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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 as per instruction below. Please do your best to email all of your paperwork at once rather than sending one at a time.

 

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ALL COACHES

 

 

  • Criminal Background Check (5 minutes)

    • Background Check link.

      • Select the “Boys Lacrosse Westport PAL pay.”

      • Please take a screenshot showing your order number and email to westportboyslacrosse@gmail.com

  • Concussion Training Certification (35 minutes)

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  • ​Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® Certification

    • There is a course being offered on FEBRUARY 28TH, 2019 @ 7:00 pm at Saugatuck Elementary School that will FULFILL this requirement. We strongly recommend that you attend this session as it will give you a chance to meet the rest of the coaches in the youth and Staples high school program and spend time with them after during a local social gathering.

    • ONLINE OPTION: 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.

      • Please email your course completion confirmation to westportboyslacrosse@gmail.com

 

  • ​​CPR/First Aid Certification

    • All coaches are required to be CPR, First Aid & AED certified. A time and date for local courses will be sent out once scheduled for in-person training.

      • If you are already certified. Please submit a copy of your valid course card to westportboyslacrosse@gmail.com

 

  • Coach's Commitment Letter (5 minutes)

    • All Westport PAL coaches are required to review and acknowledge our Coach's Commitment letter that you received via email. (Please let us know if you do not have a copy

 

TRAVEL COACHES ONLY

 

  • 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 email your US Lacrosse number to westportboyslacrosse@gmail.com

 

  • CONNY Rules Test (20 minutes)

    • All 5th - 8th Grade Travel Team Head or Assistant Coaches are required by CONNY to pass the 2019 CONNY rules test. Follow the instructions on the CONNY page linked to below

      • CONNY RULES TEST

      • 2019 Lightening (10U) Boys Rules

      • 2019 Senior (14U & 13U) Boys Rules

      • When registering for the test, use "Westport PAL Youth Lacrosse" as the name of the town program you are associated with 

      • Please email your confirmation to westportboyslacrosse@gmail.com