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

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


For the 2021 season, these are the minimum requirements for all bench personnel:

  1. Coaches must be properly registered with the OLA through Sportzsoft, including an acknowledgement that competition occurs under RTA Guidelines.
  2. The Making Headways concussion training module is mandatory, and the Making Ethical Decisions training module is highly recommended.
  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.


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