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We need more coaches! If interested, please contact ankenylaxnews@gmail.com

We need more coaches! If interested, please contact ankenylaxnews@gmail.com

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We have an accepted offer on the land for our Dream of Ankeny Lacrosse to have a new home!

GREAT NEWS!

We have an accepted offer on the land for our Dream of Ankeny Lacrosse to have a home. Now we need to bring together all the skills and talents that our Lacrosse Family has. We are planning on having an organizational meeting on Wednesday, January 18th, at 6:00 PM at the North Ankeny HyVee. 

We need your help as many hands make light work. It is time for us to make this a reality. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Ted O'Brien

***For questions regarding this meeting or any other facilities questions, please contact Ted at 

tedpobrien@gmail.com

UNDERSTANDING THE GAME

GREAT VIDEOS TO HELP WITH SCOREBOOK DISCUSSION!

Every team needs help at the score table!

 Here are some great videos to get a jumpstart in learning! Being at the table is a great way to get to know the game and the players!

2 Great videos which cover all of the basics:

1). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEe5-hnguno

2). Penalties:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59rQrqdpJ8A

An overall summary of scorekeeping: (A little lengthy)  (13:05)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsjR_aTScMg

A groundball video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6aqrgZPMSs

An Assist: (16 Seconds)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=796GJMcCtrQ

Apparel Order through our new Corner Store

We are excited to announce the rollout of our Corner Store. Rep our team with a wide variety of apparel, accessories, headwear, and more. Most importantly, 100% of the sales proceeds from this store go directly back to the program

For now - the design you will find on items in our store is our club logo. More designs will be added later and we'll let you know when those are ready! Spread the word and order your Ankeny Thunder fan items today!

There is more than just "stuff to wear" in our team store. Your dogs may enjoy a little something too. :) 

Click on the link below and share it with your family and friends:

https://ankenythunder.secondslide.io

If you have questions about any item listed in our store, please contact the store directly.  Thanks!



Just a reminder that starting January 1, 2022 all chest pads have to be NOCSAE certified. 

It is the new rule from USA Lacrosse in order to play and is for better safety of the players.  This means pretty much everyone who has an older chest pad will have to replace theirs.  Plan ahead and be prepared! New lacrosse gear makes great birthday and Christmas gifts!These chest pads will have a little tag on them that has a "heartbeat" on it.  The chest pads ARE THICKER around the chest and heart than old pads. 

Where to find them?

Google "certified lacrosse chest protector" and different sites should pop up. (lacrossemonkey.com, stx.com, lacrosseunlimited.com, lacrossefanatic.com, warrior.com, etc) Unless you're a goalie, don't buy the goalie ones.

Spread the word.Especially to friends who may plan on joining us.  Don't let them buy the wrong gear!

WE LOVE LACROSSE!  See you soon.





Officials NEEDED

Officials NEEDED

TAKE A SHOT AT LACROSSE!!!!

Boys 1st-12th grade

Girls 4th- 12th grade

Come Play with us!

Email us at ankenylaxnews.com for more information!


ANKENY THUNDER LACROSSE MISSION STATEMENT

"Our mission is to grow the sport of lacrosse, help young players build strong character and realize their potential through learning the fundamentals of lacrosse while demonstrating integrity, good sportsmanship and respect."