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How to Start up a Collegiate Lacrosse Club
         By Dave Leach, RMLC Public Relations
          w/ special thanks to US Lacrosse, Sport Development.

                            TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.      Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………. 3

II.     Getting Started………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

          Step 1. Attract Players and Leaders…………………………………………………………….. 4

          Step 2. Establish Your Communication Channels and Records………………………………… 5

          Step 3. Identifying Leadership Early……………………………………………………………. 5

          Step 4. The First Meeting……………………………………………………………………….. 6

          Step 5. Defining Your Vision…………………………………………………………………… 7

          Step 6. Field Space……………………………………………………………………………… 7

          Step 7. Competitive Season……………………………………………………………………... 8

          Step 8. Website………………………………………………………………………………….. 9

          Step 9. Insurance…………………………………………………………………………….….. 9

          Step 10. Equipment……………………………………………………………………………… 9

          Step 11. Uniforms………………………………………………………………………………. 10

          Step 12. Fundraising……………………………………………………………………………. 10

          Step 13. Team Bonding…………………………………………………………………………. 13

          Step 14. Join the MCLA…………………………………………………………………………13

III.    Sample Structure…………………………………………………………………………….……… 14

IV.     Sample Budget……………………………………………………………………………………… 16

V.      Sample Flyer………………………………………………………………………………………... 19

VI.     Sample Bylaws ………………………………………………………………………………….….. 20

VII.    Sample Sponsorship Packet...………………………………………………………………….…… 26

VIII.   Resources…………………………………………………………………………………………… 36

Everything you need to be successful in starting and sustaining a collegiate lacrosse club can be found here; in one
comprehensive manual.

Starting a collegiate club will be a truly rewarding experience. It will also be challenging, but stay the course. You
are about to embark on a remarkable journey. You are going to meet new people, go new places, learn a lot about
yourself, learn a lot about other people – some good, some bad – learn how to run a business, and most importantly
that if you put your heart and mind into anything; you will succeed.

It's not easy to start and sustain a club team, but it will be one of your most satisfying experiences. You will look up
months from now and realize you are playing lacrosse when this opportunity did not exist for you or others before.
You will be spreading your love of the game to others and it will be contagious!

What was once work, will be play. You will have made wonderful new friends, increased your professional
network and may even make or facilitate a love connection or two.

With the support of those around you, and this manual, you CAN be successful. There is no perfect process, but this
manual will certainly make the process easier.

We can list everything you need to know, but they are all secondary steps to the most important tenant…

Love of the Game!

                                                GOOD LUCK!


You cannot have a team with only players. Players AND leaders are critical to have a truly successful club. As a
result, recruitment is crucial and remember it is an ongoing process. You will always need new players and leaders,
especially as you find many will depart for a multitude of reasons.

When you are searching for players and leaders follow these simple, yet significant suggestions to get the word out:

       1) The Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) is comprised of over 200 teams throughout the
          United States and Canada. Visit to find the nearest conference to your institution.
          Make contact with some of the teams, letting them know whom to contact from your program. Also, try
          and contact the Webmaster of the conference's site to be listed as a non-conference team in their contacts

                                                                 2) Visit US Lacrosse's website, specifically the
                                                                    Men's Division Post-Collegiate Clubs Council
                                                                    website at:
                                                                    and join the National Teams Listing. The
                                                                    website has an online form that allows you to
                                                                    add your team to the national database. This
                                                                    will allow other teams and interested players
                                                                    to find you. Before you're officially affiliated
                                                                    within a league, this is a great place to find
                                                                    players and leaders of diverse background that
                                                                    will help your program grow. You might even
                                                                    find a coach this way.

       3) Contact your local US Lacrosse Regional Chapter. These chapters are comprised of local lacrosse
          leaders interested in strengthening lacrosse in their region. News of your emergence will come with
          great support including informing their membership and helping to spread the word.

       4) Send letters with information about your club to local college coaches. You can look up coaches'
          information by visiting the "member info" page of the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches
          Association (IMLCA), a non-profit organization comprised of Division I, II, and III coaches from across
          the United States. Website:

       5) If you played in high school, your alumni network is a great resource. Contact your high school coach,
          and/or former teammates and request they send out an e-mail announcing your new club and any
          interested members to join.

       6) Consider submitting a blurb, or even a story, about your new club in a local or school newspaper – there
          are no guarantees it will be published, but it's worth a try.

       7) Take out an advertisement in the classified section of the newspaper giving out your contact
          information. On-line classified sections are also a good place to post information.

       8) Post flyers around your campus and neighborhoods, especially in the gyms and other places people
          wanting to remain active patronize.


As you embark on this journey, you will need to remain organized and accessible. Both are equally important and
will serve you well.

We recommend you set up a new and free e-mail account exclusively for the purpose of
communicating to and from your newly established team. You will soon receive
countless e-mails and you need to have one source where you can keep track of all the
information. DO NOT use a work e-mail account. If possible, contact your institution's IT
department and ask for a "" e-mail account to be setup.
Sometimes they can be accommodating.

Once you start to receive mail try to reply within a week, if not sooner. As you know collegiate players are juggling
the demands of school, work, family, and everything else, so you want to ensure if they reach out and express an
interest – you keep them interested. The more professional you manage the team, the better it will be received and
the greater the success.

The more work you do in the beginning, the better for you in the end. Start to set up files and folders and other
systems that help you organize and sort through information quickly.


From the series of e-mail you have received some individuals will volunteer to help, not just join as a player. Make
special note of these individuals and respond as soon as possible. The earlier you identify your leadership the better.
You can't do it alone, so don't even try!!! Schedule a time to chat with that person or to meet face-to-face to talk
about your vision.


One of the first things you want to schedule is a meeting. The first meeting could make or break your momentum,
so therefore it is important you put your best foot forward by being prepared. Make sure you are on time and
organized. Although it is a cliché, it is very true: "You never have a second chance to make a first impression."

Meeting Place
It is important to pick a location that is easily accessible. We do not recommend you have a meeting in a restaurant
of a very public setting. There are too many distractions and you will lose focus and control of your meeting.
Conference rooms are the ideal setting. Also consider reaching out to the athletic department and request a meeting
place in one of their facilities. A meeting in the athletic building gives the impression that the athletic department is
in your corner. If you have been able to identify some early leadership, ask them if they have suggestions and/or

Meeting Day and Time
Try to be mindful that you are competing against the work and social calendars of collegiate scholars. There are
pros and cons of weekend or weekday meetings. Try to find the balance. Just be sure to accommodate the schedule
of those that have volunteered to help lead. Remember, you need to keep them engaged and involved.

Visual Aids
Have something prepared to help support what you are trying to convey. Meeting summary forms that outline the
agenda of the meeting, your contact info., and a summary of the important things you want each person to take
from the meeting are helpful. Power-Point (or other software) presentations are effective ways of keeping the
meeting on pace, and ensuring that you remember what needs to be covered.

A sample team helmet, or mock team uniforms are also nice visual aids that spark players' interests. Many uniform
suppliers offer sample jerseys for this very reason. A local sports supplier might be able to loan you some
equipment to show players what is needed, or what will be provided – your choice.
You should keep in mind several objectives when planning your meeting:
Defining Your Vision
You should begin your discussion with your personal introduction and then with your vision for the team. This will
vary from team to team. Some may want a social, relaxed, or competitive team experience. Whatever your vision,
just be sure to express it well so that everyone has the same set of expectations.

Identifying Team Needs
Again, this will vary from team to team, but there are typical needs that most teams have in common. You should
present the needs and then brainstorm about solutions.

       1.   Field Space
       2.   Coaching
       3.   Competitive Season
       4.   Uniforms/Equipment
       5.   Insurance
       6.   Players
       7.   Funds/Budget
       8.   Website

(We will address each later, in
more detail. See sample structure.)

Committed Leaders
Now that you have identified areas that need attention, you should secure leaders concentrated on each area. This
might be an individual, or a team of people (committees). Some areas need more attention than others.

Although planning is integral to success, you can't forget the reason you are all still there – to play lacrosse. Before
the conclusion of the meeting, establish a time when you can play lacrosse, if only catching and throwing. Until you
establish a field space this might just be a public field where you catch and throw, but take advantage of it. If people
come out and have a great time they are more willing to invest the time and energy to build the team so that playing
on a consistent basis, on a reserved field, is soon a reality.

Next Steps
Establish next steps so that everyone is on the same page. Be sure to record everything so that you can properly
follow up and ensure progress is being made.


