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West Des Moines Lacrosse Club

Fall Ball 2022 Registration is Open!

Fall Ball registration is open – click here to regsiter today. 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 6 – October 20, Jordan Creek Elementary School
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 7 pm

High School: August 29 – October 20, Jordan Creek Elementary School
Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 7pm 

Middle School and Youth: September 6 – October 20, Jordan Creek Elementary School
Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 7 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. 


The high school girls team won the Midwest Girls Lacrosse League title on Saturday completing an undefeated season.  The Tigers defeated Duchesne in the quarters, Papillion in the semis, and then beat the Lincoln Liberty 18-15 in the hard-fought finale.  Congratulations players and coaches!  What a season!


WDM LAX Supports CanPlay Camp

Coaches and players from our club helped run a multi-night camp put on by the CanPlay organization which provides no-cost athletic and youth development opportunities for kids.  The camp was held June 13-16 at Linnan Park in Grimes, and was the first of its kind.  WDM Lax staff and players worked with 25 boys and girls from the metro on the basic skills of lacrosse.  USA Lacrosse also supported the event with an equipment grant given to CanPlay.  Thank you to all that participated and supported the worthy event.



First Alumni Game A Hit

The club’s first Alumni Game was a big success!  Current and past players squared off at Tiger Field for bragging rights, and the “young” guys prevailed in the waning seconds 10-9.  With some well-placed timeouts, the “old” guys made a good showing with friendly banter going back and forth.  Thanks to all that participated and that put on the event.  The club hopes to hold the game annually so please spread the word so we can get more alumni involved.   



Ice Breaker Tourney A Success

Sixteen teams from Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa representing 9 lacrosse clubs particpated in our annual girls invitational on Saturday, April 23 at the MidAmerican Energy RecPlex in West Des Moines.  Competition was held at the high school, middle school and youth age levels.  West Des Moines Lacrosse would like to thank all those that participated as well as the many volunteers who made the event happen.

MGLL Recognition

Several WDM Lax players were recognized for their play this past season.  The Midwest Girls Lacrosse League announced their All Conference selections.  

Making the First Team were Alyssa Bird, Emma Larson, and Jade Wilson.  Selected to the Second Team were Ella Thompson and Alli Harty.  Congratulations girls!


Upcoming Events

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Spring Competition Underway

After a strong turnout for spring practices, WDM Lax boys and girls teams have started competition.  As in the past, high school boys are competing in the Nebraska-Iowa High School Lacrosse League (NELAX) and the high school girls in the Midwest Girls Lacrosse League (MGLL).   High school practices started indoors in late January and their seasons will run through most of May.  Middle School and Youth teams began practices right after spring break with some teams competing into early June.  MS/Youth boys are competing in a league with other clubs around the state through the Iowa Lacrosse Association (ILAX).  


Welcome Select PT

West Des Moines Tiger Lacrosse thanks Select PT for providing training services during high school home games.  



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About US

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