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Junior Certification

Coaching Education Program

The US Lacrosse Junior Certification Program is designed to prepare the young coach for the unique challenges her or she may face. It will equip coaches with both the technical and tactical knowledge of the game necessary to think critically and make educated coaching decisions.

In order to be a certified as Junior Women’s or Men’s Level 1 Coach, the coach must be at least 14 years of age. The certification is good through the coach’s 18th birthday, when, if they want to remain certified, they will need to complete a background check through the National Center for Safety Initiatives, US Lacrosse’s national service provider for background checks.

For Junior 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. Submit a coaching philosophy

For Junior 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. Submit a coaching philosophy

Junior 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 a response.

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