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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
The popular Xcelerate Nike summer camp is returning to the Des Moines area this July 11-14. The day camp is open to all boys entering grades 5-11 this coming fall, and will run from 9 am – 3 pm each day. For more information visit the camp’s registration page below.
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).
West Des Moines Tiger Lacrosse thanks Select PT for providing training services during high school home games.
The Iowa Lacrosse Association and USA Lacrosse sponsored a skills development clinic for new players on September 14 & 16 in West Des Moines. Coaches and players from the West Des Moines Lacrosse Club helped run the two-night clinic. Boys and girls throughout the metro in grades 3-8 were introduced to the basic skills of the sport, and also received a free lacrosse stick and a 1 year membership to USA Lacrosse as part of the promotion. 63 new players took part in the event. Thank you to all involved!
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