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A US Lacrosse All Academic player is one who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on field, and represents high standards of academic achievement. There 5 available for the state of Oregon. All nominees must:
- Be a Senior
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.8
- Made significant contributions of service to the school and/or community
- A current US Lacrosse membership
Submission must include school transcripts and a one page summary of players significant contributions of service. To make all nominations uniform, a template is available with an example from Mike Kelley (e-mail address below). All nominations must be submitted by the head coach electronically by May 20th, 2013.
Send nominations to Mike Kelley at email@example.com
Each coach is required to take certain online certification courses before they can be with players on the practice field. Some of the certifications need to be periodically renewed. The following table can be used to find the required online courses, who needs to take them, and how often they need to be renewed. Note: Each head coach at each team level (Varsity, JV, JV2, etc) must be certified, so programs with teams at multiple levels will have at least one different NHFS certified coach at each level.
Certification Training Requirement Required for Renewed NHFS Fundamentals of Coaching class
This link should take you directly to the purchase page. If not, the class is called Fundamentals of Coaching. Please enter OSAA as the association.
All Head Coaches (Varsity, JV, JV2, etc)
and possibly more**
No renewal required NHFS Concussion Management Class
This course fulfills the OSAA concussion requirements as called out in the Oregon State statute on concussion management.
Annually Oregon Online Steroid Training and Assessment All Coaches (including Assistants) Every 4 years Positive Coaching Alliance Training
The Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) has several Courses and Live Workshops to help coaches foster a positive, character-building youth sports experience. While the PCA training is not required, it is strongly encouraged by the OHSLA as a methodology to help athletes gain respect for the spirit of the game and get more out their sports experience.
Not Required NA
** As noted in the OHSLA SOPs, at least one NHFS certified coach must be present with the players on the field at all times, so a team may need more than one certified coach if there will be times when the head coach is not present.
Please send notification that you have completed the required courses to Mike Kelley
firstname.lastname@example.org. Once verified, you will be added to the certified coaches list. Failure to complete these classes by the first practice date means that you cannot meet or work with your team.
The OHSLA SOPs have been updated for 2014. Click the link to view them, or right click to download the .pdf file. Please be sure to read them as there have been changes this year, including:
- Minimum Liability Insurance Coverage has increased from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000.
- JV2 and JV3 games cannot be scheduled on Tuesdays or Fridays.
- Return to the policy of obtaining approval for out-of-state games see below.
As noted above, the OHSLA SOPs require that all teams have proof of liability coverage. The SOPs also mention that OHSLA is aware of at least three different insurance providers that can provide the minimum coverage:
There is also a possibility that the school can include the lacrosse team as part of the school's insurance plan and that that plan may be sufficient to fulfill the OHSLA requirement.. The OHSLA insurance liability requirement is is only a minimum, it is up to every individual team to research its risks and determine the amount of coverage their team requires.
- Sportsplex Operators & Developers Association (SODA) at www.sportsplexoperators.com
- Bollinger, which is the underwriter for the US Lacrosse policy (below). Check www.bollingerinsurance.com
- US Lacrosse can also provide insurance to a team as part of US Lacrosse mebership, but only if every player and coach is a US Lacrosse member. The US lacrosse insurer, Bollinger, can add the the club as "also insured" for no additional cost. See How to Insure Your Team on the US lacrosse website and for more details on such membership insurance coverage and also check the US lacrosse insurance page. Important: As pointed out in the How to Insure Your Team, if any single player or coach is not a US Lacrosse member during the season (e.g. any single membership expires), then the team is not covered by by the US Lacrosse policy.
The 2014 SOPs state that teams will need to request a waiver from the OHSLA to play games against out-of-state teams. Contrary to what is stated in the SOPs, filling out a waiver form is not required. Coaches can simply send an e-mail to Commisioner Badders (DanABadders@gmail.com).
The deadline for organizations to submit applications to host the OHSLA Final Four at their Stadium is January 17th 2014. Applications must be submitted electronically in either PDF or Microsoft Word® format and submitted to Brian Fritz (email@example.com). To download a Microsoft Word® 2007 document version of the application, right click here and choose "Save As...". Alternatively PDF file can be edited using the Adobe Reader (version 11.x) Application by clicking the "Sign, add text.." icon (Pencil with Paper picture) click here for a PDF version of the application.
Note that this year there will be four games played at the OHSLA Final Four: two OHSLA Semi-Final games on Wednesday June 4th, and on Saturday June 7th the First Annual Cascade Cup game and the OHSLA Championship game will be played.
Other than some OHSLA specific rules that are covered in the SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures), the OHSLA follows the OSAA rules quite closely. The OSAA rule book can be found at the following link:
When there is interest in lacrosse at a school that has no team, but not enough interest to generate large enough numbers to start a new team at that school, it is possible to form a co-op with another school. This can be with either a new team or with a previously established team. The goal here is to combine both schools in order to create a large enough base of students in which to field a single team. The desired result would be to see growth occur at both schools, hopefully in enough numbers where they can both field individual teams in the future. This tactic has worked successfully in the OHSLA several times.
Co-ops can also be used to combine two small schools that could never support a team on their own, in order to create large enough numbers that a team could be formed.
Co-ops are not to be used to improve a teams quality (win/loss record).
Co-ops are not to be used as a method to get around OSAA rule 8.5.1. In other words, if you have a player who wants to play lacrosse but his school does not offer the sport, a co-op cannot be formed with the players school and an existing teams school in order to give this student a place to play. The OHSLA is fairly lenient in allowing an initial co-op in order for this player to build interest at his school for the first year. The hope here is that the player will work to add interest at his school. In the second year of the co-op, if interest has not built at the players school of attendance, it can only be assumed that the co-op was used in order to sidestep OSAA rule 8.5.1, instead of for the purpose of growing interest at a new school. The chances are pretty high that the co-op will be denied in year two if there is no growth at the players school.
Co-ops must be signed by the Athletic Director or Activities Director of both schools.
When the co-op form is complete, please mail the signed form to Commissioner Rick Gruen firstname.lastname@example.org. A mailing address is also at the bottom of the form.
Please consult the OHSLA Injury Prevention Page for all of the videos related to Concussion Management.
Coach Stephen Finnel of Garden City High School was kind enough to make available copies of his two presentations: Offensive basics and Settled offense, faceoffs and transition (right click to download to your computer). Videos may be available later.
The presentations from Coach DeLuca (Cornell University) will be posted as soon as they are available.
Syracuse coaches John Desko and Lelan Rogers gave the presentation. There is a PDF of Drills and Practice info as well as a Video of the clinic
The handout from the training session for game scorers and timers held by Owen Davis can be found here.
With the start of the 2014 season, there will be a 2% increase for in Official's game fees. Subsequently there will be 2% pay increases for both 2015 & 2016.
Game Fees for OHSLA Officials 2012-2014 Fee Per Official 2013 2014 2015 2016
- Single officials receive 1.5 x standard fee
- Officials also receive travel fee based on zones
Level 2 Varsity $55 $56.10 $57.22 $58.37 Level 2S Varsity $68 $69.36 $70.75 $72.16 JV $46 $46.92 $47.86 $48.82 As of 2013: To be consistent with US Lacrosse, we have changed the Official's Level Terminology. With US Lacrosse, a Level-1 Official is a Youth Official. A Level-2 Official is a High School Official. Our previous Level-1 Official will now be labeled L2 and our previous L2 Official will now be labeled as an L2S ("S" standing for Senior).
This .pdf file contains a sportsmanship announcement that the OHSLA would like to have read over the PA system before the start of each game.