Windsor Bulldogs Youth Lacrosse Northern Colorado

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Coaches Training Requirements

 

All coaches must be current on the following training/credentialing items before being allowed to coach.

 

1) Current US Lacrosse ADULT-Coach level membership ($55)

  • Must be good through the last day of the season you're coaching
  • Click HERE to purchase or renew your membership

 

2) Register with us as a coach (free)

  • Have your US Lacrosse number handy (you'll be prompted to enter it)
  • Register in our coaches database HERE
  • As part of this process you will be redirected to NCSI to submit to a background check (free):
    • Background check must be completed every 2 years
    • Click HERE for details on what the screening checks for

 

3) Current concussion training certificate (free)

  • Certificate must be < 12 months old
  • If you need to take the training, take the NFHS online concussion class HERE (takes 30 minutes)
  • Email your certificate of completion to this email address - 

 

4) CYLA Rules class (free) - TBA

  • CYLA requirement for head coaches (recommended for all):
    • You can't be a spring head coach unless you take this class
  • Class is 2-4 hours of in-person training given in a half dozen locations around the state mid-February through mid-March
  • Must take each year:
    • Email your certificate of completion to this email address - 

 

*****The following are suggested - but not required - for the spring season*****

 

5) US Lacrosse level 1 online coaching class (free)

  • Click here to login to your US Lacrosse account
  • Click on "Find a Course"
  • Type in "Fundamentals" and hit enter
  • Click on "Fundamentals of Coaching Boys' Lacrosse" and take the class:
    • Takes 2-3 hours (does not need to be completed in one sitting)

 

6) US Lacrosse level 2 online coaching class ($30)

  • Click here to login to your US Lacrosse account
  • Click on "Find a Course"
  • Type in "Men's Level 2 Course" and hit enter
  • Click on "Men's Level 2 Course " and take the class:
    • Takes 2-3 hours (does not need to be completed in one sitting)

 

7) Windsor Bulldogs Coaching Clinic - Spring 2019 dates TBA

 

8) CYLA coach training program (free)

  • Each coach will have the opportunity to attend a regional coaching clinic and will receive access to the 3d Methodology Library, a portal of terminology, drills, pre-set practice plans by age, an ability to create your own practice plans to share with other coaches, diagrams, and video. Each regional coaching clinic will contain the following components: 
    • Age specific skills, concepts, drill setups, and proper layers within each drill.
    • Sample practice plans and how to create practice plans utilizing the 3d Lacrosse Methodology Library.
    • Creating the ultimate learning environment in practice.
    • Becoming an effective in game coach.
    • Communication strategies to connect with and teach players.
    • Best practices of effective youth coaching.
    • Practical portion where coaches interact in skill and drill walk throughs.
  • Dates and times of each coaching clinic are currently TBA