USA Lacrosse Coaching Certification

Level 1 Coaching Development certification is designed to introduce coaches to the responsibilities and philosophies of coaching and how to provide a safe and athlete-centered environment that emphasizes positive growth and sportsmanship. The Level 1 curriculum provides the tools to teach lacrosse effectively to players of all ages. This baseline training is relevant for all lacrosse coaches, regardless of experience.

To get started, visit



o Complete your background check: Adult coach members who have not completed

the national background screening can do so by using the My Account feature on Before you begin, make sure you have the following things on-hand:

government issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.); list of addresses lived over the

past five years; and your social security number.

Then follow these steps:

• Login to My Account on

• The background screening link can be accessed in two ways. 1) Scroll down your My

Account home screen and click the link on the right-hand side under Background Check

Status; 2) Click the red menu button in the top right corner of your screen and select

Background Check.

o Complete the Abuse Prevention Systems training: The online training can be accessed by

logging into your USA Lacrosse E-Learning account at:

o Upon login, follow these steps:

• Select the search feature icon on the upper right side of the screen and search "Abuse

Prevention Systems"

• Scroll to the course thumbnail and choose "Enroll" then "Start."

o Online courses available free to all members Login with your

membership info and navigate to E-learning (top right menu options).

✓ Level 1: Developing the Individual Athlete (take it for the game you’re coaching

– boys or girls)

✓ How to Coach Kids online course

o Coaching Resources page:


o Cultural Competency training (online course available in E-learning)

o The Great Ball Game (a “must watch” video on the sport’s origin story):

o How to Make Proper Contact (boys game coaches – online course available in E-learning)

o Become a Level 1 certified coach!

FAQs on Abuse Prevention training and Background screening:

Confirm Delete
Click the delete icon again to confirm. Click escape to cancel.