Coaching Certifications



17.01  Each team in Field and Box lacrosse shall comply with ALA Minimum Standards as per ALA Regulation 17.09 for coaches.  In order to be eligible to coach, all coaches must meet the requirements of the ALA Minimum Standards as applicable to each discipline of lacrosse.


17.02 In all games (including regular league, playoffs, tournaments), teams are required to have all bench personnel who are on the bench meet the ALA Minimum Standards.  In practices, teams are required to have at least one of the supervising coaches trained as per ALA Minimum Standards.


17.03 In all games for Provincials, Alberta Summer Games, and games sanctioned on travel permits, teams are required to have all bench personnel who are on the bench meet the CLA Minimum Standards.


17.04 Bench personnel are determined as per ALA Registration system for each team (as per Regulation 14).  Bench moms can handle off bench circumstances but must be registered.  Only coaches with appropriate training and certified trainers are allowed on the bench.


17.05 All coaches must be 16 years of age in the year he/she wishes to attend a coaching clinic and coach an ALA sanctioned team.


17.06 All Coaches will be considered 1st year coaches for 2012.


17.07 ALA Minimum standards will be verified by the ALA Office.  Associations will be notified of those who have not met ALA Minimum Standards.


17.08 Coaches not meeting the Minimum ALA Standard in 2012 will be suspended for the following year (2013) from coaching until the required criteria have been met.


17.09 ALA Coaching Standards.





Head Coach

Assistant Coach

Jr. A, Jr. B Tier 1, Sr. B

Competitive Introduction-Certified

Competitive Introduction-Certified

Jr. B Tier 2 & 3, Sr. C

Competitive Introduction-Trained

Community Development-Trained

Jr. & Sr. Ladies

Competitive Introduction-Trained

Community Development-Trained

Midget, Bantam

Competitive Introduction-Trained

Community Development-Trained

PeeWee, Novice

Community Development-Trained

Community Development-Trained or ALA Development Clinic

Tyke, Minityke

Community Initiation 

Community Initiation or ALA Development Clinic


  • All Coaches of Team Alberta or Alberta Summer Games must meet CLA Minimum Standards
  • Teams requesting ALA Travel permit must meet CLA Minimum Standards
  • Teams attending provincials must meet CLA Minimum Standards
  • Level 1 Certified is equivalent to Community Development Trained
  • Level 2 Certified is equivalent to Competitive Introduction Certified
  • A first year coach may be "In-Training"
  • A third year coach must be "Certified" (if required above)
  • All ALA Development Clinics must be approved by ALA Technical Director


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