USA Lacrosse Coach Certification

All NRVLC coaches are required to have a valid USA Lacrosse membership and complete the following tasks.

  1. Register with USA Lacrosse: Create an account or login to your USA Lacrosse account.
  2. Complete the required background check: Go to My Account then under Your Profile click Start Background Check. Background checks are valid for 2 years.
  3. Complete the Online Athlete Abuse Prevention Training: This is a 90-minute course with knowledge checks at the completion of each section and a questionnaire at the end of the course.
  4. Complete Coach Level 1 Certification: From your User Profile page, click the Menu button in the upper righthand corner. Find E-Learning and then Catalog. Go to Coach Education and Development and then CED Level 1 Courses. All coaches should complete How to Coach Kids and Developing the Individual Athlete. Women's coaches should complete Safe and Legal Defense. Men's coaches should complete How to Make Proper Contact.
  5. Check your CPR and AED certifications: If AED has expired you can take a refresher course here.
  6. Complete the HEADS UP Concussion Training: Work through the course located here and then send your certificate to
  7. Download the Crossbar app: Become familiar with the app and its functions. You should be able to see your team roster, communicate with families via the chat and see player availability.
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