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Coaches must satisfy ALL of the following requirements:

  • You have been invited to participate as a Coach by the HYL Board of Trustees
  • You must provide your date of birth and social security number as part of the registration process
  • You must be a US Lacrosse Member registered through HYL
  • You must be a US Lacrosse Level One Certified Coach (New coaches are granted a 1 year waiver but must complete the on-line training)
  • You must be Rutgers SAFETY Certified
  • You must agree to and abide by the HYL Coaches Contract
  • You must successfully pass a US Lacrosse approved background check

All Coaches should be:

  • US Lacrosse Level Two Certified or working towards
  • Attend at least one off-season Coaches clinic
  • CPR and AED Certified

Coaches Contract

The purpose of this contract is to outline our goals for the season and establish expectations for all involved.  As coaches and parents, we are in a responsible position to influence the development of our youth by acting as positive role models on and off the field.  As players, we are responsible to play  by the rules and to respect the players on our own team as well as those we compete against.

Coaches Agree To:

  • I will facilitate a healthy learning environment for my team.
  • I will focus my attention on improving the progress our team makes regarding effort and teamwork, in addition to the outcome of the game and our record.
  • I understand that my behavior sets the tone for this team and will do my best to instill a positive attitude in all my players.
  • When faced with a difficult situation with an athlete, coach, parent or official, I will conduct myself in a manner that represents our program, town and sport well.

Background Check

Based on US Lacrosse recommendations and guidelines, Hillsborough Lacrosse requires a criminal history background check program for all coaches and volunteers who interact with youth players.

US Lacrosse has adopted and recommends the criteria regarding national criminal history background checks established by the National Council of Youth Sports. Hillsborough Lacrosse has contracted with the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI). NCSI is the only background screening company licensed by the National Council of Youth Sports to use these Recommended Guidelines.

The confidential background check process will be conducted and performed by NCSI. At the conclusion of the process, an authorized Hillsborough Lacrosse representative will only receive an indication of acceptance (Green Light) or denial (Red Light).

Convictions for the five following crimes will prompt a determination that an applicant does not meet the criteria to serve a youth lacrosse organization:

  • Any felony (any crime punishable by confinement of greater than one year)
    • Defined on the basis of exposure for the offense for which the defendant was convicted, pled guilty or pled nolo condendere. If pled down, then the crime to which the defendant ultimately pled.
    • Defined as all crimes punishable by greater than one year in jail or prison, regardless of how characterized by jurisdiction. If range, alternate sentencing or indeterminate sentencing, outer range greater than one year.
  • Any lesser crime involving force or threat of force against a person.
  • Any lesser crime in which sexual relations is an element, including victimless crimes of sexual nature (including pornography)
  • Any lesser crime involving controlled substances (not paraphernalia or alcohol)
  • Any lesser crime involving cruelty to animals

This criteria was published by the National Council of Youth Sports following its participation in the development of the PROTECT Act of 2003 and work with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

You will not be permitted to coach unless you agree to a background check and your background check results in a "Green Light".