Central Jersey Lacrosse Volunteer Policies
Central Jersey Lacrosse (CJLAX) is a non-profit organization formed to promote the game of Lacrosse in the Central Jersey Area. CJLAX is run by a group of Supervisors that make operational decisions about sponsored programs. CJLAX sponsors its own programs and works in conjunction with other organizations such as the Freehold Township Board of Parks and Recreation Commission to run programs. For purposes of this policy statement, when CJLAX runs a program in conjunction with another organization, that organization will be called the Sponsoring Organization. CJLAX programs are supported by volunteers that receive no compensation for their time and efforts, with the exception of timekeepers/scorekeepers and referees.
ELIGIBILITY to VOLUNTEER
To be eligible, volunteers must complete and submit the Lacrosse League Volunteer Application Form to the League Supervisors.
The form can be printed out (click here to bring up a window with the form), filled in, and mailed to:
Central Jersey Lacrosse
106 N. Coachman Drive
Freehold, NJ 07728
ACCEPTANCE of VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
CJLAX Supervisors (Currently Steve Shinners, James O'Connor, Victor Franco, Todd Caissie) will review all applications and consult with the current coaching staff as appropriate. Applicants must be unanimously approved by all active CJLAX Supervisors in order to participate in the CJLAX sponsored program. CJLAX Management will document reasons for not accepting any applicant and supply that information to the applicant.
TYPES of VOLUNTEERS
Head Coaches participate in the player evaluations and draft league teams.
Head Coaches have the responsibility for coaching and managing a team.
Head Coaches must make the commitment to be at their team games, missing only on an exception basis.
HEAD COACHES MUST BE:
- CPR CERTIFIED, (CJLAX works with Freehold Township Dept of Park and Rec to set up CPR classes (usually about 3 hours long)
- have BACKGROUND CHECKS and
- be either NYSCA or Rutger Certfied.
Assistant Coaches help the Head Coach, but do not have
full responsibility to the League of managing a team.
Assistant Coaches may be recruited by CJLAX
Supervisors or Head Coaches but must fill out a Volunteer Application Form.
ASSISTANT COACHES MUST BE:
- CPR CERTIFIED, (CJLAX works with Freehold Township Dept of Parks and Rec to set up CPR classes (usually about 3 hours long)
- have BACKGROUND CHECKS and
- be either NYSCA or Rutger Certfied
Junior Coaches are typically high school lacrosse
players that sign up to assist Head and Assistant Coaches in teaching the game
to the league players and help out on game days.
Junior Coaches under the age of 17 need not be "certified." not have fingerprint/background checks.
The Program Commissioner's primary responsibilities are:
- Recruiting volunteers to help run the Program.
- Tracking equipment assignments and making sure all needed equipment is available for safe game play.
- Inspection of players' equipment to certify that it meets safety guidelines as specified in Section 3.4, Required Equipment.
- Scheduling games, make-up games and play-off games and ad-hoc games with teams from other youth lacrosse programs.
- Locating practice facilities for the teams.
- Tracking Program finances and raising funding to pay for expenses not paid for by a partner sponsoring organization (e.g. Freehold Township Department of Parks and Recreation).
- Obtaining and scheduling referees, scorekeepers, and timekeepers
- Keeping track of any program statistics such as game scores.
- Managing any issues that may arise
These volunteers help with the administrative aspects
of running CJLAX's programs.
Supervisors will assign specific responsibilities to
the Assistant Supervisors. These include but are not limited to:
- Managing the Volunteer Application Forms: being
certain that all volunteers have properly filled out forms on file and
references have been checked.
- Managing program registration processes: insuring that all participants are registered to participate in the program.
- Managing the player evaluation process: insuring that player's abilities is properly recorded and made available to the Coaching Teams prior to the team formation draft.
These volunteers work on raising money needed to support program operations. Costs are typically to purchase equipment not provided directly by the Township Rec Department.
These volunteers record the result of any scheduled
These volunteers may choose to apply for employment with the Township Rec Department and will be paid on a per game basis at a rate
that is set by Freehold Township Rec Department. The scorekeepers are actually seasonal employees of the township.
They are responsible for keeping track of:
As noted above, Scorekeepers/Timekeepers must fill out the appropriate documentation when participating in programs that are sponsored by the Freehold Township Parks and Recreation Committee to receive payment. This included proof of employablity form and time sheets.
- Player rosters for each game played: who was present and played in each game
- Player scoring: who scores each goal
- Player assisting: who assisted on a goal, if applicable
- Player penalties
- Who refereed the game
- Time, date, and location of game
REC Program Referees - Boys and Girls
These volunteers officiate lacrosse games that are sponsored by the league
These volunteers must fulfill one of the following requirement to be able to officiate games:
Referees must fill out the appropriate documentation when participating in programs that are sponsored by the Freehold Township Parks and Recreation Committee to receive payment. This included proof of employablity form and time sheets.
- Complete the CJ LAX referee's training clinic
- Complete a referee's training program sponsor by another recognized Lacrosse organization
- Have at a minimum a 2 years experience playing Lacrosse at a high school or college level
These volunteers document lacrosse activities that may be of interest to the Lacrosse Community in the Central Jersey Area
These volunteers must be able to submit their articles in electronic format to the identified CJLAX webmaster, preferably HTML.
Writers recieve no compensation for their articles, but will be given the credit as the author of the article .
These volunteers take photographs of league activities
These photographs are then used on the CJ LAX website, www.cjlax.com
Photographers recieve no compensation for their photographs, but will receive photo credits where possible and appropriate.
These volunteers work on the CJLAX website
These volunteers will have the ability to have there work exposed to the general public
These volunteers will be given the ability to learn new web skill, including working with databases, cgi scripts, perl, and mySQL
Webmasters recieve no compensation for their work, but will receive credits where possible and appropriate for their web design work.
If a signed written complaint is received by a CJLAX Supervisor or Coach
requesting expulsion of a volunteer, the Program Supervisors will:
PROCESS FOR EXPULSION of a VOLUNTEER FROM PROGRAM PARTICIPATION
- Immediately notify all proper authorities and turn the investigation over to them if the complaint jeopardizes the safety of any of the children in program or may have criminal liabilities
- If not as serious as noted above, investigate and obtain the pertinent facts concerning the complaint from involved parties
- Convene a meeting of CJLAX Supervisors (named above). All CJLAX Supervisors must be present at the meeting or the meeting will be re-scheduled.
- Review collected information at the meeting
- Depending on the nature of the complaint and at the sole discretion of the CJLAX Supervisors, the named volunteer may be suspended from League Activities until final decision is rendered. The CJLAX Supervisors will make final decision regarding expulsion of the named volunteer. The named volunteer will return all CJLAX or Sponsoring Organization's property to one of the CJLAX Supervisors upon being notified of the suspension.
All volunteers must read and agree with the CJLAX Child and Youth Abuse Prevention Policy.
REVIEW AND AGREEMENT WITH CJLAX CHILD AND YOUTH ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY
All volunteers agree that their picture and a brief description of their CJLAX responsibilities can appear on the Central Jersey Lacrosse, Inc. website.
CONSENT FOR PICTURE and WRITE-UP TO APPEAR ON CJLAX website.