SMGLL is always excited to have new folks join the coaching ranks. The continued growth of our league and the sport relies on it. Whether you have played lacrosse or know anything about the sport is irrelevant. A willingness to complete the necessary training steps and background checks as well as embracing the SMGLL mission is all that is required. If you are new to the game, we will pair you with an experienced coach who can serve as a mentor and assist you in learning the game and how our league works.
SMGLL has one of the most strict certification processes of any youth sports league in St. Mary’s County. We maintain 100 percent compliance with the county’s baseline requirements for leagues. In fact, we go above and beyond those criteria with the standards we impose on our coaching staff. We do this to ensure the safety of our players and to instill a confidence in the players and parents that we are striving to provide the most competent and dedicated coaching staff possible.
The requirements for coaching within SMGLL are as follows:
Must be 18 years of age
U.S. Lacrosse Coaching clinics are not required, but recommended. They are well run and informative. It is also a great way to gain perspective from other coaches in the region. Once a US Lacrosse member, you will receive frequent email notifications about clinics and training opportunities being offered in our region.
SMGLL hosts coaching clinics from time to time. These will be advertised on our website and notifications will be sent via email.
Please take a moment to fill out of our Volunteer Recruitment Questionnaire. Thank you. Request info at firstname.lastname@example.org.