2021 CONNY BOYS AND GIRLS COACHING REQUIREMENTS—with special emphasis on behavior and sportsmanship.
If you will COACH at any gender/age level in 2021, you must pass the 2021 CONNY On-Line Rules Test for the gender you coach BEFORE you coach a game in the 2021 CONNY season (links posted under TRAINING in the top menu). We strongly suggest you place a copy of the email confirming that you passed the test in your coaching bag at games.
Any coach must also have the background check performed on US Lacrosse - free to all US Lacrosse members for teams associated with CONNY. See Instructions below
If you are a NEW or VETERAN COACH in 2021 who is a US Lacrosse Level 1, 2, or 3 Certified Coach, you need only pass the 2021 CONNY On-Line Rules Test for the gender you coach BEFORE the start of the 2021 CONNY season.
If you are a NEW COACH in 2021, you must also:
Pass the US Lacrosse Coaches Development Program (CDP) Level 1 Coaches Course online or in-person BEFORE the start of the 2022 CONNY season.
Pass the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Double-Goal Coach Course online or in person BEFORE the start of the 2022 CONNY season.
Although they are not required to do so, CONNY strongly urges new coaches to take USLax CDP or PCA training before or during their first season.
If you are a VETERAN COACH in 2021 who completed CONNY-recognized in-person or online Coaches Training in 2020, you need only pass the 2021 CONNY On-Line Rules Test for the gender you coach BEFORE the start of the 2021 CONNY season.
If you are a VETERAN COACH in 2021 who completed CONNY-recognized in-person or online Coaches Training before 202020, you must also:
Pass a US Lacrosse CDP Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 Coaches Course online or in-person BEFORE the start of the 2021 CONNY season.
Pass the PCA Double-Goal Coach 1 Course or higher, online or in-person, BEFORE the start of the 2021 CONNY season.
CONNY ONLINE RULES TEST and APPROVED COACHES TRAINING COURSES
2021 CONNY ONLINE RULES TEST -- Required every year for every boys and girls coach!
- Boys Coaches - the test will be available by March 17, 2021.
- Girls Coaches - the test will be available by March 17, 2021.
USL Coaching Development Program LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2 ONLINE COACHES COURSES
You must join US Lacrosse or make sure your membership will be in force for the whole season before taking either course. Make sure you identify both CONNY and your local program when asked for your coaching affiliations.
The CDP Level 1 Online Course is free to members and the member’s cost for CDP Level 2 Online Course is $35.00, which must be paid online at the time you take it. Discuss reimbursement of this cost with your home program, as many CONNY members pay their coaches’ training expenses.
You can access the US Lacrosse CDP Level 1 and Level 2 Online Courses through this link:
which will take you to the Online Course Page.
Coaching Development Program LEVEL 1, 2 and 3 IN-PERSON Sessions
(THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON CLINICS IN 2021 DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS)
You can access CONNY run in-person clinics by selecting On-line Registration on the home page or click HERE.
You can also look at US Lacrosse In-person sessions scheduled across the country on the US Lacrosse web site.
PCA DOUBLE-GOAL COACH 1 ONLINE COURSE
You can access the PCA Training Courses at http://www.positivecoach.org/our-work/online-courses/
While registering, you will be asked to identify your ORGANIZATION, please write: CONNY. If you forget to write CONNY then we have no way to record that you have completed the course. The cost of the course is $30.00 which must be paid online at the time you take the course. Please discuss reimbursement of this cost with your home program.
Some member programs seek to fulfill the CONNY coaches training requirements by conducting their own training. The Board has authorized two ways to do this.
First, some towns and cities require training for all youth coaches and other programs have local youth coach training resources equivalent the CONNY recognized PCA and US Lacrosse courses. If this training is professionally administered and covers the philosophical and behavioral issues addressed in PCA and USLax training, the CONNY Training Committee will recognize all who complete it as having attended a Coaches Behavior Training Workshop. Programs interested in pursuing this approach should send the course syllabus and trainer’s credentials to the CONNY Training Committee at email@example.com for review and approval.
Second, to aid remotely located member programs, the Board has authorized “downstream” workshops, conducted by individuals within the program who first attend the CONNY Workshops. Unless these individuals are trained clinicians, certified by PCA, USLax, or a similar organization recognized by the Training Committee, special quality control requirements govern CONNY “trained coach” recognition via this downstream workshop procedure. Programs interested in conducting downstream workshops should contact the Training Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org for the requirements.
Log in to your US Lacrosse account at USLacrosse.org.
To the right are a series of Quicklinks
Select the Background Check link - note if this is not free, please check with your program's administrator to make sure your name has been added to the listed coaches IN the US LACROSSE site