Hello everyone,

At this time the Newfoundland and Labrador Lacrosse Association is soliciting volunteers to help run our house league programs.  While we currently have many volunteer opportunities available, including fundraising, coaching, refereeing, committees, and planning, at this time we are specifically requesting volunteers to step forward and help fill the roles of practice coordinators, coaches, coaching assistants, team managers, and division coordinators.  Below is a summary of each of these volunteer positions and their respective duties.

Practice Coordinators are expected to attend practice sessions and run drills in accordance to the NLLA direction.  These volunteers should have a basic understanding of how the game of lacrosse is played and experience coaching team sports.  Practice Coordinators are also expected to have an understanding of the rules of the game and be willing to act as referees if required.

Coaches and Coaching Assistants are expected to participate in all team related activities.  These activities include attending game and practice sessions.  Ensuring that players are dressed and assisting equipment related issues.  Provide assistance to players while on the bench and to complete and submit game sheets to the officials prior to the start of the game.  Coaches and coaching assistants are also expected to assist team managers are required.   Please note that while coaches and coaching assistants are expected to attend all practice sessions, they are not expected to run the practice session.  The NLLA will provide practice coordinators to plan and run all practice sessions.

Team Managers are expected to participate in all team related activities.  These activities include attending game and practice sessions.  Team managers are responsible for collecting team jerseys at the end of the games.  Team managers are also responsible for checking the game day schedule and notifying players of all scheduling changes.  Team managers are also expected to assist coaches and coaching assistants as required.

Division Coordinators are expected to ensure that the arenas are ready prior to the start of the first game of the evening.  This includes ensuring that nets and shot clocks are in place and functioning.  Division Coordinators are also responsible for ensuring that referee and time keeping officials are in position prior to game time.  Division Coordinators are not responsible for assigning referee and time keeping officials.  They are only responsible for ensuring that the officials are at the arena and notifying the Referee in Chief of and issues related to the officials and the arena.

Lacrosse in Newfoundland and Labrador will only grow with the participation of Volunteers!  Many hands make light work and many heads bring fresh ideas to the table.  Help us grow!

If you would like to volunteer, in any capacity, please contact nllacrossegeneral@gmail.com. Please provide your full name, phone number, email address and tell us how you would like to help.

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