Coaches Corner

Interested in Coaching?

Anyone interested in head coaching or assistant coaching in the Port Moody Lacrosse Association must apply by completing and submitting a Coaching Application [Word format] [PDF format] to the Coaching Coordinator at  The PMLA Executive reviews all applications and makes selections based on previous experience, necessary coaching levels and coaching philosophy.  All coaches, assistant coaches and other bench personnel must first complete an RCMP criminal record check, which must be undertaken annually.

Please note, BCLA requires a criminal record check specifically for lacrosse and the PMLA.  For more information on how to apply for a criminal record check with the Port Moody Police Department, click here.  There is no charge as long as you bring along a completed criminal record check letter from PMLA which can be downloaded here.

Coaching Clinics

Click here to access the BCLA Box Coaching Clinic Schedule.  To register for a clinic, please contact our Head Coach.

Bulletin from the Joint Officials Coaches Abuse Panel

The Joint Officials Coaches Abuse Panel (JOCAP) was created to put an end to the copious amount of verbal abuse that coaches, players, parents and fans inflict on the officials in our game and is comprised of twelve members – six from the BC Lacrosse Officials Association (BCLOA) and six from the BC Lacrosse Coaches Association (BCLCA).  JOCAP’s mandate, as directed by both the BC Lacrosse Officials and Coaches Technical Support Groups during the 2015 Joint Special Session, is for both the officials and coaches sectors to work together to identify why there is so much abuse and to find solutions to this ongoing issue.  Strong recommendations have been made to the Directorates for suspensions to help eliminate the abuse.  For more information on JOCAP and to view instruction to officials, click here.

Update  Doorperson Certification

The former BCLA Doorperson Certification has been eliminated for the Mini Tyke to Novice divisions.  ALL personnel on the bench must be trained coaches.  Anyone working the gates (and not coaching) at all division levels must be trained at the Community Development - Level 1 level.  For Community Development Certification, please contact our Coaching Coordinator (
Coaches and managers must ensure that all of their bench personnel have the proper certification and have submitted to a Criminal Record Check.



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