After your first meeting you should be able to put your thoughts to pen and paper. Write out your mission,
philosophy and ideal team experience. This will be a helpful tool, as you will have to make a host of decisions
going forward that need to be based on how you define your vision.

Things to consider:

1) Are you exclusively collegiate, or do you also welcome post-collegiate and even high school players? You will
    find many players are looking for a home.

2) Do you conduct try-outs? Are you very competitive or do you welcome all levels of play and experience?

3) Do you strictly play games, tournaments, or some hybrid?

4) What is your season? Do you play during the spring and summer months or also during the fall and winter?

5) Is your team also a social experience? If so, also develop social outlets for your team.

These are just some questions to get you thinking. Many of these you will need to discuss with your faculty
sponsor, club sports director, or athletic director – whomever you see fit.


Access to field space on a consistent basis is a contributing factor to your success. You can organize regular
practices, scrimmages or games against other teams. Consistency amongst collegiate players is very important.
They can reserve the date and time in their weekly schedules.

Field space, depending where you exist nationally, can be a
hurdle. Some areas have limited field space and/or have
fields exclusively reserved for better known sports, such as
soccer or football. Despite any obstacles, stay committed.

There are several places to contact for field space:
   1) Contact your Athletic Director about possible
       practice fields or open spaces that can be converted

       to lacrosse fields – even temporarily. Rental fees and/or maintenance fees may apply, but if your
       organization is largely comprised of the student body, these are often waived.

   2) Contact your US Lacrosse Regional Chapter. Many members of the chapter are coaches or well connected
      and may have access or information on available fields.

   3) Local schools. Contact elementary, intermediate, and high schools. You will find many college campuses
      are not able to loan out fields.

   4) Parks and Recreation Department. This agency is responsible for the management of all city/state regulated
      field space. They know of every available field. Often times these fields are already reserved, expensive,
      and require a permit. This is all par for the course, but worth the investment. Contact them and find out your
      options. Who knows, maybe someone there played lacrosse and will do you a favor.

   5) Public Parks. Until you are able to reserve a regular space, visit your local park. Of course you run the risk
      of having it already occupied during your scheduled play, but it is a step in the right direction.

   6) Indoor facilities. There are several private facilities that house indoor fields at a cost. Although there is
      nothing like playing lacrosse in the sun, this option will come in handy during your winter months, or late at
      night. Research your options.

   7) Churches. Some churches welcome you to use their fields if they are not being occupied. You may even be
      able to use them for free if you offer to host a clinic for the church parishioners and the local community.
      This may also apply with many of the aforementioned resources.

   Note: When you start to schedule games, you will need to contact umpires/referees to oversee your competitions
   To find referees in your area, visit the conference websites and contact the Officials Assignor for that area –
   often times they will provide officials, or at least the contact info. for officials that you can contract for games.


This decision shapes the direction and experience of your club and must be decided as a team. You have several
                                                      You can keep your play local – scheduling pick-up games,
                                                      scrimmages or games against other local teams. You may
                                                      even consider inviting local high school, college club and
                                                      college varsity teams to play. Some will welcome the
                                                      invitation and new competition.

                                                       You may choose just to play tournaments. This will limit
                                                       your dependency on field space and hands on team
                                                       management. You will only need to plan appropriately for
                                                       tournaments – most being in the summer, or fall seasons.
                                                       Tournaments are everywhere, but US Lacrosse has an on-
                                                       going growing list at:

You can play year-round. This will most likely require you to find an indoor field, which is rarely an inexpensive
option. This will however keep your team connected all year-round as well as provide learning opportunities for the
inexperienced player. You just run the risk of burn out, as most collegiate scholars appreciate down time.

You can only play during the spring and fall semesters. There is nothing like playing lacrosse under the sun. You
just need to be mindful of keeping your team connected during the off-months. A social gathering or a team run are
some ideas.

You can choose any of these options, or any combination, just be sure to define the timeline so that expectations are
clear. Also know that from year to year, it is natural for you to adjust your calendar as you learn from experience.
For example, you may find many players want to continue playing during the winter months, or just the opposite.


This may very well be the most important part of establishing your team. To have access to fields, participate in
many tournaments, and to participate in US Lacrosse events, your team must be insured. To be insured as a team,
the simplest solution is to have all of your members join US Lacrosse as a player. It is a straightforward process that
you can do on-line in 5 minutes. Each player pays a small fee for the year – annual dues. It gives the player security
                               and grants the team documents from Bollinger Insurance showing proof of insurance
                               so that the team can use almost any facility. Members of US Lacrosse also receive a
                               subscription to Lacrosse Magazine and will be able to participate in any USL
                               supported tournaments at no additional cost for insurance. There are several other
                               benefits to joining US Lacrosse, but none greater than insurance when starting a new
                               team. To learn more about US Lacrosse membership benefits, and to register on-line,


We highly recommend you establish a website. A website is a great way to advertise the
emergence of your team. The website could be just one page or an entire interactive
advanced on-line experience. The costs vary depending on the scope. Some options, such as
one provided by your institution, are even free. No matter what you spend, it is worth the
investment. Moreover, in our new age most people will discover your team by searching
online. So ask a teammate, a friend of a teammate, or someone else qualified to help you
develop your on-line presence. For non-profit and non-commercial organizations such as
yours, "" offers free website hosting with easy to use html templates.
Visit them at:


As most of your players are former players many should already have sticks, protective equipment, and other gear.
If some of your players are new and would like to try the sport before investing, ask your more experienced players
to provide any and all loaner equipment for this purpose. Giving new players a chance to "try it before you buy it"
will draw a lot of interest by those who have never been exposed. As one of the fastest growing sports in North
                                   America, the number of players who "always wanted to try it" will surprise you.

                                  Note: We highly recommend all players have, at a bare-minimum, helmets, gloves,
                                  and mouth guards before you engage in full-contact play.

                                  In order to have practices and to play games you will need goal cages and possibly
                                  other equipment, such as cones, pennies, whistles, etc. Cages will be the most
                                  expensive investment, but there are some less expensive options, such as
                                  contacting your institution's welding shop or a local business equivalent to have
                                  them made. Often times you can provide the specs for the goals (see resources
                                  section) and the materials will cost you less than half of pre-made goals.

Just by conducting a simple search, you will find countless vendors offering the equipment of your choice. Some
vendors may give you a discount if you tell them you are starting a new team. They may ask for the addresses of
your players in exchange for a discount so they can market their products. It's a win-win situation.


Uniforms are not a pre-requisite by any means to start a team.
In fact, it may not be the smartest initial investment. But if
you do decide to select a uniform, there are several things to

Pennies often serve the same purpose as uniforms and are
multi-functional as you can use them during practices and
scrimmages. T-Shirts are also a common and relatively
inexpensive choice. Then of course you have your traditional
uniforms – which can be costly.

Just be sure to consider if you want the team to purchase and own all the uniforms, or each individual to purchase
and own their individual uniform. This will dictate how you manage the distribution of uniforms at each
competition and whether you may need to replenish the supply on a fairly regular basis. Of course, do get a wide
distribution of sizes. Players come in all shapes and sizes.


Starting a club team is not an inexpensive
endeavor. You can keep your costs down by not
purchasing full uniforms or selectively
participating in various competitions. However,
either way, you need a revenue source to keep
your club going, especially as the club continues
to grow and as you want to attend more events
around the country.

Most teams get their revenue from the sources
listed below. Keep in mind that this listing is in
no way exhaustive so be creative when you are
looking to raise money. If you do have a good
fundraising idea, please submit it to us by
contacting our public relations coordinator at

   1) Team Dues.
   2) Special Events.
   3) Merchandising.
   4) Local Sponsorship.
   5) Athletic Events.
   (See sample budget.)

Team Dues
Team dues are an important revenue source for club teams. The money raised allows teams to travel to events,
cover tournament entry fees, purchase uniforms and/or equipment, and cover miscellaneous costs. Dues also serve

to legitimize a club team, as most people are more willing to commit if they have had to pay something to
participate. People do not want to see their money go to waste.

Team dues vary from team to team depending on the number of members, budget, and other needs. Make sure your
team dues are reasonable or you may lose players. Look at the budget and figure out how to meet your needs with
team dues and other revenue sources.

