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As a Coach, you have many responsibilities and the CYLA would like to help you learn and manage those responsibilities effectively to bring a safe and enjoyable environment for each and every players.

The following documents should help you:


Letter from Scott Goettelman

We also have links here to Online Courses that each Coach should take in order to be certified. 
The USLacrosse Level 1 online course and the Proper Contact courses are Recommended in order to be certified by CYLA.

USLacrosse Level 1 online training Click Here 
Level 1 Online Courses (Fundamentals of Coaching Men’s Lacrosse) are FREE to US Lacrosse members and are ALL NEW for 2013!

US Lacrosse members who completed the Level 1 online course previously are strongly encouraged to take this new, updated version and access even more resources and information. Previous online course completion will still be credited toward CEP Level 1 certification.

The Level 1 Online Course is the first step in your journey into the Coaching Education Program and is a pre-requisite for taking the Level 2 Online Course. It is the intent of the curriculum that you complete the online course, then round out your experience with a Level 1 Instructional Clinic, which provides the hands-on, in-person interaction based on the knowledge you receive from the course. Participation also makes you eligible to apply for Level 1 certification.
The How to Make Proper Contact (HTMPC) in Boys' & Men's Lacrosse course demonstrates the correct way to make and receive proper contact in boys' and men's lacrosse. The course, featuring host Sam Bradman (LXM Pro Tour & MLL's Rochester Rattlers), is an essential resource for coaches, players, parents and officials. It navigates the user through nine units of written and video instruction, graphs, drills and other US Lacrosse resources for members to use and refer to as often as needed.

NFHS Concussion in Sports - What You Need to Know (free online course) Click Here
In this course you will understand the impact sports-related concussion can have on your players, how to recognize a suspected concussion, the proper protocols to manage a suspected concussion, and steps to help your player return to play safely after experiencing a concussion.