Indian Nations Lacrosse Conference (INLC) has partnered with US Lacrosse to offer certification courses for all lacrosse coaches. To become a coach within the INLC and/or our member organizations, every coach must accomplish the following:
- Fill out a coaches application with the club you are wishing to coach. A list of member clubs may be located at:
Club Contacts – Boys
Club Contacts – Girls
- Once approved by your club, register at www.sportabase.com as a coach under your clubs registration module.
- Purchase or renew your US Lacrosse Coaches Membership at: USLacrosse.org
- Order and pass a NCSI background check from US Lacrosse (note, you will need to access/order your background check while logged into your US Lacrosse account. An 8-digit code will be provided when accessed through your account by clicking “Purchase a Background check” ).
- Register for and complete the Level 1 online course provided by US Lacrosse at: US Lacrosse online courses
- Register for and attend any one of the US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program (CEP) Level 1 clinics held throughout the country. Indian Nations partners with US Lacrosse to offer these clinics locally throughout the year. To view a list of clinics, clink here: Clinic Locations
As a coach progresses through the lacrosse system, Indian Nations Lacrosse Conference encourages each coach to continue a path of higher education within the sport by completing additional levels of certification such as US Lacrosses’ Level 2 & Level 3 certifications.
The INLC is currently in the process of building an internal, league mandated Coaches Education Program to help improve the quality of coaches within the league and their respective clubs. We believe that this curriculum will help current coaches take the next step, while enhancing their abilities both on and off the field. It will also help out new coaches who may not know how to get started or how to approach the sport.
The curriculum will be mandatory for ANY coach who will be on a team’s sideline for the 2020 Spring season. All certificates of completion of the required courses must be turned in to the INYS office before the league’s first scheduled scrimmage.
Throughout the calendar year, the INLC will offer continuing education courses, workshops and clinics to coaches who are interested. These events will be held at the INYS office in a classroom setting.