa in Omaha, NE.  The Tigers joined the league as a JV team in the 2009 season.  They moved to the varsity level in 2010 where they have finished in the top […]

2013 Valley Tigers Lacrosse: Rocky Preseason

0 - Published March 20, 2013 by in Des Moines, High School, Middle School, Nebraska League, Valley

Founded in 2008, the Valley Tigers Lacrosse Club are members of the Nebraska High School Lacrosse League based roughly two hours from Central Iowa in Omaha, NE.  The Tigers joined the league as a JV team in the 2009 season.  They moved to the varsity level in 2010 where they have finished in the top […]

2013 Valley Tigers Lacrosse: Introduction

0 - Published February 8, 2013 by in Des Moines, Growth, High School, Middle School, Nebraska League, Valley

Founded in 2008, the Valley Tigers Lacrosse Club are members of the Nebraska High School Lacrosse League based roughly two hours from Central Iowa in Omaha, NE.  The Tigers joined the league as a JV team in the 2009 season.  They moved to the varsity level in 2010 where they have finished in the top […]

Valley Lacrosse: Register for the 2013 Season

0 - Published January 10, 2013 by in High School, Middle School, Nebraska League, Valley

Registration for the 2013 Spring lacrosse season is now open for both the high school and middle school teams through March 1. This season marks Valley’s fifth year of competition.

Valley Fall Ball: Omaha Results

0 - Published November 7, 2012 by in Des Moines, High School, Nebraska League, Valley

Valley Tigers venture over to Omaha, NE for a second round of fall ball. Unfortunately there are no final scores; but with this being fall ball, they really don’t matter much.

Valley Fall Ball: Off To Omaha

1 - Published October 31, 2012 by in Des Moines, High School, Nebraska League, Valley

For the first time in team history, the Valley Tigers in Iowa are making a SECOND fall ball trip. With four games under their belt already, the Tigers will now head to Omaha, Nebraska!

Valley Fall Ball: Lincoln Results

0 - Published October 24, 2012 by in Des Moines, High School, Nebraska League, Valley

I was able to assess new and returning players, and they were able to get some valuable game experience. And really, isn’t that the point of fall ball anyway?

Valley Fall Ball: Off To Lincoln

0 - Published October 19, 2012 by in Box, CILA, Des Moines, High School, Nebraska League, Valley

A caravan of SUVs, cars, and minivans will pull out of the parking lot at Valley Southwoods freshman high school in West Des Moines tomorrow morning around 7:00 am. Each vehicle will be filled with gear bags, sticks, and sleepy eyed high school boys.

Iowa Fall Lacrosse Update

0 - Published October 12, 2012 by in Nebraska League, Valley

It’s almost time for the 2012 Lincoln Rampage Mid-Fall Classic on October 20! The schedule has been announced and it’s looking like a great event!

Start of a New Era

6 - Published September 21, 2012 by in Box, CILA, High School, Nebraska League, Summer League, Valley, Youth

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.

Valley Fall Ball 2012

13 - Published September 7, 2012 by in CILA, Des Moines, High School, Nebraska League, Valley, Youth

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.

Second DM High School Team – How Long?

0 - Published July 6, 2012 by in CILA, Coach, Des Moines, Growth, High School, Nebraska League, Official, US Lacrosse, Valley, Youth

Going hand-in-hand with increased interest in lacrosse around the state of Iowa is the continually growing interest in lacrosse in Des Moines.  This is especially true for boys lacrosse where we have seen the number of middle schoolers jump from 40 last summer to more than 80 this summer.  In fact, we recently decided to […]

Grow the Game – West & North Iowa Edition

0 - Published July 2, 2012 by in Ames, Coach, Growth, High School, MCLA, Nebraska League, Northern Iowa, Official, Sioux City, Youth

Lacrosse growth in Iowa is still at its earliest stages in many areas, but that doesn’t mean the game isn’t making moves, because it is. Small changes can have HUGE impacts.

Grow the Game – Central Iowa Edition

0 - Published June 27, 2012 by in Ames, Cedar Rapids, CILA, Clinic, Coach, Des Moines, Dubuque, Growth, High School, Iowa Colleges, MCLA, Nebraska League, Northern Iowa, Official, Quad Cities, Sioux City, Southern Iowa, Summer Lax, Summer League, US Lacrosse, Valley, Waterloo, Youth

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 […]