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For Coaches

All coaches must be members of USA Lacrosse and have at least level 1 coaching certification. As a member of USA Lacrosse you'll have access to some excellent coaching resources on their web site.

  • Join USA Lacrosse here: LINK
  • Coach Level 1 Certification (can be completed online) here: LINK
  • Use the coupon code MICH2022 to save 50 % on the cost of the course (code expires April 5)
  • The club will reimburse you for costs of the USA Lacrosse membership and coaching certification. To request a reimbursement, use this form: LINK
  • After adding or renewing your USA Lacrosse membership, complete a coaches registration for Midland. This is how we verify your USA Lacrosse membership: LINK

Here a list of who has indicated that they want to help coach this year:

Boys 14U

  • Head Coach: Phil Jones
  • Assistants: Joe Fabiano, Scott McFarland, Jim Fernette 

Boys 12U

  • Head Coach: Ryan Venman
  • Assistants: Zach Rustin, Andrew Morley(?)

Boys 10U

  • Head Coach: Craig Marshall
  • Assistants: ?

Boys 8U

  • Head Coach: Dan Jackson
  • Assistants: Drew Emrich


  • Head Coach: Geoff Burr
  • Assistants: Maggie Willett

Civic Arena Schedule

Wed March 9, 16, and 23

  • 5 PM Girls
  • 6 PM Boys 8U/10U
  • 7 PM Boys 12U
  • 8 PM Boys 14U

Thu March 24

  • 4 PM Boys 14U

Geoff will miss the girls practices on March 16 and 23. Jonathan and Scott will help Maggie on March 16, and Scott will help Maggie on March 23.

Craig will miss practice on March 23, and Ryan will run 10U practice on that day.

Outdoor Practices

Once the snow melts, we've reserved Jefferson and Northeast again. Like last year, let's plan for Boys 14U, 10U, and 8U to use Jefferson and for Boys 12U and Girls to use Northeast.

Pre-Season Team Meeting

Plan on having a pre-season meeting with parents and players (for example, maybe before or after one of your practices at the civic arena). This will allow you to answer any questions and set expectations for the season (for example, about the need for every family to pitch in one way or team parent, assistant coach, team tent at tourneys, or at the Honor the Game tourney, etc.).

Tentative Game Schedule


  • local games (Bay City, Saginaw, 14U-12U)
  • April 23 - Ball Hunt (Grand Blanc, 14U-10U)
  • Apr 24 - MI Warriors (Bloomfield Hills, 14U-8U)
  • May 1 - Eagle Jam (Hartland, 14U-8U)
  • May 7 - HTG (Midland, 14U-8U)
  • May 14-15 - Lax Zing (Lansing Waverly, 14U-10U)
  • May 21-22 - Mayhem on the Mountain (Boyne, 14U-10U)
  • June 4 or 5 - Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, 14U-8U)


  • various round robin playdates
  • Apr 30 - Eagle Jam (Hartland, 14U-10U)
  • May 14-15 - Lax Zing (Lansing Waverly, 14U-10U)
  • June 4 or 5 - Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, 14U-10U)

Communication with Your Team

We mostly use the SportsEngine system since the contact info is already there.

There are links to tips and instructions about using the SportsEngine system here: LINK

Rules Changes

Changes to the boys & girls rules for 2022 are listed below.

Boys Rule Changes:

1) Effective January 1, 2022, shoulder pads for boys field players and goalie chest protectors for boys and girls must be NOCSAE certified. For more information, please visit the USA Lacrosse FAQ.

2. In order to stay consistent with boys' high school rule changes, there have been modifications to the faceoff procedures and game timing rules. To view a detailed list of the HS changes, visit: NFHS Rules Changes. Although the HS rules changes move faceoffs to a standing position, 10U players are still permitted to kneel.

Girls Rule Changes:

1. To view a detailed list of the girls' HS rules changes, visit: NFHS Rules Changes.

2. In terms of youth modifications, the Rules Committee made two important changes at the 8U and 10U levels: removing the limitation on the number of players that can contest a ground ball, and eliminating the restraining line for small sided play at 10U and 12U.

Although the HS rules changes make goalie shin pads optional, girls youth goalies are still required to wear shin pads.

US Lacrosse / MYLA Info Guide

This guide is meant to be a resource for your program during the upcoming season. Inside, you will find information about rules, game and safety procedures, important contacts, and a host of other information designed to answer administrator, coach, and parent questions quickly and easily.

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