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Coach Requirements and Resources

Boys & Girls Spring and Summer Field Coaches Training Requirements and Modules

Coach Online Registration: 

  • All coaches must complete an online registration form for each league. The form serves as a waiver, liability release, code of conduct agreement, and verifies USA Lacrosse membership.
  • All coaches must have a valid USA Lacrosse membership throughout the duration of the league.

Coach Eligibility:

  • An adult (18 years or older) must be present on the sideline for liability purposes. 
  • All coaches must complete the GNLL Coach Training.
    • Complete instructions on how to complete coaching requirements will be available by March 1st and posted here. 
    • Coaches certifications must be fulfilled at least ONE WEEK PRIOR to the start of your games. 

Coaching Requirements

Renewal Requirements

Requirements Accessed through USA Lacrosse Educational Platform (Walkthrough HERE)

Valid USA Lacrosse Membership




Safesport Training (Now Abuse Prevention Training through USAL)


Required (Safesport and Abuse Prevention Training is accepted)

Annual Refresher Course 

Current “Green Light” NSCI Background Check


Required (Coaches 18 or older)


(USAL) Level 1 Developing the Individual Athlete Online Course


All Coaches are required


(USAL) How to Coach Kids Online Course


All Coaches are required


(USAL) Men’s Game Coaches Only: How to Make Proper Online Course


Required for GNLL/YLM Leagues


(USAL) L1 Coaches Development Clinic (Virtual)
*2024* No longer in-person options


1 Head Coach 


Men’s/Women’s Rules Change Course


2023 Not Required

Required (If applicable)

Additional Requirements Accessed Outside of USA Lacrosse Platform

Minnesota State Mandated Concussion Training



Required every 2 Years

Additional Requirements Specific to GNLL Leagues (Waived for the 2021 Season)

GNLL Spring Prep League Quiz


Required for Prep Team Coaches

Required every 2 Years



Coaches who have completed their USA Lacrosse Level 1 in the past (online only, or full certification), Safesport Training (through another platform such as USA Hockey) and Concussion Certification, will be credited completion upon validation by sending screenshots to . Please include your USA Lacrosse membership number along with the team you coach for including Association and age group.

2024 GNLL Boys Coach Certification Gradebook

Will be updated every Friday by noon starting Feb 23

2024 GNLL Girls Coach Certification Gradebook

Will be updated every Friday by noon starting March 31, 2024