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


Greetings fellow coaches, and welcome to the 2024 lacrosse season! 


For the 2024 season, these are the minimum requirements for all bench personnel:

  1. Coaches must be properly NCCP-certified for the age division that they are coaching.
  2. Coaches must be properly registered with the OLA through Sportzsoft.
  3. Bench personnel over the age of 18 must complete their screening requirements according to the OLA's Screening Policy.
  4. Teams must also have a prepared emergency action plan that is accessible at any event that they are participating in.


Coaches who completed a Competitive Introduction clinic in 2023 (in either box or field) will not be required to complete their coaching workbook as part of their certification. Coaches who took a Competitive Introduction clinic in 2022 or earlier will have until September 30, 2024 to complete and submit their workbook for evaluation. Failure to meet this deadline will result in loss of Competitive Introduction certification. Coaches who are required to complete their workbook may contact Peter ( to receive a passcode to complete their workbook online. 


Coaching resources are available through the Ontario Lacrosse Association - if you are a coach who requires assistance throughout the season, please get in touch ( at any time.

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

Rick Phillips
VP Coaching
Ontario Lacrosse Association