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

  1. Age Level Rules Test (NFHS or USL)
  2. Concussion Certification

   Download your certifications or proof of completion and email to .

Next, complete the RVLC Coaches Online Registration.  You will be asked to:

  1. Submit to a Background Check
  2. Renew your US Lacrosse Membership
  3. Sign the  Coaches Code of Conduct

New Coaches

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

  1. PCA online course or workshop
  2. US Lacrosse Coaches Education: Developing Individual Athletes or Level 1
  3. Age Level Rules Test (NFHS or USL)
  4. Concussion Certification

   Download your certifications or proof of completion and email to .

Next, complete the RVLC Coaches Online Registration.  You will be asked to:

  1. Submit to a Background Check
  2. Join US Lacrosse
  3. Sign the  Coaches Code of Conduct

PCA Online Course or Workshop

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

  1. Click http://shopping.positivecoach.org/Courses
  2. Click the "Add to Cart" button for the "Double-Goal Coach®: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons" course
  3. Follow the steps to complete the course

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"

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"