Lacrosse Coaching Pathway

An outline of a lacrosse coach’s certification journey


Community Development

Prerequisite- Aged 16 years or older Complete course

Then you will be TRAINED

Recommended by Alberta Lacrosse Association

Complete Coach Initiation in Sport, Safe Sport and Mental Health in Sport eLearning modules

Competition Introduction

Prerequisite - TRAINED status in Community Development

Complete course - Then you will be IN-TRAINING

Complete Competition Introduction online workbook, complete multi-sport eLearning module Make Ethical Decisions, complete multi-sport eLearning module Making Head Way

Then you will be TRAINED

Have practice evaluated by Coach Evaluator

Then you will be CERTIFIED**

Competition Development

Prerequisite - CERTIFIED in Competition Introduction

Complete Competition Development Workshops 1 and 2 (offered by Lacrosse Canada), complete multi-sport modules Coaching and Leading Effectively, Developing Athletic Abilities, Leading Drug Free Sport, Prevention and Recovery from Injury, and Psychology of Performance

Then you will be IN-TRAINING

Create a coaching portfolio to include: managing a lacrosse program, designing a lacrosse program, lacrosse practice planning, analyze performance, support the competitive experience, self-assessments and year-end evaluations Then you will be TRAINED

Have two practices and one game evaluated by Coach Evaluator

Then you will be CERTIFIED

* There are several recommended online coaching courses that coaches of any level can complete at any time. Visit the

‘eLearning’ tab of your Locker account for a list and access. Be sure to select ‘Multi-sport’ from the drop down list.

** Certified coaches are required to accumulate professional development (PD) points in each five-year cycle to maintain active status. For information on PD points visit

What can you coach with that certification?

Community Development (TRAINED) U11, U13

Competition Introduction (TRAINED or CERTIFIED, depending on coach position) U15, U17, U19, Junior, Senior

Competition Development (TRAINED or CERTIFIED, depending on coach position) Team Canada, Canada Games

Note: All Alberta Lacrosse Association coaches are required to have a clean criminal record check, including vulnerable sector search

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