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

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All Southside Lacrosse League Coaches and Assistant Coaches must complete the following:

LACROSSE COACHING CHECKLIST: Click on the links in blue, below.  

US Lacrosse Membership  


STEP #2 
Complete a Coaching Application. The registration process will ask you to update your USL number and will walk you through the NCSI background check process

  • Coaches are responsible for their own US Lacrosse Membership fees.

  • The background check will be billed directly to the program.

STEP #3 - 

Use the Membership credentials you received from US Lacrosse to log in and begin your Level 1 Certification.

Coaches who continue as a Head Coach with Southside Lacrosse League after their first season will be required to complete the following:

STEPS 4 - 8 may be taken in the order you choose.  Below is our recommended path, depending on timing of on-site instructional clinics.


Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Online 


STEP #6 (Boys only)
How to Make Proper Contact in Boy's & Men's Lacrosse


STEP #6 /#7 
NFHS Concussion Course


STEP #7 / #8 - Clinics are 3 hours and available nationwide, October through March annually and also at the US Lacrosse National Convention in January. (We will post information regarding regional clinics as they become available.)

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 

You can always track what USL has on record by logging into your USL account at 

Currently, once you earn Level 1 certification, you do not need to re-certify. To maintain a 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. Not sure when to do this? Check your expiration date in your USL account.