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2024 Coaching Clinics


In preparation of the 2024 lacrosse season, the Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) announces its coaching certification clinic dates and locations. Participants must be at least 16 years old to register, and at least two years older than the division in which they are intending to coach in. Coaches are welcome to register for any clinic that fits their schedule, subject to space availability.

Coaches are required to complete the Making Headway Concussion Training module and are highly recommended to complete the Making Ethical Decisions pre-certification online course prior to attending their coaching clinic. To register to attend any of the clinics listed below, click on this link and complete the registration application. All coaches must be pre-registered prior to attending. 

All clinic dates and locations are listed below. To register to attend any of the 2024 coaching clinics: click this link!

 


 

An important update has been made to the Coaching Requirements for Competitive Introduction Coaches in Box and Field sectors.

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 (peter@ontariolacrosse.com) to receive a passcode to complete their workbook online.

Please ensure that coaches within your organization are aware of this change. For questions related to coaching, please reach me at vpcoaching@ontariolacrosse.com.

 


 

Community Development Clinics (Box 1) – $185/coach, 9:00am – 4:00pm

The Community Development 1 qualification is the certification required by Lacrosse Canada for coaches at the U7, U9, U11 and U13 rep divisions of box lacrosse. This course introduces prospective coaches to the fundamental elements of coaching box lacrosse. All Community Development Box 1 Clinics are single day courses, from 9:00am – 4:00pm, unless otherwise noted.

Click here for clinic dates and locations

 


 

Competitive Introduction Clinics (Box 2) – $250/coach, 7:00pm – 10:00pm & 9:00am – 4:00pm

The Competitive Introduction 2 qualification is the certification required by Lacrosse Canada for coaches at the U15, U17 and U22 rep divisions of minor box lacrosse, as well as the Junior–Major divisions. This course builds on advanced concepts of coaching box lacrosse. The Community Development Box 1 (or Community Development Combination 1) course is a prerequisite to registering for this level of certification. All Competitive Introduction Box 2 Clinics are two-day courses from 7:00pm – 10:00pm on Friday and 9:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday. Full attendance at both sessions is required. 

Click here for clinic dates and locations

 


 

Community Development Clinics (Field 1) – $185/coach, 7:00pm – 10:00pm & 9:00am – 12:00pm

The Community Development 1 qualification is the certification required by Lacrosse Canada for coaches at the U7, U9, U11 and U13 house league and rep divisions of field lacrosse. This course introduces prospective coaches to the fundamental elements of coaching field lacrosse. All Community Development Field 1 Clinics are two-day courses, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm on Friday and 9:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday, unless otherwise noted. Full attendance at both sessions is required.

Click here for clinic dates and locations

 


 

Competitive Introduction Clinics (Field 2) – $250/coach, 7:00pm – 10:00pm & 9:00am – 4:00pm

The Competitive Introduction 2 qualification is the certification required by Lacrosse Canada for coaches at the U15 and U17 rep divisions of minor box lacrosse, as well as the Junior and Senior divisions. This course builds on advanced concepts of coaching field lacrosse. The Community Development Box 1 (or Community Development Combination 1) course is a prerequisite to registering for this level of certification. All Competitive Introduction Box 2 Clinics are two-day courses from 7:00pm – 10:00pm on Friday and 9:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday. Full attendance at both sessions is required. 

Click here for clinic dates and locations

 


 

Community Development Clinics (Box/Field Combination 1) – $275/coach, 7:00pm – 10:00pm & 9:00am – 4:00pm

The Community Development Combination 1 qualification is a single certification clinic which blends
elements of the Community Development Box and Field certification courses. This certification is required
by Lacrosse Canada for prospective coaches at the U7, U9, U11 and U13 house league and rep divisions
for both box and field lacrosse. All Community Development Combination 1 Clinics are two-day courses,
from 7:00pm – 10:00pm on Friday and 9:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday. Full attendance at both sessions is
required. 

Click here for clinic dates and locations

 


 

Competitive Introduction Clinics (Box/Field Combination 2) – $390/coach, 7:00pm – 10:00pm &
9:00am – 4:00pm

The Competitive Introduction 2 qualification is the certification required by Lacrosse Canada for coaches
at the U15, U17 and U22 rep divisions of minor box lacrosse, as well as the Junior–Senior divisions of
both box and field lacrosse. The Community Development Box 1 and Field 1 (or Community Development
Combination 1) course is a prerequisite to registering for this level of certification. All Competitive
Introduction Box/Field 2 Clinics are two-day courses from 7:00pm – 10:00pm on Friday and 9:00am –
4:00pm on Saturday. Full attendance at both sessions is required. 

Click here for clinic dates and locations

 


 

Community Development Clinics (Women's Field 1) – $185/coach, Hybrid Model or In-Person Model

The Community Development 1 qualification is the certification required by Lacrosse Canada for coaches at the U9, U11 and U13 divisions of women's field lacrosse. This course introduces prospective coaches to the fundamental elements of coaching women's field lacrosse. All Community Development Women's Field 1 Clinics are two-day sessions, either hybrid model or in-person model. Full attendance at both sessions is required.

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Additional clinic dates may be added on an on-going basis, where necessary. Coaches are required to complete all associated requirements in order to receive full qualification. Registration space may be limited by facility permits and/or provincial regulations for many of these clinics. Registration for each session is closed one week prior to each clinic date. For more information on how to get involved in coaching box or field lacrosse, contact Rick Phillips (vpcoaching@ontariolacrosse.com).