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Junior Coach Certification

The USA Lacrosse Junior Certification Program is designed to prepare the young coach for the unique challenges her or she may face. It will equip coaches with both the technical and tactical knowledge of the game necessary to think critically and make educated coaching decisions.

In order to be a certified as Junior Women’s or Men’s Level 1 Coach, the coach must be at least 14 years of age. The certification is good through the coach’s 18th birthday, when, if they want to remain certified, they will need to complete a background check through the National Center for Safety Initiatives, USA Lacrosse’s national service provider for background checks.

For Junior Women’s Level 1 Certification, a Coach must complete:

  1. USA Lacrosse Coach Membership
  2. Level 1, Developing the Individual Athlete Online Course
  3. Junior Coach Workshop (preferred) or Athlete-Centered Virtual Workshop  (https://www.usalacrosse.com/coach-development-clinics)
  4. Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach 1 Online Course

For Junior Men’s Level 1 Certification, a Coach must complete:

  1. USA Lacrosse Coach Membership
  2. Level 1, Developing the Individual Athlete Online Course
  3. Junior Coach Workshop (preferred) or Athlete-Centered Virtual Workshop  (https://www.usalacrosse.com/coach-development-clinics)
  4. Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach 1 Online Course
  5. How to Make Proper Contact Online Course

To ensure you are enrolled in the Junior Coach Certification program, or have questions related to any of the requirements, please email the Coach Development Team at mailto:cdp@usalacrosse.com.