Clubs across the State are gearing up for the Spring 2023 lacrosse season! Last year more than 600 boys and girls played America’s original game for clubs across Iowa. Most support play for ages 8 through 18. If you are looking for a second sport or just want to try something new, give lacrosse a try!
It is a fast paced game emphasizing hand-eye coordination, body control, agility, teamwork, and conditioning.
Contact a Club in your area today!
Several upcoming mens' and womens' collegiate games at the MidAmerican Energy RecPlex in West Des Moines. Here are more details --
Saturday, February 4, 6:00 pm -- William Penn v. Cornell
Friday, February 10, 4:00 pm -- William Penn v. Hamline
Friday, February 17, 4:00 pm -- William Penn v. Cornell
These games are free and open to the public. Great opportunity to see college action in central Iowa.
Be sure to check out the individual schedules for William Penn and Cornell for other games this spring - along with the other colleges in Iowa playing lacrosse (St Ambrose, Clarke, U Dubuque, Wartburg, and the UI & ISU club teams)!
ILAX OFFERS MENS & WOMENS GAME TRAINING
The game is growing quickly in Iowa and we need officials. If you currently are an official, and are considering becoming involved in another sport, please consider lacrosse. ILAX will help you get started as we facilitate USA Lacrosse training. We anticipate training will be offered this fall and winter in advance of next spring’s season which runs March through May. For more details about the opportunity, check out the link below:
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 would like to thank member clubs and their parents and players for their support of the Fall Jamboree. We also appreciate the support we received from the USA Lacrosse trainers for their work with several new officials. The Jamboree involved several boys and girls scrimmages on Saturday, October 15 at the MidAmerican Energy RecPlex in West Des Moines. The play day involved teams from Ankeny, Waukee, West Des Moines, Iowa City-Cedar Rapids, and Omaha in age groups ranging from High School to 10U. We received favorable comments about the training and the opportunity to have a friendly competition as the fall season winds down.
During its annual meeting on June 15, the ILAX Board of Directors elected the following officers for the upcoming year:
President – Jeff Kueter, Iowa City
Vice President – Britt Mitchell, Meskwaki
Secretary – Vince McGee, Quad Cities
Treasurer – Bruce Maxwell, Ames
In addition to these officers, the following individuals were elected to the ILAX board for two-year terms: Elliot Florer, Ankeny; Dave Hankins, Ankeny; Ashley Hicks, Quad Cities; Sean Mahoney, Waukee; Mike Ross, West Des Moines; Marc Shulman, Ames; and Beech Turner, West Des Moines. Thank you to all for serving.
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.”
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ILAX is helping you grow the game!