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National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association


Professional Educational Opportunities • High School Lacrosse Coaches 

The National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association (NILCA) was formed to provide dedicated service to high school lacrosse coaches throughout the United States. NILCA seeks to identify and provide solutions to issues raised by men’s high school lacrosse coaches. Issues NILCA will address include: high school playing rules, Coaches recognition and awards, relations with the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA), and the representation of high school coaches at the regional and national level.

How does the NILCA Support HS Lacrosse? 

  • The NILCA encourages the development of High School coaches to responsibility teach,   promote,  and maintain the growth of lacrosse in accordance with the highest interscholastic ideals of fair play.

  • The NILCA  promotes and develops quality leadership for lacrosse programs by recognizing key and significant professional contributions to the sport of High School lacrosse including: Coach of the YearMan of the Year, Man of the Year, and the Hall of Fame.

  • The NILCA educates coaches by providing current coaching techniques, establishing regional HS focused coaching clinics, and maintaining key relationships with the IMLCA (college association), NFHS, and USA Lacrosse.

  • The NILCA supports an annual meeting at the IMLCA Meeting (usually held in December) - open to all HS coaches.

  • The NILCA sponsors Lacrosse Coach Newsletter, published 5 times a year, a veritable clinic sent via email to members.

  • The NILCA seeks to incentivize active participation by serving on its national committees.

  • Members include: Middle School Coaches, 9th Grade Coaches, JV Coaches, Varsity Assistants, and Varsity Head Coaches.

Thus, The NILCA seeks to encourage, promote, educate, support, sponsor, and incentivize its members to achieve quality coaching mentorship in High School Lacrosse.

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