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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 […]

St Ambrose University Adds Lacrosse

0 - Published September 26, 2012 by in Growth, Iowa Colleges, MCLA, Quad Cities

Yet another Iowa college adds varsity lacrosse!

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 – East & South Iowa Edition

0 - Published June 29, 2012 by in Cedar Rapids, Coach, Dubuque, Growth, High School, Iowa Colleges, MCLA, NCAA, Quad Cities, Southern Iowa, Waterloo, Youth

While nothing is set in stone and all options are open, the potential for an Eastern Iowa lacrosse league/division is greater than it has ever been.

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 […]

Random Iowa Lax Update

0 - Published February 22, 2012 by in Box, CILA, Des Moines, High School, Iowa Colleges, MCLA, Nebraska League, Summer League, Valley, Youth

The third season of the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association Box Lacrosse League wrapped up earlier this month, leaving Des Moines with little lax to discuss. There has been some stuff going on behind the scenes and practices have started for area colleges and Valley High School. Here are a few items of interest: -The West […]

Colorado State’s New AD Talks Lax

0 - Published December 30, 2011 by in Growth, MCLA, NCAA

It’s nothing concrete, but the new AD at Colorado State University (Jack Graham, recently spoke about adding varsity lacrosse.  Any interest froim the AD is a good thing, and most would agree that lax would be a logical addition at CSU. Graham: I would love to add lacrosse to our list of athletic programs. In […]

NCAA D1 Lax Expansion Candidate – GT

2 - Published December 21, 2011 by in Growth, MCLA, NCAA

Syracuse is moving to the ACC in the near future and will become the conference’s fifth lacrosse team.  The NCAA requires six teams to receive an automatic qualifier for the championship tournament. Even before Cuse (and Pittsburgh) left the Big East, speculation about additional ACC lacrosse programs has run rampant. Georgia Tech Before getting into […]

NCAA D1 Lax Expansion Candidate – Richmond

1 - Published December 20, 2011 by in Growth, MCLA, NCAA

After looking at a pair of school in the Golden State, let’s return to the more familiar territory of the Old Dominion.  Despite being home to the current NCAA Champions and a collection of D3 programs, the Commonwealth falls short in the D1 lax category.  Considering the number of D1 schools available, this is somewhat […]

NCAA D1 Lax Expansion Candidate – San Diego State

3 - Published December 16, 2011 by in Growth, MCLA, NCAA

Varsity lacrosse is in extremely short supply in the western half of the country.  This is especially true at the NCAA D1 level where only two programs reside west of the Mississippi – Denver and Air Force.  So it is on that note that we move from a relatively sure thing at Boston University to […]

NCAA Expansion Series Continues (BU)

3 - Published December 14, 2011 by in Growth, MCLA, NCAA

I finished up the B1G Ten portion of this series at the beginning of the month.  Now it’s time to move about the NCAA landscape in search of schools bursting with the potential to add lacrosse as a varsity sport.  The series will remain sporadic, so bear with me. Although I will throw some UNI-type […]

MCLA: How Does A Trip to Ames Sound?

0 - Published November 11, 2011 by in Iowa Colleges, MCLA

When I was wandering through the Lacrosse All Stars Forums earlier today, I noticed this thread: Iowa State University is looking for one D1 OOC team to travel to Ames, Iowa to play up to 3 games on the weekend of March 23-25th. The teams that you would play are Mankato State University, St. Cloud […]

My Ideal MCLA Conference

1 - Published September 25, 2011 by in Iowa Colleges, MCLA

This post sprang from a reply to the NCAA Expansion Series. At first this was going to be left in the comments section, but I soon realized that it was far too massive for that. And that’s how blogging happens…If I ran a club team – in pretty much any sport – I would be […]

Reminder: Iowa State hosts Iowa Tonight

0 - Published September 9, 2011 by in Iowa Colleges, MCLA

In celebration of tomorrow’s Cy-Hawk game in Ames, the Cyclones lacrosse team will host the Hawkeyes at 5:30 pm.  Not only is this a great annual tradition, it also is a great way for both clubs to gain a little more attention. As always, admission is free. This year’s game will also serve as a […]

Fall Ball: Hawkeyes vs Cyclones

1 - Published August 25, 2011 by in Iowa Colleges, MCLA

Brendan Gross, coach of the Iowa State lax team, emailed me yesterday regarding an upcoming fall ball scrimmage between the Cyclones and Hawkeyes in Ames on Friday, September 9.  The teams will square off at 5:30 pm.  Admission to the lacrosse game is free. -VS- The two lax clubs (along with other club teams) have […]