Friday, May 9, 2008

The Coaches Education Program

With the explosive growth o

f the sport lacrosse throughout the country, the need for a qualified and experienced coaches and officials is greater than ever before. U.S. Lacrosse is determined, the possibilities to develop this important guide.

The coaches education program
In accordance with the U.S. Lacrosse Strategic Plan, the U.S. Lacrosse Coaches Education Program was established to a multi-level, national, standardized training curriculum and additional resources that are accessible to all coaches at all levels. The Coaches Education Program is designed and implemented by the Coaches Education Committee and the U.S. Lacrosse Sports Development Department.
• Click here to Register for Current Coaches Clinics

National Player Clinics
The U.S. Men's and Women's National Team programs routinely cost-effective one-day clinics throughout the country for youth lacrosse players. To see the schedule for the upcoming clinics or learn more about them click here.

Officials' Training Programme
Are you ready for the stripes? U.S. Lacrosse offers a comprehensive training for new and further development of men and women lacrosse officials in many places throughout the country. Contact to learn more about men's lacrosse officials training in your area. If you want to get more information on getting certified for women lacrosse in your area, please contact your local board of the Women's Division Official Council (WDOC).

Physical Education curriculum for schools
Much more fun in PE class by teaching lacrosse with our comprehensive, easy to use, student centered physical education curriculum! Lacrosse is a fast, that the activity keeps students moving and helps encourage higher levels of fitness. This is currently the only lacrosse-specific curriculum available, and we have made it easy to implement it in your current physical education programs.
• Full Lacrosse physical education curriculum for elementary school, middle school and high school phys ed classes is now available

The U.S. Lacrosse / Nation Wide Parents Guide
This online guide, sponsored by Nationwide Insurance ®, serves as an introduction to the sport for the parents, are relatively new to the game. The information - from rules of the game to coaching proposals - is designed so that parents in their understanding of sport.

Take a shopping spree: Purchase Educational Resources
U.S. Lacrosse provides members and future members with a number of valuable pieces of information with the U.S. Lacrosse online store. Books, manuals and videos to support the coaches, officials and players are available for purchase and U.S. Lacrosse members receive a 10 percent discount.

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