Since June of 2005, OYLA has strived to instill a love for the sport of lacrosse like no other in the children and families of Onslow County. Lacrosse is unique because it creates a life long love of the sport. Most lacrosse players are lacrosse players o
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Coach Clinic Level 1

Attention all coaches and parents who would like to learn how to best coach the Fastest Game on Two Feet

Save the date - November 15, 2014

Level 1 Coaches Clinic, presented by US Lacrosse and hosted by Topsail Youth Lacrosse Association will be held right here at the Topsail High School on Saturday, November 15, 2014
--- Keep an eye on for registration information coming soon ---

Become a Certified Coach

US Lacrosse encourages all coaches to participate in some or all components of the Coaching Education Program, and encourages leagues and clubs to also utilize the Coaching Education Program for their coaching education needs. It is our vision that all lacrosse teams are coached by US Lacrosse-certified coaches for the benefit and quality of our sport.

The US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program is built upon:

Teaching coaches to coach, not to play the game

Teaching the game in a positive nature

Providing the best quality of instruction, information, and delivery

Being inclusive to all US Lacrosse members


You will learn how to:

Effectively teach everything from fundamental skills to advanced team tactics

Work with youth in an age-appropriate, safe manner

Choose drills in order to plan effective

Implement a positive coaching philosophy

Why should I get certified?

Your certification verifies that you are a coach set apart from the crowd. You’re recognized as having achieved coaching knowledge and sport-specific training from the only standardized lacrosse coach-training program in the U.S., developed by the leader in the sport, US Lacrosse.

You’ll gain credibility with parents and administrators that you take coaching seriously and are committed to being the best coach you can.

Your NCSI background screening is nationally recognized and utilized by most governing bodies and many youth sport organizations.

You’ll acquire a wealth of coaching knowledge and techniques through your certification journey. Our curriculums are built by coaches and players at the top of the game, and formulated to help you have the most impact on your players.

Getting certified is easy and convenient. Previous participation in any of the educational components counts toward certification. All in-person components for certification are available every year at the US Lacrosse National Convention.

Many leagues nationwide require US Lacrosse certification.

by posted 09/20/2014
Coaches Clinic


by posted 09/01/2014

Steve Otto, Regional Supervisor for NCHSAA Lacrosse, and the Head Men's Lacrosse Official in the area is reaching out to the Eastern Carolina Lacrosse community. There is a desperate need for additional officials (both high school and recreation leagues) for the Spring 2015 Season. Officials can be as young as 16 years old and can earn good money over a weekend. Official Fees range from $40-65 per game depending on the Division. Training and Certification for Lacrosse Officials starts next month, so please act fast! Please pass the word to anyone interested. Any inquiries should be directed to Steve Otto at Thank you!!

by posted 09/01/2014
Referee Recruitment

Received the following email from the Girl's Referee Scheduler this morning.

Good Morning All,

I know the calendar still says it is summer and Spring Lacrosse is far from everyone’s mind but it isn’t too early to start recruiting officials.  As most of you know, we have a limited pool of officials in Jacksonville, New Bern, Greenville and other areas up north.  That being said, the “limited pool” has gotten even smaller as two of our officials will not be returning next spring as one has graduated from high school and moved on and another from college and moved on.

I am reaching out to all of you and am asking your assistance in helping me recruit new officials in your area.  If we don’t do such, we are going to have serious issues in getting all your games covered with two officials and/or getting them covered at all.

Becoming an official requires 6 hours (two sessions of three hours each) in a classroom setting and then three hours of on the field training.  It may not seem like a lot but for some reason we haven’t had much success in getting new officials to join our group.

I have reached out to the Club Program at ECU in hopes that we can recruit a couple of new officials from them.  If any of you have contacts at the High Schools or wherever else, please get the word out and have them contact me.

Thanks Much


Please note the new e-mail address as of July 1, 2014:

by posted 08/21/2014
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