The resources and requirements on this page are for new head and assistant coaches. If you have any questions about the coaching requirements, or for information on becoming a Renegades Lacrosse Coach, please contact the Boys Director or Girls Director. Please include your name, email, phone number, town you live in, coaching experience, and lacrosse experience.
Denville Coaches Background Check
The Township of Denville requires all volunteer youth sports coaches and league administrators to submit a fingerprint background check once every three years. Coaches/administrators are required to use IdentoGo, located at 601 Jefferson Rd. in Parsippany, NJ.
To schedule an appointment please visit uenroll.identogo.com. You may use Volunteer Review Operations Program (VRO) code: 2F1J3Y.
CDC HEADS UP Concussion Training
You can improve the culture of concussion by taking this free online training and using what you learn to inform how you talk about, prevent, and respond to concussions. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so that they can stay healthy, active, and thrive – both on and off the playing field.
You can print out a certificate once you complete the training and quiz, making it easy to show your league or school that you are ready for the season.
Positive Coaching Alliance
As a catalyst for a positive youth sports culture, Positive Coaching Alliance provides research-based training and resources for coaches, parents, athletes, and leaders to ensure a positive youth development experience for ALL kids, in all communities across the U.S., through sports. PCA ensures sports are ‘done right’ with programming that is research-based and designed to have an impact at three levels in a youth sports organization or school:
- YOUTH experience improved life skills and character development.
- COACHES become more positive and increase their focus on using sports to teach life lessons.
- YOUTH SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS AND SCHOOLS see their cultures become more positive and everyone involved has more fun.
Rutgers SAFETY Clinic
The Rutgers SAFETY Clinic (Sports Awareness for Educating Today’s Youth ™) is a three-hour program that meets the “Minimum Standards for Volunteer Coaches Safety Orientation and Training Skills Programs” (N.J.A.C. 5:52) and provides partial civil immunity protection to volunteer coaches under the “Little League Law” (2A:62A-6 et. seq.).
USA Lacrosse Coaching Certification
Level 1 Coaching Development certification is designed to introduce coaches to the responsibilities and philosophies of coaching and how to provide a safe and athlete-centered environment that emphasizes positive growth and sportsmanship. The Level 1 curriculum provides the tools to teach lacrosse effectively to players of all ages. This baseline training is relevant for all lacrosse coaches, regardless of experience.
USA Lacrosse Coaching Resources
The USA Lacrosse Coach Development Program provides comprehensive guidance to both beginning and experienced coaches through online courses, in-person instructional clinics, and additional resources.
Membership in USA Lacrosse also gives you access to Mobile Coach, which offers over 500 men's and women's lacrosse drills with diagrams and videos on your iOS or Android device.