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GLA now accepting applications for Director of Competitive

By Gloucester Lacrosse Association, 12/01/21, 9:45AM EST


Gloucester Lacrosse Association is looking for a person to fill the role of the Director of Competitive. This position will report to the Board of Directors and will be responsible in overseeing the Association's competitive lacrosse program. This position is for one year (i.e., until the GLA's AGM 2022) and will begin immediately after the selection process. An honorarium will be provided to the successful candidate.

The ideal candidate is a person with varied lacrosse experience in such areas as: playing, coaching, management and administration. In addition, the idea applicant would be a non-parent candidate, however this is not a mandatory requirement to apply and be selected.

Roles and responsibilities incumbent to this position include:

Coach Selection:

Review coaching applications as Chair of the Coach Selection Committee (CSC) following a public advertisement. Coach selection occurs in two steps: (1) Head Coach selections, and (2) Bench staff selection following try-outs. The CSC will recommend coaching staff (Head Coach) for each competitive team to the Executive for approval. In the event a conflict of interest arises (e.g., a member of the CSC applies for a coaching position), then an impartial committee member(s) from the Board of Directors will be appointed to act in the capacity of that CSC member. Following try-outs, the Competitive Director and Head Coach for each level will determine other members of the bench staff.

Organizing and Running Try-Outs:

  • Responsible for organizing and operating try-outs to aid in team formation.

Working with Coaches:

  • Responsible for informing coaches of all OLA and Zone 5 regulations and rule changes
  • Ensure competitive team's documentation is submitted with rosters to the Registrar in accordance with OLA deadlines
  • Coordinate with the selected coaching staff and Board of Directors, the selection of Competitive Tournaments
  • Responsible to ensure all coaches have the correct training and OLA card designation to be on a bench. This includes but not limited to coaching clinics and the Head Start Program
  • Look to onboard and implement Technical Training Systems working with the Coaching Staff at each level

Communicating & Liaising with a Variety of Stakeholders

  • Liaise between all Competitive Coaches and the Board of Directors
  • Act as a liaison between the GLA and the Junior B Griffins Lacrosse Programs for the running of the Intermediate Program
  • Responsible for settling any minor disputes concerning the Competitive Teams as the main point of contact for Coaching Staff and Managers

Other Responsibilities:

  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors throughout the season
  • Participate in the Board of Directors, Budget, Release, Disciplinary and Tournament committees where and when required
  • Submit a brief report at each Board of Directors meeting on season status


Please complete this Director of Competitive Form by Saturday December 4, 2021 to be considered for this role. In the event multiple candidates apply for the position, there will be an interview process conducted by an interview selection board. The questions will be provided in advance. 

Please reach out to Stephanie Pagan – President Gloucester Lacrosse Association - if you have any questions. 

Interviews (if needed) will commence the week of December 6.