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[NORTHLAND LACROSSE] - Spartan Call for Volunteers!

Northland Lacrosse Spartans

Spartans have a long history of Service and Sacrifice.  From King Leonidas I and his 300 brothers facing the mighty Xerces and his Persian army at the battle of Thermopylae to our modern day...OK...maybe the kind of volunteers we need won't have to face an army and give up their life.

We are putting out a Spartan Call for Volunteers.  Our organization moves at the speed of volunteer and there are a few positions where we see some significant need for help.  While this list is not all encompassing (we will probably need more people later on), this is a good start.

The positions we have immediate needs are: (Please email me with any questions about any of the positions

Assistant to the President
Equipment Manager
Communications Director
Website Admin
Fundraiser Coordinator
3 Fundraiser Assistants
Registration Coordinator

We are all working to grow our organization to make it a more pleasant and fulfilling experience for our young lacrosse players.  Please step up and do your part to make our Spartans stronger!

Thank you,
Ryan V. Howerton
President, Northland Lacrosse
(816) 226-7174   Mobile
(816) 800-9969   Desk

"It is far more important to be significant than successful." - Rich Bechard


by posted 10/23/2014
Speed and Agility Training Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for Northland Lacrosse S.P.E.Q.S. training through Flash Performance for all age groups.  You can either pay all 8 weeks up front and save $2.50 per session or pay 8 equal payments.  Make sure you are registering under the correct registration link for both your age group and the method you wish to pay.

Strength, Power, Explosion, Quickness and Speed are areas we are looking to improve.  This program will be centered around many aspects that are essential to the improvement of athletes.  By teaching and practicing proper biomechanics, athletes will learn to improve movement patterns and become quicker on the field.

This program is specifically designed for Northland Lacrosse athletes and will help the Spartans perform better on the lacrosse field.

High School (9th grade - 12th grade)

Dates of Training are: (Tuesday sessions are from 7:30PM - 8:30PM, Friday sessions are from 7:00PM - 8:00PM.

Tuesday 11/4, Friday 11/7, Tuesday 11/11, Friday 11/14, Tuesday 11/18, Friday 11/21, Tuesday 12/2, Friday 12/5, Tuesday 12/9, Friday 12/12, Tuesday 12/16/, Friday 12/19,  Tuesday 12/23, Tuesday 12/30, Friday 1/2 and Tuesday 1/6

U13 - U15

Dates of Training are: (Tuesday sessions are from 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Friday sessions are from 6:00PM - 7:00PM.

Tuesday 11/4, Friday 11/7, Tuesday 11/11, Friday 11/14, Tuesday 11/18, Friday 11/21, Tuesday 12/2, Friday 12/5, Tuesday 12/9, Friday 12/12, Tuesday 12/16/, Friday 12/19,  Tuesday 12/23, Tuesday 12/30, Friday 1/2 and Tuesday 1/6

U9 - U11

Dates of Training are: (All sessions are Thursdays 6:30PM - 7:30PM)

11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15


Flash Performance is located at:

6609 Royal St. Suite 120 Pleasant Valley, MO 64068

You can get more information about Flash Performance at


by posted 10/23/2014
Speed and Agility Training Through Northland Lacrosse

Northland Lacrosse/Flash Performance Speed and Agility Training

Northland Lacrosse and Flash Performance is proud to announce a fantastic opportunity for all of our Northland Lacrosse family.  Starting the week of November 2nd, Northland Lacrosse and Flash Performance will be offering two 8 week sessions of Speed and Agility training at Flash Performance's Pleasant Valley Facility (  These classes are being offered at extremely low prices and will help all Northland Lacrosse players become better athletes on the field.

All players U9 through Varsity will be offered this opportunity and will benefit from attending these sessions.

The cost per session is as follows:

U9 - U11:  $7.50/session if all paid up front ($60) or $10.00/session if paid weekly ($80 total.)  U9 - U11 will have 1 class per week on Thursday nights from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM.

13U - 15U: $7.50/session if all paid up front ($120) or $10.00/session if paid weekly ($160).  The times for 13U and 15U classes (2 per week) are Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM and Friday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

JV - Varsity: $7.50/session if all paid up front ($120) or $10.00/session if paid weekly ($160). The times for JV and Varsity classes (2 per week) are Tuesday 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM and Friday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

This is an excellent opportunity to get better in the off-season.  Be looking for the on-line registration to open on Wednesday 10/22/2014.

by posted 10/20/2014
Varsity Blue Valley West Lax Tournament

Beautiful Weekend for LAX - Fun Had By All!

by posted 10/19/2014
2nd Annual HS Butterball Brawl

Northland players and parents,

Coach Hallett and Coach Reardon would like to query the HS players to identify the interest in fielding 1 or 2 team(s) to participate in the 2nd Annual Butterball Brawl 7 v 7 Lacrosse Tournament on 29 NOV at Rockhurst University.  This event is hosted by MDK Sports and team registration is $500.  Each team is guaranteed 4 games and the winner gets a cool t-shirt!

