Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.
Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.
Menlo School is seeking an exceptional coach to lead, support and manage all phases of the JV Girls Lacrosse program. The successful candidate will have competitive lacrosse coaching experience either at the high school, college and/or elite club level, the ability to teach lacrosse fundamentals, conduct productive practices, and develop a strong program to improve the skills of lacrosse players of varying abilities. This is a part-time, seasonal role.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Organize, direct, and administer the JV Girls Lacrosse Team.
Teach skills, rules and strategy in effective training sessions.
Stay current on all Athletics rules and policies within the WBAL and CCS.
Reinforce guidelines and team rules.
Model the importance of sportsmanship and foster a team-player attitude.
Provide a safe environment for student-athletes (physically and mentally).
Work collaboratively and effectively with the Athletic Trainers, Sports Performance Coaches, Equipment Manager, other coaches, Facilities personnel and others in the Department.
Ability to work with parents, faculty, staff and students in a constructive manner - even under stressful conditions.
Ability to both represent as well as teach Menlo Athletics’ Mission and Values (attached) as an integral part of the educational experience.
Ability to bring fun and joy to practice and competitions.
At least three years prior lacrosse playing and/or coaching experience at the high school, college and/or elite club level.
Experience that includes knowledge of National Federation High School (NFHS) rules and regulations of the sport and a knowledge of adolescent psychology as it relates to sports participation is preferred.
Possession of valid, unexpired CPR, and First Aid certifications.
NFHS coach certification.
Menlo School is an Equal Opportunity Employer
MENLO SCHOOL ATHLETICS VALUES: LIFE LESSONS THROUGH SPORT
Embrace and celebrate competitive excellence while taking responsibility for meeting the highest standards in both academics and athletics.
Develop a growth mindset, build resiliency, and commit to continual improvement.
Find joy in the process.
Develop a sense of commitment to purposes larger than yourself.
Cherish the legacy you’re inheriting and recognize that it is a privilege to play sport at Menlo School.
Recognize that everyone on the team is valuable, and treat them accordingly.
Honor the Game
Perform as ethical, responsible, and engaged members of ever-wider communities.
Celebrate and honor your team, officials, opponents, school, fans and sport.
Strive to compete at your highest level possible.
Uphold Strong Values
Exhibit courage, appreciate inclusiveness and diversity, and commit to moral behavior.
Act with integrity.
Lead responsibly, with humility, honor, fairness, honesty, virtue, and character.