BALTIMORE, Oct. 9, 2012 — US Lacrosse launches its fall 2012 Coaching Education Program (CEP) instructional clinic season with a Level 1clinic hosted by the Indiana Chapter of US Lacrosse, Saturday, Oct. 13 in Whitestown, Ind. Now in its ninth year, CEP has grown from a single online course in 2004 to a standardized three-level program with a multi-step certification process, and it is the only program of its kind in the country.
"Over the past nine years, the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program has positively grown in terms of participation numbers as well as product content," said Kyle Boyer, manager of coaching education and training at US Lacrosse. "We are thrilled with the success it has had thus far and looking forward to keeping the momentum rolling from the winter 2012 season heading into the fall."
Since fall 2005, the CEP has trained more than 17,000 coaches with the Level 1 instructional clinic, nearly 2,600 with the Level 2 instructional clinic and 33 coaches with the Level 3 instructional clinic. The CEP held clinics for 49 chapters in 35 states during the 2011-12 season.
The first Level 3 clinic was at Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pa., March 4, 2012, and it welcomed 22 men’s and 11 women’s coaches. The next Level 3 instructional clinic is at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Oct. 21. Level 3 certification is not yet available, but is expected to launch in January 2013 at the US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
To find regularly updated schedules for US Lacrosse CEP Level 1, 2 and 3 clinics, please visit www.uslacrosse.org/cepclinics.
For moreinformation about the US Lacrosse CEP certification process, visit www.uslacrosse.org/certification.
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