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New Lacrosse Club To Do's Top 5 Checklist

by US Lacrosse
(Baltimore, MD)


US Lacrosse supports the efforts of SimplyLacrosse.com to help educate and encourage new Lacrosse Clubs into growing and developing healthy and safe programs. At US Lacrosse we have many tools and programs to assist new clubs in their development.


Here are our Top 5 must do's for new Lacrosse clubs

1. Visit the US Lacrosse New Start Program page and apply for the start up manual

The start up manual has tons of great information including information on all of our tips below and much more.
o Develop a budget
o Secure field space
o Coaching Information
o Safety and Insurance
o Marketing your Club
o And much, much more?

2. Develop a budget
The first step in developing your club is creating a workable budget. The budget is the foundation of your club and you must plan for the financial needs of the group. You can find more information in the US Lacrosse Start Up manual

3. Secure Field Space
Once you have a budget outline you will need to find places to practice and play. This is a fundamental step in starting a club.

4. Quality Coaches
It is essential to acquire and develop quality coaches for your new club.

The US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program (CEP) is designed to give your coaches the tools they need to enhance their coaching at every level. Created with input and assistance from many of the nation's finest coaches, this one-of-a-kind program is designed to increase your knowledge of the game while also teaching you the fine art of COACHING.

http://www.uslacrosse.org/cep/index.phtml

5. Safety and Insurance
You must operate your club safely and understanding the risks and key aspects of safety in the sport are very important to US Lacrosse.
o Please visit our safety related pages to learn more
o US Lacrosse Sports & Science Safety Committee

Insurance is also a key element of your safety and insurance program. Providing affordable insurance is a critical component of what US Lacrosse helps your club provide for the protection of your club as well as your players.

For more information:
o http://www.bollingerlax.com/site/

Good Luck with your new clubs.
Make sure you stop by US Lacrosse to access all of our valuable resources.

For more information about US Lacrosse and Group Membership, please contact Mark Kamyszek at mkamyszek@uslacrosse.org

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Mar 14, 2010
Thanks for commenting
by: Jamey

Hi Steve I'm not sure if you are talking about us here at Simplylacrosse.com or US lacrosse, but we thank you for commenting. We are all doing our parts. Please let us know how we can help you guys get what you need for your groups.

Thanks again,

Jamey

Mar 12, 2010
nice job
by: Steve

You guys are doing a great job. Keep it up.

Thanks,

Coach Steve

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