Archive | US Lacrosse

Need Sum Edukasion?

1 - Published December 8, 2012 by in Coach, Growth, Official, US Lacrosse, Youth

Well sir (or ma’am), you are in luck! There are a couple of great education opportunities coming up, courtesy of US Lacrosse.

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 – 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 […]

2012 Youth Program Launch – Part 2

0 - Published June 6, 2012 by in CILA, Des Moines, Equipment, Growth, Summer League, US Lacrosse, Women, Youth

With Valley’s 2012 season in the rear view mirror, we are now focused on the future of lacrosse in Central Iowa: the youth.

Model Behavior: Kids Look to Coaches

1 - Published April 26, 2012 by in Coach, High School, Official

On some level, every person that signs up to be a coach knows that he or she is responsible for setting a positive example for his or her athletes.  Regardless of the sport, or even the ages of the players, every coach enters an implied agreement to be a role model.  Everything a coach does […]

West Genesee Generosity

3 - Published April 19, 2012 by in CILA, Des Moines, Equipment, Gloves, Growth, Helmet, US Lacrosse, Youth

Members of the West Genesee lacrosse team decided to take an active role in spreading the game of lacrosse. They scoured the internet for programs in new and developing areas and reached out to us… in Iowa! Growing The Game thanks to the best High School program in the country!

Mid January Iowa Lacrosse News

0 - Published January 23, 2012 by in CILA, Clinic, Des Moines, Growth, US Lacrosse, Youth

Coach News Three members of the Valley coaching staff (including myself), a boys youth coach from Carlisle, and a youth girls coach from Johnston attended the US Lacrosse Level One Coaching Education course in Kansas City on Saturday.  It was a good opportunity to discuss the evolution of both youth programs and how to integrate […]

December Happenings & Coming Soon

1 - Published December 22, 2011 by in Box, CILA, Des Moines, Dubuque, Growth, Iowa Colleges, NCAA, US Lacrosse

For some reason it seems that I have had a bit more free time to post on here over the last few weeks.  Maybe it’s due to carpooling with the wife and not being able/forced to work overtime this month.  Maybe it’s just a seasonal burst of energy.  Who knows?  The important thing is that […]


0 - Published December 16, 2011 by in CILA, Clinic, Growth, US Lacrosse

The location of the January 21, 2012 Level 1 coaching clinic in Overland Park/Kansas City has been changed.  I am attending this clinic and am willing to carpool.  I have room for two more riders.  Contact me if you are interested. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR THE LEVEL 1 COACHES CLINIC Site Information […]

Upcoming Coaching Clinics in Our Region

1 - Published December 15, 2011 by in Clinic, Growth, US Lacrosse

As part of my mission to expand lacrosse in Iowa, I try my best to stay on top of education opportunities in our region.  I about referee training last February.  In September I posted information about the online coaching courses offered by US Lacrosse.  According the US Lacrosse website, Level One online courses are still […]

Defensive Position – US Lacrosse & Growth

0 - Published November 14, 2011 by in Equipment, Growth, Reponse Post, US Lacrosse

On November 7 I published “Does US Lacrosse Really Care About Growth?” which questioned the distribution of equipment grants by the national organization.  This piece called into question the distribution of equipment to programs to various boroughs in New York, as well as Philadelphia, Albany, and Connecticut (I originally included Chicago but I nixed that after […]

Does US Lacrosse Really Care About Growth?

12 - Published November 7, 2011 by in Growth, US Lacrosse

US Lacrosse exist to govern and facilitate the growth of lacrosse within the United States.  The organization’s mission statement sums it up nicely: Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. We envision a future which offers people everywhere the […]