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Welcome to the Westport PAL's Coaches Certification Page

 

ALL PAID AND VOLUNTEER COACHES MUST COMPLETE AND PASS THE FOLLOWING BEFORE HAVING ANY CONTACT WITH THE PLAYERS OR PARTICIPANTS:

 

All paperwork must be renewed annually, unless otherwise noted, and should be submitted to

 

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ALL COACHES

  1. Westport PAL Coaching Application (5 minutes)

  2. Criminal Background Check (5 minutes)

    • Background Check link

    • Select the “Girls Lacrosse Westport PAL pay” or if you would like to donate the fee, you may pay on your own.

    • Please take a screenshot showing your order number and submit through .

  3. Concussion Training Certification (45 minutes)

    • Heads Up Online Training Link

    • Please submit your completion certificate through .

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SPRING COACHES:

  1. Picture and biography (5 minutes)

    • Please a digital picture file and a brief biography.  We will use this for our website, marketing and team information.  

  2. ​Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® Certification

    • ​​All coaches should choose one of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Double-Goal Coach® certifications through the link below.  These are online courses and take up to 60 minutes to complete.

    • PCA Double-Goal Coach® link

    • Indicate "CONNY/Westport PAL" when asked for the organization name and please save and submit your receipt if you would like reimbursement. Of course we always appreciate it if you would like to consider your class fee a donation to PAL.     

    • Please submit your course completion confirmation through .

  3. CPR/First Aid Certification

    • All coaches are required to be CPR, First Aid & AED certified.  This is up to a 5 hour course and is valid for two years. Online courses are not acceptable.  You must have a practical component to your exam.

    • Please  if you are not certified and we will assit with arranging a class.   

    • If you are already certified. Please submit a copy of your valid course card through .

  4. US Lacrosse Membership (5 minutes)

    • ​​All 5th - 8th Grade Travel Team Head or Assistant Coaches are required by CONNY to be a member of US Lacrosse.  

    • Please ensure you have a valid membership through this US Lax membership link.

    • Please save and submit your receipts if you would like reimbursement.  Of course we always appreciate it if you would like to consider your class fee a donation to PAL.   

    • Please submit your valid US Lacrosse number through .

  5. CONNY rules test

    • All 5th - 8th Grade Travel Team Head or Assistant Coaches are required by CONNY to pass the CONNY rules test for the season year they wish to coach.

    • The 2018 test is not yet available and we will forward the link when it is ready.

  6. Coaching contract

    • All paid Westport PAL coaches are required to sign and execute their coaching contract.  

    • Please submit your executed contract through for counter signatures.