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Coaching Information

Coach Registration/Certification

IMPORTANT COACH & SPORT BOARD INFO

 COACH Registration Requirements

US Lacrosse membership is included with your MRC coach registration

 

All Coaches are now required to register for the sport you would like to coach. If you have multiple children, you will need to register for each division separately so that when division coordinators run their report your name will be recognized and considered.  There is no cost at this time.

Registering does not guarantee a coaching position.

All Sport Board Member are required to register as a volunteer for their Sport each season if they will not be a coach.

 

Coaches/Sport Board Volunteers will need to add their individual profile to their family account; including Legal Name, Date of Birth, Address and proper contact information. Your spouse can not register on your behalf.

US Lacrosse Online Courses

Among the most popular courses offered: Level 1 Fundamentals of Coaching (boys’ and girls’ courses) Level 2 Coaching (men’s and women’s courses) How to Make Proper Contact (men’s) Fundamentals of Goalkeeping (men’s and women’s courses) Rules Tests (for youth and high school boys’ and girls’ lacrosse) US Lacrosse member or returning customer? Simply use your US Lacrosse login information to get started today. New to US Lacrosse e-learning, no problem.

US Lacrosse Coaching Development

The US Lacrosse Coaching Development Program provides you with all the tools you need to be a successful coach. Learn more about the US Lacrosse Coaching Development Program.

Among the most popular courses offered:

  • Level 1 Fundamentals of Coaching (boys’ and girls’ courses)
  • Level 2 Coaching (men’s and women’s courses)
  • How to Make Proper Contact (men’s)
  • Fundamentals of Goalkeeping (men’s and women’s courses)
  • Rules Tests (for youth and high school boys’ and girls’ lacrosse)

US Lacrosse member or returning customer? Simply use your US Lacrosse login information to get started today. New to US Lacrosse e-learning, no problem.

US Lacrosse Level 1 Clinics

 

Coaching Requirements

MRC: Information & MRC Coaching Requirements are located on this site. 

Registering does not guarantee a coaching position.

http://www.marltonreccouncil.org/page/show/432231-mrc-coaches-information

South Jersey Youth Lacrosse Leauge Requirements:

ALL coaches must complete the ONLINE Level 1 course prior to the start of the season.

ALL coaches must complete the US Lacrosse background check in addition to the one required by MRC prior to February 15th.

US Lacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse, has begun offering all adult coach members the option to initiate a free background screening as part of their membership benefits. To initiate, adult coach members should log into their US Lacrosse account and select “Background Check” under Quick Links.

14U A Head Coach must have Level 1 certification prior to the start of the season. This is a live instructional clinic offered by USL.  

It is strongly encouraged that all coaches attend the March coaching clinics. These are offered to enhance your knowledge of girls lacrosse. 

All coaches are strongly encouraged to take live and online courses offered by US Lacrosse. 

https://www.uslacrosse.org/coaches/coach-development-program

 

2019 Coach Clinics

2019 Coach Clinics- Strongly Encouraged!

March 4, 11, 18 and 25

8:00-9:00pm

Marlton Field House 

March 4th: Rowan's Women's Lacrosse Team Coaches

March 11th: 

March 18th: SJS;  KC Knobloch and Colleen Hancox- Defense

March 25th: 

 

2019 Season

8U: Games start April 6th with 6 weeks of games

10U, 12U, and 14U: Games start March 24th.

NO Games on Easter weekend.

Level 1 US Lacrosse certification required for the 14A coach.

US Lacrosse Rules Interpretation Meeting:  March 7th @ 7:00 pm at Lenape High School.
 
 

IDEA Coaching

Introduce the skill

Demonstrate the skill

Explain the skill

Attend to players practicing the skill

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Introduce the Skill - Gather your players together, make sure your players can hear and see you, and most importantly, make sure you have their attention. 

Capture their attention with a story that relates to the skill they are just about to learn or with a quick contest. For ext the skill correctly. 

