Coach Development Program


Information on this page is in English as the Coach Development Program is also for foreign coaches.

After the cancellation of the last CDP-day we are happy to announce we've found a new date and location!

Saturday the 10th of November: CDP-day #2 , location Utrecht

The NLB and Lacrosse Academy put their hands together to make this day as success- and insightful as the one before!

Like at the CDP last year you can follow Coaching Level 1:

Coaching Level 1 ("CL1") is open for everybody who wants to take their first step in becoming a certified trainer.


What to expect

The CDP will be divided into two workshops (3 hours total):

  1. Practical on-field training (1,5-hours);
  2. Live training of players (1,5-hour).

As a participant, we expect you to:
Coaching Level 1;

  • Be familiar with all the Level 1 Fundamentals of Coaching Boy's/Girl's Lacrosse videos (respective to the gender your train is fine);
  • Familiarize yourselves with the DIA activities as you will be expected to execute these drills during your training.
  • (video links and DIA activities will be provided upon registration)


Initial timetable

09:45 - 10:00     Arrival
10:00 - 12:00     On-Field Training

12:00 - 14:00     Lunch/Classroom Session

14:00 - 16:00     Clinic assessment 
16:00 - 17:00     Round-up

*As we are still learning how much time each session takes this timetable can differ but will not run later than 17.00.


During the event:

  1. Attire-clothing is comfortable, athletic gear – whatever you are comfortable running around in!
  2. Plan on staying for the entire session;
  3. Please bring a stick if you can. If you cannot, please contact to try and reserve a stick;
  4. Lunch will be provided by the NLB. If you have special dietary requests and/or need snacks throughout the day, please bring your own. We usually pack our bag with plenty of snacks and water. Energy is important and we don’t want anyone hangry!
  5. For NLB-members there is no fee required. For non-NLB-members the course is open, but a small fee is required.

There will be an assessment of the trainers during the live clinics in the afternoon. The NLB will certify the trainers who pass the assessment.

Course Descriptions

Coaching Level 1: Coaches will receive instruction on the responsibilities and philosophies of coaching and how to provide a safe and athlete-centered environment that emphasizes positive growth and sportsmanship.