The Iowa Lacrosse Association and USA Lacrosse are sponsoring a skills development clinic for NEW players this fall. The two-night clinic will be held on September 14 & 16 from 6:00-7:30 at Jordan Creek Elementary in West Des Moines. The event is for boys and girls throughout the metro entering grades 3-8 this fall and includes a regulation stick and one-year membership to USA Lacrosse. WDM Lacrosse Club coaches as well as other area coaches will provde instruction. The clinic costs $35 and is a great way to get introduced to lacrosse, learn more about the local lacrosse scene, and pick up a nice stick. Interested parents and players can register at the Iowa Lacrosse Association website. Registrations are limited so sign up now.
Fall Ball Registration is open. Fall Ball will focus on skill development, learning basic game play concepts, and team building. Coach Gruver and Coach Thompson will be welcoming new coaches to the program and look forward to a fun and safe experience. Registration costs $50. High school teams may have opportunity to play in out of town tournaments and scrimmages (additional fees will be required and collected at a later date). Middle school and youth may have local scrimmages scheduled.
September 7 – October 22, Jordan Creek Elementary School
Boys: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 7 pm
Girls: Mondays and Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm
New players in grades 3-12 are welcome! If you’re not sure you want to register yet, new players may try up to 2 practices at no charge obligation. Equipment will be provided. Just let us know you want to try this option in advance, complete New Player Trial Registration, and show up at a practice.
Communications will be managed through our Team Snap App. For High School players, Team Snap will be set up with player email and mobile provided on registration form and players may invite parents. For Youth and Middle School players, Team Snap will be set up with parent email and mobile provided on registration form.
At the high school end of season picnic the board of directors recognized several volunteers for their outstanding commitment to the club. Receiving Club Appreciation Awards were Dr. Allen Zagoren, one of our high school boys coaches. Coach Z is retiring and played a large role in developing our goalies and providing overall coaching support. Mike Ross, a parent volunteer, served the club in many roles including board member and club manager for several years. Edie & Randy DePhillips were also recognized for their leadership roles as board members and Edie serving as club president. A special thanks to them and all our volunteers!
Our 14U and 10U boys teams competed in the Iowa Games on June 5. Unfortunately our 12U team was unable to compete because of the lack of registered teams at that age level. Competition was held at the Prairie Ridge Sports Complex. The 14U team finished second in the competition going 2-1 on the day. Our 10U Boys won their first game of the year and showed much improvement considering most on the team had not played before this spring. Congratulations to the players and coaches!
The Boys 10U team has been showing steady progress all season and in an effort to focus on controlling ground balls, Coach Hoover encouraged the skill by “Scooping for Skittles.” In a recent game against Waukee, players met the challenge and were rewarded with Skittles after the game. Maybe that would work for the older kids too!?
Our High School Girls team hosted the MGLL quarterfinal games at Tiger Field at Valley High School, and prevailed over Omaha Central 14-3 in the nightcap. They defeated Papillion 14-4 in the semis and fell to Lincoln Liberty 13-8 in the championship game at Midland University in Fremont. Our High School Boys team qualified for the NELAX playoffs but fell 16-9 to Millard West in the quarterfinals ending their season. Great job players and coaches!
The West Des Moines Lacrosse Club (WDMLAX) fields boys and girls teams for players in grades 3-12. We offer programs for youth, middle school and high school. The club is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501c3 organization, and strives to provide players with the best coaching, facilities, and competition available. WDMLAX is a member of several leagues based on gender and age of the players. We welcome players from various communities and schools in central Iowa. Regardless of whether you've played the game before, you are welcome to join our club or join us for a practice to see if you like the sport. We are not affliated nor sponsored by a school district, however, we utlize West Des Moines School District facilities and thank them for their support to grow the sport of lacrosse in Iowa. See the About Us page for more information about our programs