Structural Overview

The selection of volunteers for board, committee and subcommittee positions within US Lacrosse is based on an application process managed by the Board Development Committee. The goal of the volunteer application procedure is to foster a more inclusive process that enables US Lacrosse to benefit from a wider selection of candidates who support the organization's mission and are committed to the ongoing development of US Lacrosse.

The Board Development Committee (BDC) is charged with assessing current and anticipated needs for Board and Committee composition, and making nominee recommendations to the Board of Directors to ensure:

  • Men's and Women's game balance
  • Diversity (including race, age, socio-economic status and geography)
  • Appropriate youth game influence
  • Knowledge and skill areas needed to support organizational promotion
  • Consistency of volunteer attributes and abilities
  • Influence and access required to effectively lead the organization in the pursuit of its mission

The goal of the BDC is to develop a growing pool of applicants that can be considered for board, committee and subcommittee appointments each year based on the needs of the organization at that time. Board, committee and subcommittee terms begin on August 1 of each year, vary in duration from 1-3 years, and require meeting attendance and conference call participation several times each year, the transportation and accommodation costs for which are reimbursed by US Lacrosse.

Interested volunteers are encouraged to review the US Lacrosse Bylaws below to better understand the required commitment of service and apply for consideration using the form below if able to meet that commitment. Applicants not selected in a given year must re-submit an updated application each year to continue to be considered, to verify contact information, and to assure updated information. The Board Development Committee will review all applications submitted by April 1 of each year for volunteer openings starting on August 1 of that year, and the US Lacrosse Board of Directors will vote on BDC recommendations at its June meeting.

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Your submitted application will reach Nancy Patrick, senior executive administrator to Steve Stenersen. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Nancy at 410-235-6882, #101 or