We have established a registration page on the NL website for you to register. Registration closes on 19 OCT.  We will not ask for payment until we know we have enough players by position to field a team and to provide the final cost (est. 500/10 = $50per player) – we already have 4 or 5 players interested.  

To field a team we need the following positions:

3x Middies – 2 on the field at any time

3x ATTK – 2 on the field at any time

3x Long Poles (prefer one being an LSM) – 2 on the field at anytime

1x Goalie

The minimum # of players to register is 8 and no more than 10.

We are planning on having a couple of practices to ensure we win the cool t-shirt.

This is a great opportunity for those of you to leverage what you have learned over the summer and fall in a game situation.  For some, it will be an opportunity to knock off the rust and get thirsty for some competitive lacrosse .  

For the Love of Sparta – Lets pick-up our sticks, get in shape and play some lacrosse,

Coach Hallett and Coach Reardon

Details on the event (more information can be found on the Butterball Brawl website at ):

The Butterball Brawl was started in 2013 to provide a fun opportunity to play some lacrosse over Thanksgiving weekend in Kansas City. The Butterball Brawl is KC's only 7v7 format tournament and is hosted at Rockhurst University. In our first year we had teams from KC, St. Louis, and Nebraska participate in our tournament. 

  • 25 minute running games

  • 4 game guarantee

  • certified officials

  • certified trainer on site

  • minimum of 8 roster players w/ maximum of 10

  • music

  • concession stand

  • good times


by BWR posted 10/05/2014
High School Fall Ball Starts Today

Fall ball for the High School will be held at the following locations:


10/12 - Congress Middle School - 3:00-4:30

10/19 - Congress Middle School - 3:00-4:30


It is not too late to sign up.  If you cannot make all the practices, but still would like to get some work in, please give Ryan Howerton a call at (816) 226-7174.

by posted 09/20/2014
Northland Spartans hires new Head Varsity Coach

Ryan Howerton and Chris Kliewer shake hands after signing new coaches contract.

KANSAS CITY, MO | Today the Northland Spartans Lacrosse Club announced the hiring of Chris Kliewer to the role of Varsity Head Coach.


"The hiring of Chris Kliewer marks a big day in the history of Northland Lacrosse.  We have always had very hard working and dedicated volunteer coaches in the past that have brought the program a long way.  With the hiring of a permanent head coach, not to mention one with a proven record like Chris', Northland will be able to move to the next level that we have all worked so hard for.  Chris' passion and dedication to the sport are second to none and we expect great things from him in the not too distant future." Said Northland Spartan Board President, Ryan Howerton.


Chris Kliewer most recently comes from Shawnee Mission East where he spent the last four seasons as head coach. During his tenure at East, he guided the Lancers to three straight championships (2011 LAKS and 2012, 2013 LAKC) and a 2014 LAKC semi-final appearance. Prior to becoming head coach at East, he was a varsity assistant at Rockhurst High School. Kliewer's overall head coaching record is 96-34. His teams at East went 33-5 since the conception of the LAKC. During his time at East, Kliewer led the Lancers to be the first team from Kansas City to beat Rockhurst and end their 18 year unbeaten streak against high school teams from kansas City. Kliewer helped develop a 2x US Lacrosse All-American and currently has players from East competing at the NCAA Div. I, II, III and MCLA levels. Kliewer co-founded KC Orange Lacrosse in 2011 with current Rockhurst University head coach, Kevin Kelley, to provide players (boys and girls) around the entire metro area an opportunity to play lacrosse and learn from an accomplished coaching staff. Titanium Lacrosse acquired KC Orange in 2013 and he served as the Director of Titanium Lacrosse over the last year.


I am extremely excited to be the new head coach with the Northland Spartan Lacrosse program. In my opinion this program is a sleeping giant.  There are great players in the Northland and I look forward to developing these players into champions both on and off the field.  I am also excited to work with what I feel is a progressive board filled with enthusiasm.  I hope to bring the success that I have found at my other stops to the Northland. This program is in my own backyard which will allow me to spend more time with my family,” stated, Kliewer.



Kliewer is the Vice President of the US Lacrosse Great Plains Chapter and is a high school art teacher. He resides in Liberty with his wife and twin boys. Contact Coach Kliewer at . Follow Northland Spartans on twitter @nlspartanlax and on facebook at

by posted 07/29/2014
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PRESTON FIELD:  8150 N Congress - Kansas City, MO 64153

LOCATED AT:  Park Hill High School

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