US Lacrosse recently had thousands of coaches and officials descend upon Philadelphia for LaxCon 2020, featuring educational sessions delivered by some of the leaders of our sport, but the learning isn’t just happening at the convention as the lacrosse community gets ready for another season.

Over the next three months, the US Lacrosse Coach Development Program will offer 160 instructional clinics in 22 states. US Lacrosse expects to train over 4,000 coaches in person and over 10,000 coaches online in preparation for their upcoming seasons.

“We are excited to offer hands-on training opportunities to coaches throughout the nation. Improving the quality of the player experience is a strategic priority for US Lacrosse, and research indicates that players whose coaches are trained have a better experience overall in the sport.” says Dara Woizesko, Senior Manager, Coach Development.

The clinics are geared towards coaches of levels and follow the principles of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model.

There are well over 100 “Developing the Individual Athlete” (Level 1) clinics scheduled, nearly 40 “Developing the Team Player” (Level) 2 clinics and a handful of Level 3 clinics for advanced coaches.

For a full listing of clinics, please visit the US Lacrosse web site.

The instructional clinics are a key component of the US Lacrosse Coach Certification Program. Steps toward certification include an online background check and SafeSport training (included free of charge as part of US Lacrosse membership for coaches); completion of US Lacrosse online course; and completion of a US Lacrosse instructional clinic.

US Lacrosse Coach Development

The US Lacrosse Coach Development Program provides comprehensive guidance to both beginning and experienced coaches through online courses, in-person instructional clinics and additional resources.

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