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Competitive - Development

Competitive Development Pathway  

Step 1: Attend the Competitive Development workshops A, B and C, as well as the CAC Multi-Sport Modules (MED, Drug-Free Sport, Prevention and Recovery and Developing Athletic Abilities) to achieve In-Training status.

Step 2: Complete and submit the Evaluation Portfolio to achieve Trained status.

Step 3: Complete the in-person Support to Athletes in Training, Analyze Performance and Support the Competitive Experience evaluations.

Step 4: Complete the online Competitive Development MED, Managing Conflict and Drug-Free Lacrosse tests to achieve Certified status.

Evaluation Documents

Maintenance of Certification

In order to maintain their coaching “trained” or “certified” status, coaches must do the following:

  • Coach at least one team within a three-year period in the relevant context. For example, a coach at the Competitive Coach-Development context who does not coach in Year 1, and coaches at Tyke (Community Coach-Initiation) in Years 2 & 3 will lose his/her certification.
  • Complete a CLA-recognized professional development activity every two years. Examples of possible professional development activities, may include, but are not limited to:
    • Lacrosse NCCP coaching clinics
    • Multi-sport NCCP coaching clinics
    • NCCP coaching clinics in another sport
    • Lacrosse coaching conference
    • Act as an NCCP facilitator in lacrosse
    • Act as an NCCP facilitator in another sport
    • Service as a club “head coach”, coaching coordinator, mentor coach, etc.
    • Write a review of a coaching book 

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