When dealing with team dues make sure to follow the tips below to ensure you get the desired results from your
dues payments:

Be Equitable – Make sure all members pay the same dues including all Officers and Founders.
Be Proactive – All dues should be paid before members participate in any event including practice; by doing this
you avoid having to track down members or former members later on.
Be Accountable – Make sure the money is being spent in the way it was intended and make sure members know
how the money is being spent. Most organizations provide spending reports as public documents.
Be Organized – Often times your institution will provide an account in which funds should be deposited and
withdrawn from. Not only will this provide a secure location for your funds, but also provides a bookkeeping
service as well as "501 federal non-profit status", often times free of charge.

Special Events
Special events can be a great revenue source for teams, especially when they are planned around special occasions
and holidays, i.e. the beginning of the season, a major team victory, the end of the season, Valentines Day, and/or

The most common of which are fundraisers at local businesses. Local
restaurants, shops, or other businesses are always interested in attracting
new customers, so can they negotiate special terms for your team to host a
special event at their venue. You can charge money at the door, offer drink
specials for those of age, or receive part of what the store receives from total
sales during the event. You can also sell specific items at the events for the
vendors and receive part of the proceeds from each sale. There are several
ways to structure these deals. The same is true for parties at clubs.

Raffles are also a great addition to these events. Your team is full of good resources for this. Many of your
members may have contacts and access to different resources. Put together a raffle of items, or even services.
Consider video games, spa treatments, t-shirts, lacrosse sticks, or even offering a team hosted and cooked dinner to
the winner(s).

The key to a successful event is publicity. Ask all teammates, friends, family, and everyone you know to come out
and support. The more people - the more money. Generally you can make some significant dollars if you publicize
the event well.

Other Special Events ideas:
   1) Host clinics for high school and middle school players around the area.
   2) Host exhibition games for the college teams or college club teams in the state.
   3) Blood/Plasma drives.
   4) Car washes.
   5) Bake sales.
   6) Snow shoveling.
   7) Lawn mowing.

   8) Date Auctions (team up with the cheer or dance teams).
   It all depends on what your team is willing to do and what is feasible for them to accomplish.

Consider ordering team shirts or shorts (shorts sell very well) and sell them to your team, family and friends at a
small profit. Former teammates will also usually be interested in purchasing your shorts, so ask your teammates to
ask their former teammates. Think outside the box. Purchase items other than apparel that might appeal to a broader
market (wallets, hats, lanyards, stickers, 3-ring binders, etc) – and don't forget, MEN and WOMEN. Be sure to do
your research to find a manufacturer that offers the best rates. Often times your equipment provider will offer the
best rates because you are ordering a larger volume with the equipment included in the bill.

Local Sponsorship
Soliciting sponsorship is usually a prospect that scares most fundraisers.
Sponsorship is not a daunting prospect; rather it is a productive expenditure,
if carried out in a professional manner. Most local businesses have a budget
for sponsorship/donations for their fiscal year. You can tap into this budget
if you do your research and present yourself well.

The first step in attaining local sponsorship is doing your homework. Look
at the businesses in town and start a list of those you will approach. You do
not need to go for the big businesses; rather small, locally owned businesses
have a much higher rate of donations to the community.
Once you have your list, you need to create a sponsorship package. (See page 26.)
This package should include:
       1) Information about lacrosse.
       2) Information about MCLA, as well as US Lacrosse and the MDPCC Council.
       3) History of your team and its mission statement.
       4) Schedule of events.
       5) Games and tournament participation.
       6) Results – if positive, or if they show growth.
       7) The Deal – what the sponsor will get for their investment and what sort of investment you are looking
          for in exchange. You can seek money or value in-kind (equipment, uniforms, discounts, and the like).
          Offer potential sponsors a spot on your website, all communications (newsletters, etc.), placement on
          your uniform and anything else you can imagine. Try to look at it from the sponsor's point of view to
          decide what you would want as a sponsor.
       8) Pictures – include pictures of the team in competition and out. Let them see your team spirit.
Note: Be cautious about approaching companies with alcohol involved in their business (i.e. Breweries, Bars,
Distributors, etc.) – most of the time these are not acceptable from an institution’s point of view.
US Lacrosse produces a Participation Survey each year that includes information about the sport, demographics,
and other information, which may be valuable to include in your sponsorship package. The Participation Survey is
available to download on the US Lacrosse website at:

With the sponsorship package completed you can start your sponsorship campaign. Try to start the campaign in the
early fall as this is when most businesses write their budget for the next year.

Do not simply send the packets out, instead hand-deliver the packets to potential sponsors. Have a specific contact
rather than just "Globo-Gym" for example. Find out who you should direct this sort of proposal to within the

One week after you have delivered the packet, make a follow up call to the contact and keep the proposal fresh in
their mind. Offer to answer any questions. Be persistent.

After you have received all the sponsorship monies, make sure you follow through on your end of the deal. If you
skip out on your commitment it will be hard to get future sponsorship. Send updates during the season and a thank
you note (signed by all participants) and a season summary and successes at the end of the season. Tell them how
important their support was to your team and give examples.

Athletic Events
Although a bit ambitious, in time you may want to consider hosting an athletic event, such as a tournament or
exhibition game. This is a great way to schedule a fun day of competition and raise money. Budget the event so that
you do not lost money. Integrate other elements presented above, merchandising, raffle, and an after party at a


A team that plays together off and on the field – stays together. One of the greatest benefits of developing a new
team is the discovery of new friendships. Although it is completely up to you, we recommend you offer social
opportunities for your team outside of the lacrosse field so that these relationships can flourish.

There are several ways to enhance the social experience of your team. These ideas may or may not appeal to
everyone on your team, but as long as they attract a smaller group it is a step in the right direction.
      1) Fantasy Leagues – Hockey, Baseball, Football, Basketball, etc.
      2) Professional sporting events – Hockey, Baseball, Football, Basketball, etc.
      3) Volunteer Events – Marathons, Race for the Cure, Walk for Diabetes, etc.
      4) Classes – Kickboxing, Yoga, Photography, Scuba, etc.
      5) Other sports – Flag Football, Soccer, Water Polo, Paintball, etc.
      6) Skiing/Snowboarding/Sledding/Snowshoeing
      7) Theme Dinners
      8) Movie Night
      9) Hikes
      10) BBQ's
      11) Getaways
      12) Go-Karts
      13) Poker Night
      14) Costume parties
      15) Bowling
          … the possibilities are endless.


Membership has its benefits!!! The MCLA is focused solely on servicing the collegiate club community. It is the
association’s job to support emerging teams and leaders such as you. By joining one of the nine conferences within
the MCLA, you acquire the possibility of regional and national championship titles. Results and statistics are
tracked and compared with over 200 other organizations (and growing) and rules of eligibility provide a increased
degree of legitimacy. By being a part of the MCLA you are a part of a larger organization, a brotherhood, which
competes full-time, year-round, all across the United States and Canada.

Joining a conference is easy. After you have established yourself as a competitive organization that can sustain
itself for years to come, and your team feels ready to apply for membership, a representative must attend one of the

bi-annual meetings that most all conferences hold. Contacting the conference president/director will provide you
the information you need to attend the meeting and it is there that you present your team, and what it can provide to
the conference. Each conference follows the same set of NCAA rules when it comes to competition, and all
participants MUST be full-time students (12 credit hours or more), but all have different membership requirements
and league fees structures.

We stress the importance of a team effort. This applies off the field as much, if not more, than on the field. You will
need a team of individuals working together to start and sustain a club. There are several different models, but the
following is a simple structure that should help you get from point A to B. This model is just a suggestion. Use
whatever structure suits your team and vision.

We recommend an Executive Committee structure with a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary and
various Committee Chairs. Chose the Committees, as mentioned previously, based on areas that will need
continuous support and attention. Do know, you can also create Ad-Hoc Committees, which are designed to be

Some ideas for Committees include:
1)        Competitive Calendar
2)        Recruitment
3)        Website
4)        Fundraising
5)        Merchandising
6)        Field Space – Ad-Hoc
7)        Insurance – Ad-Hoc
8)        Branding – Ad-Hoc

The Competitive Calendar Committee would be responsible for putting together you calendar of competitive
events, which may include pick-up games, games, and tournaments. This committee would be responsible for
organizing and coordinating all logistics – such as roster, transportation, lodging, and a budget. This committee has
tremendous responsibility, so the leaders need to be organized and accessible.

The Recruitment Committee would be responsible for ensuring you are continuously tapping all the resources we
addressed in the "Attracting New Players" section. You will need a point person to contact the other local teams,
colleges, chapter presidents, and the like.

