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2022 Coaching Clinic Information 

**  MUST be registered and paid by the specified registration deadline
*   NO registrations or payment will be taken after the deadline

​*   Payment by credit card is to be made online at time of registration

*   NO walk up registrations will be accepted (no exceptions)

*   Reminder that ALL coaches require a current police check to be uploaded when you register with your home club.

Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse 

is pleased to present

HYBRID Coach Training Clinics for 2022

In preparation of the 2022 lacrosse season, below are the OWFL coaching certification clinic dates and locations. Participants must be at least 16 years old to register, and at least two years older than the division in which they are intending to coach in. Each clinic will cover a number of areas, including skills, rules, practice-planning, how to progress through drills; micro-teaching sessions by attendees and other professional development areas.

For both Community Development (Women’s Field 1) and Competitive Introduction (Women’s Field 2), coaches will be required to complete online training offered through the NCCP’s e-learning portal, which is called The Locker. This requirement must be completed prior to attending your in-person clinic.

Instructions for accessing The Locker:

If you are a brand-new coach, you will first need an NCCP Number. This link indicates how to do this. For coaches who have an NCCP number in lacrosse or another sport, you may simply log in using your existing credentials. The components listed below must be completed before arrival to the in-person clinic:

1. Making Headway (concussion training), FREE, 90min

2. Coach Initiation in Sport, $15.00, 60min

3. Safe Sport Training, FREE, 90min

4. Emergency Action Plan (EAP), FREE, 15min

Coaches who have already completed any of the components above (either as part of the OLA or through another sport) are exempt from repeating this training, provided it can be verified through their NCCP number.

The total amount of time from start to finish for these pre-clinic requirements is approximately 4h 15m, at the pace and convenience of the coach. Completion of these sessions is verified through your NCCP number. Club requirements, including a criminal record check, and registration through the Sportzsoft portal, are also required. Additionally, the OWFL is working on arranging a Making Ethical Decisions Workshop.

Coaches are required to complete all associated requirements, including pre-clinic and in-person, in order to receive full qualification. Registration space may be limited by provincial regulations for many of these clinics. Registration for each session is closed one week prior to each clinic date. For more information on how to get involved in coaching in the OWFL, contact Lyndsay Brooks (

Community Development Clinics (Women’s Field 1) – $185/coach

The Community Development 1 qualification is the certification introduced by Lacrosse Canada for coaches at the U9, U11 and U13 rep divisions of women’s field lacrosse. This course introduces prospective coaches to the fundamental elements of coaching in the OWFL.

Clinic 1:

Community: Oshawa

Date: Sat, April 23

Time:10:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Oshawa Civic Complex

Clinic 2:

Community: Oakville

Date: Sun, May 1

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Toronto Rock Athletic Centre

Competitive Introduction Clinics (Women’s Field 2) – $250/coach

The Competitive Introduction 2 qualification is the certification required by Lacrosse Canada for coaches at the U15, U19 and Senior divisions of women’s field lacrosse. First-year coaches in U15 and U19 will be given a single-season grace period after completing Community Development Women’s Field 1 before being required to complete this course.

This course builds on advanced concepts of coaching women’s field lacrosse. The Community Development Women’s Field 1 course is a prerequisite to registering for this level of certification. All Competitive Introduction 1 Clinics are two-day courses; full attendance at both sessions is required.

Clinic 1:

Community: Oshawa

Date: Sun, April 24

Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Oshawa Civic Complex

Clinic 2:

Community: Oakville

Date: Sat. April 30

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Toronto Rock Athletic Centre

To register to attend any of these 2022 OWFL coaching clinics: click this link

EXTRA COACHING CLINICS - for current US College Players ONLY

Both Community Development & Competitive Introduction clinics are available.

Contact the Director of Player Development, Lyndsay Brooks if you are a US college player that requires certification and details will be sent directly to you.


Coaching development opportunities are often provided by organizations that may not be affiliated with the OWFL.  Check this space regularly as any such opportunities will be posted here.  This listing is being provided so that OWFL coaches can enhance their understanding of the game and their overall development as a coach and in turn help in the ongoing development of our players.

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