The ILAX Board recently established a statement that makes clear the importance of inclusion and the value of diversity within the Association and member youth organizations. ILAX encourages members to define diversity as an organizational priority along with expectations of inclusion and equity within their programs. The statement reads:
“The Iowa Lacrosse Association and its member clubs believe in and are committed to diversity, inclusion and gender equity among its players, coaches and volunteers. We want to establish and maintain an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation and improves the learning environment for players and positive experiences for coaches and volunteers from diverse backgrounds.”
The highly acclaimed event is coming to the Des Moines area. Sign up below for the Boys day camp scheduled for July 12-15, 2021 for players age 10-18. The camp is being held at the Grimes Sport Complex from 9am – 3pm. The cost is $395 per player, but use discount code XLDM21 for a $25 savings. Register now as space is limited!
Iowa youth lacrosse clubs are back on the fields this spring despite the challenges of the pandemic. With Iowa schools offering spring sports, all our clubs report they will also be offering a spring season, and will continue with their COVID19 protocols to help protect players, coaches, officials and fans that participate. ILAX is again offering a competitive league for boys this spring at the U14, U12, and U10 levels with games in April through early June. More details on a league schedule will be shared once participation levels are known.
As is the case across the country, boys and girls in Iowa are discovering the exciting sport of lacrosse. If you are interested in trying lacrosse, or have played in the past and are looking for a new lacrosse home, there are several clubs in the state with youth programs. More information about those clubs is available here.
ILAX OFFERS MENS & WOMENS GAME TRAINING
Starting with classroom training in January and February, ILAX has helped facilitate US Lacrosse officials training for new officials. The effort culminated with 3 mens officials being evaluated on field during high school boys scrimmages at Tiger Field in West Des Moines on March 7. Those officials are now credentialed and can work high school games.
Bob Hoffer from Omaha did the US Lacrosse evaluations, and the event also attracted several local officials from other sports that were able to shadow the action. More recruiting and training is being planned. Anyone with interest in becoming an official should contact the Association.
PROMOTION – EDUCATION – COMMUNICATION – COMPETITION – SPORTSMANSHIP
ILAX is helping you grow the game!