Friday, October 8, 2010


Hi, Southern Marin Lacrosse Club is seeking coaches and assistant coaches for the 2011 season. If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to

• The season runs from January (mostly planning in the initial month) through the end of May and potentially into early June.
• Practices range from two to three times weekly with games on weekends.
• Practices run from 4PM-6PM. Coaches are expected to arrive 10 minutes early and stay until last player leaves.
• Coaches are expected to arrive 60 minutes early and stay up to 30 minutes after the conclusion of games.
• Coaches are expected to attend every game (approximately 14 per season).
• Coaches are expected to have regular communication with team parents, club administration and other coaches.

1. Coaching
• Teach beginning and intermediate lacrosse skills to elementary school age boys. Divisions include 7th and 8th graders (U-15), 5th, 6th and 7th graders (U-13) and 3rd, 4th and 5th graders (U-11).
• Practice and game planning.
• Adhere to the Positive Coaching Alliance "Double Goal" philosophy, focusing on sportsmanship and skills development that will encourage players to continue their lacrosse careers into high school.
2. Duties
• Lead 2X to 3X a week practices.
• Attend games on week-ends that take place throughout the Bay Area and occasionally beyond (Sacramento). Games are usually both Saturday and Sunday from March 1st through May 31st. Playoffs may occur as late as May 31st but some teams conclude before Memorial Day. There are reduced lacrosse schedules on Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekend.
• Interact with parents and other coaches.
• Encourage a passion for the sport of lacrosse and sportsmanship generally.
• Have fun.

Performance Measures
• Number of players who return to play lacrosse the following year.
• Feedback from parents and volunteer coaches.
• Feedback from other clubs.

• Familiarity with lacrosse.
• Boys/men’s lacrosse coaching experience.
• Good organizational skills.
• Good communication skills.
• Good teaching skills.
• Ability to pass a background check.
• Must be PCA certified before the season begins.

• A stipend up to $3,000 may be given to qualified head coaches at the U-15 and U-13 levels. (3 practices a week)
• A stipend up to $2,000 may be given to qualified head coaches at the U-11. (2 practices/ week)
• A stipend up to $1,500 may be given to qualified assistant coaches. (2-3 practices/ week)
• For the right candidate, there is some flexibility in the timing and amount of stipend.

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