Are you looking to get involved with lacrosse as a coach? Amazing!
We've made the process as easy and barrier free as possible so you can move from desire to bench-boss, assistant coach, or gate-swinger in no time. To get you familiar with the steps, check out how to become a lacrosse coach, which takes you from creating your NCCP number at coach.ca in step 1, to registering for a clinic in your area in step 3 - concept to coach just like that!
The minimum standards for coaching in the CDLA for city leagues, playoffs and provincials is:
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Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches will be held to the same standard at ALL levels
If you completed a course last year at the Competitive Introduction level, THEN YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUR COACH WORKBOOK THROUGH YOUR ONLINE COACHING ACCOUNT BY MARCH 31, OR YOU WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE COURSE AGAIN. Due to the volume of workbooks that are submitted each year, it is advisable to complete and submit your online workbook by September 1st of the year you took the clinic to allow enough time for marking before the next season.
There are three levels of Certification for all courses:
First year coach may be ‘In Training‘ (this means you have taken the clinic and are awaiting attendance to be marked ).
Second year (and beyond) coach must be ‘Trained‘ status(this means you took the clinic with attendance marked, and completed any applicable workbook online and it has been successfully corrected)
TEAM ALBERTA coach must be ‘Certified‘ which means that a Master Learning Facilitator has completed an ‘in person‘ review and assessment of the coach and they have passed this successfully.
The ALA has taken the pledge and is now a proud champion of the Responsible Coaching Movement!
By making this pledge, the ALA is showing our commitment to implementing supportive policies and processes that ensure the safety and protection of our athletes and coaches, and provide our coaches with the tools and training necessary to model ethical behavior.
The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a multi-phase. system-wide movement coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport that has the potential to affect all sports organizations and coaches in a positive way.
The first phase of the RCM focuses on three key areas:
With the support of the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), the ALA will be actively reviewing current policies and procedures to ensure they align with the recommendations and guidelines of the RCM.
Working closely with our members and clubs, we will identify realistic ways and means to entrench the Responsible Coaching Movement across our sport and enhance the safety of our athletes and the ethical conduct of our coaches.