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International Certification

Coaching Education Program

The US Lacrosse International Certification Program is designed to fuel the responsible growth of the sport abroad. We recognize that the international coach faces unique challenges, and participation in the US Lacrosse International Certification Program will equip the dedicated coach with the knowledge of the game necessary to think critically about the sport and aid in the successful implementation of programs beyond our national borders.

In order to be a certified as International Women’s or Men’s Level 1 and 2, a coach must complete all of the requirements for the applicable game with the exception of the National Center for Safety Initiatives background check. Coaches living internationally without a social security number will need to complete the following:

For International Women’s Level 1 Certification, a coach must complete:

  1. US Lacrosse Coach Membership
  2. Women’s Level 1 Online course
  3. Women’s Level 1 Instructional clinic
  4. Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach I Workshop
  5. Certify they have not committed, been charged with or convicted any crimes in any country

For International Men’s Level 1 Certification, a coach must complete:

  1. US Lacrosse Coach Membership
  2. Men’s Level 1 Online course
  3. Men’s Level 1 Instructional clinic
  4. Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach I Workshop
  5. How to Make Contact Tutorial
  6. Certify they have not committed, been charged with or convicted any crimes in any country

For International Men’s and Women’s Level 2 Certification coaches must hold a current International Level 1 and complete:

  1. Applicable Level 2 Online course
  2. Applicable Level 2 Instructional clinic

A coach must apply separately for International Level 1 and Level 2 certifications. International certifications can take up to three weeks for processing. Please first submit the form below, and then email any related documentation to certification@uslacrosse.org. We will be in touch via email with your response.

Level 1 ApplicationLevel 2 Application