The certification process is designed to be completed over a period of 3-5 years, and is for coaches of all levels. USA Lacrosse encourages all coaches to participate in some or all components of the Coach Development Program, and encourages leagues and clubs to utilize the Coach Development Program for their needs.

The USA Lacrosse Coach Development Program is built upon:

  • Teaching coaches to coach, not to play the game
  • Teaching the game in a positive nature
  • Providing the best quality of instruction, information, and delivery
  • Being inclusive to all USA Lacrosse members

You will learn how to:

  • Effectively teach everything from fundamental skills to advanced team tactics
  • Work with youth in an age-appropriate, safe manner
  • Choose drills in order to plan effective
  • Implement a positive coaching philosophy