Love seeing kids improve and helping them do that in a positive and constructive way. Follow the steps below to become a MLC coach.
- Contact an MLC board member.
- Sign MLC coaching expectations agreement.
- Get a USA Lacrosse Membership. Coaches Membership-$55
- Complete Background Investigation through USA Lacrosse.
Initiate the background screening after you purchase or renew (and while still logged into uslacrosse.org) by navigating to the Background Check link located under the QUICK LINKS on the right side of the member's profile page. This is a free process. Coach will be prompted to complete the background screening in the join/renew confirmation email -- please note that you will need your USL member ID# to enter when following the link from this confirmation email OR you can just log back into uslacrosse.org and navigate to the background check page. The day you establish or renew your membership is called 'Day Zero.' You then have 10 days to initiate the background check process. You will get an email detailing this as part of your membership confirmation process. Reminder emails will go out every day. On Day 11, if you have not begun the background screening, you will receive one final email from US Lacrosse reminding you to initiate the background screening process. The Day 11 email will be the trigger to suspend your COACH membership. This means you no longer have COACH membership status and therefore lose insurance coverage and will not be allowed to coach. After Day 11, you can complete the background check by calling or emailing US Lacrosse Member Experience team. They will send you a link to kick start or re-initiate the process. It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with US Lacrosse to convert your membership back from FAN to COACH.
- Complete USA Lacrosse Abuse prevention module.
Login to USA Lacrosse USA Lacrosse. Click on “MENU” in top right corner and select “E-Learning”. Click on “Catalog”. Click on “USA LACROSSE ATHLETE WELLNESS AND SAFETY COURSES”. Click on “Abuse Prevention Systems” and launch the course. You will receive a certificate and credit in your USA Lacrosse transcript when completed. It will take about 30 minutes to complete.
Proof of completion: Copy of Certificate
- Complete CDC Heads Up Training.
Go to https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html. All information to complete training is located on this page. Profile must be completed then training can be completed. Approx. 45 mins.
Proof of completion: Copy of Certificate.
- Level 1 Certification - US Lacrosse.
- Positive Coaching Alliance - https://positivecoach.org/
- Any course benefiting lacrosse coaching knowledge and techniques or player safety.