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Leadership Development Program


Overview

The Leadership Development Program (L.D.P.) provides high school and college volunteers an opportunity to work and coach alongside Homegrown senior staff at a variety of programs/events. 

L.D.P. counselors gain confidence in their coaching ability and develop a better understanding of lacrosse from a new perspective. This translates to on-field ability and expands to life skills off the field.

In addition to facilitating the development of the next generation of coaches, the program allows counselors the opportunity to create lasting relationships with other L.D.P. counselors as well as the youth lacrosse players they coach.

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has.”

- Margaret Mead

 


Candidate Qualifications

To qualify for the program, applicants must: 

  • be age 15 or older (during Summer Camp in July)
  • have experience playing lacrosse
  • have a passion for working with youth athletes
  • posses a desire to coach youth sports
  • demonstrate a positive attitude and open-mind

Responsibilities & Time Commitment

  1. Participate in Homegrown Staff training.
  2. Work as an assistant coach in Homegrown programs and/ or events.
  3. Participate in Senior Staff lead volunteer projects.
  4. Take part in curriculum planning.
  5. Provide individualized instruction and support to athletes under their supervision.
  6. Run progressive skill clinics, warm-ups, and post-game sessions within the expectations and guidance of Homegrown Senior Staff.
  7. Complete Service Project (Plan, Coordinate, Execute).
  8. Complete Final Review/ Leadership Essay.

Program Requirements

  1. LDP Counselors must be able to commit to one week of summer camp. Based on needs, L.D.P Counselors may be able to work multiple weeks.
  2. Attend a minimum of two spring clinics. 
  3. Participate in two Senior Staff lead volunteer projects.