The Website Committee would be responsible for ensuring the website accurately and fairly represents your team
and the team experience. This person would have to ensure the information is regularly updated, as this will be a
source of information for your team and those looking to join. You can either recruit among your ranks to fill this
position of pay someone for the service.

The Fundraising Committee would be responsible for helping your team to generate funds. You will quickly learn
it takes money to keep your effort alive. This committee works closely with the treasurer. We will address
"Fundraising" in more detail.

The Merchandising Committee would be responsible for keeping your team suited. This would begin by
researching and ordering uniforms, but in time might expand to t-shirts, shorts, warm-ups, team bags, and other

The Field Space Committee would be responsible for researching and securing regular field space. Depending on
where you are based this may be a huge, or simple, endeavor.

The Insurance Committee would be responsible for following all the steps to guarantee your team is insured. US
Lacrosse and Bollinger will walk you through the process. Once insured this committee would have no on-going
responsibility, thus we suggest it to be an Ad-Hoc committee.

The Branding Committee would be responsible for creating your image, which should include your logo, colors,
etc. They shall provide any graphic design needed for the website, brochures, t-shirts, etc. Once again, this
committee should be an Ad-Hoc committee.
Note: Some institutions have restrictions on using official school colors and/or logos – check with the appropriate
parties to ensure you are following protocol.
These are some suggested committees that you may or may not want to form. Please adjust as you see fit. Whatever
committee you decide to form, you must take the time to create a description to outline responsibilities. You are
appealing to adults with limited time, so to spare everyone heartache, especially yourself, clearly define the
expectations from the beginning.
The selection of committee chairs does not have to happen by a vote, but by appointment. You will greatly depend
on volunteerism. As a result, it is essential you cultivate relationships – and stay connected!

Staying Connected
As President it will be your job to manage the entire process.
You will be responsible for overseeing the ultimate progress and
results of all the officers and committees. As a result, it is
important you stay connected.
We recommend you invite your Executive Committee to meet
once a month. You first objective is to take care of business, but
you second is to make the process as enjoyable as possible. As a
result, we recommend you always try to schedule your meetings
in conference rooms or some private venue where you can focus on the issues at hand. To keep it somewhat social,
consider ordering in pizza and having everyone chip in. It is a good idea to start off the meeting with personal
updates. This way you are deepening relationships, not just making membership on the Executive Committee a
chore. These updates may include job promotions, engagements, social plans, scholarly successes, etc.
To ensure attendance also try to set a regular meeting schedule. At the first Executive Committee meeting ask the
best date and time for your leaders. Perhaps the second Thursday of every month at 7pm or the first Sunday of
every month at your apartment is the ideal time. Be sure to always have an agenda prepared. This is a sound idea
for you and the committee. The agenda ensures you discuss all the relevant issues and stay on track. Each agenda
MUST end with next steps. You much walk away from every meeting with outlined expectations or duties for the
next meeting. By making these duties public there is a great sense of ownership and accountability.
As President we also recommend you meet with each Officer and Committee Chair individually from time to time.
The meeting should be casual and could be held over dinner, bowling, or watching a sporting event. This also
reinforces their responsibility to the committee and to you! Likewise it strengthens your relationship.

Lastly, consider gatherings that are strictly social. Just have dinner, take a rock-climbing class together, go for a
run, or have a movie night.

Below is a sample budget. This budget would reflect a budget for a start-up team, because the following year there
will be no need to order uniforms and major equipment.

                                General                                               Costs
       Field Space                                                 $
       Website                                                     $
       Conference Room Space                                       $
       Merchandizing                                               $
       E-Mail (Extra Storage Space)                                $
       Other (food, etc.)                                          $
                                                    SUBTOTAL $
       Goals (and nets)                                            $
       Goalkeeper Equipment                                        $
       Sticks                                                      $
       Helmets                                                     $
       Uniforms                                                    $
       Gloves                                                      $
       Other Equipment                                             $
         Cones                                                     $
         Pennies                                                   $
         Other                                                     $
                                                    SUBTOTAL $
       Competitive Costs (duplicate for multiple events)
       1. Van / Car Rental                                         $
       2. Flights                                                  $
       3. Hotel Rooms ______@ $______/night                        $
       4. Gas                                                      $
       5. Tournament Fees                                          $
       6. Other                                                    $
                                                    SUBTOTAL $
       Miscellaneous                                               $
                                               GRAND TOTAL $

                             General                              Revenue
     Membership Dues
     ______@ $________ / player                               $
                                                SUBTOTAL $
     Shirts: Team Retail Price – Actual Price x Number Sold   $
     Shorts: Team Retail Price – Actual Price x Number Sold   $
     Other                                                    $
                                                SUBTOTAL $
     Special Events
     Beginning of Season Event
     ______@ $________ / person

     End of Season Event
     ______@ $________ / person
     ______@ $________ sold / person
     Other                                                    $
                                                SUBTOTAL $
     Sponsorship                                              $
     Website Ads                                              $
     Other                                                    $
                                                SUBTOTAL $
                                           GRAND TOTAL $

Full season costs depends on what type of season your team wants. 15 games? 10 games? How about
travel? Do you have the talent on campus to field a competitive team? If so this changes a lot of things.
You don't want to under-provide for good talent and you don't want to over-provide for a newbie-

The following is an example of a Basic-Level MCLA lacrosse program budget.
(Note: This is only an example, actual costs may vary.)

Total annual operation costs for ‘Basic Club Lacrosse’ - $9,500.00
A. Basic Supplies: $1000.00

   • 2 First Aid Kits - $60.00
   • 2 Air-Horns - $40.00
   • 12 Dozen Lacrosse balls - $150.00
   • 20 Cans of Field Paint - $200.00
   • 2 New Lacrosse Nets - $200.00
   • 2 New Lacrosse goals - $300.00 (see equipment section)
   • 10 Orange Cones - $20.00
   • 2 Whistles, 2 Clipboards, 2 Stopwatches - $30.00

B. League Fees: $3,500.00

   • League Dues - $1500.00
   • Referee Fees - $2,000.00

C. Uniforms: $3,000.00

   • Home Jerseys, w/ 2-Color logo $ 1-Color number - $750.00
   • Away Jerseys, w/ 2-Color logo $ 1-Color number - $750.00
   • Home Shorts, w/ 2-Color Print - $550.00
   • Away Shorts, w/ 2-Color Print - $550.00
   • Reversible Practice Jerseys, w/ 1-Color Print - $400.00

D. Games/Travel: $3,000.00

   • In-state per trip (3 trips): $300.00                    Total: $900.00
   • Out-of-state per trip (3 trips): $500.00                Total: $1,500.00
   • Home games extra costs (6 games): $100.00               Total: $600.00


WHO? All Lacrosse Players
                          TEAM XYZ

                          Bldg. ABC - Room XYZ

                                  Thurs., Sept. 1, 7pm

 Are you a lacrosse player yearning to hit the field again?
If so, we are happy to announce the newly formed TEAM XYZ.
       Western State College of Colorado Men's Lacrosse club (member of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse
       conference, within the MCLA) kindly volunteered the following bylaws so that they might serve as a
       reference for fellow club teams.

Western State College of Colorado Men’s Lacrosse Club

The organization shall be open to all students who meet all reasonable established organization qualifications, and
such qualifications shall not be based on race, religion, sex, creed, color, age, disability, or veteran status (Vietnam
era and/or disabled) unless provided by law. This does not prevent “discrimination free” criteria for membership to
be applied e.g., amount of credit hours, attitude, and organizational commitment.

ARTICLE I Western State College (WSC) of Colorado Men’s Lacrosse

1.1 The name of such organization shall be “Western State College of Colorado Men’s Lacrosse Club”. Western
    State College of Colorado Men's Lacrosse Club is a non-corporation established under non-profit status
    through the Western State College Inter-Clubs Council. These bylaws are intended to govern the activities of
    the Western State College of Colorado Men's Lacrosse Club, hereafter called the Club.

1.2 Purpose. The principal goals of the Club are to encourage, foster and promote the growth of men's lacrosse in
    the Gunnison Valley area; to communicate lacrosse events of major interest to the membership; to advance and
    encourage administrative, managerial, instructional and financial support and gamer and attain mature
    leadership and guidance from individuals, organization, corporations, societies, groups and other community
    entities to promote and develop the sport of lacrosse; to honor local individuals, past and present, who by their
    deeds as players, coaches, and contributors to the Club program and by the example set in the conduct of their
    life exhibit in commitment, dedication, innovation and leadership in the attainment of the goals and objectives
    of the Club.

