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Friday, February 6, 2009

Pick a Prototype and Win a One-of-a-Kind Warrior Shaft

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hawkeye Spring 2009 Schedule

The University of Iowa Lacrosse Team has posted their Spring 2009 Schedule. The first two games are this weekend!

2009 Spring Schedule *Still tentative*

02.06.09 Depaul Iowa City, IA 8:00 PM

02.07.09 Creighton Iowa City, IA 12:00 PM
02.21.09 Memphis** Memphis, TN 12:00 PM

02.21.09 Mississippi** Memphis, TN 4:00 PM

02.27.09 Palmer Iowa City, IA 7:00 PM

03.06.09 Illinois State Iowa City, IA 7:00 PM

03.07.09 Kansas Iowa City, IA 7:00 PM

03.27.09 St. Louis St. Louis, MO 7:00 PM

03.28.09 Missouri Baptist St. Louis, MO 1:00 PM

04.03.09 Augustana Rock Island, IL 7:00 PM

04.04.09 Nebraska-Omaha Rock Island, IL 4:00 PM

04.11.09 Nebraska** Lincoln, NE 1:00 PM

04.11.09 Iowa State Lincoln, NE 5:00 PM

04.18.09 Kansas State** Iowa City, IA 7:00 PM

04.19.09 Iowa State Iowa City, IA 2:00 PM
** Denotes GRLC Division I-AA Conference Game
For more regional college schedules click here.

Valley Waukee High School Lacrosse Club

This will be short and sweet. Should I create website specifically for the Valley & Waukee High School Lacrosse Club or should I just post the Club's news here? To weigh in, vote in the poll here. The poll was put on the links page to reduce clutter.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Second CILA Toss Around & Practice

Last Saturday was such a success that we are doing it again this week! Before I mentioned that we would like to do it again, but I am now confirming the event.
We will meet on Saturday, February 7 at 12:00 PM (noon). Once again, we will be at Valley High School in the East Parking Lot on 35th/Valley West Drive. Park in the Northeast corner of that lot (or where ever the other cars are) to avoid getting a window broken or your hood dented. Last Saturday we stayed for two hours so I anticipate doing so again. I recommend gloves and helmets if you have them, but you do not need them. We will most likely play Ultimate Lacrosse and working on fundamentals. This is an informal event open to anyone who is interested in playing lacrosse!
Saturday's predicted high is 44; last week it got up to around 50 despite a prediction of 41. Definitely dress in layers as you may be too cold initially in shorts and a t-shirt and too hot later in a sweatshirt and pants. Depending on the weather and melting over the next couple of days, we will most likely play in the parking lot. If the ground is somehow clear and dry, we might try playing in the grass. Just in case, I recommend wearing shoes for the concrete and maybe bringing cleats.

I spoke to Slapshot Hockey in Windsor Heights about getting lax gear. They said they are considering it since they already have deals with Warrior hockey and Cascade helmets. Both companies make gear for the ice and the field. If enough people express interest, they will move to get stuff in stock.

Last night was the first official practice for the Valley/Waukee High School club. I am not nearly as sore as I thought I would be. I am surprised at how many my out of shape body out sprinted. I do not know if that is good or bad...
Since that team does not have a website or anything, I plan to keep track of their information here. However, I am also thinking about using a sports specific site that I have access to. For that reason, I have opened up a poll on the CILA Links Page (for space reasons). Let me know if you think the team should have a dedicated website.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Results - Where Do You Live?

Although this poll was mostly a curiosity of mine, I am happy to report that most of my respondents live in Central Iowa! That means that most of the people reading this blog are in the market I am trying to reach. Most companies spend millions of dollars trying to hit their target demographics and I have done it for free!
Well, not really free, I guess. I do spend a lot of time working on this blog and the Demons blog. I research different topics and do my best to ensure that I have at least enough material to post every other day (which is a lot harder than it sounds!). I am constantly pimping this thing out on Face Book, My Space, The Lacrosse Forums, and the Warrior Nation (for lacrosse and hockey).
Thank you for reading my blog. Thank you for participating in the CILA events. Thank you for helping me bring lacrosse to the Des Moines metro area. Thank you for your full support. I will continue to be your source for lacrosse in the Des Moines metro!
Stay tuned because information about the Valley/Waukee team will soon appear on this page. At least one current member of the Des Moines Lacrosse League plans on joining up as an assistant coach...

The full results look like this:
Des Moines Area
Western Iowa
Eastern Iowa
Northern Iowa
Southern Iowa
South Dakota
Other - Please Specify

Monday, February 2, 2009

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Throughout the month of February, you can receive 10% off on all orders of $99 or more from Great Atlantic Lacrosse! This offer is also available from Eurosport Soccer!*
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Sunday, February 1, 2009

First CILA Event Was A Success!

Yesterday's toss around/practice was a fairly big success! I was concerned that the lack of confirmation emails would mean that Tyler and I would be hanging out at Valley by ourselves for two hours. Not that there is anything wrong with that; I have no problem just tossing a ball back and forth.
About five minutes after we got there, another laxer showed up. The three of us formed a triangle and were throwing the ball around when a small fleet of cars pulled in. We suddenly had another five guys out there throwing.
We tossed the ball around for put 20-30 minutes to get loosened up a bit. Then we started playing Tyler's recommended "Ultimate lacrosse." I mentioned UL in the post about playing at the Soccer House, and I gotta say it was very fun. We tossed our sticks into a pile and Tyler randomly threw them out to form two teams. We played our hearts out and manged to have a fun and engaging game without physical contact (nobody wanted to wear pads or anything) that lasted for about and hour and a half. Though my team led early on, the other team managed to pull a come from behind 3-2 win.
The weather was better than predicted, with my car reporting temps near 50. Needless to say, sweatshirts were dropped by 1:00. The turnout was great; the parking lot was a pretty good place to play. My legs are a bit tired from being out of shape, but I feel great. With another predicted high in the 40s, we are tentatively planning on getting together next Saturday as well. Noon seemed to be a great time and the location seemed excellent, so we will plan on that once again. In the meantime, share your opinions about playing at the Soccer House and enjoy the Super Bowl.
Go Cards!

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