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Posted below is an excerpt from the CONNY web site covering mandated BOYS Coaching training. Please review and take the training at your earliest convenience.

source: http://www.connylacrosse.org/Page.asp?id=11761&org=CONNYLACROSSE.ORG  January 19, 2006


Background

In 2004, CONNYLacrosse implemented mandatory coaches training that required that in every CONNY game at least one coach on the sideline for each team must have completed CONNY Coaches Behavior Training and CONNY Rules Training. The same coach did not have to complete both training regimens and it did not have to be the head coach who was trained, though that was the practice of most member programs. Teams were given two years to comply, and these requirements were in full force for the 2005 season.

Following the 2005 season the CONNY Training and Sportsmanship Committees analyzed the quality of play and number and nature of sportsmanship complaints over the two previous seasons. This analysis showed clearly the efficacy of coaches training.

2006 CONNY Coaching Requirement

The CONNY Board voted at its December 7, 2005 meeting to require that, beginning with the 2006 season, every coach who appears on a CONNY sideline must have completed both CONNY Coaches Behavior Training and CONNY Rules Training, and that they must complete refresher or follow-on training in each discipline at least every two years thereafter. What this means in 2006 is that:

If you are a NEW COACH in 2006, you must:

1.      Attend a CONNY approved Coaches Behavior Training Workshop BEFORE the start of the 2006 CONNY season (workshop schedule will be posted in early 2006).
OR

Pass the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) On-Line Training Course BEFORE the start of the 2006 CONNY season (see PCA Training Course info below).

If you choose to qualify to coach in 2006 by passing the PCA On-Line Training Course, you still must attend a CONNY approved Coaches Behavior Training Workshop BEFORE the start of the 2007 CONNY season.

2.      Attend a CONNY Coaches Rules Training Workshop BEFORE the start of the 2006 CONNY season (workshop schedule will be posted in early 2006).
OR

Pass the CONNYLacrosse On-Line Rules Training Test BEFORE the start of the 2006 CONNY season (see CONNYlacrosse Rules Test info below).

If you choose to qualify to coach in 2006 by passing CONNYLacrosse On-Line Rules Training Test, you still must attend a Coaches Rules Training Workshop BEFORE the start of the 2007 CONNY season.

If you are a VETERAN COACH in 2006 who has completed the CONNYLacrosse classroom workshops, you must:

1.      Pass the CONNYLacrosse On-Line Rules Training Test BEFORE the start of the 2006 CONNY season, and every year thereafter;

AND

2.      Pass the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) On-Line Training Course – or other CONNY approved coaches training – at least every two years after you completed the CONNY Coaches Behavior Training Workshop.

 

CONNY encourages, but does not require, veteran coaches to attend CONNY approved Coaches Training and Rules Workshops after their initial attendance. Any year in which you attend a CONNY conducted workshop, you are not required to take the related online test in that discipline.

If you are a VETERAN COACH in 2006 who HAS NOT COMPLETED the CONNY Coaches Training Workshops, you must meet the same requirements as a new coach (see above).


CONNY APPROVED ONLINE COACHES TRAINING COURSES AND TESTS

PCA TRAINING COURSE
You can access the PCA Training Course at
http://www.positivecoach.org/certification.aspx?SecID=177.  While registering, you will be asked to identify your ORGANIZATION, please write: CONNY.  If you forget to write CONNY then we have no way to record that you have completed the course.  The cost of the course is $25 which must be paid online at the time you take the course.  Please discuss reimbursement of this cost with your home program.

CONNYLacrosse RULES TEST
You can access the test by clicking on the "Register Online" choice on the menu bar on the left of the CONNYLacrosse website's Main Page; or click here: http://www.connylacrosse.org/Registration/Default.asp?org=CONNYLACROSSE.ORG

Instructions:

1.      Please completely register your name in the CONNY database BEFORE taking the test.

2.      At the bottom of the Registration form, please identify the team you will coach and indicate your role on the team (head coach, assistant coach, Scheduler, etc.) as appropriate.  You can use several drop down lines if you have multiple roles on a team or multiple teams.

 

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
Some member programs seek to fulfill the CONNY coaches training requirements by conducting their own training. The Board has authorized two ways to do this.

 

First, some towns and cities require training for all youth coaches and other programs have local youth coach training resources equivalent the CONNY recognized PCA and ASEP courses. If this training is professionally administered and covers the philosophical and behavioral issues addressed in PCA and ASEP training, the CONNY Training Committee will recognize all who complete it as having attended a Coaches Behavior Training Workshop. Programs interested in pursuing this approach should send the course syllabus and trainer′s credentials to the CONNY Training Committee at for review and approval.

 

Second, to aid remotely located member programs, the Board has authorized "downstream" workshops, conducted by individuals within the program who first attend the CONNY Workshops. Unless these individuals are trained clinicians, certified by PCA, ASEP, or a similar organization recognized by the Training Committee, special quality control requirements govern CONNY "trained coach" recognition via this downstream workshop procedure. Programs interested in conducting downstream workshops should contact the Training Committee at  for the requirements.