The Southwest Lacrosse Club is dedicated to the promotion, organization and development of youth lacrosse in the southwest Seattle metro areaYouth participation is limited within those boundaries listed below. We provide a safe and fun opportunity for

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High School Coach

Time commitment: Practice 9-15hr per week / Game 4-6hr per week
Travel: Some travel required to away games. Usually only once per season a road game 100+ miles away.

Function: To instruct or train athletes on the fundamentals of lacrosse. Coaches arrive early to practice and stay until all 
athletes have been picked up. Game day preparation would require coaches to be there early and ensure all gear is picked up at the conclusion
Ideal Candidates: Interested members who are able to assist in one-on-one training of our players; to allow a closer ratio of coach-to-athlete instruction. 
Rules/Requirements:

  • You must purchase a US Lacrosse Coach membership
  • You must complete and pass national background check every 2 years. Instructions available from the from the registrar.
  • You must follow all requirements and guidelines specified by the appropriate parent league: Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association (WHSBLA) or Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (WSLA).
  • Attend required meetings as set forth by the the parent league: WHSBLA or WSLA.
  • You must not practice with your players outside of the season schedule define by the parent leagues: WHSBLA or WSLA.
  • You must maintain a team notebook in accordance with parent league regulations: WHSBLA or WSLA.
  • You must follow all rules, guidelines and follow all procedures set forth by the parent leagues: WHSBLA or WSLA. E.g.. deadlines for reporting of statistics, player ejections, rosters (This can be delegated to Team Parent or other parent volunteer).
  • Follow any additional rules, regulations, requirements that might be introduced by the parent league or the SWLC board.

Safety/Risk:

  • No player can play/practice without all required safety equipment (pads, helmets, cups, goggles).
  • No play can play/practice without being fully register and available to your roster (USL information on file).
  • Ensure good sportsmanship and safe play during games and practices.

Equipment & Fields:

  • Most equipment is provided by the players, however you are provided with balls (1/2 case [60] per team), goals, team box containing: first aid kit, tools etc. Some teams may have loaner equipment(sticks, goggles, pads).  
  • Maintain state of fields and equipment used by your team and notify the appropriate board member(s) in advance if you need the following: maintenance, new /additional equipment.
  • Unless another SWLC team is using the field after you, you are responsible to lock-up or remove the goals from the field.
  • Unless another SWLC team is using the field after you, you are responsible to lock-up SWLC provided porta-potty and/or job box (storage).
  • Field Lining should be done by parent volunteers. But you are expected to help with the initial lining before the season starts.

Youth Coach

Time commitment: Practice 6-9hr per week / Game 2-3hr per week 
Travel: Some travel required to away games.
Function: To instruct or train athletes on the fundamentals of lacrosse. Coaches arrive early to practice and stay until all 
athletes have been picked up. Game day preparation would require coaches to be there early and ensure all gear is picked up at the conclusion
Ideal Candidates: Interested members who are able to assist in training of our players. Previous youth sports involvement or education helpful.
Rules/Requirements:

  • You must purchase a USL Coach membership
  • You must complete a background check online every 2 years. Instructions available from the from the registrar.
  • You must follow all requirements and guidelines specified by the appropriate parent league: Seattle Metro Youth Lacrosse Association (SMYLA) or Washington Girls Youth Lacrosse Association (WAGLAX).
  • Attend required meetings as set forth by the the parent league: SMYLA or WAGLAX.
  • You must maintain a team notebook.
  • You must contact the board when the following occurs: player ejections, field injuries requiring medical attention (practice or game), referee no-shows (our home fields)
  • Follow any additional rules, regulations, requirements that might be introduced by the parent league or the SWLC board.

Safety/Risk:

  • No player can play/practice without all required safety equipment (pads, helmets, cups, goggles).
  • No play can play/practice without being fully register and available to your roster (USL information on file).
  • Ensure good sportsmanship and safe play during games and practices.

Equipment & Fields:

  • Most equipment is provided by the players, however you are provided with balls (1/2 case [60] per team), goals, team box containing: first aid kit, tools etc. Some teams may have loaner equipment(sticks, goggles, pads). 
  • Maintain state of fields and equipment used by your team and notify the appropriate board member(s) in advance if you need the following: maintenance, new /additional equipment.
  • Unless another SWLC team is using the field after you, you are responsible to lock-up or remove the goals from the field.
  • Unless another SWLC team is using the field after you, you are responsible to lock-up SWLC provided porta-potty and/or job box (storage).
  • Field Lining should be done by parent volunteers. But you are expected to help with the initial lining before the season starts.

Team Parent 

Time commitment: 4-6hr per week 
Function: Will serve as liaison between the SWLC board, coaching staff, and parents of the athletes. Helps in the distribution of communication between the club, coach and parents to help facilitate a smooth lacrosse season.

  • Coordinate volunteers to help in the running of the team or the club as a whole; e.g.. volunteers to line the fields, act as sideline manager, keep score and time, fundraising efforts.
  • Keep the coach organized by helping to disseminate communication to the team parents and/or players.
  • Maintain the team equipment: first aid kit, score book, tool box (zip ties, screw driver).
  • Manage the inventory of uniforms; distribution, assignment and return from all players.
  • Communicate practice and game schedules to parents. Communication may come the coaches, or the board
  • Gather required paperwork fromm players or parents

Scorekeeper

Time commitment: 45-90min.
Function: The responsibilities include documenting goals and assists.

  • Every home and visiting game requires that the hosting club provides someone to keep score for each game. 
  • Scorekeeper will need to arrive 15 minutes ahead of time.
  • Training will be provided for score keepers, spotters and timekeepers.
  • At the high school level the scorekeeper (or other designated person also needs to enter the game statistics and results into a website)

Spotter

Time commitment: 45-90min.
Function: A spotter helps out at the scorekeeping table to help track game statistics by calling out player numbers and play (shot, assist, save, goal). 

  • Spotters will need to arrive 15 minutes ahead of time. 
  • This position is easier to do when standing, as sometimes you have to move around to see the whole play. 
  • Training will be provide for score keepers, spotters and timekeepers.

Timekeeper

Time commitment: 45-90min.
Function: The responsibilities include Keeping time for game and penalty clocks as instructed by the game officials

  • Every home game requires that the hosting club provides someone to keep time for each game. 
  • Time keeper will need to arrive 15 minutes ahead of time.
  • Training will be provide for score keepers, spotters and timekeepers.

Field / Game Manager

Time commitment: 90 minutes - 2 hours per game.
Function: Monitor the game & sidelines to assure sportsmanship & safety are adhered to by the home and visiting teams. 

  • Field / game manager will need to ensure they arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of time to ensure the field has been properly prepared, introduce themselves to the officials and welcome the opposing team to our area.
  • Field / game manager monitors the spectators for the following: alcohol consumption, verbal or physical threats to the official(s), players, or other spectators, or general unsportsmanlike conduct.  If instructed by the game official, address the behavior or ask the spectator to leave the field.
  • Ensure the team and spectator areas are free of garbage at the end of the game; coordinate the clean-up by players or parents

Field Liner

Time commitment: 90 minutes Initial Lining / 30min Line Maintenance.
Function: Maintains the painted lacrosse lines on the assigned field

  • Optional: Initial lining; with guidance, help to layout the initial lines for a boys field using diagrams, measuring tapes, stakes, and paint.
  • Line maintenance: Weekly re-trace the existing set of lines with the same color.
  • Return or store/lock-up the remaining paint and field liner to the designated location.