It is the mission of C3 Hawks Youth Lacrosse Association to teach and develop lacrosse skills and strategies, along with the important principles of good sportsmanship and character, to area kids in grades 3 through 8.
Anyone who will be in the coaches box for at least one MBSLA game at any level must complete the 2014 MBSLA Coaches Training prior to the first game in the coaches box. The only exception is one photographer or videographer, who must meet requirements discussed in the MBSLA Operating Policies (linked in the course material).
Forfeits and suspensions may occur if it is determined coaches who did not complete the training were in the coaches box for any game involving an MBSLA team, even if the game in question is not an MBSLA game (e.g., games against MSHSL teams; out of state tournaments). If a team only has one certified coach and that coach is unable to make it to the game or is forced to leave during the game, the game would be a forfeit.
If you are an association board member or leader, please forward this to all coaches in your program to make sure they have this information.
•Entering your name and email address and creating a login ID (you must do this or you
will not get credit for the course); if your email is in the registration system from last year
you can still use that account for registration
•Creating a password
•Entering coupon code C99D29 (do not pay the $997!)
Note that, while you may still have an active registration account associated with your email address from last year, all accounts in thetraining system from last year have been deleted, so you will need to create a User ID and password for the training system.
This course replaces the previous MBSLA requirement of a mandatory in-person Saturday morning 3-hour meeting. The total time for the videos in the course are approximately:
• Returning high-school (9/10 or higher): 45 minutes
• Returning youth (U15 or lower): 1 hour 15 minutes
• New high school (9/10 or higher): 2 hours 30 minutes
• New youth (U15 or lower): 3 hours
This is in addition to however long it takes you to complete the quizzes and however much time you spend reviewing the documents and resources provided. If you pay attention to the videos, you should not have to re-take the quizzes and they should not add much time to the course.
The questions you answer at the beginning of the course will ensure that you see the correct material for your own level of coaching and previous training. Note that you will “pass” some quizzes and “fail” some quizzes as you specify your coaching level and prior training; just ignore the “failing” grades as long as you have answered the questions correctly for you.
Note that state-mandated concussion training will add a 20-minute video to your training if you do not have current concussion training. Also, any new coaches with 2014 boys lacrosse officials certification will have a course that is roughly one hour shorter.
Here is what US Lacrosse states for U9, U11, U13 & U15 age limits.
Fall 2013-Spring 2014 Age Grouping Quick Reference Table
Born on or after 9/1/1998
Born on or after 9/1/2000
Born on or after 9/1/2002
Born on or after 9/1/2004
The following age groupings are determined as of the August 31st preceding competition:
NOTE: Age group references used in this section are in common usage but should not be understood literally. The U15 (read: "Under 15") grouping means that, if a player is 14 years old on the cutoff date, he/she may participate in U15 competition as a 15-year old.
All players must be 14 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding competition. It is recommended that when multiple teams exist within a program, the program should consider physical size, skill, and maturity when organizing teams.
All players must be 12 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding competition. It is recommended that when multiple teams exist within a program, the program should consider physical size, skill, and maturity when organizing teams.
All players must be 10 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding competition. It is recommended that when multiple teams exist within a program, the program should consider physical size, skill, and maturity when organizing teams.
All players must be 8 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding competition. It is recommended that when multiple teams exist within a program, teams should consider physical size, skill, and maturity.
*U of M Women's Lacrosse 2014 Youth &
High School Lacrosse Clinics*
*HIGH SCHOOL CLINIC* *Grades 8-12* March 8th, 2014 2:00pm-5:00pm (Immediately following the Gopher vs. St. Thomas game at 11:30am)
Cost - $50
Location - U of M Rec Sports Dome*
Join the U of M Women's Lacrosse team at our dome on campus for a fun day
of lacrosse! The Gopher players and coaches will lead you in fun drills and
games while teaching you new stick skills, techniques, defensive and
offensive skills, and game situations.The Gophers are ranked 13th in the
WCLA preseason poll after finishing 10th in the nation last spring and are
excited to work with local youth lacrosse players to help them develop
their skills and share our love for the game!