The National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association (NILCA) will conduct its inaugural meeting during the IMLCA Convention December 2-4 in Baltimore, Maryland.
The NILCA was formed to provide dedicated service to high school lacrosse coaches throughout the United States. Issues the NILCA will address during its inaugural year include high school playing rules, the establishment of an all-America program, relations with the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association and identifying solutions to issues raised by high school coaches.
“The NILCA Board of Directors is excited to launch the Association that will best represent high school lacrosse coaches around the United States,” said Ren Pettinelli, inaugural NILCA president. “We are positioning NILCA to provide tremendous value to high school coaches and the high school game and welcome every high school coach to become active in our collective efforts.”
The initial board of directors will be:
President Ren Pettinelli St. Louis MO
Vice President Jake Reed Baltimore MD
Treasurer Scott Howe Louisville KY
Secretary Joe Baccarella Farmingdale NY
Rules Chair John Kenny Detroit MI
Awards Chair Tom Hall Syracuse NY
The NILCA will present its inaugural awards program during its business meeting Saturday, December 3 at 11 a.m. The initial awards program will include the Coach-of-the-Year and Man-of-the-Year awards. In addition, the NILCA all-America program will be introduced during the meeting.
Membership in the NILCA is open to any active high school coach in the United States. Details regarding the inaugural membership campaign will be announced in October.
To register for the IMLCA/NILCA Convention, coaches should go to www.lacrossecoaches.org