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ROLES COACH


WHAT IS IT? The coach is a responsible adult whose job is to


empower young athletes to learn and develop. Coaches should be USL trained and teach the game and important life lessons, like cooperation


and teamwork. FUNDAMENTALS


POSITIVE A coach must use positive reinforcement to build player confidence.


FUN Practice can be fun if the coach is creative with drills and keeps his players active.


DEVELOPMENTAL


U9 & BELOW- Coaches are permitted on the field to instruct players


U11 - Coach must be in coaches box or bench area


U13 - Same as U11 U15 - Same as U11


Coaches should be sure to expose young players to different positions.


SAFETY Players’ safety is the number one priority and must be foremost in all decisions.


COMMUNICATION A coach must communicate clearly and appropriately with parents, players, and officials.


PLAY SAFE


Check your players equipment and sticks regularly to ensure they are safe and legal.


Coaches should teach the rules of the game to their players.


Approach official during pre- game, halftime, or timeouts for clarifications.


Request timeouts from official.


Make sure your players are wearing a mouthpiece and their protective cup properly. Buckle up chin straps in games and practices.


Coaches should educate their players on how to make proper contact.


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BOYS YOUTH RULES GUIDEBOOK USLacrosse.org/CEP


WHEN during practices and games WHERE at practices and games


WHO is a US Lacrosse-certified coach who knows the game and is enthusiastic and passionate about teaching the game


WHY to teach the game and make it safe and fun for all involved


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