Coaching With the BMLA
Do you have any of the following?
- Lacrosse experience (any level, any discipline)
- Coaching experience in another sport
- Management, coaching or training experience through your employment
- Energy and enthusiasm to learn, teach and be a leader
If so, Burlington lacrosse needs you!
We ask that all interested coaches fill out an application and submit to the BMLA for consideration. Coaching selections are typically made in October-December of the year prior to a season. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about coaching with us.
Rep & Field Coaches
All Rep & Field lacrosse coaches must be certified, completed their Making Headway course, Emergency Action Plan Course and have provided a Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) which is dated no later then the previous calendar year or an OLA Offense Declaration form.
OLA Coaching requirements can be found here.
Dates and locations of Coaching Clinics can be found on the OLA website.
House League Coaches
All head coaches and assistant coaches must have a Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) which is dated no later then the previous calendar year or an OLA Offense Declaration form.
Criminal Record Checks (CRC)
ALL OLA bench personnel (coaches, staff, trainers etc) who are 18 years of age must submit a current Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) dated no later then the previous calendar year.
Your CRC will be valid for indefinitely as long as an OLA Offense Declaration is signed each consecutive year. In the event that a volunteer does not register for a year or more, a new CRC will be required.
Sterling BackCheck - Ontario Lacrosse Association will also accept a background check from Sterling BackCheck. These are less expensive than a regular Police Check and we get a response within 48 hours after you complete the submission. Please contact our Privacy Officer (Jamie Sproat) for more details.
OLA Offense Declaration
If a player leaves a game due to a head injury which is diagnosed but a medical professional or suspected by the team Trainer the BMLA requires that the head coach or trainer obtain a Doctors note stating that the player is fit to return to playing/practicing. The VP of Rep or House League must also be notified that a player has left the game/practice with a head injury and that proper documentation supports the player's return to Lacrosse.
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