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Coaching Education

Skilled coaches are a vital resource for the Association. Knights Lacrosse encourages you to get involved with coaching at any level, whether in House League or Competitive levels.

The Association offers Coaching Clinics throughout the year. Watch the news page for upcoming dates.

OLA Coaching Requirements

Click to access 2014OLACoachingRequirements.pdf

Knights House league Coaching Resources

We are continually updating our blog with coaching resources that are useful for all levels of coaching. Read the posts by going to our ‘News’ page and searching for ‘Coaching Resources’ or get to it right away by clicking here

Coaching Tips

Better coaches means better, more skilled players. Below is a list of links to sites outlining practice drills and coaching tips. Throughout the year, coaching tips will be highlighted for you.

The Canadian Lacrosse Association (www.lacrosse.ca) offers many coaching tips and is in the process of creating a coaching online program. The Ontario Lacrosse Association (www.ontariolacrosse.com) also offers excellent tips in team building and focusing on player development.

Coaches Code of Conduct

In addition to the proper coaching certification, every NKMLA coach and assistant coach are required to sign and adhere to the following Code of Conduct. (download pdf).

  • Winning is a consideration, but not the only one, nor the most important one. Care more about the child than winning the game. Remember, players are involved in Lacrosse for fun and enjoyment.
  • Be a positive role model to your players, display emotional maturity and be alert to the physical safety of players.
  • Be generous with your praise when it is deserved; be consistent and honest; be fair and just; do not criticize players publicly; learn to be a more effective communicator and coach; don’t yell at players.
  • Adjust to personal needs and problems of players; be a good listener; never verbally or physically abuse a player; give all players the opportunity to improve their skills, gain confidence and develop self-esteem; teach them the basics.
  • Help in improving the performance of the game officials; they are learning the game as well. Be supportive not critical. Attitude you show toward the game officials is passed onto your players.
  • Organize practices that are fun and challenging for your players.
  • Familiarize yourself with the rules, techniques and strategies of Lacrosse; encourage all your players to be team players.
  • Maintain an open line of communication with your players’ parents.
  • Explain the goals and objectives of your association.
  • Be concerned with the overall development of your players.
  • Stress good health habits and clean living. To play the game is great, to love the game is greater.

I, as a coach, have read and agree to abide to the best of my ability by the Nepean Knights Minor Lacrosse Association coaches code of conduct for the  season.

Key Documents

Document NameLinkApplicable To
Police Records CheckClick Here For More InformationAll volunteers are required to have a valid PRC and need to provide this annually.
Code of ConductDownload By Clicking HereAll Association
OLA Entry Level Coaching ManualDownload By Clicking HereBench Staff
Concussion Guidelines Rowan's LawParents / Caregivers / Team Trainer / Coaches