Coaches Information
Minimum Coaching Certification Standards for Coaches

Anyone on the bench (including people opening and closing doors) must be a ‘certified coach‘ or a certified ‘trainer‘.

There are 3 levels of certification for each coaching level:

  • ‘In Training‘ - you have completed the preclinic assessment and are waiting to take clinic or you have taken the clinic
  • ‘Trained‘ - you have taken the clinic , completed the workbook(if applicable) and it has been successfully marked
  • ‘Certified‘ - you have taken the clinic, completed the workbook and a Master Facilitator has completed an ‘in person‘ assessment for you

Coaching Certification Levels

The minimum standards for coaching in the CDLA for city leagues, playoffs and provincials is:


Age Group
Coach Certification

Mini Tyke
Community Initiation - Trained

Tyke
Community Initiation - Trained

Rec / House League
Community Development - Trained

Novice
Community Development - Trained

PeeWee
Community Development - Trained

Bantam
Competitive Introduction - Trained

Midget
Competitive Introduction - Trained

JuniorCompetitive Introduction - Trained

NOTES:
- 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:

- In Training - means you have completed preclinic and/ or clinic

- Trained - means you have completed the workbook online ( if applicable) following the clinic and it has been reviewed and approved; for Community Initiation and effective 2015 for Community Development, you will receive trained status after completion of the appropriate clinic.

- Certified - means that in addition to completing the workbook, you have had an ‘in person‘ assessment by a Master Facilitator, and have completed the ‘Making Ethical Decisions‘ online test through the Coaching Association of Canada.( Competitive Introduction level only )

- A first year coach may be ‘In Training‘ (this means you have taken the clinic and are working on your workbook if applicable)

- if you are a first year coach at the Mini Tyke/Tyke levels, you only need to complete the Community Initiation clinic

- if you are a first year coach at the Novice or PeeWee levels, you need to complete the Community Development clinic; you DO NOT have to take the Community Initiation clinic

- if you are a new coach at the Bantam and Midget levels, you will need to complete the Community Development clinic/level first before you take the Competitive Introduction level; however, you cannot take both these levels in the same year, so you would have to start by taking the Community Development clinic; if you played at the Jr level or above and would like to challenge the Community Development level, you can do so to earn ‘credit‘ for that level and then take the ‘Competitive Intro‘ clinic in the same year.

- A second year (and beyond) coach must be ‘Trained‘ (this means you took the clinic, and completed any applicable workbook online and it has been successfully corrected)

- In order to coach a TEAM ALBERTA team, a 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.

Trainer Certification Levels:

Trainers must be certified with a recognized ‘First Aid Course‘ (ie: St John‘s Ambulance) or can be a registered nurse or doctor.


Registration Procedures for Coaching Certification Programs (NCCP Programs) for 2017

Please review the following information before you initiate course registration request:

Coaching Certification Course Registration Procedures

    1. Email linda@sportzsoft.com with:
      • your name , home address including postal code
      • division you are coaching
      • course name, date and location you wish to attend (see list of courses below)
      • club you are with
      • list current Lacrosse NCCP certification level you hold - if none, please state "none"
    2. You will be sent a course ‘code‘/access id and further instructions
    3. You must then login to the Canadian Lacrosse Association NCCP website system
    4. Complete the ‘pre-clinic‘ assessment (this can take between 1-2 hours and is for community development and competitive introduction levels only); this MUST be done before you attend the course
    5. Once your pre-clinic assessment has been completed, you must also register online for the course via your NCCP account, status tab.
    6. Attend the required course, be sure you complete the attendance sheet at the clinic
    7. Complete your coach‘s workbook ( if applicable to your level ) online through your NCCP account, status tab.
    8. Minimum age to Coach is 16
    9. Please keep a record of your NCCP system login id and password as CDLA does not have access to this information
    10. Your Coach certification status is available through your nccp.lacrosse.ca account in the Status tab.
    11. Skipping any steps 1 through 7 will only hinder your progress in certification
The following link provides instructions and screen shots on how to register and complete your pre-clinic assessment.


Resources

Survival Guide for New Coaches
Coach.ca   access your locker
Goaltender TV
Changing the Game Project free e-book - click here
Changing the Game Website - click here


2017 Coaching Certification Courses Offered by Calgary District Lacrosse Association

Please be sure to complete steps 1-4 above when registering for a coaching certification course. Maps to locations can be found on www.calgarylacrosse.com by selecting the Information and Rink Locations or by clicking on the links below. Coaches, please be sure to bring lacrosse stick and ball and wear comfortable clothing for on floor portion of clinic.

April is typically the first month of running clinics simply due to the lack of attendance in January through March.

There are seating limitations for all clinics. Plan ahead and be sure to complete the necessary steps well in advance of the clinic to secure your spot.  Arrive at clinic early to check in .     Clinic information will be updated once details are finalized .


Mini Tyke and Tyke Coach Courses (Community Initiation) - 1 day clinic


April 23, 2017 - South Fish Creek Rec Center ( Cardel South ) - 333 Shawville Blvd S.E

9am - noon -  Oilers meeting room

1pm - 4 pm -  on floor - arena

 
May 6, 2017 - Huntington Hills Community Center - 520 -78 Ave N.W.

9am - noon - downstairs curling lounge

1pm - 4 pm -  on floor - arena


Novice and PeeWee Coach Courses (Community Development) - 1 day clinic

April 29, 2017 - South Fish Creek Rec Center ( Cardel South ) - 333 Shawville Blvd S.E.

9am - noon -  Oilers meeting room

1pm - 4 pm -  on floor - arena


May 7, 2017 - Huntington Hills Community Center - 520 -78 Ave N.W.

9am - noon - downstairs curling lounge

1 - 4 pm  on floor


May 13, 2017 - Oakridge Community Center  9504 Oakfield Drive S.W. Calgary

9am - noon - upstairs room ,
 
1 - 4 pm  on floor



Bantam and Midget Coach Courses (Competitive Introduction) - 2 day clinics - you must attend both days

April 22 - 23, 2017 - Huntington Hills Community Center  520- 78 Ave N.W.

April 22 - 9:00am - noon -  downstairs curling lounge  ,  1 - 4 pm  on floor

April 23 -  9:00am - noon  on floor ,   1 - 4 pm  downstairs curling lounge


April 29 -30, 2017 - Oakridge Community Center - 9504 Oakfield Dr S.W.  Calgary

April 29 - 9:00am - noon -  upstairs room ,  1 - 4 pm  on floor

April 30 -  9:00am - noon  on floor ,   1 - 4 pm  upstairs room


2016 attendees - be sure you have completed AND SUBMITTED your online workbook which is accessible through your nccp.lacrosse.ca account no later than March 1, 2017 to allow time for marking before the season commences.




ALA Coaching Certification Requirements: ALA Regulations





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