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CR-IC Lacrosse

Summer 2024 Registration Open!!

The Kingfisher Lacrosse Summer “Backyard Lacrosse” program is a no-contact skills development program suitable for new and returning players. The program meets for 6 weeks, meeting one day a week, with a break for the July 4th holiday. 

We will once again host the 6 session backyard lacrosse program on Tuesday nights in Solon beginning June 11 with a break during July 4th week. This program is a mix of drills followed by free play. We will split the group roughly by age. This is a No-Contact event so no goggles, helmets, pads or gloves. Play emphasizes body control, positional defense/offense, stick handling, ground balls, and shooting. 

The program is open to ages 7 and above and skill levels, boys and girls. 


Registration is a two-step process:

(1) Obtain/Renew a USA Lacrosse Membership - all players must have an active USA Lacrosse membership to participate. Visit https://www.usalacrosse.com/membership and complete the membership process. The copy the Membership Number for your player(s).

(2) Visit the Kingfisher Registration Module -- Visit the Registration Module and follow the requested steps.

After successfully registering, please download the TeamSnap app and use the credentials created to register with the club to access the team to which your player(s) will be assigned.

Contact us with any questions, concerns, or problems.

 

NOTE: Kingfisher is committed to enabling any player who wishes to play the opportunity to do so. If financial concerns might impede your participation with us, please email criclacrosseclub@gmail.com to discuss scholarship opportunities, payment plans, or other arrangements.

Upcoming Learn to Play Clinics

Kingfisher works with area Parks and Recreation departments to host learn to play clinics as we work to expose more players and families to lacrosse. Please share these opportunities with your friends, neighbors, classmates, or through other networks to help us spread the word about lacrosse!

Cedar Rapids – June 17 to July 15, Mondays 5:30-6:30pm, https://www.cedar-rapids.org/residents/parks_and_recreation/recreation_programs.php

Mt Vernon -- July 20 & 27 (10-11am), https://mtvernon.recdesk.com/Community/Program 

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Help Spread the Word About Lacrosse

You can help us grow our program by sharing this Spring 24 Flyer! Share this with friends, classmates of your player, family, community newsletters, school networks, other sports teams – anywhere you think parents and kids might see it!

Recruiting Information

Are you thinking that college lacrosse could be for you? 

A key first step is understanding the timeline – find some details on that here for the boys and here for the girls.

A second step is to get some film of yourself playing. Your parent or another spectator can usually help out to get the raw footage and then you use a video editor to splice together some highlights. You also can hire a recruiting service to do that for you, but it is not essential. 

Third, do your research. We will do our best to find play opportunities next summer where college coaches can take a look at us, but you are your own best advocate. As you identify a school you like (because you like the school, its academics, where it is, etc), then reach out to the coach to let them know you have an interest in their program.

Four, we will begin sharing information about prospect days and other camp opportunities in the region, attending those when possible is a good way to meet coaches in person, ask them questions about their programs or recruiting generally, and have them see you in competition with other athletes in a closed environment.

About us

Kingfisher Lacrosse is the first organized lacrosse club in Eastern Iowa. Kingfisher Lacrosse is the operational name of the Cedar Rapids – Iowa City Lacrosse Club, a volunteer led, 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2020 to guide the development of youth lacrosse in the greater Cedar Rapids - Iowa City area. We partner with Parks & Recreation departments and other youth sports organizations to provide “learn to play” clinics while building separate competitive teams for boys and girls ages from elementary school through high school. Lacrosse is an emerging sport in Iowa, so no previous experience is necessary to join the program. Reach out to us by emailing kingfisherlacrosse@gmail.com!

Learn more about us here.

 

 

Interested in Coaching or Officiating?

If you have an interest in coaching or officiating this year, we’re here to help. Send an e-mail to kingfisherlacrosse@gmail.com indicating your interest and we’ll connect you with the appropriate individuals to get you started. 

Two Titles Won in Spring '23!!

Kingfisher had quite a championship season in June! The High School boys secured the Eastern Iowa Lacrosse Conference championship with a win over arch rival Quad Cities. The 11-12 boys won the ILAX State Championship to complete an undefeated season! And the 10U boys outplayed their seed and took 3rd!

 

Kingfisher in the News

KCRG TV covered us in Spring ‘23. See it here.

Coach Meredith profiled for all her work to grow lacrosse in CR-IC. See here.

The Solon paper came to a practice to learn about lacrosse. See here.

USA Lacrosse profiled our club in the summer issue of the USA Lacrosse Magazine. See https://www.usalacrosse.com/news-media-blog/best-game-earth-kingfisher-lacrosse-hooks-kids-iowa.

The Cedar Rapids Gazette profiled the Kingfisher Club and our event in Solon on May 1. Check it out at https://www.thegazette.com/iowa-prep-sports/kingfisher-brings-lacrosse-to-eastern-iowa-youth/

KCRG Channel 9 aired a piece on our program in the evening news on May 18. Catch the recorded clip on their site at https://www.kcrg.com/2021/05/19/with-hopes-of-growing-the-sport-lacrosse-club-starts-in-eastern-iowa/

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About US

Kingfisher Lacrosse represents the first organized club structure to appear in Eastern Iowa. Kingfisher Lacrosse is the operational name of the Cedar Rapids – Iowa City Lacrosse Club, a volunteer led, 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2020 to guide the development of youth lacrosse in the greater Cedar Rapids - Iowa City area.