Important Dates and Deadlines
50th Anniversary Provincial Volleyball Championships, Saville Centre, Edmonton
ASAA Annual Planning Meeting, Red Deer Lodge
Deadline to create basketball teams with a minimum of 5 athletes
ASAA News and Information
Volleyball Provincials 2013
Click the image below for the ASAA 50th Anniversary Provincial Volleyball Championships Website.
Please note there is no live streaming at this Championship due to Facility Restrictions.
List of Registered Eligible Teams UPDATED NOV 14
50th Anniversary Volleyball Provincial Championships Press Release
The Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association held a Media Conference November 20th to announce its 50th anniversary provincial Volleyball Championship which is being held November 28-30 at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton.
The event will be the first time all eight ASAA volleyball championships have been held in the same location; there will be a total of 92 teams striving for gold in their respective event.
Of special note is that the ASAA has connected with the teams that won the ASAA’s first Volleyball provincials in 1964 and a representative of each of those winning teams was present at the News conference. A special welcome to Jeannette Strembitski of Thorhild School and Daryl Reimche of Cluny School!
Casino Volunteers Needed!
The ASAA will be chairing a casino January 17-18, 2014 at the Century Casino in Edmonton, and would welcome anyone from member schools to assist in the volunteer requirements. Shifts are available day and night for both Friday and Saturday. If you are able to give a helping hand, this is an important fund raiser in support of school sport. Contact Cori at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-427-8182 if you have any questions or would like to check on availability.
Alberta Milk Never Stop Scholarship recipients 2012/13
The Alberta Schools' Athletic Association would like to congratulate Lynnea Schultz, graduate from St Mary's Vegreville and Scott Fjordbotten, graduate from Willow Creek Composite, Claresholm on receiving the Alberta Milk Never Stop Scholarship. Click below to read the essays submitted with their applications, on the topic of the value of recreational and elite sport and nutrition to teens.
Lynnea Schultz - Fueling My Passion
Scott Fjordbotten - Sport: More than a Game
Survey Results Regarding Rugby and Track & Field Provincial Championship Dates
You can download the analysis of the Survey regarding Rugby and Track & Field Provincial Championship Dates with analysis of student registrations in ExNet and at Provincials. Click Here to Download.
Sports Day in Canada
The 4th annual Sports Day in Canada will be November 30, 2013. Your school is encouraged to get involved by hosting a Sports Day in Canada event! Plan something new, or register something you’re already doing and invite the public to join you. Event manuals and promotional tools are available on the website.
Show Your Support for Sport on National Jersey Day!
True Sport - Friday, November 29 is a national day to show your love and support for sport by wearing a jersey, team or club uniform to school, work or play on National Jersey Day.
It was brought to our attention that in the month of March, the highlighting done for Basketball and Cheerleading Provincials fell on the weekend of March 13-15. The dates are listed as March 20-22 and are correct. Basketball Provincials are on March 20-22, 2013 and Cheerleading Provincials will be March 21 & 22, 2013.
Please be aware that several dates are missing from the 2013/14 ASAA Calendar.
- December 23 & 24
- March 24
- June 23
Please be aware that this will cause a shift in some of the events highlighted on the Calendar:
- Teacher’s Convention for the Greater Edmonton area is Thursday & Friday, March 27 & 28
- Diploma Exams will end on Thursday June 26
- Deadline for Milk Scholarship Applications if Monday, June 30
- Deadline for Lorne Wood Nominations is Monday, June 30
- The Deadline for Fundamentals of Coaching is Tuesday, December 31
- Basketball Provincials are March 20-22
We apologize for the oversight in our review process. An updated PDF of the Yearly Calendar is available here as well as monthly calendars:
Need to Know ASAA Policy Modifications for 2013-14
Please click here for a summary of the key notices of motion that were passed at the AGM and impact policy. Any questions about policy changes can be directed to your zone secretary.
NEW ASAA Spectator Code of Conduct Banner
ASAA Commissioners and staff have created a new ASAA Spectator Code of Conduct banner that will be hung at all provincial championships and schools will also have the ability to purchase a banner and add their school name or logo. Please click on the link below for pricing and ordering information.
Coaching Educational Resources
Engaging Effectively with Parents Course now free!
ASAA is proud to announce that the online course - Engaging Effectively with Parents - is now free. Available since the launch of ASAAWeCoach.ca in 2011, this course provides input and strategies for dealing with difficult situations that may arise as part of coaching. Check out www.ASAAWeCoach.ca for more information.
Safety Guidelines for Secondary Interschool Athletics
The Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research has published the most recent iteration of their Safety Guidelines resource. Click here to access a free PDF or check out the LRC to purchase a hard copy. Note: You will require a copy of this manual to complete the online Safety Guidelines course from www.ASAAWeCoach.ca - AVAILABLE NOW!
Concussion Course in Group Settings
A number of schools have asked if they can take advantage of a PD day to have all of their coaches take the concussion course in a group with the course being shown on a projector. Yes, this can be done – but in order to ensure ASAA can track which coaches have completed the course you will be required to send a list of all of the coaches who were present for the course, and it must be signed off by your principal. Please fill out a list of all names in the provided template (accessible by clicking here) along with all of the requested information and send the completed template to email@example.com.
Memos to Schools
News and information from other groups
ParticipACTION Teen Challenge Grant Opportunity
Teen Challenge aims to inspire Canadians aged 13-19 to become more active and to help youth challenge themselves and their friends to get moving. Striving to eliminate the inactivity crisis in Canada, Teen Challenge helps youth to take initiative and identify creative, exciting ways to add daily activity into their lives. Need funding for these initiatives? Community organizations, schools, charities, and not-for-profit organizations may apply for grants several times within a year, pending funding availability.Visit the Teen Challenge website to apply