Coaching Clinics


Are you looking to get involved with lacrosse as a coach? Amazing!

We've made the process as easy and barrier free as possible so you can move from desire to bench-boss, assistant coach, or gate-swinger in no time. To get you familiar with the steps, check out how to become a lacrosse coach, which takes you from creating your NCCP number at coach.ca in step 1, to registering for a clinic in your area in step 3 - concept to coach just like that!

Need a clinic in your area

Are you an LGB or rural Club looking to recruit new coaches or want existing coaches to level-up? No problem, we have something for you too!

Check out our how to coordinate a coaching clinic cheat-sheet and then just follow the steps. Super easy!

Upcoming Coaching Clinics

Here you will find all our upcoming coaching clinics along with registration links so you can sign up. 

Date Level Location Host Association Registration Link
March 27, 2022 CC Dev - Box Lac La Biche Lac La Biche https://nccp.lacrosse.ca/clinics.php
         
April 2 - 3, 2022 Comp Intro - Box Okotoks RMLL https://rockymountainlax.com/super-coaching-clinic/
April 9, 2022 CC Dev - Box Calgary, NW CDLA http://calgarylacrosse.com/content/coach-certification
April 10, 2022 CC Dev - Box Calgary, SE CDLA http://calgarylacrosse.com/content/coach-certification
April 14 & 16, 2022 CC Dev - Box Edmonton GELC http://gelc.ab.ca/content/2022-gelc-coaches-clinics
April 16, 2022 CC Dev - Box Edmonton GELC http://gelc.ab.ca/content/2022-gelc-coaches-clinics
April 23, 2022 CC Dev - Box Calgary, NW CDLA http://calgarylacrosse.com/content/coach-certification
April 24, 2022 CC Dev - Box Cold Lake WLA https://nccp.lacrosse.ca/clinics.php
April 24, 2022 CC Dev - Box Calgary, SE CDLA http://calgarylacrosse.com/content/coach-certification
April 23 - 24, 2022 Comp Intro - Box Edmonton GELC http://gelc.ab.ca/content/2022-gelc-coaches-clinics
April 30 - May 1, 2022 Comp Intro - Box Lacombe CALL https://nccp.lacrosse.ca/clinics.php
         
May 1, 2022 CC Dev - Box Lacombe CALL https://nccp.lacrosse.ca/clinics.php
May 1, 2022 CC Dev -  Box  Taber SALA https://nccp.lacrosse.ca/clinics.php
May 7, 2022 CC Dev - Box Edmonton GELC http://gelc.ab.ca/content/2022-gelc-coaches-clinics
May 7 - 8, 2022 Comp Intro - Box Calgary CDLA http://calgarylacrosse.com/content/coach-certification
May 14, 2022 CC Dev - Box Calgary, NW CDLA http://calgarylacrosse.com/content/coach-certification
May 15, 2022 CC Dev - Box Calgary, SE CDLA http://calgarylacrosse.com/content/coach-certification
May 28, 2022 CC Dev - Box Edmonton GELC http://gelc.ab.ca/content/2022-gelc-coaches-clinics
         
June 4 - 5, 2022 Comp Intro - Box Edmonton GELC http://gelc.ab.ca/content/2022-gelc-coaches-clinics
         

Professional coach Development Opportunities

There are several recommended online coaching courses that coaches of any level can complete at any time on The Locker which will enhance your knowledge as a coach, and help you bring success to your team.

To find these coaching courses follow these easy steps:

  1. login to your account at The Locker.
  2. Click ELEARNING along the top navigation bar.
  3. Select Multi-sport along the left navigation bar.
  4. Select your course.
  5. Enjoy becoming a stronger coach.

Responsible Coaching

The ALA has taken the pledge and is now a proud champion of the Responsible Coaching Movement!

By making this pledge, the ALA is showing our commitment to implementing supportive policies and processes that ensure the safety and protection of our athletes and coaches, and provide our coaches with the tools and training necessary to model ethical behavior.

The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a multi-phase. system-wide movement coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport that has the potential to affect all sports organizations and coaches in a positive way.

The first phase of the RCM focuses on three key areas:

  • Rule-of-Two: The Rule-of-Two serves to protect Minor athletes from potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring that more than one adult is present at all times. Vulnerable situations can include closed doors meetings, travel, and training environments.
  • Background Screening: The background screening process involves using a number of different tools to ensure coaches meet the necessary security requirements to coach athletes. These tools include comprehensive job postings, criminal record checks, interviews, and reference checks.
  • Respect and Ethics Training: Increasing coaches ethical conduct and behavior toward athletes requires that coaches be trained to understand what it means to act ethically. This training includes the Make Ethical Decisions module within the National Coaching Certification Program (CAC) but there are many.

With the support of the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), the ALA will be actively reviewing current policies and procedures to ensure they align with the recommendations and guidelines of the RCM.

Working closely with our members and clubs, we will identify realistic ways and means to entrench the Responsible Coaching Movement across our sport and enhance the safety of our athletes and the ethical conduct of our coaches.