LTRC Lacrosse Coaching Development Program
Purpose: LTRC Lacrosse is committed to investing in our coaching development program to continually improve quality of coaches with a focus on:
- Positive coaching and creating a rewarding and fun experience for players
- Teaching fundamental skills at all levels
- Promoting age appropriate athlete development
This page is designed to be the gateway for all coaching resources. We want our coaches to feel supported and empowered with the best coaching methods, resources and training opportunities. We have categorized these resources into 3 main areas.
- In-House Coach Training
- External Coach Training- primarily US Lacrosse Level 1 and 2 Certification as we strive to become an US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) program.
- Resources Section of the Website
All of these efforts are offered through the Coach Development Committee lead by Jeff Lange- firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to be part of this effort, please email Jeff.
Additionally in 2019, we will be visiting with our coaches during practices to observe and offer our assistance with access to resources needed. We will follow up the year with a survey to parents to mark our progress.
US Lacrosse Partnership:
LTRC has begun a partnership with U.S. Lacrosse to create a detailed coaching development program and leverage their resources to teach our coaches. The cornerstone of the partnership will be that LTRC Lacrosse will reimburse coaches (up to a certain budget) for U.S. Lacrosse Coaching Membership ($55). This will allow U.S. Lacrosse to significantly discount its onfield coaching certification programs.
Membership will provide coaches with:
- Access to US Lacrosse certified coaching clinics
- Confidence to understand the game and utilize modern coaching approaches and techniques
- Online resources, including the mobile coach app, to provide drills, practice plans and a variety of resources to help them be a more successful coach and provide a better experience for their players.
Additionally, the Coaching Development Coordinator will work with U.S. Lacrosse and various local coaches, trainers and volunteers to offer additional coaching development opportunities including mandatory in-house coaching course for all head coaches.
U.S. Lacrosse offers Level 1, 2, and 3 Certification along with various coaching clinics. Each level consists of a background check (completed initially upon registering as a coach member), online portion and on field/classroom portion. An additional SafeSport online training will be part of the training starting Oct. 14th.
Level 1- approx. 1.5 hrs online training, 3 hour on-field instruction
Level 2- approx. 1.5 hrs online training, 4 hour on-field instruction
Level 3- approx. 1.5 hrs online training, 7 hour on-field instruction
Note: Balto. County Background Check required for all coaches. You must complete this for each sport, each year. Click here for link- www.BaltimoreCountyMD.gov/RecreationVolunteers
Use the access Code “BCGRec18” (without the quotes).