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Coaching Certification Requirements

To be on the sideline on game day, the NCJLA requires all coaches to have a laminated “NCJLA Certified Coach” card.  To receive a card, coaches must complete the steps below.

Returning Coaches

First, renew your US Lacrosse Membership/Complete Background Check

  1. Go to the US Lacrosse website: Click Here
  2. Make sure you indicate you are a coach for "RVLC"
  3. After you complete your membership renewal and submit payment, you will receive an email titled "BACKGROUND CHECK NEEDED". You must complete the background check within 10 days of your US Lacrosse renewal date.

Next, complete the following courses (detailed steps are listed at the bottom of the page).

  1. Age Level Rules Test: Click Here
  2. Concussion Certification: Click Here
  3. Watch Coaching Videos: Click Here

   Download your certifications or proof of completion and email to 

Last step, complete the RVLC Coaches Online Registration.

New Coaches

First, join or renew your US Lacrosse Membership/Complete Background Check complete the following courses (detailed steps are listed at the bottom of the page).

  1. Go to the US Lacrosse website: Click Here
  2. Make sure you indicate you are a coach for "RVLC"
  3. After you complete your membership renewal and submit payment, you will receive an email titled "BACKGROUND CHECK NEEDED". You must complete the background check within 10 days of your US Lacrosse renewal date.

Next, complete the following courses (detailed steps are listed at the bottom of the page).

  1. PCA Online Course or Workshop ("Double Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons"): Click Here
  2. US Lacrosse Coaches Education: Developing Individual Athletes or Level 1: Click Here
  3. Age Level Rules Test: Click Here
  4. Concussion Certification: Click Here
  5. Watch Coaching Videos: Click Here

    Download your certifications or proof of completion and email to 

Last step, complete the RVLC Coaches Online Registration.


PCA Online Course or Workshop

Take the “Double Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons.”

  1. Follow the instructions provided by the NCJLA to access the PCA course for free: Click Here

US Lacrosse Coaches Education Course

  1. Click https://learning.uslacrosse.org/#/dashboard
  2. Click "Catalogue"
  3. Select "Coach Courses/Sessions"
  4. Select "Level 1 Courses"
  5. Choose "Fundamentals of Coaching Boys' Lacrosse-Level 1" or "Fundamentals of Coaching Girls' Lacrosse-Level 1"

Age Level Rules Test

Click here for information on the Rules Test requirements


Concussion Certification

  1. Click https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/index.html
  2. Click the "More" button under "Coaches"
  3. Click the "More" button in the "Free Concussion Training Course" box
  4. Click "Launch the HEADS UP Course"