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January 30, 2014

To All Coaches and Assistant Coaches:
You’ll soon be hearing from Jay (boys) and Lee (girl) about your upcoming preseason coaches’ meeting.
CONNY coaches’ requirements
Since all of us coached last season, everyone must complete the following before your first game:
1) The CONNY rules test
2) The CEP1 online or in-person course OR the PCA on line or in-person course
A good way to get the rules test done is to bring your laptop to your pre-season coaches’ meeting and do it all together.  That way you can discuss questions as they come up and everyone passes.  At this time, the 2014 CONNY rules have not been distributed, but we anticipate they will be soon.
We will be hosting a PCA on Wednesday, Feb 19th at 7:45PM at the Redding Community Center.
If you can’t make it, you can do the PCA on-line course but it costs $30: www.positivecoach.org/our-work/online-courses 
The CEP1 online course is free: http://www.uslacrosse.org/participants/coaches/coaching-education-program/online-courses.aspx
CEP1 in-person courses are listed on the USL website: http://www.uslacrosse.org/participants/coaches/coaching-education-program/instructional-clinics/level-1-clinics.aspx

(What’s the difference between the online course and the in-person course? For those of you who want to become a “USL Certified” coach, you need to complete the in-person clinics, not just the online ones. You can read all about USL Certification levels and requirements on the USL website.
CONNY does not require USL Certification but it is encouraged.)

CPR Certification and First Aid Training (both recommended but not mandatory):
CPR/AED Class Dates:  Thurs., Feb. 6th from 6-9 PM OR Sat. Feb. 8th from 9 AM – 12 PM
First Aid Class Dates: Wed., Feb. 12th from 6-8 PM OR Sat., Feb 22nd from 9-11 AM
Register on the REBGC website: www.rebgc.org