Most of our players were in the same situation you might be in -- you have no experience with the sport and aren't 100% sure the sport is for you. While lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in America, it is relatively new to Des Moines area and the state of Iowa.
WDM LAX can help you try the sport with no cost or obligation. Simply let us know of your interest and we'll invite you to a couple of practices to try lacrosse. You can borrow equipment from the coaches. They'll be happy to work with you and answer your questions.
If you like the experience and want to become part of the club, we'll ask that you register with US Lacrosse and our program. We accept all boys and girls (grades 3-12), and many with no prior experience. We find new players pick up the sport quickly and love the game! Send us an email and we'll get you involved.
Players are responsible for providing their own equipment! Uniforms and practice jerseys are provided by the club. Lacrosse equipment is available from one of our sponsors, Slapshot Hockey and Lacrosse Shop - see link on home page. Equipment is also available from Dick's Sporting Goods in West Des Moines.
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