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Coach Requirements and Resources

Boys Pre-Season Box League/Spring and Summer Field/Prep League 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 which is outlined below and agreed upon by GNLL/MSLAX/YLM for the 2021 Spring Season and on.
    • 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. 
    • Summer 2022 Coaches- USA Lacrosse has not scheduled any additional Level 1 Development Clinics. To fulfill your coaching requirement, you have to contact cdp@usalacrosse.com for access to a past session. 
 

2021 Unified Coaching Requirements

2022 Unified Coaching Requirements

Renewal Requirements

Requirements Accessed through USA Lacrosse Educational Platform (Walkthrough HERE)

Valid USA Lacrosse Membership

Required

Required

Annual

Safesport Training (Now Abuse Prevention Training through USAL)

Required

Required (Safesport and Abuse Prevention Training is accepted)

Annual Refresher Course 

Current “Green Light” NSCI Background Check

Required (Coaches 18 or older)

Required (Coaches 18 or older)

Annual

Level 1 Fundamentals of Coaching Online Course

All Coaches are required

All Coaches are required

N/A

PCA Double Goal Coach Online Course

Required

Required

N/A

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

Required for GNLL/YLM Leagues

Required for GNLL/YLM Leagues

N/A

L1 Coaches Development Clinic (Virtual/In-Person)

Not required

1 Head Coach 

N/A

Men’s/Women’s Rules Change Course

Required (If applicable)

Required (If applicable)

Required (If applicable)

Additional Requirements Accessed Outside of USA Lacrosse Platform

Minnesota State Mandated Concussion Training

Required

Required

Required every 2 Years

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

GNLL Spring 9/10 League Quiz

Required

Required

Required every 2 Years

GNLL Pre-Season Box Quiz

Required

Required

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 trainingmanager@greatnorthernlacrosse.com . Please include your USA Lacrosse membership number along with the team you coach for including Association and age group.

2022 GNLL Coach Certification Gradebook

Will be updated every Friday by noon starting April 1, 2022