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US Lacrosse is one of the largest promoters of Youth Lacrosse in the country with many resources available for coaches and players.  There are 2 Coaching Certification Online Clinics available online, Level 1 and Level 2.   Level 1 is recommended for all assistant coaches and Level 1 & 2 is recommended for all Head Coaches.  More information can be found on the US Lacrosse Website but a summary of each with links to both are listed below...

Level 1

Level 1 is designed to introduce coaches to the responsibilities and philosophies of coaching and how to provide a safe and athlete-centered environment that emphasizes positive growth and sportsmanship. The Level 1 curriculum provides the tools to teach rules, basic individual skills, and basic team concepts to beginning players of all ages. This baseline training is relevant for all lacrosse coaches, regardless of experience.

For Head Coaches, it is Recommended that you have completed a Level 2 online course, and have at least 2 years of coaching experience clinic benefits:
  • Level 2 clinics are 7 hours in length (one day).
  • Certificate of completion
  • Credit toward Level 3 certification
  • Exclusive clinic resource materials, drills and templates
  • Instruction from certified trainers, opportunity to discuss coaching topics with a group of other coaches.
Level 2

Level 2 certification is tactically and practically focused. Coaches will receive detailed instruction on building the tactical elements of their team based on overarching principles for offense, defense and transition. The Level 2 curriculum is geared toward coaching players who have an understanding of the basic skills and objectives of the game. Coaches will also learn how practice planning fits into overall tactical objectives for their season.

Get Level 2 Certified

Chris Grant,
Mar 15, 2014, 4:06 PM