Parent Volunteer Program
Our goal is to offer the best coaching for players in a fun environment that encourages a love of the game and for all parents to take an active role in this experience.
The Warriors Lacrosse Club is a volunteer run organization, which requires participation of its members' families to ensure its success. All families are asked to contribute a certain number of volunteer hours. We realize that Lacrosse is a sport that is unfamiliar to many parents. As a result, volunteering can be a bit intimidating at first. We are more than willing to help answer questions. Plus, volunteering is really the best way to become familiar with this sport, which in turn will make watching the game more enjoyable, help you better communicate with your player and provide you with an appreciation for why Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in America. The reality is... if your player can learn the game so can you! And if your new to a volunteer task, don't be afraid to ask other parents and/or your Team Coach or Manager to get you started.
During the registration process, each family will be asked to select a four hour volunteer commitment. Parents/ guardians may choose from the following options: coach, assistant coach, team manager, field maintenance, concessions, fund-raising, apparel sales, photo coordinator, game day table, etc. Descriptions of these commitments can be found below.
We understand that some families are not able to volunteer their time. In this case, we offer a $80 volunteer-opt-out option. After reading the descriptions, if you believe your family will not be able to support the club through one of these roles, please select the opt-out option during Registration. Please choose carefully as the Warriors Board of Directors, coaches, children and parents are all counting on everyone’s help.
- Board of Directors
- President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
- Boys Director, Girls Director, Coaching Coordinator, and more
- Head Coach – sets practice schedule, leads practices and games. Needs to be US Lacrosse Level 1 certified
- Asst Coach – attends practices and games and assists coach where needed
- Team Manager – assists coach (e.g., weather-related team notifications, photo day)
- Field Maintenance Set Up / Take Down – participates in home game field set up / take down
- Concessions – set up, sell, or tear down
- Fundraising – assists in fundraising efforts
- Game Day Table – acts as the score person or timer during home games
- Other – will be assigned where needed
Q: How many hours do I need do I need to complete?
A: The requirement is 4 hours PER PLAYER; therefore, a parent with 2 lacrosse players needs to fill 8 hours.
Q: What if I’m assigned to a spot that does not fit my schedule?
A: You are responsible to contact other parents from your team to see if you can switch times
Q: What if I just don't show up to my assigned volunteer time (No call/ No Show)?
A: You will be charged the $80.00 opt out fee
Q: What if I'm signed up for a game that is rescheduled for a new date or time?
A: The volunteer is expected to work the corresponding rescheduled spot.
Q: What if the game is canceled?
A: If the volunteer was listed to fill an originally offered spot and the game is not played then the volunteer will get credit.
Q: I haven't volunteered at a lacrosse game before, how will I know what to do?
A: You will need to explain that to a coach/manager before the game or contact the Volunteer Coordinator and let them know, in which case the instructions will be explained to you.
Q: How is unfulfilled Volunteer Hours handled
A: All team families are required to volunteer time to support the games and/or social activities in order to support the Warriors’s goal of providing a quality and fun competitive lacrosse program. Up to 4 hours is required and any unfulfilled hours will be billed at $25/hour.
Thank you for your continued support. We’re proud of the changes that have been made and excited about the possibilities and future of lacrosse in Bloomington-Normal!