1.3 Objectives.

    a. To promote the game of lacrosse and provide for the participants involved by:

       (1) providing leadership and assistance in:

                      a) initiating, organizing, financing, operating and publicizing lacrosse teams and events in the
                         community and the Club membership,

                      b) maintaining and nurturing existing lacrosse teams and programs,

                      c) training and supporting coaches

       (2) developing and supporting:

                       a) men's lacrosse in the Gunnison Valley area,

                       b) tournaments, camps and off-season programs,

                      c) new player, coaching, and official clinics,

                      d) player scholarship and citizenship,

     b. to develop a financial plan in support of Club teams and programs.

ARTICLE II Our Mission statement is:

        The Western State College of Colorado Men’s Lacrosse team, wishes to represent this college to the best of
our ability within the “Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association” (MCLA). We (the team) will promote a
professional manner on and off the field at all times. Our team members will act as role models to the community
of Gunnison, as well as representing the community and college, to the best of our ability, on a national level.

       The club shall have the following powers, subject to limitations prescribed by the statute, to attain Club
goals and objectives, not exclusive of any power provided by law, to affect the following:

   a. To own and rent property, both real and personal,
   b. To maintain bank accounts and negotiate loans,
   c. To solicit contributions and aid,
   d. To purchase, receive, take by grant, bequest or otherwise; to hold, improve, employ, use and deal in and
      with, real and personal property,
   e. To pledge assets,
   f. To publish and distribute information concerning the operation, support and/or status of the Club.

ARTICLE IV (Fiscal Year)
     The Fiscal Year of the Chapter shall begin August 1 and end July 31 of each year.

ARTICLE V (Qualifications for Membership)

5.1 Memberships shall be open to all students at WSC of full-time status (12 credit hours or greater).

5.2 Voting privileges shall be restricted to “regular” membership, which shall be available only to WSC students.

5.3 All officers, with exception to ‘Coach’, must be WSC students and good standing members for at least one (1)

5.4 The Club will determine the annual membership fee.

5.5 The Club shall plan, organize and conduct an annual membership drive.

5.6 There shall be no stock issued to any member.


9.1 Board of Directors. Individuals serving on the Board of Directors shall have such duties and responsibilities as
enumerated herein. Directors shall be elected to and serve in Club offices as follows:

       PRESIDENT: The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Club and shall preside at all
meetings and shall act as a member ex officio of all committees and perform any and all such duties as may within
the scope of the office. The President's appointed representative, as approved by the Board of Directors, might
represent the Club in all dealings on behalf of the President. In addition, the President or an appointed

representative shall attend the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference bi-annual meeting. The President shall also
have the specific powers to call a general or special meeting and be responsible for the conduct of such meetings.
The President shall be a WSC student.

        VICE-PRESIDENT: The Vice-President shall support and assist the president in any needed duties. The
vice president shall assume the duties of the president in the event of the President’s absence. In addition, the Vice-
President shall plan, organize and execute all Chapter responsibilities having to do with administration. The Vice-
President shall ensure that the organization is in good standing with the Inter-club Council and/or Student
Government Association (SGA) as well as any paperwork that needs to be completed for this standing. The Vice-
President shall be a WSC student.

        SECRETARY: The Secretary shall in the absence of or incapacity of the President and Vice-President,
perform the duties of those offices, and when so acting shall have the powers of the President. The Secretary shall
keep an accurate record of all proceedings and official business of the club. The Secretary shall keep copies of all
official documents that the organization acquires. The Secretary shall be responsible for notifying all active
members of all meetings and provide copies of the minutes of the previous meeting to all members present at each
meeting. The Secretary shall be a WSC student.

         TREASURER: This officer shall collect dues, arrange for payment of debts and keep a current account of
the financial status of the organization. The Treasurer shall, along with such other officers or officers as the Board
of Directors may designate, sign all checks, draft notes, and orders. The Treasurer shall make regular financial
statements and reports and shall, at all reasonable hours, exhibit the books and accounts to any Director upon
application. The Treasurer may be required, a Club expense, to give bond or bonds to the faithful performance of
duties in such amount and with surety or sureties as shall be determined by the Board of Directors at or before the
first Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors. The Treasurer may be the chair of the Fund Raising Committee and
shall be responsible along with the President for the development of the fiscal year budget. The treasurer shall be a
WSC student.

9.2 Committee Chairs. Individuals serving on the Board of Directors and other individuals who volunteer are
elected and/or appointed may serve as committee chair to organize and manage the business of the committee. Each
committee chair shall work closely with Club Board of Directors and other committee chairs to ensure that all Club
goals and objectives are achieved. Committee chair so established shall submit to the Board of Directors the
following reports:

   a. The committee fiscal year plan to execute the goals and objectives of that committee, including a budget
      request and proposed activities, at the first Regular Meeting.

   b. Status reports of committee business and progress in the execution of the fiscal year plan at subsequent
      Regular Meetings and any Special Meeting when so directed by the President.

   c. Final report of attainment of committee goals and objectives at the Annual Meeting.

9.3 Coaching Staff.

Any and all coaches shall provide guidance, direction and support for the organization in pursuit of its goals and
objectives. This is the only member of the organization that may be compensated for services. The Coach shall have
no official vote on Club decisions, but may discuss Club decisions with the general membership in all three
categories of meeting as discussed in Article XI.

ARTICLE VII (Directors)

7.1 Directors' Duties and Powers. The affairs and property of the Club, except as otherwise provided by law, shall
be conducted and managed by the Club board of Directors. The Board of Directors may adopt such rules and
regulations for the Club or for the management of the Club affairs for the conduct of Club meetings as the Board
may deem necessary.

7.2 Number of Directors.

   a. There shall be three members of the Club Board of Directors for each year. The representative must be in
      accordance with the qualifications of membership as stated in Article V of the Bylaws. At the date of
      ratification of these Bylaws, 09/01/2000 the Board of Directors consisted of the following team

   Men's Team:

           (1) Team Manager

           (2) Team Captain

           (3) Team Treasurer

   b. The General membership may elect as many as town members at large to the Board of Directors by a
      majority vote of the general membership in attendance at the Annual Meeting. Election of members at large
      to the Board of Directors will occur prior to election of Club officers.

7.3 Term of Office.

   a.       Directors shall have a two-year term of office, adjusted to accommodate the rotation of President and
        Vice-President. In the initial year of Bylaw's adoption, Director terms of office will be adjusted to provide
        for staggered tenure (in parentheses). Director initial terms of the office upon ratification of these Bylaws
        shall be:

               (1) Tournament Chair (2)

               (2) Officials Coordinator (2)

               (3) Scheduler (1)

               (4) Publicity Manager (1)

               (5) Field Manager (1)

   b.      A Director's term of office shall coincide with the Club fiscal year. As additional teams are established,
        board membership will be established and provided for these entities.

7.4 Election of Club Officers.

   a. Two Club officers shall be elected annually by the Board of Directors at the Club Annual Meeting. Club
      officers shall be:
              (1) President
              (2) Vice-President
              (3) Secretary
              (4) Treasurer

   b. In the first Club election a President and Vice-President shall be elected from the general membership.

   c. The President will submit to the general membership a list of Club officer vacancies, including prospective
      at large members, and a proposed slate 30 days prior to the conduct of the election.

   d. The Board of Directors shall elect the Club officers at the Club Annual Meeting by majority vote of the
      Board of Directors in attendance at that meeting. Each Director shall have one vote for each officer vacancy.

   e. Officers elected to office from the Board of Directors may choose to vacate the Board of Directors' seat that
      provided eligibility for election. If so vacated, the organization represented may fill the vacated seat with
      another Board member. The organization represented may require that an elected officer vacate the Board of
      Directors' seat so that a new representative may replace the elected officer.

7.5 Uncompleted Terms and Unfilled Office. A representative from the organization responsible for that
directorship may fill uncompleted Director terms of office. Directorships unfilled b an organization may be filled b
election and vote of the Board of Directors.

7.6 Quorum. A majority of Directors shall constitute a quorum at all meetings of the Board of Directors in all three
categories of meeting as discussed in Article XI. Directors may be substituted for at any meeting, by letter to the
President from the organization represented. A majority of the general membership at any of the three categories of
meetings shall constitute a quorum of the general membership, general membership to be determined by the current
membership rolls provided by the Club.

