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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Presenting the 2011-12 CILA Box Lacrosse League Champions

0 - Published February 3, 2012 by in Adult, Box, Champions, CILA, Des Moines, Growth, High School, Iowa Colleges, Summer Lax, Summer League, Tournament, Youth

For the third straight year, the Cyclones are the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association Box Lacrosse League champions.  After finishing the season without a single loss (including a forfeit win courtesy of the Bulldogs), the Cyclones have now maintained a perfect record over three seasons of play. Championship Game: Cyclones 11, Aces 6 Yesterday I said […]

Central Iowa Lacrosse – Year 3 Part 4

1 - Published October 25, 2011 by in Adult, Box, CILA, Clinic, Des Moines, Growth, High School, Summer Lax, Summer League, Youth

Continuing on with the reaffirmation of goals for the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association, the remainder of the new objectives are listed below.  These objectives represent a renewed focus on developing lacrosse in Central Iowa. Objective 1 – Create A Stronger Boys Program Refer to Central Iowa Lacrosse – Year 3 Part 3 for information on […]

Lax in Iowa – From a Jersey Perspective

1 - Published August 18, 2011 by in Growth, Iowa Colleges, Ramblings, Summer Lax

Today I bring you something a little different – one of those “special items” I mentioned the other day.  From time to time experienced laxers move to central Iowa.  Most just want to play, but there are the occasional few that want to become deeply involved in growing the game here.  Joe DiGangi is one […]

2011 CILA SLL Playoff Games Tonight

0 - Published August 3, 2011 by in Champions, Leagues, Summer Lax

The 2011 Central Iowa Lacrosse Association Summer Lacrosse League playoff games will be held tonight at Valley Southwoods in West Des Moines, Iowa. Game 1- 5:45 pm: #1 Aces (5-1) vs #4 Demons (0-6) Game 2 – 7;00 pm : #2 Gargoyles (4-2) vs #3 Crease Monkeys (3-3)   The winners will play for the […]