CLA Wins 2019 Sheila Robertson Award

Nov. 08, 2019

The Sheila Robertson Award 


The mission of the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is to promote, develop, and preserve the sport of lacrosse and its heritage as Canada’s national sport.


In support of this mission, the Association has done significant work to strengthen lacrosse coaching education across Canada.


In the fall of 2018, its National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) went through a detailed redesign. New NCCP Learning Facilitators and Coach Evaluators were trained to deliver the updated materials to increase capacity. Such work resulted in more lacrosse coaches gaining their NCCP Certified Coach status.


In the past year, nine new NCCP Master Coach Developers were trained to deliver NCCP Learning Facilitator and Coach Evaluator training, which ensured qualified representation across Canada. Further, the Association has shown a strong commitment to inclusivity by increasing the opportunities to participate in the sport through unique programs


For example: the CLA is piloting wheelchair lacrosse in BC. In addition, the Association hosted more than 25 Indigenous coaching and player clinics in the past year in Indigenous communities and in remote areas throughout the country.


The Canadian Lacrosse Association’s efforts to strengthen their coaching program have greatly improved the quality of the sport in Canada. With highly trained and ethical coaches, well-organized competitions, and continual player development, lacrosse continues to offer a safe and quality sport experience for all participants.






For media inquiries, contact:

Victoria Klassen

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Canadian Lacrosse Association


Tel: 613.260.2028 ext. 302


Delaney Turner

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Coaching Association of Canada


Tel: 613.292.7651

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