7.7 Removal.

       a. Any Director may be removed for cause by the affirmative vote of 2/3 of the all the members of the
          Board. The vote shall be taken at meeting for which notice had been given with specified the proposed
          removal. Removal for cause may include three or more absences for Board meetings during that
          Director's term of office.

       b. Any Director may be recalled and replaced by the organization represented by written notice to the

       c. The General Membership may remove a member of the Board of Directors by 2/3 vote of the general
          membership, the general membership to be determined by the current membership roll provided by the

7.8 Compensation. No Director, officer of the Club and/or member of the Club shall receive, directly of indirectly,
any salary, compensation, payment in kind and/or any remuneration of any type or sort for services provided as a
Director, officer or member of the Club. Directors and officers who receive remuneration from lacrosse related
activities and/or may be in conflict with the interests of the Club, may be required to disclose in writing to the
Board of Directors, such activities, remuneration received and circumstances under which such remuneration is
received or conflict exists. The Board of Directors shall review such activities and endorse the disclosure as to the
separate nature of such activities from the conduct of business by the Club. Directors, officers, and members of the
Club may contract with the Club as Coaches and receive monetary compensation as a contracted employee of the
Club, and as agreed upon by both parties.

ARTICLE VIII (Committees)

8.1 Purpose. Committees shall be established to effect Club goals and objectives enumerated in these Bylaws. The
Board of Directors, by resolution adopted by the majority of the Directors in office, may establish committees, as
they deem appropriate.

8.2 Structure. Committees shall be comprised of individuals who volunteer and/or are elected by the general
membership and/or appointed by the Board of Directors and/or asked to serve by the committee chair. The Board of
Directors may appoint the committee chair or if not so appointed shall be elected from among the members of that

8.3 Removal.

       a. Any committee chair may be removed by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Board. The shall be
          taken at a meeting which notice has been given which specified the proposed removal.
       b. The General Membership may remove a committee chair by 2/3 vote of the general membership, the
          general membership to be determined by the current membership roll provided by the Club.
       c. A committee member may be removed by the committee chair by requesting such removal by letter to
          the Board of Directors and affirmative vote by a majority of the Board of Directors.

8.4 Ad-Hoc Committees. The president may establish any committee and appoint a committee chair for the purpose
of fostering Club goals and objectives and/or other purposes deemed necessary for Club operation. Such
establishment and appointment shall be effective for the fiscal year in which instituted and shall expire at the end of
the fiscal year. Such committees may not exist for more than two years without establishment in the Bylaws as a
Standing Committee.

ARTICLE IX (Responsibility)

       This organization shall have a sponsor who shall be a member of the WSC faculty or staff.

ARTICLE X (Finances)

      All required financial transactions should be conducted through the WSC Business Office and with the
Organizational Sponsor’s approval.

ARTICLE XI (Meetings)

11.1 Category of Meeting.

   a. An Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors will be held in August each year. The purpose of this meeting
      shall be to conclude all business of the past fiscal year; to hear reports from officers, board members,
      Coaches and others on the attainment of fiscal year goals and objectives; to install Directors of expiring
      terms to Club office; to elect Club officers and to accept volunteers for/elect/appoint committee members to
      standing committees.

   b. Regular Meetings of the Board of Directors shall meet at a time and place determined by the President. The
      purpose of such meetings shall be to conduct routine and ordinary Club business. At the first Regular
      Meeting following the Annual Meeting the following shall be presented and promulgated to the general
      membership by the Board.

           (1) Club officer and committee chair plans and proposals for attainment of Club fiscal year goals and
               objectives associated with the office/committee to which the officer committee chair is responsible.

           (2) The President's fiscal plan and budget for the fiscal year.

           (3) The President's proposed schedule for Regular Meetings for the fiscal year.

   c. Special Meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the President or at the request of two or more
      members of the Board of Directors. Not less than 48 hours prior notice of time, place and purpose of any
      Special Meeting shall be given to all members of the Board of Directors by telephone. Special Meetings
      may be held without such notice if all members of the Board of Directors either before or after such meeting
      have waived such notice or if the Board members are present at such meeting.

11.2 Conduct of Meetings.

   a. All meetings may be attended by any and all of the general membership. There general membership may
      participate in discussions with the Board of Directors but shall have no vote in deliberations of the Board of
      Directors except as otherwise provided herein.

   b. The Board of Directors may adjourn for executive session at the discretion of the Board. Club business
      conducted during executive sessions shall have the same weight as business conducted during any meeting
      provided for herein.

   c. All meetings will be conducted in accordance with the Robert's Rules of Order.


        All official Club decisions shall require a simple majority vote of the membership present at either a regular
or called meeting provided a majority of the membership is present; with the exception of impeachment votes
which required a three quarters (2/3) vote plurality, and amendments which require two thirds (2/3) plurality.

ARTICLE XIII (Amendments to Constitution)

        Amendments shall come from the floor at any regular or called meeting, provided a majority of the
membership is in attendance. Amendments require a) motion, b) second c) discussion, d) two thirds (2/3) voting
plurality. Said amendments shall be submitted to the appropriate Inter-club Council and/or SGA committee chair
for feedback/recording.

The following is a sample sponsorship package for a professional lacrosse organization from Canada. The
organization is at a much higher level but provides a look at a very effective sponsorship package. You may find
this package useful as a guide when creating your own package. When writing a sponsorship package, the key is:
'sell your product well, and it will sell'. Consider your team one of the "premier" sports in the area, and market it as
such – because after all, in an ideal world, where you had everything you need, the best talent came knocking on
your door, and money was no issue – then being the premier sport in the area would be no sweat.

Pr emier Spor ts T eam

Western Lacrosse Association Champions
       1988 1993 1998 2001

         National Champions

    A Community Presence Since 1965
      The Coquitlam Adanacs Lacrosse Club was
established in 1965, when a new location was
needed to relocate the then defunct Nanaimo
franchise. Since then, lacrosse has flourished in
the city of Coquitlam. With the goal of many
youngsters to one day play for the A’s, the
Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association is now the
largest minor association in Western Canada
with more than 700 registrations.
        The Adanacs are proud to be members
of the Tri-City communities of Coquitlam, Port
Coquitlam and Port Moody. We strive to put a
championship team on the floor each and every
year, and to enrich people’s lives by providing
exciting and affordable entertainment. The
Adanacs have brought four league champion-
ships and one national championship home,
playing many of those games in front of a sold
out arena.

                                                                Dallas Eliuk ~ one of the greatest goalies of all time, will
                                                                be back in the Adanac cage in 2005. Dallas backstopped
                                                                the Adanacs to their Mann Cup win in 2001. He’s led the
                                                                 Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League to
                                                                   four championships and was “All-Pro” ten times.

                                                                  The Adanacs also foster the growth of
                                                           minor lacrosse in the Tri-Cities through several
                                                           ADANAC JUNIOR FAN CLUB - Open to kids 12
                                                           years of age and under. Membership has
                                                           swollen to more than 200 young fans. With
                                                           their membership, kids get a Season’s Ticket, a
                                                           T-shirt and chance at raffles on great prizes at
                                                           every Adanac home game.
                                                           MINI-TYKE GAMES - for many of these young
                                                           players, this is the highlight of their season.
                                                           POST GAME AUTROGRAPH SESSIONS - win or
                                                           lose, the Adanac players come up to concourse
                                                           to sign autographs for the kids.
                                                           LACROSSE CLINICS        AND    COACHING - over the
  Curt Malawsky ~ the heart and soul of the Coquitlam
                                                           years many of our players have coached minor
    Adanacs. Curt, a future hall of famer, played all of
  his minor and junior lacrosse in Coquitlam. Curt has     lacrosse teams from the Tri-Cities. Players are
   coached several minor teams in Port Coquitlam and       always happy to help out with lacrosse clinics
  Coquitlam and is now coach of the Burnaby Jr Lakers.     being run by the minor associations.

