Please see the following message on behalf of Rick Phillips, OLA VP of Coaching:

Greetings fellow coaches, and welcome to the 2021 lacrosse season!

On behalf of the National Coaching Certification Program, thank you for your interest in coaching lacrosse. Coaching is a fantastic way to give back to the sport of lacrosse while maintaining involvement and mentoring the current players of the game. We are fortunate to have passionate individuals within Ontario who are dedicated to the administration, athletic training, competitive development and positive representation of our lacrosse teams.

The greatest coaches have the ability to inspire their teams. They have the proper skills and knowledge to assess situations and find the best path for the team to advance. Goals and objectives are clearly communicated and evaluated throughout the season. Great coaches are in the game for the team, not for themselves.

Coaching resources are available through the Ontario Lacrosse Association - if you are a coach who requires assistance throughout the season, please get in touch with myself ( and OLA staff member Bruce Codd ( at any time.

Thank you for your service, and best of luck with your team!

Rick Phillips
VP Coaching
Ontario Lacrosse Association