Students That Accept Responsibility
Our STAR’s are upstanding members of the community that recognize the value of volunteering their time and energy to provide a wonderful experience to everyone who comes out to enjoy lacrosse. As the name implies, we cultivate a culture of responsibility at our fields where our volunteers are expected to show up on time, work hard, engage with the players and coaches, assume leadership roles and, most importantly, have fun.
- S.T.A.R.s learn how to behave professionally in a work environment
- They learn how to properly communicate their availability though e-mail
- As our S.T.A.R.s grow older their responsibilities grow as well.
- S.T.A.R.s learn how to use criticism to their advantage because occasionally mistakes will happen. We do not shy from critiquing the work of any S.T.A.R. but we do provide an environment where mistakes are okay because they are the only way to learn.
Many schools in Georgia require volunteer hours, many colleges like seeing applicants who have volunteered in their community. Our S.T.A.R. program provides ample opportunities for students to accumulate a large amount of volunteer hours along with the potential to earn a paycheck.
S.T.A.R.s are a very visible part of our lacrosse program and they understand that their actions while working reflect the character of Atlanta Youth Lacrosse.
We expect all of our volunteers to respect players, parents, and their fellow volunteers.
How to become a S.T.A.R. Volunteer
- Be a lacrosse player
- Ages 10 and up
- Be able to have FUN but also be serious!
- Be grounded in AYL’s four tenants – Fun, Fundamentals, Sportsmanship, Honor the Game
- Be able to take directions and have a desire to learn to coach and officiate along with many other field skills necessary to run a league smoothly.
- Understand that ALL S.T.A.R.s do what is necessary to help make the league run smoothly from, picking up trash, setting up, break down, coaching, assisting, officiating, etc.
- Be available to commit to various field times during each season.
- S.T.A.R.s must demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively with Atlanta Youth Lacrosse staff. If you are interested and you want us to consider you for a S.T.A.R. position, then you must personally e-mail AYL at: firstname.lastname@example.org and supply the following information:
- Your Full Name
- Lacrosse position
- Years of lacrosse experience
- Cellphone Number (optional)
- Do you participate on any other sports team during the week and on Saturdays? Describe activity and days/times when you participate.
- Why do you want to be a STAR?
Communication Expectations for S.T.A.R.s and other information
Potential S.T.A.R.s are required to contact AYL personally.
Emails from parents or guardians requesting that their child become a S.T.A.R. will not be accepted.
Email is the primary means of communication between Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Staff and our S.T.A.R.s. We want potential S.T.A.R.s to understand from the beginning that they are responsible for the e-mails they send and receive.
Parents may request to be added to our S.T.A.R. blast e-mail list after their child is set as a S.T.A.R by e-mailing AYL so you can receive updates on schedules and dates.
Please note that all communications about hours and job availability must be initiated by the S.T.A.R.s themselves.
We can only accept a certain amount of S.T.A.R.s each season.
Returning S.T.A.R.s have priority regarding hours and what jobs they can do.
Seniority is based on those S.T.A.R.s. who have participated the longest various S.T.A.R.s will have seniority over older S.T.A.R.s even if they are younger in age.
S.T.A.R.s must work together as a TEAM just like a player on the field.
If a S.T.A.R. does not perform as required they will no longer be added to the schedule.