Coach Clinics



Not sure what certification you need to be on the bench? Check it out HERE

Upcoming Coaching Clinics are listed on the ALA website CLICK HERE

 To register for online clinics, please click on the link below in step one of the COACHING CERTIFICATION COURSE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

Please review the following information before you initiate course registration request:

Coaching Certification Course Registration Procedures

1. You must then login to the Canadian Lacrosse Association NCCP website system. First time users will need to create an account NCCP website
2. Complete the ‘pre-clinic‘ assessment (this can take between 1-2 hours and is for community development and competitive introduction levels only); this MUST be done before you attend the course
3. Once your pre-clinic assessment has been completed, you must also register online for the course via your NCCP account, status tab. This step puts your name onto the clinicians list which is used to update attendance in the system.
4. Attend the required course, be sure you complete the attendance sheet at the clinic
5. Complete your coach‘s workbook ( Competitive Introduction level only ) online through your NCCP account, status tab. Once your attendance is marked, you will receive an auto-email from the system advising your workbook is now ready for completion.
6. Minimum age to Coach is 16
7. Please keep a record of your NCCP system login id and password as CALL does not have access to this information
8. Your Coach certification status is available through your account in the Status tab and through the website by logging into your locker.
9. Skipping any steps 1 through 5 will only hinder your progress in certification

** NOTE - You are NOT officially signed up for any course once you complete the sign up above. 

April is typically the first month of running clinics simply due to the lack of attendance in January through March.

There are seating limitations for all clinics. Plan ahead and be sure to complete the necessary steps well in advance of the clinic to secure your spot.  Arrive at clinic early to check in.


Any concerns or questions please email Angela Nygaard at


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.


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