Trainer Dwayne Hicks (Detroit, Mich) demonstrates shooting
at a Level 1 Clinic in Los Angeles.
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CEP Trainer Job Description
A trainer facilitates the Coaching Education Program (CEP) instructional clinics, which are nationally scheduled by US Lacrosse. They are also a component of Level 1 and Level 2 Certification. Trainers are assigned from the national office based on the pre-determined schedule for that clinic cycle. These clinics are part of the CEP curriculum and certification, which is the only standardized coaches' training and certification program in the country. Trainers are expected to maintain the integrity of the curriculum and the program by holding to the clinic objectives, method, and content when conducting these clinics.
Who are the trainers?
Current trainers were selected for their extensive knowledge of the game, teaching ability, knowledge of the needs of beginning players, and passion for training coaches.
All of the CEP Level 1 and 2 trainers have been rigorously trained in the Level 1 and Level 2 curriculum, are US Lacrosse CEP certified coaches, PCA Double-Goal Coach certified, and have passed a comprehensive background check. They are regularly evaluated on their performance to maintain the quality of the program. Trainers are completely compensated for clinics they conduct.
Why Be a Trainer?
• Meet members of the nationwide lacrosse community
• Travel locally and nationally
• Competitive compensation
• Make a difference in thousands of players' lives by mentoring and teaching coaches nationwide.
Become a CEP Trainer
Only the highest caliber lacrosse coaches are selected to become CEP trainers. Our clinic quality and the integrity of certification can only be maintained by the quality of our trainers. This is an extremely competitive program and there is a finite number of trainers we can admit to the program. If you think you have the outstanding skills and competencies to train others in excellence in coaching lacrosse, we invite you to apply.
The Successful CEP Trainer Candidate is:
• An inherent teacher of the game who is comfortable teaching other coaches, not just players.
• Comfortable presenting to large groups of people.
• Deeply knowledgeable of the game of lacrosse and how to coach the game effectively at many levels, from beginner to advanced.
• Enthusiastic and positive.
If accepted into the program, trainers must first attend and satisfactorily complete a Train the Trainer seminar, then conduct a clinic with a senior trainer in order to become a certified CEP trainer. Current trainers include former National Team players, Division I, II and III collegiate coaches, and outstanding youth coaches from more than 20 states representing all regions of the United States.