Below is the link for all volunteers wanting to coach on the field and sidelines. Please take note of the dates and deadlines of the various training information
N.C.J.L.A. Coaching Requirements
The NCJLA reviews the following five requirements for every coach and assistant coach and issues laminated “NCJLA Certified Coach” cards that coaches are required to wear on a lanyard around their necks while on the field for games.
1. Cleared background check*
2. PCA online course or workshop
3. US Lacrosse Level 1 online course
4. US Lacrosse membership
5. Signed Coaches Code of Conduct
6. Passed Age Level Rules Test - New Requirement for 2017 Season
Officials verify that every coach on the sidelines has their NCJLA Certified Coach card at the beginning of each game. No “NCJLA Certified Coach” card, no standing on sidelines during games.
The NCJLA recommends all head coaches be US Lacrosse Certified. In order to be US Lacrosse Certified, NCJLA coaches need to meet all NCJLA Certification requirements PLUS attend an in-person US Lacrosse Level 1 Clinic and be processed by US Lacrosse. Learn more: US Lacrosse Certification.
NCJLA Requirements Detail
1. Cleared Background Check*
NCSI is valid for one or two years, depending on contract, other services vary
US Lacrosse and the NCJLA recommend the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI). Other equivalent services are acceptable for NCJLA Certification. To be US Lacrosse certified, coaches will need the NCSI clearance. US Lacrosse has negotiated reduced fees with NCSI for local lacrosse programs. For more information from US Lacrosse on NCSI services, click here. When reporting an NCSI background check clubs are to list the expiration date rather than the completion date.
*Coaches under the age of 18 are not required to undergo a background check.
2. PCA (One-time requirement)
Coaches may take the PCA online course or in-person workshop, “Double Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons.”
3. US Lacrosse Level 1 Online Course (One-time requirement)
All coaches must complete a free US Lacrosse Level 1 online course, unless the coach has coached at the CIF (or equivalent from another state), collegiate, or post-collegiate level.
4. US Lacrosse Membership
Renew annually, and valid through the end of the season
Go to http://www.uslacrosse.org to establish or renew membership.
5. Signed Coaches Code of Conduct (One-time requirement)
Coaches must sign and submit this Coaches Code of Conduct form to their club administrator for their records.
6. Passed Age Level Rules Test
Coaches must take and pass a US Lacrosse rules test for the age and gender they coach. Send the certificate of completion to your club administrator for their records.
Helpful hints before taking test:
a) You will need your US Lacrosse Member ID to sign-on for the test.
a) Please listen carefully to the directions for completing the test. The audio portion is very helpful.
b) The test has multiple modules which are called "Rule 1", "Rule 2", and so on. Each module has 1 or more multiple choice questions. You must pass each module to earn your certificate.
c) The "Back to Menu" button will allow you to access the modules you have not yet completed.
d) Read each question carefully.
e) Read all choices before selecting your answer.
Clubs are responsible for confirming the accuracy of any non-NCSI background checks reported as well as maintaining evidence that their coaches have successfully completed all NCJLA Certification requirements.