May 21, 2024

By Laws

EMGLCA’s By Laws

Article I
The title of the organization is Eastern Massachusetts Girl’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (EMGLCA). The electronic mail address is www.emglca.org.

Article II
The purpose of this organization shall be:

  1. To promote girls lacrosse by providing information and education to Eastern Massachusetts Girls Lacrosse High School coaches.
  2. To promote sportsmanship between coaches and provide opportunities for professional growth.
  3. To elect a liaison to facilitate communication with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA).
  4. To elect a liaison to attend the Massachusetts/Rhode Island Chapter of US Lacrosse meetings.
  5. To elect a Massachusetts/Rhode Island selection representative
  6. To maintain the highest possible standards in girl’s lacrosse coaching.
  7. To facilitate public relations and communications so as to promote and publicize girl’s lacrosse.
  8. To study proposed rule changes and make recommendations to the Eastern Massachusetts Women’s Lacrosse Umpires Association and to the US Lacrosse Rules Committee.
  9. To collaborate with Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse- Girl’s league
  10. Sponsor an annual Coaches Clinic for youth and high school coaches.
  11. Solicit member coaches to participate in selections and coaching of the Massachusetts/Rhode Island High School Regional Teams which participates in the Annual National Women’s Lacrosse Tournament.
  12. To support student-athletes through yearly scholarships, if sufficient funds are available.

Article III
Membership in this organization shall be open to Eastern Massachusetts varsity girl’s lacrosse high school coaches whose schools are MIAA-sanctioned.  Annual membership extends from January 1 to December 31. Annual dues for membership will be collected.

Article IV
EMGLCA Board.
The Board shall consist of a director, a secretary/ web coordinator, a treasurer and an elected representative from each league.

League Representatives:
Voting status is given to representatives from MIAA recognized lacrosse leagues.

Leagues with multiple divisions with 5 or more MIAA recognized teams in each division will be given separate League Representatives for each division.

All League Representatives will:

  1. Attend the annual EMGLCA meeting for the purpose of selecting Eastern Massachusetts All Stars.
  2. Vote on proposed bylaw changes prior to the start of the spring season.
  3. Participate in the annual MIAA seeding meeting
  4. Participate in the All America Selection process.
  5. Share information with member schools within their respective leagues.
  6. Maintain accurate records of schools/coaches within their respective leagues.

Article V
Eastern Massachusetts (EMGLCA) All Stars

Voting EMGLCA League Representatives (or a designated coach from their respective league) will meet prior to the start of the MIAA tournament for the purpose of selecting and publishing a list of the top public high school players in Eastern Massachusetts from a pool of qualified nominees.

Players from all MIAA recognized teams are eligible for All Star selection regardless of their respective league is recognized by the EMGLCA.

Each EMGLCA recognized league (or league sub-division) is allowed one voting member for All Star selections.  In addition, MIAA and USL liaisons are given voting privileges provided the maximum number of voting coaches from their respective leagues does not exceed two.

Each EMGLCA recognized league is guaranteed at least one All Star selection provided their league contains at least 5 lacrosse schools.

Any League which does not send a representative to the meeting will forfeit their voting rights and their ability to secure 1st Team All Star selections (they remain eligible to receive 2nd Team or Honorable Mention selections).

See EMGLCA All Star nomination forms for specific nomination criteria.  Criteria is set prior to the start of each season.

Article VI
EMGLCA is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Article VII
No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the purpose clause hereof. Notwithstanding any other provision of this document, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.