The annual cost of your US Lacrosse membership is $55 and will be reimbursed upon request.
To join US Lacrosse (1st time coaches), go to https://uslacrosse.org, and click on Coaches, then Join US Lacrosse.
To renew your US lacrosse membership (returning coaches), go to https://uslacrosse.org, and click on Coaches, then Renew Membership or simply Login, and scroll down to Renew Membership to begin the process.
If you do not remember your US Lacrosse membership number, click here for a listing. Or, click here to look up your US Lacrosse Membership Number on the US Lacrosse website.
If you need to check on your credentials, Login, click on My Account, and then My Certifications on the Quick Links.
Please pay the above expenses personally via credit card. If you wish to be reimbursed for the above costs, please detail your expenses paid and include any receipts or e-mail confirmations to the Treasurer (
) or mail to VLC, P.O. Box 930548, Verona, WI 53593-0548.
NCSI Background. US Lacrosse uses the services of the National Center for Safety Initiatives to screen members who participate with US Lacrosse in capacities that require a background screening. This screening is required for USL member coaches to hold a current US Lacrosse coaching certification of any level and special events coaches and chaperones. US Lacrosse will not accept screenings through other agencies.
While the NCSI background check is good for two years, this process must still be completed annually. The cost of $23.75 is only assessed every other year, and this cost will be reimbursed upon request.
Is this your first time using NCSI for a background screen? If you are a first-time coach, indicate YES. If you coached in any prior VLC season, indicate NO.
Do you have a valid U.S. Social Security Number? Enter YES.
Then, just follow the instructions on the next several pages.
If you are a returning coach, and had a NCSI background check last year, the NCSI system will locate your information and conduct a free second-year review at no cost.
If you are a returning coach, and your NCSI background check is more than two years old, you will be asked to complete it again as background checks are only valid for two years.
If you previously renewed your US Lacrosse membership and already completed a background check, the system should be able to locate that information during the process.
You will receive confirmation within a few days of the completion of your background screening which will allow you to proceed with Step 4.
Click here for additional details on the background check requirements of US Lacrosse.
Please pay the above expenses personally via credit card. If you wish to be reimbursed for the above costs, please detail your expenses paid and include any receipts or e-mail confirmations to the Treasurer () or mail to VLC, P.O. Box 930548, Verona, WI 53593-0548.
Step 3: Complete the Verona Lacrosse Club online Coaching Registration.
Before you being this registration process, you will need to complete Step 1 to join/renew your US Lacrosse Membership.
The VLC Coaching Registration is on a NEW site this year.
You will be asked to set up parent/guardian information. This is simply creating an account for you but if a youth parent, this information will also serve as data for your player registration at a later date.
Upon clicking continue, you will have three options, but will want to select "I am registering myself in an activity".
Since you are the participant, answer "YES" to Is the participant the same as the primary account holder?
Click Continue, and select 2018 Coaching Registration.
Click Continue to begin the registration process.
If you have any problems completing the on-line VLC Coaches Registration process, please contact the Webmaster (
) or call (608) 444-4878.
Step 4: Communicate NCSI Background Check Results with U.S. Lacrosse (to be completed AFTER you receive confirmation from NCSI that your Background Check has been completed).
Then answer the following: • Answer “no” this is not my first time using NCSI • Answer "yes" you do have a valid Social Security Number • Click SUBMIT • Identify yourself (Name, DOB, SSN, and US Lacrosse Member ID) • Click SUBMIT • A consent form will come up that allows NCSI to send their results over to US Lacrosse. Only green lights will be shared. • This step must be done in order to authorize NCSI to share your results with US Lacrosse in order to complete the coaching certification requirements
If you are already Level 1 Certified, you can stop here ... if not review Steps 5-7 to understand your next steps in becoming Level 1 Certified.
Step 5: Complete the US Lacrosse Level 1 CEP on-line course and test AND for boys coaches the How to Make Proper Contact on-line course. These courses are free to all US Lacrosse members.
Step 6: Complete the PCA Double Goal Coach 1 - Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons workshop course (on-line or sometimes a part of US Lacrosse Level 1 CEP workshop). Select Option 2 for $30, and VLC will reimburse.
If you wish to be reimbursed for this course, please detail your expenses paid and include any receipts or e-mail confirmations to the Treasurer () or mail to VLC, P.O. Box 930548, Verona, WI 53593-0548.
Live Course: The live course may also be available and offered locally as part of a Level 1 CEP workshop. Click here for a listing.
Step 7: Attend a US Lacrosse Level 1 CEP workshop. This is an instructional in-person clinic offered nationwide and registration costs are reimbursed. This step must be completed within 16 months of an individual coaching their first Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation (WLF) sanctioned event. These clinics are typically held in the spring in local locations. Click here for a listing.
The above on-line courses give youth parents the preparation they need to understand and teach the sport of lacrosse, while also understanding the underlying goals and philosophy of US Lacrosse. If you are interested in becoming a youth coach, simply start by completing the on-line coaching registration.
If you're just not quite sure of the commitment and/or have an interest in simply helping out at practices, consider talking to other coaches or attend an Open Gym or Practice. This is a great opportunity to talk to some other coaches, and to see first-hand the instruction process.
Level 2 and Level 3 certifications are also available for those wishing to take their coaching skills to the next level. See US Lacrosse website for these certification requirements.
If you have any questions about youth coaching and related requirements, contact your Youth Age Level Director or the Youth Council Chairman.See Club contacts on left menu for contact information.