The Western Lacrosse Association
     The Coquitlam Adanacs are one of seven
teams in the Western Lacrosse Association.
The WLA is one of the two ELITE BOX
LACROSSE leagues in Canada.
        Seven teams compete for the right to
play for the Mann Cup in a best-of-seven
National Championship series against the
Ontario Lacrosse Association Champion. In
addition to the Adanacs, the Burnaby Lakers,
the Langley Thunder, the Maple Ridge Burrards,
the Nanaimo Timbermen, the New Westminster
Salmonbellies and the Victoria Shamrocks play a
gruelling 18 game schedule, with the top four
teams advancing to playoff action.
        Many WLA stars, including two thirds of
the Adanacs roster, play professional lacrosse
from December through May in the National
Lacrosse League. The local sports fan is the big
winner. Lacrosse has all the excitement of big
league sports at a fraction of the price. Some of
the greatest players ever to play the game will
be playing this summer in the Coquitlam Sports                    Many of the best lacrosse players in the world play
Centre.                                                          lacrosse in the Western Lacrosse Association; among
                                                                them, Colin Doyle, shown here in 2005 playoff action.
                                                                Colin is a perennial star with the NLL’s Toronto Rock.

                                                           The Mann Cup
                                                                    The Mann Cup is one of the oldest and
                                                           most valuable trophies in Canadian sport. It
                                                           was donated by Sir Donald Mann, builder of the
                                                           Canadian Northern Railway, to be used for
                                                           senior amateur lacrosse championships. Like
                                                           hockey’s Stanley Cup, the Mann Cup began its
                                                           tour of duty as a challenge cup. The first
                                                           recorded winner of the Mann Cup was the
                                                           Young Torontos in 1910.
                                                                In 1925, the Canadian Lacrosse Association
                                                           was organized and a uniform set of rules was
                                                           adopted. The Mann Cup was turned over to
                                                           the Canadian Lacrosse Association to be used
                                                           as the Championship Trophy. The national finals
                                                           would alternate from east to west each year,
                                                           just as it does today.
                                                                    The Adanacs have played in four
                                                           national championships. Finally, in 2001, they
                                                           laid claim to the Mann Cup … the first national
  Pat Coyle, captain of the Adanacs, hoists the Mann Cup
                                                           title in their 37 year history … seven games
  in 2001. Pat has also won four professional champion-    against the Brampton Excelsiors with the
   ships with the Toronto Rock of the NLL. He now plays    winning goal coming with less than 30 seconds
  with the Colorado Mammoth during the winter months.      to go in the final game of the series.

                  Adanac Organization
Executive                                       Team Manaement
President              Dr. Donald G. Hedges     General Manager        Les Wingrove
Vice President         Sandy McKinlay           Asst General Mgr       Doug Zack
Governor               Doug Zack                Head Coach             Rod Jensen
Secretary              Fredelle Copeland        Assistant Coach        Fred Klomp
Treasurer              Jim Peach                Assistant Coach        Dennis Quigley
Arena Affairs          Jacquie Garrison         Assistant Coach        Gord Frederickson
Director               Brett Cuming             Head Scout             Bruce Davidson
Director               George Dodic             Team Doctor            Dr Donald G Hedges
Director               Bob Garrison             Equipment Manager      Mike Lewis
Director               Mike Lewis               Equipment Manager      James Copeland
Director               Ed Ponsart               Head Trainer           Bill Randall
Director               Jim Tarnava              Accupuncturist         Ian Dunsmuir
Director               Jeff Webster             Physiotherapist        Karen Nichol
Director               George Young

                  Adanac Lacrosse
                           “A Winning Tradition”
       From the time a player picks up a lacrosse stick, his ultimate goal is to win the
Mann Cup ~ the holy grail of lacrosse. For many players, winning the Mann Cup means
more than winning a professional championship in the National Lacrosse League. Why
else would these lacrosse stars toil in the summer heat?
       Our goal is to put a winning team on the floor, to give these players a chance to
win the Mann Cup and to provide maximum enjoyment for our fans.
      Below are players from the 2006 Adanac Roster and their NLL affiliation ....
                       Arizona Sting                Bruce Murray
                                                    Curt Malawsky
                                                    Peter Veltman
                                                    Brad MacDonald
                                                    Andy Secore
                       Calgary Roughnecks           Craig Gelsvik
                                                    Taylor Wray
                                                    Jesse Phillips
                                                    Andrew McBride
                       Colorado Mammoth             Chris Levis
                                                    Gary Bining
                                                    Jason Bloom
                       Edmonton Rush                Jason Wulder
                                                    Jimmy Quinlan
                       Minnesota Swarm              Andrew Biers
                       Philadelphia Wings           Geoff Snider
                       Portland Lumberjax           Dallas Eliuk
                                                    Ray Guze
                                                    Graham Palmer

        Growing Your Business
           Our Community

    Why Partner with the Adanacs?
-   Advertise and promote your business to over 250,000

-   Tickets are included with most partnerships. Great fun
    for you, your staff and your customers.

-   Local fans support local businesses.

-   Together, we build stronger community spirit and pride.

-   We insprire and encourage young people in our
    community to set and achieve personal goals through
    active community involvement, and help to instill
    positive winning attitudes in kids.

-   Being more involved in growing community activities
    is fun and rewarding.

-   Customizable partnerships can be built around your
    needs to suit your business.

Advertising Opporunities in the Sports Centre
       In many communities across Canada, the one facility that brings the community
together most often is the sports centre. Coquitlam is no exception.
       Several organizations call the sports centre home
          - Coquitlam Adanac Senior “A” Lacrosse Club.
          - Coquitlam Adanac Junior “A” and Junior “B” Lacrosse Clubs.
          - Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association.
          - Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association.
          - Coquitlam Figure Skating Association.
          - Coquitlam Curling Association.
        The facility hosts a variety of events
throughout the year. In addition to all the
home hockey and lacrosse games, the sports
centre is the venue for multiple tournaments,
public skating, concerts, trade shows, and
even a circus.
       Over the years, the arena has played
host to several championship events, the
most recent of which was the regional figure
skating championships in January. Both the
Minto Cup and Mann Cup Championships have
been played in Coquitlam, in front of sell-out
crowds. The Adanacs hope to host another
Mann Cup Championship Series in the Sports
Centre this fall.
        Annually, the Coquitlam Sports Centre
attracts more than 250,000 visitors - your
potential customers.                                 Paige Smith of Coquitlam glides through her routine
                                                     during the B.C. Coast Regional figure skating champion-
        The Coquitlam Sports Centre is               ships at the Coquitlam Sports Centre.
offering in partnership with the Adanacs,
exciting opportunities to meet your promotional needs. Your name, corporate logo and
message will be prominently displayed for one full year, giving you maximum exposure to
spectators, and to newspaper and TV cameras as they watch the action on the playing
surface. You will also have the satisfaction of providing financial support to an important part of
the community.

Prices include:
       - Placement for a full year - installation date to the anniversary date.
       - Installation costs.
       - Regular season tickets included with all arena advertising.

Corporate sponsor resposible for:
      - Camera-ready artwork. Digital work may be extra.
      - Production cost - one time fee on one year contract.
      - Production cost included in price on a three year contract.

The Coquitlam Sports Centre

       With seating capacity of 2,200, the Coquitlam Sports Centre attracts
                     more than 250,000 visitors per annum.

   Advertisement                               Size (H x W)   Available   Price

   Large Rink Board                             32” x 96”        50       $1,000
   Small Rink Board                             32” x 48”        12       $600
   Stair Logos (on 18 entrance steps)                            1        $1,500
   Stair Logos (4 stairwells, 5 stairs each)                     2        $2,000
   Shot Clock                                   36” x 60”         2       $2,000
   Press Box                                    44” x 246”        1       $3,000

   Floor Logo
       - Lacrosse Season ONLY.
      - Sponsor responsible for production costs.
   Corners                                        4’ x 6’        4        $1,250
   Center                                         4’ X 6’        2        $1,250
   Crease (each side of net)                    2 x 2’ X 6’      2        $1,250

Program Advertising

        The Adanac Program is 40 pages, packed with information about this year's Adanacs
and the Western Lacrosse Association. Also included are individual pictures of the coaching
staff and the players, the All-Time Adanac and League records, as well as topical articles about
the Adanacs and lacrosse, in general.

          Current Stats, New Articles and a Great Program Draw
                  Adanac Program Sales are consistantly
                         the highest in the league!!!

       Each week, the eight pages at the centre of the program will change. These pages
include ...
           - the roster and scoring statistics of the Adanacs and the visiting team.
           - current WLA team standings and scoring statistics.
           - current Junior “A” team standings and scoring statistics.
           - Player Profiles by “Doc” Hedges (two per week)
           - Down Memory Lane by Stan Shillington.
           - In The Crease ... a column reviewing the past week’s action in both the
             WLA and Ontario Lacrosse Association.

       Depending on your budget, several ad sizes are available.

