Our mission is to promote and honor the sport of lacrosse for the purpose of developing a love of the game through positive coaching, community among players, parents, coaches and officials. Our goal in honoring the game is that the game of Lacrosse teach
The CORI Chairpersonis responsible for coming to the January Coaches meeting and collecting the signed CORI forms from all coaches and ensuring they are processed according to Massachusetts Law.
This person must also first pass a CORI check themselves.
This position is currently held by Fred Mueller, however we would like to designate a new person to have Fred get them certified to take this over.
CORI Certification of Volunteer Coaches:
Massachusetts requires all youth sports organizations to complete CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) checks on all volunteer coaches. The checks must be done by a city/town department or person in your organization who is certified by the CHSB (Criminal History Systems Board) to do CORI Checks.
We strongly encourage each of our member organizations to check with their Recreation Departments to see if they will provide CORI checks of the volunteer coaches in the city/town or if another department provides that service.
If your Rec Department cannot, each program can go to mass.gov/cjis and sign up. It's a fairly intuitive web site so there's a section on how to become CORI certified. There's also a section for how to have the fees waived. The contact about the fee waiver is Katie Merrill at 617 660 4760. All of this takes several weeks so the sooner people start the process the better
If your organization is unable to find a city/town department that will provide this service, you must identify a person in your organization that will become certified to do the checks. That person should visit this website: http://coriweb.chs.state.ma.us/cass/terms.html and fill out an application to get certified.
Please allow 6 weeks for the certification process to complete