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Becoming a Coach

Many of our coaches have learned lacrosse alongside their players. For those who have no experience, US Lacrosse provides an online coaching program. If you want to be a lacrosse coach, starting in 2018, we ask that you complete Level I online before the season starts. An additional on-site clinic is offered by US Lacrosse at various locations (Nov 5, 2017 at Lewis University, and January 7 TBD) for those who are willing to complete the training and official Level I certification. The fee for the online and live training will be reimbursed to you by the Club once it is completed. Once you register with US Lacrosse, you have access to resources such as drills and how-to videos. Please contact if you are interested, and fill out the required DunlapREC forms below (and submit to DunlapREC ).


Please click on the links below to complete the coaching requirements.

Dunlap REC Coach registration form (Word) or Online Form

Concussion Management

Online Background Check (paid for by DunlapREC; other previous checks will not substitute)

US Lacrosse Level 1 training (January 7th 9AM-12PM in Decatur, IL)

CPR/First Aid Training (given by Dunlap REC for all sports; date for spring TBD)


Non-Coaching Opportunities

As with most non-profit youth athletic organizations, lacrosse is a group of parents who are trying to make this sport available to their children. With most of the lacrosse parents being new to the sport, the children are the drivers of the enthusiasm. Since last November, the club has implemented many new events such as the PE Day, and free community Play LAX Day, and the fall FUNdament Clinics. But there is always room for more ideas, and the people to bring their ideas to fruition. The club will need team parents to help organize, and will be asking for more help in other areas such as scheduling, fundraising, the planning of other learning opportunities for players. If you are interested in being involved, please contact and visit the Signup Genius!