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Thank you for your interest in coaching for ACYLA in 2016. Rules this year require us to have coaches complete mandatory coach registration, have a current US Lacrosse membership, and successfully complete of a background screening process. The good news is that this can all be completed from our website.


Please note, that this is either a three or four step process, depending on if you already have a current League Athletics account and/or a US Lacrosse membership. Here is how the process will work:

1)League Athletics Account
Creating an account establishes a record with your organization. Once created, you'll be able to login to your account at any time to register for programs, change contact information, manage communication preferences, or even make payments for online registrations.

Account Creation
Simply enter your email address and click Create my Account to get started. Complete these easy steps:
Step 1: Enter your information as requested
Step 2: Continue on to the next part of the registration process

2)US Lacrosse Membership
Armstrong Cooper Youth Lacrosse is proud to announce its partnership with US Lacrosse (USL), through which we will engage in a comprehensive program to ensure the highest levels of integrity within our association. We like all members of US Lacrosse are bound by a code of ethics.  Most of our work involves young people. Our standards for conduct are high — as they should be.  The association has taken important steps to ensure the integrity of the game within our programs. One of these steps is the implementation of a mandatory membership to US Lacrosse for all our head and assistant coaches.

Membership Information
If you already have a current USL membership you will be taken automatically to the background screening step. If you don't have a valid USL membership, simply follow the link to be taken to USL's website to join or renew your membership. Complete these easy steps: Note: Be sure to skip or say "no" to the USL offered background check or ACYLA won't get the results and your coaching application will be incomplete.
Step 1: Accept the USL's Code of Conduct
Step 2: Enter your information as requested
Step 3: In the Game Participation section be sure to select "Armstrong Cooper Youth Lacrosse Association"
Step 4: Provide legal authorization and click to return to ACYLA's registration page

3)Background Screening:
Armstrong Cooper Youth Lacrosse is proud to announce its partnership with National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI), through which we will engage in a comprehensive background screening program for our coaches and volunteers. The association has taken important steps to ensure the highest level of safety within our programs. One of these steps is the implementation of a standardized approach to background screening for our coaches and volunteers.

Screening Information
This includes a comprehensive background screening using NCSI’s full service product and a simple Red Light / Green Light clearance report issued in accordance with the Recommended Guidelines® published by the National Council of Youth Sports. This is part of a national movement towards the standardization of safety programs for youth-serving organizations in this country. The association has worked with NCSI to ensure that the process is convenient, secure and confidential.

Simply follow the link to be taken to NCSI website “Background Check Self Registration". Complete these easy steps:
Step 1: Enter your information as requested
Step 2: Provide legal authorization and certification
Step 3: Click to return to ACYLA's registration page

Note: The Red Light / Green Light results will be sent to Armstrong Youth Lacrosse. NCSI will contact you directly if there are any questions, problems or issues related to your specific information. It is important when entering your name, that you use your full legal name as written on your birth certificate or driver’s license. Please also verify that your social security number was typed correctly. Using nicknames or failing to type a correct social security number may delay or invalidate your background check.

4)ACYLA:
Registration
Be sure to have your US Lacrosse number handy. Complete these easy steps:
Step 1: Enter your information as requested
Step 2: Accept the waiver
Step 3: Click submit to complete the registration process

5) Concussion Training
Here is a link for your concussion training:
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html

Also, here is a file for the summary of Rules for 2016:
http://www.uslacrosse.org/participants/players/youth.aspx

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or issues you may experience during this process.

Sincerely,
Michael & Andrea