Thank you for your interest in serving our Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association (SCLA) players and families by volunteering!
We are looking for individuals to serve in positions on our Board of Directors as well as on important committees. It's important to note the SCLA's structual changes that were made in 2018-2019 which divided the Boys and Girls Programs both operationally and financially, allowing for 2 separate independent Boards to serve each program. The vacancies below reflect the boys only side of the Board of Directors and positions for the Girls Programs will be listed seperately in July on a new, dedicated website. Board positions are one-year to two-year terms and require attendance at our monthly meetings in addition to fulfilling the needs of the position. Board meetings are typically held on the fourth Sunday of each month. Terms officially begin in Sept 2019, but we use the June-August time period to allow new Board members to shadow outgoing officers.
SCLA Mission - SCLA was founded to promote lacrosse, to provide the children and families of Southlake, Texas the opportunity to learn the game of lacrosse in a safe environment that provides an opportunity for all players, of all abilities, to develop skills and game knowledge. SCLA will emphasize sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play and respect for all. SCLA will work with the community in the spirit of cooperation with the City and the Carroll Athletic Department. SCLA will work to ensure a sound fiscal responsibility in all areas of lacrosse concerning our association.
Annual volunteers needed for Board and Committee positions
We are seeking applicants for several Board and Committee positions. If your family has enjoyed their lacrosse experience and/or has interest in affecting change to continue and improve upon traditions, please consider volunteering for a positions to help guide our continued growth.
One of the key areas of need is in fundraising. Fundraising is an important part of our organization and plays a vital role in offering a wide program while keeping user fees competitive. As SCLA operates outside of CISD Athletics, we pay both the City of Southlake and CISD for usage fees and field rental. While both Parks and Rec and CISD have been good partners, costs have significantly risen (with the addition of turf fields in Southlake) and as our program and needs have grown, this portion of our budget has increased dramatically. Additionally, we have ongoing equipment needs for balls, goals, gear, goalie’s protection equipment and storage. We also offer select, needs-based scholarships which provides playing opportunities to kids who might not otherwise be able to participate.
We are currently seeking applicants for the following (4) Director positions (SCLA Boys Board Positions):
- Marketing/Communications Director
- Fundraising Director/ (also carries the title of Booster Club President)
General Council (supports both programs) - Non- voting poaition
President (this candidate will be selected from a previous serving board member with a minimum of 1 year of experience with SCLA)
In addition, we are looking for volunteers for the following Committees:
If interested in any of these board positions please complete this Online Application . If interested in a Commitee Head or Staff Participant please email inquiries to
1) Marketing Director/Communications:
Skills needed: Writing and Graphics knowledge. Organizational skills.
Social Media Committee
Assist Communications Director in growth of the association by positively promoting the SCLA, teams and players through stories, articles, social media and photos. Develop and execute plans and programs to ensure ongoing exposure of SCLA. Explore new ways to communicate registration, events, and games inside and outside the organization.
Assist Concessions Director to ensure proper staffing, purchasing, and accounting/cash management for concession sales at North Park (High School & Youth) and Dragon Stadium (Special Events for Girls/Boys players.) Develop ideas to increase concession sales, simplify operations and lower costs.
New Player Recruitment/Used Equipment Committee
Publicize, gather and coordinate drives for donation of old equipment and provide “loaner” sets of equipment to new and prospective players during the first two-week no risk trial periods of each season.
2) Fundraising Director (annual Gala):
Develop, coordinate, and execute the fundraising plan for the year. Gather ideas on best events for SCLA. Chair and build a Fundraising Committee to assist in the various fundraising activities for the year. SCLA has already created a successfull blue print to follow for the Spring Gala event and other traditions. Work with Marketing Director to communicate events and with membership encourage participation. Deliver fundraising updates at monthly Board meeting.
In addition to the Board position above, we have various committees to help staff efforts in these areas:
Assist Fundraising Director to generate, develop and implement fundraising ideas, plans and events appropriate to SCLA families and players and the local communities. Publicize all fundraising events and functions. Graphics, computer skills, organization skills needed and welcome!
- Silent Auction Committee Head
- Live Auction Committee Head
- Implementation Committee Head
3) General Council: Occational work on Coaches contracts and advisement to board on a as needed basis.
4) Equipment/Uniforms Manager:
Benefits of Volunteering...
Need another reason to volunteer? In addition to serving our players and families, studies have shown that volunteering builds empathy and strengthens social connections, develops new skills, improves health, lowers mortality rates and depression later in life, and provides a sense of having more time. http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2015/03/19/5-surprising-benefits-of-volunteering/