Boys' and girls' youth lacrosse, serving Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon and the Souhegan Valley area.

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SVL is a non-profit organization and its success relies heavily on parental participation. Each participating FAMILY is required to volunteer 3 HOURS during the course of the 2019 season. This participation requirement includes volunteering at select events as well as performing some of the necessary functions including score keeping and timekeeping during the season.

We will be requiring a $50.00 deposit per family that will be returned at the end of the year after a minimum of 3 work hours have been completed. If volunteer commitment is not fulfilled your deposit check will be processed by SVL. 
$50.00 post dated check will be collected at time of uniform disbursement.

Volunteer opportunities are:

          *Work Spring Jamboree Concessions (2 hours)
          *Field Lining (1.5 hours)
          *Game Time Keeper (1 hour)
          *Game Score Keeper (1 hour)
          *NHYLA Tournament Parking Assistant
          *NHYLA Tournament Concessions
          *Team Parent 
          *Coach
          *Board Member
 
 

Volunteer and Board Positions

Souhegan Valley Lacrosse Club (SVL) is a volunteer-run organization, it takes many hands working together to make the Club run smoothly.  All parents are expected to volunteer a minimum of 3 hours per year in either a team or Board level capacity.   

Team Level Positions

Team Parent(s)

  • Communicate with parents as necessary, including but not limited to keeping them informed about volunteer requirements and opportunities
  • Coordinate and maintain snack schedule with parents
  • Maintain schedule for scorekeepers, home field setup and sideline managers
  • Support coach with parent communication as necessary and/or requested
  • Organize the end of year team celebration and coach’s gift (can be delegated)

Parent Coach

  • Assist head coach in running practices a minimum of one standing practice per week 
  • Assist head coach during the game with sideline management
  • Minimum requirement to assist at practices is completion of the Positive Coaching Alliance online course
  • All Parent Coaches must complete the full US Lacrosse Level 1 Certification in order to be on the sidelines during games

Home Field Setup

  • Retrieve (if first game of day) or Return (if last game of day) game supplies, table and chairs from the Wilkens storage shed(s)
  • Set up field with goals, cones, and extra balls as required by league
  • Set up scorekeeper table, chairs, and supplies
  • If last game of the day, clean up supplies and return to storage shed

Sideline Manager

  • Fulfill the duties of sideline manager as described by US Lacrosse.
  • Enforce field specific rules at Calvetti Field (no food, drinks, coffee, or animals inside the gates)
  • Perform these duties for at least 3 home games in the Spring season

Scorekeeper

  • Keep score during a minimum of 2 games during the spring season
  • Either have experience scorekeeping for lacrosse or attend an early-season scorekeeping workshop with the coaches

Team Photographer

  • Take candid and posed shots of the team at various events - games, practices, mixers, outreach events
  • Coordinate a "Team Picture" on a well-attended game day and make the photo available to team parents
  • Make these photos available on the website, Facebook and in other club materials

Board Level Positions

Volunteers taking Board level positions will meet their volunteer requirements AND make a big difference in the success of the club.

  • President
  • VP Girls
  • VP Boys
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Schedule Coordinator
  • Officials Coordinator
  • Uniform Coordinator
  • Equipment Coordinator
  • Team Parent/Volunteer Coordinator
  • High School Student Coordinators (4)

 

Club Level Positions under review for 2020

Website

  • Responsible for maintaining and updating the SouheganValleyLacrosse.org website
  • No coding required, but comfort with technology is beneficial
  • Communicate club activities via website
  • Attends monthly SVL board meetings as needed to have accurate and up to date information

Fundraiser Coordinators

  • Several people can fill this role, each taking on a different event or working together for a larger event
  • Identify an opportunity for a club fundraising opportunity
  • Coordinate logistics for fundraising opportunity and communicate to club
  • Communicate plans to SVL board