US Lacrosse Member League serving Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Nofolk, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Hampton & the Outer Banks

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Thank you for your interest in coaching with Southside Lacrosse League! 

  • To be considered as a Coach or Assistant Coach, you must complete the following courses through Step #3. 

***If your application is accepted, you must complete the remaining certification steps listed below.  Additionally, you will be expected to register for and attend the next local Level 1 Instructional Clinic.  Additional details are below.***

Please note that your application does not guarantee a coaching position with Southside Lacrosse League.  One of our Directors will be in contact with you regarding the status of your application.


STEP #1: Active US Lacrosse Membership-Coach is required for the duration of the season.

  • Click the link above to register or renew your US Lacrosse Membership. 
  • Coaches are responsible for their own US Lacrosse Membership fees.
  • Please note that the name, address and birthday you enter must be the same for both your US Lacrosse Membership and your Southside Lacrosse League registration.

STEP #2: Click here to Complete a Coaching Application, which will require that you to update your USL number and will walk you through the required background check process

STEP #3: US Lacrosse Level 1 Online Certification

STEP #4: US Lacrosse Level 1 Instructional Clinic 

Click HERE for a listing of the upcoming listings on the US Lacrosse website. Contact your local administrator to find out if a live session will be available, or attend the PCA workshop at the US Lacrosse National Convention (free with convention registration). Some Level 1 clinics have PCA included, please check the USL website for information. Send proof of PCA completion to 

STEP #5: Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Online Course

STEP #6: NFHS Concussion Course

STEP #7 (Boys only):How to Make Proper Contact in Boy's & Men's Lacrosse

You can always track what USL has on record by logging into your US Lacrosse Account.

Currently, once you earn Level 1 certification, you do not need to re-certify. To maintain current, non-expired certification, you simply need to:
  1. Keep your membership current by renewing every year—view your expiration date in your USL account
  2. Renew your USL/NCSI Background Screening every 2 years after the first screening. 

Important Notes & Reminders:

  • Submitting a Coaching Application does not guarantee a Coaching assignment.
  • Coaches & Assistant Coaches must be officially assigned to a team roster by a League Director.  
  • One Head Coach per team. 
  • Maximum of two Assistant Coaches per team during League games.
  • All Coaches and Assistant Coaches must complete all base requirements, submit a complete application and be approved by the League.