WHSBLA - Coaches Certification Program
Purpose: The purpose of the WHSBLA Coaching Certification program is to enhance the training of student-athletes by assuring that their coaches maintain a certain level of professional development and safety training throughout their careers. It is also the goal of the WHSBLA to advance the level of play by providing lacrosse coaches the structure and training necessary to strive for the highest level of coaching and sportsmanship.
ALL COACHES: Any coach (volunteer or paid) is required to
- Maintain a current CPR/First Aid card
- Undergo a criminal background check of a NATIONAL SCOPE (every two years)
- Complete NFHS course: Concussion in Sports (every three years)
- Complete NFHS course: Sudden Cardiac Arrest (every three years)
*We suggest using NCSI as it is partnered with and linked through US Lacrosse
**Note - you will need a US Lacrosse account to login and use link above.
HEAD COACHES: The Head Coach of each program (Varsity Head Coach) must also be at least 21 years of age and attend the Coach’s Meeting each January to include an NFHS/WALOA Rules Clinic.
In addition to meeting the above requirements, if having coached in the WHSBLA for less than 10 years, the Head Coach must provide documentation/proof of the following:
A) US Lacrosse Level 1 ONLINE Course: Fundamentals of Coaching Men’s Lacrosse
NFHS Course: Coaching Boy’s Lacrosse
B) PCA Double Goal Coach 1 ONLINE course: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons
Documentation: Each year, every WHSBLA member program is required to submit to the WHSBLA Board a compliance file providing proof of the above, for each coach, paid and volunteer, for that program.