The second club to form in Iowa after a West Des Moines Lacrosse player who lived in Ankeny convinced his parents in 2012 to start a local club. The Ankeny club has grown steadily since their inception and fields both boys and girls programs from youth through high school. Ankeny high school players compete in the Nebraska-Iowa Lacrosse League and the Midwest Girls Lacrosse League.
The club was formed in 2014 when Ames players competing with the Ankeny team and their parents decided to start their own organization. Like other clubs, a strong contingent of the club came from their local youth hockey program. Cyclone Lacrosse is open to players from Ames and surrounding communities and competes in the Nebraska-Iowa High School League.
The Knucklehead Lacrosse Club is closely related to and supported by the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama, Iowa. It is the state's newest club and the first Native lacrosse program in Iowa. The club currently fields youth boys and girls teams and competes in the Iowa Youth Lacrosse League.
The Quad Cities Lacrosse Association (QCLA) joined ILAX in July of 2019. QCLA is open to boys and girls of all skill levels and fielded its first teams in 2016. In the spring of 2019 its boys teams participated in the Iowa Youth Lacrosse League.
Waukee Lacrosse was formed in 2018 and fielded boys teams in the spring of 2019. Their High School Boys teams compete in the Nebraska-Iowa High School League. Waukee girls continue to compete for West Des Moines Lacrosse until such time as both clubs have adequate numbers to offer separate girls programs. Youth Boys compete in the Iowa Youth Lacrosse League.
The West Des Moines Lacrosse Club was the first youth lacrosse organization in Iowa formed in 2008 with students from Valley High School. As the sport grew, players from other schools in the metro joined the club. Due to its participation growth, the club spun off the Waukee Lacrosse Club in the fall of 2018. Its high school players participate in the Nebraska-Iowa Lacrosse League and the Midwest Girls Lacrosse League, and MS/Youth Boys in the Iowa Youth Lacrosse League.
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