Coaching Girls Lacrosse Training

The NYSCA Coaching Girls Lacrosse section is one of the most comprehensive resources for volunteer coaches involved in girls lacrosse programs.

During the sport-specific portion of the NYSCA training program lacrosse coaches view the Coaching Girls Lacrosse training video, which focuses on how to go about teaching many of the key fundamentals of the game to youngsters. The video is designed to help you, regardless if you are new to the sport or have coached for many years, enhance both your knowledge and teaching skills so you are better prepared to help guide every player on your team to a safe, fun and rewarding experience.


To enrich your learning experience, the NYSCA Coaching Girls Lacrosse section includes the use of video instruction for demonstrations. These live-action segments are unique to our program, and they provide you with the most effective and exciting way to learn. Topics covered in this video include:

  • Holding a Stick
  • Passing
  • Catching
  • Shooting
  • Taking Draws
  • Goaltending
  • Playing Defense
  • and much more...


Laura Brand - The head coach of the women's lacrosse team at Rutgers University, where she is well-known for developing her players on the field equally as much as producing quality character away from the game. As a player she starred as a four-year letter winner at midfield for Rutgers, helping to lead them to their first-ever national ranking. She was also a member of the Canadian National Lacrosse Team and competed in the 2001 World Cup.


At the conclusion of the Coaching Girls Lacrosse video there is a 10-question exam featuring both True and False and multiple choice questions. Each question must be answered correctly to complete the training and obtain your membership. The questions are explained in full detail within the video and text provided and after submitting your answers you'll have an opportunity to redo any incorrect responses.


Unlike other coaching courses where you are required to write your own notes and draw your own diagrams, NYSCA has done all the work for you! The manual that accompanies our online clinic is a valuable resource for coaches at any level.

The manual is printable in PDF format for enhanced graphics.