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Posted on September 13, 2022

MP Lacrosse: Youth 7th-8th Grade Boys Coach / 5-8th Grade Lead / Associate Boy’s Youth Director

Focus: We are seeking a passionate individual to help our program continue to grow and increase in competitiveness across the North Texas recreational lacrosse league.  The ideal candidate will be energetic, have a proven enthusiasm and love for the sport of lacrosse, previous lacrosse coaching experience (preferably at the College or High School level) and a commitment to mentoring young men.

Key Qualifications

  • Prior lacrosse coaching experience – College experience strongly preferred
  • Proven communication capabilities, both oral and written
  • Prior lacrosse playing experience – Varsity High School, or Inter-Collegiate playing experience strongly preferred
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Key Job responsibilities / requirements

  • Build and maintain a culture for the 7th/8th grade team that is consistent with MP Lacrosse values
  • Focus on building stick skills across multiple skill levels with the express purpose of preparing 8th grade boys for competition at the High-School club level
  • Ensure all players learn all aspects of the game and have proper opportunities to develop these skills in practice and games.
  • Develop and implement an organized, consistent practice plan
  • Run drills effectively, keep players focused during practice
  • Oversee, direct and supervise all volunteer 7th/8th coaches.  Provide guidance for 5th/6th (and potentially younger team) volunteer coaches, including
    • Providing practice plan templates
    • Providing skills drill suggestions
    • Providing at least three (3) hour-long “coach training” sessions to drive alignment and consistency across the program
  • Attend all 7th/8th games and practices
    • Fall will be 1+ practice per week, 1+ tournaments, and potentially 2-3 games
    • Spring is league play, 2+ practices per week, 10-12 games, year-end tournament
  • Communicate important information regarding team news, practice, game changes, etc. to coaches and parents in a timely and professional manner.
  • Maintain a positive/reinforcing attitude toward the team.
  • Abide by all club policies
  • Recruit additional program coaches as needed
  • Consistent communications with team and parents including, but not limited to:
    • Pre-season kick-off note to parents
    • In-season note to parents regarding lacrosse basics
    • End season evaluation of each player (short list of things to focus on to progress)
    • Notes to discuss any in-season events/issues that arise
  • Regular communication with MP Boy’s Youth Director
  • Any in-season rescheduling of games (communicated with the MP Boys’ Youth Director)

Timing

The role begins concurrently with the start of the 2022-2023 school year.  The Fall program should begin early September and run through Thanksgiving.  The Spring Season should start early January and run through April/early May.

If you are interested in being considered for the role please contact Shauna Ferguson at info@mplacrosse.org

 

 

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