Once you have their attention, introduce the skill by naming it, and most importantly, explaining the importance of the skill as it relates to the game. If a skill does not have meaning to a player, he or she will not understand how it will make him or her become a better lacrosse player.

Demonstrate the Skill - Repeated demonstration will increase players' retention. Again, make sure all players can SEE and HEAR you. Demonstrate the skill with both hands, but also from different angles so each player can easily follow your demonstration. 

Explain the Skill - While you are slowly demonstrating the skill, verbally explain what you are doing with your hands, feet, body, and stick. 

Young players have short attention spans, so only spend a few minutes explaining the skills before allowing the players to practice it. 

You can check how much your players have learned by asking them to walk you through performing the skill. Pick one or two players to demonstrate the skill in front of the group. 

Attend to Players Practicing the Skill - The next step is to attend to players while they are practicing the skill. It is important to get an idea of what your players retained from your lesson. This will help you structure future lessons and will allow you to get an idea of what is most important to communicate to your players. 

Allow your players to practice the skill individually or with a partner.

Walk around and physically guide the players that need help, keeping in mind that your positive reinforcement will help players better learn the skill. 

You can ask each player questions about the skill he or she is performing to get an idea of how much they retained from your lesson.

Coach Resources

 

https://www.iwlca.org/page/show/2550925-clinic-videos

 

 

 

The PCA Grant program has been eliminated because we will be offering additional member benefits as of January 2, 2017, all USL “Coach Members” will have FREE access to all of the online PCA Courses listed below (specific details on accessing these courses through learning.uslacrosse.org to come):

 

  • Double-Goal Coach®: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons
  • Double-Goal Coach®: Culture, Practice and Games
  • Double-Goal Coach®: Developing Triple-Impact Competitors 
  • Second-Goal Parent®: Developing Winners in Life Through Sports 
  • Triple-Impact Competitor®: A Leadership Workshop for Athletes
  • Honoring the Game: The Official's Role in Creating a Positive Youth Sports Cult

 

Coaches Education Update

US Lacrosse Coaches Development department is updating their business model to streamline efficiencies, reduce overhead and ultimately simplify the clinic request process. This will build in more flexibility for coaches to meet the instructional clinic component to certification and provide more options for local clinic delivery. They are also aligning their curriculum with the athlete development initiative, resulting in the right lacrosse at the right time, providing a better playing and coaching experience for all.  Look for more details at LAXCON in January.

 

https://www.uslacrosse.org/coaches/drills-archive

 

 

Link to Concussion Awareness Resources on our website - http://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/concussion-awareness

Chapters and Leagues can easily create  a Head’s Up page on your website -

https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/microsite/id/133735

 

 

US Lacrosse Mobile Coach

Coaches Corner

 

US Lacrosse Mobile Coach

Mobile Coach gives you access to over 200 Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse drills, complete with diagrams and videos on your desktop computer, iphone or Android device. Users can sort by skill level, gender, and even the skill they want to teach their players.

Coaches of all levels will benefit from USL Mobile Coach, but it may be most assuring to part-time youth or high school coaches who balance the demands of full-time employment and parenthood. The software contains drill diagrams and explanations as well as video demonstrations and actual game footage that illustrate various concepts.

Click here to learn more.

US Lacrosse Coaches Drills Archives

There are a number of drills available on the U.S. Lacrosse website in both print and video formats. Click here to access the page.

Printing USL Membership Cards

Click here to view instructions for printing USL Membership Cards with Coaches’ Certification Levels.

 

Shooting Drill

Check out the link below for a great team shooting drill.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy9lwQuLjvk 

DRILLS

http://www.playsportstv.com/girls-lacrosse

 

3/4 General Training Plan

 

3/4 Draw N Pump Training Plan

3/4 Score Any Cage Training Plan

3/4 Slalom Dodge Training Plan

 

3/4 ZZ Cradle Training Plan

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