Welcome to the Coaches Corner. Here you will find everything you need to become a certified coach for Gold Country Lacrosse
HOW TO BECOME A COACH
STEP ONE: Purchase a USA Lacrosse Coaches Membership and initiate your online USAL background check
STEP TWO: Register as a coach with Gold Country Lacrosse using the link below
STEP THREE: Complete USA Lacrosse Bronze Level requirements:
- Abuse Prevention Course
- Cardiac Care Course
- Concussion Course
- Cultural Competency Course
- Annual Rules Test (Boys' or Girls')
STEP FOUR: Complete Livescan Fingerprinting process
STEP FIVE: Complete additional Gold Country Lacrosse requirements:
- CPR & First Aid Training
- CA Mandated Reporter Training
- NCJLA & USAL Coach Trainings
***For the 2024 Spring season, all requirements MUST be completed by February 17th, 2024***
Step 1: USA LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP
The first step to becoming a coach is obtaining a USA Lacrosse Coaches Membership. Once you have an account with USA Lacrosse, you will see all of the required trainings and your progress when you are logged in to your account. Links to the trainings can also be accessed below.
All coaches must complete the requirements to be Bronze Level certified. Additional requirements to be Silver or Gold level certified may be completed at your discretion.
Step 2: REGISTER AS A COACH WITH GOLD COUNTRY LACROSSE
Step 3: USAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Information about the steps to becoming a bronze level coach and the certification requirements can be found on the USA Lacrosse website.
usal abuse prevention training
USAL abuse prevention training. Required for Bronze Level coach certification. This certification is good for 2 years.
usal sudden cardiac arrest training
CDC sudden cardiac arrest training. Required for Bronze level coach certification. One time training.
**If you have previously completed CDC Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training and it is still valid, you do not need to repeat this and may send proof of prior completion.**
usal concussion training
CDC concussion awareness training. Required for Bronze Level coach certification. This certification is good for 3 years.
**If you have previously completed CDC Concussion training and it is still valid, you do not need to repeat this and may send proof of prior completion.**
usal cultural competency training
USAL cultural competency training. Required for Bronze Level coach certification. One time training.
usal girls rules exam
USAL annual rules exam for GIRLS coaches. Required for Bronze Level coach certification
usal boys rules exam
USAL annual exam for BOYS coaches. Required for Bronze level certification
Step 4: LIVESCAN FINGERPRINTING
California Assembly Bill 506 (AB 506) requires LiveScan fingerprinting for all youth organization volunteers as of January 1, 2023. More information about AB506 can be found HERE
Print out the LiveScan request form and take to any LiveScan location.
-UPS Store - 111 Bank St., Grass Valley, CA 95945
-Other LiveScan locations in Nevada County can be found HERE
**This must be completed even if you have done LiveScan fingerprinting for another organization. Due to privacy regulations, information can not be shared between organizations**
Step 5: OTHER GCL REQUIREMENTS
cpr and first aid training
All coaches must have current CPR/First Aid certification. Certificate of completion must be sent to: President@gcstampede.com
**If you have previously completed CPR/First Aid training and it is still valid, you do not need to repeat this and may send proof of prior completion.**
California mandated reporter training
This free training satisfies the requirements of AB506. Certificate of completion must be sent to: President@gcstampede.com
This certificate is good for 2 years
**If you have previously completed California Mandated Reporter training, you do not need to repeat this and may send proof of prior completion.**
It is strongly encouraged that coaches attend in person coaches training sessions offered by the NCJLA and/or USA Lacrosse. They are held annually in the greater Sacramento area and provide invaluable information for coaches of all levels. Dates and times will be added to the Coaches Resources section below as they become available.
If you wish to be reimbursed for the cost of your USAL Membership, CPR/First Aid Training, LiveScan fingerprinting, or virtual or in person coaches training courses, please submit the form below and any associated receipts to: email@example.com
Coaches often are extremely busy and often have questions about specific topics. USA Lacrosse understands and has developed a new resource. These new learning opportunities are not part of the USAL certification pathways but offer additional educational support to our member coaches.
These coach trainings are live and interactive sessions via Zoom and led by USA Lacrosse coach trainers or college coaches. Each session will focus on a specific topic and will offer a Q&A period.
Drills, practice plans and more at your fingertips
USA Lacrosse Mobile Coach gives you access to over 500 men's and women's Lacrosse drills, with diagrams and videos on your iOS or Android device. Users can sort by skill level, gender, and even the skill they want to teach their players.
In addition, the app provides pre-built athlete development aligned practice plans, practice planning functionality, whiteboarding (iPad users only), and a host of other great resources.
Coaches of all levels will benefit from USA Lacrosse Mobile Coach, but it may be most assuring to part-time youth or high school coaches who balance the demands of full-time employment and parenthood.
More virtual and in person training opportunities for USAL and/or NCJLA coach training opportunities will be added here as they become available.