Reference Documents for Coaches
We have a number of online reference documents that may be downloaded to assist coaches in helping their players better understand and perfect their game.
- SLA Coaching Manual
Surrey Lacrosse Association has completed a manual which coaches should use as a reference guide to developing and running their teams. The manual contains the following (each PDF file may be downloaded separately by clicking on its title):
- SLA Code of Conduct for Coaches
- SLA Code of Conduct for Parents
- SLA Code of Conduct for Players
- CLA Form 100B – Coaching Registration
- Canadian Lacrosse Association Rulebook
- BCLA Minor Directorate Disciplinary Rules and Rules Interpretation
- BCLA Minor Box One Game Permit to Play Up Form
- Coaching Bulletins:
- Coaches Quick Facts Sheet
A two page quick reference document for coaches to refer to, containing highlights of the Coaching Manual, contact information, document handling, etc. A must for all coaches to keep on their person during games.
- BCLA Operating Policy: Minor Box
- BCLA Operating Policy: Coaches
- LMMLC Operating Policy
- SLA Player Evaluation Guidelines
- SLA Player Development Guidelines
- SLA Concussion Awareness & Management Program
- BCLA Coaches Page
- LMMLC Coaches Handbook
- U11 (Novice), U9 (Tyke), U7 (Mini-Tyke) & Female Box Lacrosse Rules
Reference Documents for Managers
We have a number of online reference documents that may be downloaded to assist managers organize their teams and games.
- SLA Team Management Handbook
Surrey Lacrosse Association has developed a handbook for team officials to use as a reference guide to manage team affairs during the season. Included are templates for setting out an Initial Parents Meeting, Team Business Plan, Emergency Action Plan, Roster List, Game & Practice Schedule and 50/50 Gaming License.
- BCLA Operating Policy: Volunteers
- BCLA Policy – Volunteer Screening & Rule of Two
- Lower Mainland Minor Lacrosse Commission Website (Contacts, Schedules, Standings)
- Referee Game Fees
- Participant Information Form
The emergency contact and medical form needed to be completed by each player before start of season – part of the Emergency Action Plan.
- Operating Instructions for Daktronics Scoreboards
A two page reference document for coaches/managers to print off and give to timekeepers unfamiliar with the All Sport 5000 console which controls the scoreboard in Cloverdale Arena.
Click here to access forms and templates contained in the Coaching Manual and Team Management Handbook which can be downloaded and customized to suit a team’s needs.
Interested in Coaching?
Anyone interested in head coaching or assistant coaching in the Surrey Lacrosse Association must apply by completing and submitting a Coaching Application. The SLA Executive reviews all applications and makes selections based on previous experience, necessary coaching levels and coaching philosophy.
Criminal Record Checks
Every Volunteer (over age 18) working with the youth involved with Surrey Lacrosse Association must complete a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search (CRC) every three (3) years. For more information on criminal record check process SLA follows, click here.
50/50 Gaming Licensing Application Procedure
All teams must apply individually for and obtain a Class D Gaming License (under $5,000) before starting their 50/50 Draws. No draws can take place without this license. The entire direct access gaming fund for Surrey Lacrosse Association can be terminated if unlicensed draws take place. Each team must, upon receipt of its license, fully comply with the terms of the license, including accounting and reporting to the Gaming Policy & Enforcement Branch.
To obtain a Class D Licence, click here for detailed instructions.
Note: there is a one-time $10.00 fee that can be paid for only by credit card online. The application typically takes 3 working days to be approved. The Class D License is valid for 12 months. A copy of the approved license must be forwarded to the President of the Surrey Lacrosse Association and another copy affixed to the side of the 50/50 bucket in plain view of participants. Failure to obtain and demonstrate an approved Class D License prior to conducting a draw will result in suspension and disbanding of the team by the SLA Executive.
Note: Individual ticket prices cannot be greater than $2.00.
Bulletin from the Joint Officials Coaches Abuse Panel
The Joint Officials Coaches Abuse Panel (JOCAP) was created to put an end to the copious amount of verbal abuse that coaches, players, parents and fans inflict on the officials in our game and is comprised of twelve members – six from the BC Lacrosse Officials Association (BCLOA) and six from the BC Lacrosse Coaches Association (BCLCA). JOCAP’s mandate, as directed by both the BC Lacrosse Officials and Coaches Technical Support Groups during the 2015 Joint Special Session, is for both the officials and coaches sectors to work together to identify why there is so much abuse and to find solutions to this ongoing issue. Strong recommendations have been made to the Directorates for suspensions to help eliminate the abuse. For more information on JOCAP and to view instruction to officials for 2016, click here.