New Requirement for NCJLA Coach Certification – Rules Test
All coaches, new and returning, are now required to pass a US Lacrosse online rules test that corresponds to the gender and age of the team they coach.
Click here for instructions on how to find and take the tests. All NCJLA certified coaches requirements detail can be found here.
NCJLA Girls Play Day & Umpire Training Sat, Feb 27th and Sun, Feb 28th,Treasure Island
GU11’s play on Saturday. GU13A’s and GU13B’s play on Sunday. We are unable to accommodate the U15A’s and U15B’s this year. Teams will play three short games. It’s like a dress rehearsal for your first regular season games and you get a glimpse of the competition. Junior youth officials receive on field training. All good!
NCJLA Girls U9 Clinic & Play Day Sun, Mar 6th, Treasure Island
The GU9 Coaches will learn the philosophy and goals for coaching this age group as well as understanding the main rules and calls that come up during GU9 games.The girls will learn about the basic skills and rules of the game and play two 25" scrimmages. It’s a great way to start the season!
NCJLA Boys U9 Clinic & Playday
Sat, Mar 5th, Treasure Island
This is a great way to kick off the U9 season! The day will consist of an hour of rule education/drills and 2, 25 minute scrimmages (time commitment of two hours). Players and coaches will learn the U9 rules, participate in fun and engaging drills, and be able to play in two scrimmages in a fun, festival environment!
Connie joins the NCJLA team after five years with the Diablo Scorpions as their girls’ program director. She brings a wealth of experience to the position. She coached for the Scorpions for the past six years. She also assisted two travel lacrosse clubs. She has spent the last decade immersed in girls’ sports as a parent, coach and administrator, and has coached at least 200 girls in lacrosse, basketball and soccer.
Connie is also a part-time Research Data Manager at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California in Fremont. As such she is very detail oriented and loves “mining the data,” which will come in quite handy to gain insight into the NCJLA’s player base. She grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin where she played every season of sports in high school and played D3 basketball and ran track at Ripon College.
Connie can be reached at
Please join us in welcoming Connie to the NCJLA!
Drew has been on the board of the Southern Marin Lacrosse Club since 2008. He has also been a coach for both their boys and girls programs since 2006. Prior to Southern Marin, Drew was the defensive coordinator Manasquan H.S. (NJ) and Whittier College. He played for Columbia H.S. (NJ) and Ohio University. Drew has a Master's in Education from Whittier College and Bachelor’s in Sports Administration from Ohio University. He is currently a Managing Director of Institutional Sales at Merriman Capital.
NOCSAE Announces Two Lacrosse Helmets are Non-Compliant
NOCSAE Announces Two Lacrosse Helmets are Non-Compliant with Standard
The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has notified US Lacrosse that two lacrosse helmet models do not meet the NOCSAE helmet standard, ND041. The two models are the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator.