Duties of Volunteer Positions
Skagit Valley Flyers Lacrosse Club (SVFLC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing the boys and girls of Skagit County the opportunity to learn and play lacrosse. SVFLC is a growing organization that relies on our volunteers to make everything happen. As the Club continues to grow each season, more volunteers are needed.
Below is a list of positions that we need help filling for the upcoming season. Most positions require multiple volunteers per team in order to execute our season.
If you are interested in serving in any of the following positions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator. To fill volunteer slots, please click on the Volunteer pull down menu and select your player's team.
Every game requires that the club provide someone to keep score for each game. The responsibilities include documenting goals, assists, loose balls, and penalties. Each game can run close to an hour. Scorekeepers will need to arrive 15 minutes prior of the scheduled start time of the game. The season consists of approximately 10 games for each youth team. If a rotation can be established, it will allow all parents the opportunity to enjoy watching their player most of the season. Training will be provided for score keepers, spotters, and timekeepers.
Every home game requires that the hosting club provides someone to keep time for each game. The responsibilities include tracking each quarter, half-time, and penalty box timeouts, for the officials. Each game can run close to an hour. Time keepers will need to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the game. The season consists of approximately 5 home games. If a rotation can be established, it will allow all parents the opportunity to enjoy watching their player most of the season. Training will be provided for score keepers, spotters, and timekeepers.
A spotter helps out at the scorers table to help track stats such as shots, goals, loose balls, face off wins, etc. Each game can run close to an hour. Spotters will need to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the game. The season consists of approximately 10 games. If a rotation can be established, it will allow all parents the opportunity to enjoy watching their player most of the season. Training will be provided for score keepers, spotters, and timekeepers.
Every home game requires that the Club provide a sideline manager (who will be clearly identified) to monitor the game and sidelines to ensure sportsmanship and safety are adhered to by the home and visiting teams. Sideline managers will need to arrive 15 to 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time of the game in order to inspect the field, introduce themselves to the officials, and welcome the opposing team.
The field manager is responsible for ensuring that the field is prepared for every home game. This includes lining the field (usually a day or two prior to game day), setting up cones, scorers tent and table, and placing the goals for game day and removal of the same after the conclusion of each game day. Time commitment varies each week depending on the weather and field conditions. Field managers should arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the game. This is often coordinated with our other team field managers when we have multiple teams playing on the same field. Training will be provided for all field managers.
Equipment managers assist the Equipment Coordinator and Field Managers in ensuring that all equipment needed for game days are on location in time to host home games. Equipment managers will also assist in the set up and tear down of the fields on game days.
Team photographers are responsible for photographing the action of every game both home and away. Team photographers should arrive 20 to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the game. Team photographers will work with the team managers to create and upload game photo albums to the website.
Team videographers are responsible for recording the action of every game, both home and away on video. Team videographers should arrive 20 to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the game. Team videographers will work with the team managers and Youtube channel administrator to ensure that game day footage is added to the Flyers Channel.
Team managers serve as liaison between the youth program coordinators, coaches, and parents. Team managers will assist in coordinating game day volunteers, carpools, team pictures, roster contacts, etc. The team manager will help facilitate smooth communication between the parents, coaches, and program coordinator.
Fundraising is an important part of keeping the Club dues as low as possible. The fundraising coordinators will direct all fundraising activities on the team level and coordinate with the Club Treasurer on reporting funds received from those activities.
One of the toughest and thankless roles to fill, but one of the most essential. With the rapid growth of the game, referees are in high demand and short supply. Referees are responsible for ensuring that the players and coaches are observing the rules of the game; and maintaining the safety off all participants and observers during the course of a game. Referees are paid for every game they work and can make up to $120-180 per game day depending on number of games worked. Training will be provided prior to beginning of the season for anyone interested in becoming a referee.
The public relations volunteers will assist the Board in spreading the word about the Flyers throughout the community by posting clinic fliers, preparing and distributing informational fliers to the school districts, filing game day reports with the newspaper, etc.