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West Des Moines Lacrosse Club


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!


First Alumni Game Announced

The club is inviting all past boys players along with current high school boys players to take part in its first alumni game.  The game will be Saturday, June 4 from 1-3 pm at Tiger Field.  All participating players must register in advance, and there is no charge.  See registration link below.  More details to follow and please spread the word!

Alumni game registration


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.

Iowa Games Registration

Our Boys 14U/12U/10U teams are competing in the Iowa Games slated for June 4 at the Prairie Ridge Sports Complex in Ankeny.  The tournament will feature teams from central and eastern Iowa.  All participating players must be registered in advance, and we ask for your cooperation in getting that done ASAP.  More details about the event will be shared later.  Register today.  Thank you! 

Nike Summer Camp Returns

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 and girls 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.

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Welcome Select PT

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



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).  


Club Volunteers Recognized

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!    

Large Turnout for TryLax Clinic

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!

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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