The Idaho Chapter of US Lacrosse, better known as the Idaho Lacrosse Association (ILA), is recognized through the Chapter Recognition Program this quarter for their remarkable statewide leadership of the sport. Since 2011, the chapter has grown by 35% and currently serves almost 3,000 members. The chapter board is currently led by its president, Kristy Sligar, who works alongside a talented executive board. The ILA’s efforts are currently concentrated on education and sport expansion initiatives throughout the state.
To educate new and experienced coaches in the area, the Idaho chapter has hosted US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program (CEP) Level 1 and Level 2 clinics. They plan to extend the reach of the CEP program by hosting a coaching education clinic in North Idaho in early 2015. In addition to the training available through US Lacrosse’s coaching education program, the chapter also hosts an annual Idaho Coaches Summit. MCLA or collegiate coaches host clinics at the summit in order to help local high school and youth coaches improve. The chapter also hosts social nights for coaches in conjunction with the player clinics so that the coaches have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with experienced clinicians. Read More