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COACHING PROGRAM

Coaching Pathway

The Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association and Member Associations are always looking for more Coaches right from our Mini Tykes up to our Junior A Level. There is a Coaching level for everyone! Being a Coach gives you a rewarding opportunity to positively impact a player’s life while enjoying the Fast Game on Two Feet!

THE CANADIAN LACROSSE ASSOCIATION COACHING PATHWAY

Step 1  Become community development (CMD) trained.

1. Attend a discipline-specific Community Development clinic (Box, Men’s Field, or Women’s Field). You are now considered Community Development Trained.

Step 2 (A)  Become competitive introduction (CPI) trained.

** A Coach MUST be Community Development Trained before they begin the CPI process **

1. Attend a discipline-specific Competitive Introduction Clinic (Box, Men’s Field, or Women’s Field). You are now considered CPI In Training.

2. Complete the online concussion awareness module, Making Head Way, you are still considered CPI In Training.

3. Successfully complete the discipline-specific Competitive Introduction workbook (Box, Men’s Field, or Women’s Field). You are now considered CPI Trained.

Step 2 (B)  Become competitive introduction (CPI) certified.

** A Coach MUST be Community Development Trained and Competitive Introduction Trained before they can begin to become Competitive Introduction Certified **

1. Complete the Competitive Introduction online ethical decision making module, Making Ethical Decisions (MED), you are still considered CPI Trained.

2. Have a practice evaluated in-person or on video by a certified Lacrosse evaluator (SLA will administer this), You are now CPI Certified.

Step 3 (A)  Become competitive development trained

** A Coach MUST be trained in Community Development AND trained or certified in Competitive Introduction before they may begin their Competitive Development Training. **

1. Attend the discipline-specific CLA Competitive Development workshops A, B, and C as well as the multi-sport modules (Making Ethical Decisions, Leading Drug-Free Sport, Prevention and Recovery, Developing Athletic Abilities), You are now Competitive Development in training.

2. Successfully complete the discipline-specific Competitive Development portfolio, You are now Competitive Development trained.

Step 3 (B)  Become competitive development certified.

** A Coach MUST be trained in Community Development, trained or certified in Competitive Introduction, and trained in Competitive Development before they can become Competitive Development Certified. **

1. Complete the Competitive Development online modules, Drug-Free Lacrosse, and Managing Conflict, you are still Competitive Development Trained.

2. Have two practices (Support to Athletes in Training and Analyze Performance) and one game (Support the Competitive Experience) evaluated in person or on video by a certified Lacrosse evaluator, You are now Competitive Development Certified.

Please note that effective January 2014, all Coaches Competitive Development trained and certified Coaches at any level are required to accumulate 20 coach professional development points in each 5-year cycle in order to maintain active status. Coaches received professional development points by taking extra modules and coaching each year.

To sign up for a Coaching Clinic please click on Online Coaching program on the left hand menu for a step by step process to register for Coaching Clinics. To see what your current Coaching status is or to add professional development points please click on The Locker on the left hand menu.

For more information on the Coaching Certification process please contact Chris Lesanko or Toll Free at 1.844.780.9216 ext. 1 or via email at ed@sasklacrosse.net.

The Canadian Lacrosse Asociation and Coaching Association of Canada have worked together to develop a Coaching Certification Pathway that is specific to the sport of Lacrosse. Below is the pathway to becoming a certified Lacrosse Coaching from Community Development (beginning) to Competitive Development (end).

Coaching Clinics

The 2021 Clinics will be updated as they are booked.

PLEASE NOTE WITH ANY ONLINE CLINICS – Please note that doing this online course will not leave you completely certified, all Coaches will need to take part in the on-floor portion of the clinic when it is safe to do so. 

Field CMD – March 21st, 9AM – 1PM     Completed

Field CMD – April 11th at 1PM – 5PM   Invite Only

If you are interested in attending a Coaches Clinic please contact Chris Lesanko, SLA Programs Coordinator, at 306.780.9216 or via email at programs@sasklacrosse.net.

CMD = Community Development (Old Level 1) – All Coaches require this.
CPI = Competitive Introduction (Old Level 2) – Coaches for ages Bantam and up (House League & Provincials), Team Sask Coaches.

Please see the Coaching Pathway Page for more information on the different levels of certification.

For any questions on the Coaching Pathway please contact Chris Lesanko, SLA Programs Coordinator at programs@sasklacrosse.net

Respect In Sport

RESPECT IN SPORT

All Coaches in Saskatchewan are required by Sask Sport to take the Respect In Sport certification program.   This is a program that is completed online and as of right now, Sask Sport says never expires.     Some sports require Parents to complete the Respect In Sport Parent program, however that program is NOT the same as the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program that is required for Coaches, so that certification will not translate over for Coaching certification.  The videos below will go over how to create a profile and complete the required certification.

If Coaches have taken the Respect In Sport program through other sports, another Province, or any other programs, including School Districts, you do NOT have to repeat the course, you can import your certificate to receive credit for taking the course.   The video’s below will go over how to import your certification and how to look up your certification number if you do not have it.

RESPECT IN SPORT GROUP LINK – http://www.sasksport.ca/RiS/

RESPECT IN SPORT SASK SPORT LOG IN PAGE – https://sasksrc.respectgroupinc.com/

RESPECT IN SPORT HOCKEY COACH PAGE (if you completed the program through Hockey, you will need to go here to find your certificate number) – https://sha.respectgroupinc.com/

RESPECT IN SPORT GYMNASTICS PAGE (if you completed the program through Gymnastics, you will need to go here to find your certificate number) – https://sha.respectgroupinc.com/

LEARNING VIDEOS

Respect in Sport Video #1 – How to create a profile with Sask Sport

Respect in Sport Video #2 – How to complete the Respect in Sport Certification

Respect in Sport Video #3 – How to find your certificate number on the Hockey or Gymnastics page

Respect in Sport Video #4 – How to Import your Certificate