The Youth Program is continually in need of head and assistant coaches. Many parents never played the sport of Lacrosse ... but it's never too late to learn. US Lacrosse and Verona Lacrosse Club offers player parents the tools needed to become a youth coach. US Lacrosse membershipand background check costs, as well as certification course/workshop costs will be reimbursed by VLC.
And, what better way to be part of a new sport that your player enjoys.
All coaches are required to complete the following:
- Register as a coach (will be asked to join or renew your US Lacrosse membership and to complete a NCSI Background Check). Click here to learn more about the registration process.
- Complete the US Lacrosse Level 1 Coaching Education Program (CEP) on-line course and test AND for boys coaches the How to Make Proper Contact on-line course.
- Complete the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Double Goal Coach course on-line (or as part of a Level 1 CEP workshop).
- Attend a US Lacrosse Level 1 CEP workshop. This workshop should also include #3, PCA Double Goal Coach Course as well. Workshop costs are reimbursed by VLC.
Level 1 CEP workshop scheduled at Elkhorn Area Middle School on Saturday February 10, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon. This 3-hour hands-on clinic will take place in the gym, please bring a stick (boys or girls), comfortable attire and gym shoes will be necessary. Click here to view the flier. Check it out and then register at: https://www.uslacrosse.org/coaches/coach-development-program/instructional-clinics.
Being Qualified: US Lacrosse requires that first-time VLC coaches must be "qualified" by the official start of the season. "Qualified" is defined as:
- Coaches must have completed #1, #2, and #3 above prior to coaching their first official season game (these can be done in any order).
- Coaches then have 16 months of coaching their first Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation (WLF) sanctioned event to complete the Level 1 CEP workshop (#4 above). NOTE: Often the PCA Double Goal Coach workshop is included with the Level 1 CEP workshop.
Click below for:
VLC On-Line Registration Steps
US Lacrosse Vision on Becoming a Certified Coach
Additional Information on US Lacrosse Level 1 Certification