The IWLCA is a membership-led, professional association representing the nation’s intercollegiate women’s lacrosse coaches within Division I, II & III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The IWLCA is a 501c(3) nonprofit educational organization.
Currently there are over 550 institutional members and over 1,200 coaches at NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III, and NAIA collegiate programs.
To cultivate the growth of and to promote excellence in intercollegiate women’s lacrosse.
- Educate, support and empower our coaches.
- Represent coaches by giving them both a voice and an ear to the game's pressing matters.
- Increase the sport's exposure and popularity amongst a wider base of student-athletes, fans and supporters of the game.
- Collaborate with organizations that advance the game and support our mission.
- Provide professional development opportunities.
- Create and refine rules and governance that affect our sport and our organization.
- Focus on the recruiting experience for both coaches and prospective student-athletes.
- Enhance coaches' abilities to build professional relationships.
- Recognize student-athletes and coaches for their achievements on and off the field.
- Value sportsmanship, integrity and fair play in our game.
- Support the creation of new intercollegiate programs.
- Secure the financial stability of our organization to enable us to fulfill our mission.
Adopted November 17, 2015
IWLCA Equity and Inclusion Statement
The IWLCA values equity and inclusion. We commit to diversifying our association and fostering a welcoming environment to all our members regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, ability, national origin, color, sexual orientation, and other identities.
We recognize that issues of diversity, inclusion, race, and social justice are critical elements in our lives, and understand some members of our body are affected more directly than others. The IWLCA acknowledges the need for empathy and education in order to understand these issues and better support Black, Indigenous, and other members of color, as well as all of those underrepresented in our community. We are committed to cultivating a culture of belonging, addressing issues of incivility and exclusion, and promoting opportunities that advance our understanding of and guide our efforts to challenge systemic inequity within our lacrosse community.