              T YPE OF AD            INSIDE PAGES            PREMIUM LOCATION
              Business Card               $125                        $200
              Quarter Page                $250                        $375
              Half Page                   $375                        $575
               ~ includes 10 General Admission Tickets - Regular Season Only.

              Full Page                   $625                       $1,000
              ~ includes 20 General Admission Tickets - Regular Season Only.

Prices include:
       - Placement in all programs for all regular season and playoff games.
       - Production and printing costs.

Corporate sponsor resposible for:
       - Camera-ready logos and ads must be supplied.

Deadline for camera ready artwork:
       - May 11, 2007.

Jersey Sponsorship

  The final advertising opportunity is on the Adanac jerseys.

       SHOULDER PATCH                                           $2,500
             -   Corporate Logo sewn on One Shoulder of each Jersey.
             -   Logos must be supplied by the corporate sponsor.
             -   Maximum size of logo is 5 inches at widest point.
             -   Total of 60 jerseys (30 home and 30 away)
             -   Total of 18 league games, plus playoffs.
             Included in sponsorship ...
             - Half page ad in program.
             - 30 General Admission Tickets - Regular Season Only.

       SPONSOR BAR                                     Starting at $625
             - Sponsor Bar sewn on back of jersey below number.
             - Navy bar with uniform lettering for all sponsors.
             - sewn on home and away jersey of a single player.
             Included in sponsorship ...
             - sponsor’s name below player’s picture in program.
             - 20 General Admission Tickets - Regular Season Only.


                         P.O. Box 639, 1926 Como Lake Ave
                               Coquitlam, BC V3J 7X8


The following is a collection of resources from vendor contact information, organization contact information,
various sample documents, and specifications. All of which you may or may not find useful.

Governing Bodies
                                      US Lacrosse
                                      113 W. University Parkway
                                      Baltimore, MD 21210
                                      T: (410) 235-6882

                                      US Lacrosse Chapters

Men's Collegiate Lacrosse             Central Collegiate Lacrosse          Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference
Association                           Association                                 

Lone Star Alliance                    Pacific Northwest Collegiate         Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse              Lacrosse League                      League

Rocky Mountain Lacrosse               SouthEastern Lacrosse                Upper Midwest Lacrosse League
Conference                            Conference                                

Upper Midwest Lacrosse League         Western Collegiate Lacrosse          National Collegiate Athletic                          League                               Association

Professional Lacrosse Player's        Major League Lacrosse                National Lacrosse League

Lacrosse News
MCLA The Lax Mag                     Inside Lacrosse            Lacrosse Magazine                        Lax Power                  LaxNews  

MegaLax                              E-Lacrosse                 CollegeLax            

Brine                                Gait/ deBeer               STX
508-478-3250                         800-833-3535               800-368-2250              

Warrior / New Balance                Harrow                     Riddell / Shamrock
800-968-7845                         303-893-1401               973-884-4880              800-541-2905               800-308-4529
LaxGear                              Boathouse                  Adidas
970-225-9966                         215-425-4300               800-448-1796
888-695-GEAR (4327)                  800-875-1883                 
LaxWorld                             Great Atlantic             Breakaway Sports
303-322-6336                         800-955-3876               303-779-4496
Breakaway Sports                     Tribal West                Trident
303-779-4496                         801-501-0880               678-355-9880            866-872-2259     
Elevation                            Queen City                 Bacharach
800-750-1572                         412-257-4120               800-726-2468            800-240-0178     
Stickhead                            Sling It!                  Lacrosse Monkey
901-820-0145                         800-693-5LAX               800-225-7603

Commonwealth                         Angelo's Lacrosse Corner   Lacrosse Digest
888-548-4529 x103                    800-414-4625               847-446-6694             

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                                    Contract of Commitment
Intercollegiate Club Lacrosse is overtaking college campuses across the nation. In the spring of 2002, Western
State College will be joining the ranks of some of club lacrosse’s elite by entering the Rocky Mountain
Intercollegiate Lacrosse League. As a member of the Western State College Men’s Lacrosse Club, you will be
pitted against some of America’s best, battling lacrosse powerhouses such as BYU, CSU, and CU in a quest for one
of sports most elusive honors—a college national championship.

By joining the Western State College lacrosse team, you will be entering a level of competition experienced by an
extremely limited number of athletes. It is a commitment that will require an expenditure of mind, time and

By signing below you have hereafter committed yourself to be an integral part of an organization that strives to
enjoy the valiance of the sport, the agony of defeat and, most importantly, the glory of victory. Your commitment
does not require that you bring any skill or special talent to the field—it merely requires that you bring, to three
practices per week, your heart, your desire to win, and your love for the game.

Welcome to Western State Lacrosse.

Sign Here __________________________________                 Date __________________

Print Name Here _____________________________                Phone _________________

October 1, 2001

Dear Faculty and Staff

Lacrosse is growing at a rate faster than any other sport in the nation, and Colorado has not been overlooked.
Dozens of organizations spring up across the state each year. More than half of Colorado’s public colleges and
universities now have teams that compete in leagues spanning the nation.

The Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Lacrosse League (RMILL) includes teams from all across the rocky mountain
west, including six teams from Colorado. In order for Western State to be home to a lacrosse organization, it is
critical that we join the league.

Unfortunately for the program, there are mandatory league and referee fees involved in doing so. Traveling to
various schools for competition is an added expense. Due to recent budget restraints in the Western State Inter-club
Council, total funding provided by the institution is not feasible. After the school mandated funding and member
dues are applied, the organization must still raise $3,500 to be successful. Fund raising is the obvious solution.

Those members of the prospective WSC Men’s Lacrosse Club are asking for your donations in a pledge drive that
will run until the beginning of the season next spring. Over the next five months, we are requesting a monthly
donation to help the lacrosse playing students of Western State realize their dreams of intercollegiate competition
on a national level.

All we ask is a minimum ten dollar per month donation over the next five months.

These donations will allow the Western State College Men’s Lacrosse Club to meet their goal of joining the
RMILL and gain national attention by competing against well known schools from across the country such as CU,
Boise State and BYU.

Please feel free to contact David Leach at 943-3432 with any questions you may have. It is with great appreciation
that we accept your donations, and look forward to competing in the 2002 RMILL season.

Thank you for your support

Benamin C. Tiller & David R. Leach
Co-Founders of Western State College Men’s Lacrosse
……….…………………………………………………………………………………...……DETACH HERE………..
Donations will be collected the first week of every month.


Address:_______________________________________________ Phone:_____________________________

Amount of Monthly Donation:

$10___        $15___         $20___         $25___ Other (Please state amount)____________________
Please make donations in cash or in checks payable to Western State College Men’s Lacrosse

To Whom It May Concern,
In the Spring of 2003, the Western State College of Colorado Men's lacrosse program of the
Gunnison Valley, will celebrate their 2nd season of inter-collegiate competition. As a member of
the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference, the team will take aim at a regional, as well as, a
national championship title.
During this upcoming season, a team of 25 young men will compete in a regular season schedule
of 15 games, of which 8 games will be played at in Gunnison, Colorado – located on the campus of
Western State College.
For the organization to be successful, it is imperative that we raise the funds necessary to compete.
Field, equipment, travel, and referee costs are surprisingly high and everyone involved in our
organization must actively pursue fundraising opportunities.
We would like to invite your business to one of these opportunities. Beginning immediately, we
would like to display your company’s logo, contact information, and your choice of advertising
information at our home field on a 7’ x 3’ banner. With several fields at our disposal, the fields of
Western State host athletic events nearly everyday of the week, drawing approximately 1000-2000
patrons, collectively, each week. Regardless of what events our athletes are competing in; track &
field, football, soccer, rugby, or lacrosse; the facilities are a hot spot for community events. Your
banner would be displayed during all of these events and seen by countless patrons of WSC
athletics and visiting institutions from around Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Montana, and New
The cost of the banner is $300 – of which the advertisement is fully customizable; including any
logo, displayed in full color, formatting what is displayed, and the exact content of the information.
Please submit the following form to become an official part of a growing organization, and help us
to reach our goals.
                                Thank you for your consideration.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DETACH HERE--------------
                                         WESTERN STATE LACROSSE -BANNER SALES
                                         Company: ____________________________________
                                         Address: ____________________________________
                                                  Please send to:
                                                 WSC Men's Lacrosse
                                                 600 N. Adams St.
                                                 Gunnison, CO 81231
                        Questions? Please feel free to contact David Leach:
     Direct: 970.227.6583         Office: 970.943.3363        E-Mail:


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