US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program sessions
With the explosive growth of the sport of lacrosse in Northern California, the need for knowledgeable and experienced coaches is greater than ever before. The US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program is the surest way to access everything one needs to know to be a great lacrosse coach. Learn the art of effective lacrosse coaching with this nationally-recognized program designed by experts in the field.
The US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program is broken down into three levels, fundamental (Level 1), intermediate (Level 2) and advanced (Level 3) coaching. It is our vision that all lacrosse teams are led by US Lacrosse certified coaches for the benefit and quality of our sport.
Level 1 Clinics
January 11, 2014, Petaluma
February 1, 2014, University of California, Berkeley
Early Feb - Greater Sacramento area. Exact date and location TBD
Level 2 Clinics
February 8, 2014, Novato
Mid-February, Greater Sacramento area. Exact date and location TBD
NorCal Sponsored Positive Alliance Clinics
The NorCal Chapter of US Lacrosse is hosting three in person Positive Coaching Alliance clinics in early January at no cost to the participant.
This course introduces PCA’s Double-Goal Coach model and presents research from experts in coaching, education and sports psychology. A Double-Goal Coach has two goals: to win, and more importantly, to teach life lessons through sports.
A PCA course is required for all NCJLA coaches.
The interaction with a live instructor and fellow coaches brings notable value beyond the online course.
Space is limited so register early.
The NorCal Chapter of US Lacrosse Announces 11 Honorees Selected for Hall of Fame Awards
Two Classes to be inducted into the NorCal Lacrosse Hall of Fame
SAN JOSE, CA-- (December 5, 2013) – The NorCal Chapter of US Lacrosse, a Regional Chapter of US Lacrosse, is pleased to announce the addition of two classes of lacrosse honorees who will be inducted into the Northern California Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame awards dinner on February 8, 2014 at the Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, CA. Read Press Release >>
NOCSAE Approved Lacrosse Balls for 2014
As of January 1, 2014, ALL lacrosse balls used for play MUST have the NOCSAE seal on the ball (it must say “meets NOCSAE standard” on the ball).
NOCSAE is the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, who commissions research in sports medicine & science and establishes standards for athletic equipment. To read more about the rule change, please read the article, What’s in a Ball? which originally appeared in Lacrosse Magazine in January 2013.
This rule was inserted into the rulebook last year but we urge you to send a reminder to the local league leaders, program administrators and coaches reminding them of this rule before they order balls for the 2014 season.
This is a rule change for the boys and girls game. Manufacturers are making these balls but they have not hit the shelves of retailers to date. It will be beneficial to order now from your local retailer to be placed on a list and not wait for the spring, when quantities could become limited. Officials will be reminded that only balls with the NOCSAE seal will be allowed for play and we don’t want games canceled or postponed because of this change.