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Spring 2024 Registration Open!!

Winter is cranking up, but we can see spring - whether it's those super cold March/April Saturday game days or sweltering hot championships in June - and we are ready to start working with your players!!!

Preseason work opens January 21 and continues on Sundays up to Spring Break. Field practices are targeted for the Monday after Spring Break - specific details on locations, dates and times to come. More preseason details below.

Registration fees cover field rental, field equipment (goals, balls, etc), payments for referees, entry fees, and coach travel/stripends). All players new to the Club receive a practice pinnie and returning players who have outgrown theirs are eligible for a new one too.

Players wishing to rent equipment are able to do so in the Registration Module.

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.

Preseason Training Runs to Mar 3 - Open to all Returning and Players who want to Try Lacrosse!

These sessions are open to any returning player as well as any new player who wants to give lacrosse a try! So bring your friends, neighbors, siblings, etc and let them see what lacrosse is all about!

You do not have to be registered to attend these sessions - please come to as many as you are able.

These are full contact sessions. All equipment will be provided.

All players will need a mouthguard (all boys and girls participating) and wear tennis/turf shoes (no cleats).

Boys Schedule: 
Sundays, January 21-March 3 @ CRSA Indoor Training Facility (4625 Tower Terrace Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA)

10U - 1-2:30pm 
12U, 14U and High School - 2:30-4pm

Girls Schedule:
All Girls - January 21 - 1-2:30pm @ Cornell College, Small Athletics Center
All Girls - Sundays, January 28 - March 3 - 1-2:30pm @ CRSA Indoor Training Facility (4625 Tower Terrace Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA)

NOTE: Entrance to the CRSA facility is on the back side of the first building you encounter upon entering the parking lot; door is on the left side of the building.

Gear Up in the Kingfisher Store

Visit the Kingfisher Store to get all your spirit wear and other gear!

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.

 

 

KC Trip a Success!

Kingfisher took a big step in our development this fall – sending three teams on our first travel trip! 

Our 12U boys sent two 8 year olds, several 9 year olds, a kid who just started lacrosse last week (literally), and a bunch exploring new roles. And like 2 subs. They worked hard, they did not give up, and their future is bright!

Our High School Girls played under their own colors for the first time this weekend! Our 4 players have been through a lot helping to build this program and this is another huge block in the foundation of the Kingfisher girls program. Just 8 players total for the weekend, down to just 7 by the end - these girls (and our friends from Ankeny who lent a hand) are warriors!

And the 14U boys - Venere, videre, vicere. Simply - they came, they saw and they conquered! Lots to work on and much to do to improve but just an outstanding two days.

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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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.