Important Dates and Deadlines
Track & Field Provincials
June 5-6 - hosted in Lethbridge @ University of Lethbridge
June 5-6 - hosted in Edmonton @ Ellerslie Rugby Park
ASAA News and Information
ASAA 2015 Notices of Motion
Para-Sport Offerings at Track & Field Provincials
Para-athletics is the sport of track and field for athletes with classifiable disabilities. Athletics Canada’s Paralympic Development Team is working to spread awareness about the sport and get more students with disabilities involved with their high school teams. The Paralympic Development Program is focused on growing the number of individuals involved in the sport of track and field at the grassroots level, and identifying talented athletes as they emerge. ASAA will be running para-athletic events at this year's Track & Field provincials. If you have any students in your school who would like to sign up for this open all-comers meet (no classification/qualification time is required) please click the link below:
University Survey on school sport and coaching – please complete
ASAA, along with Drs. Lauren Sulz and Doug Gleddie at the University of Alberta and Dr. Louise Humbert at the University of Saskatchewan, would like to understand the opportunities available to students to be physically active within the school setting and your experiences coaching school sports. We are asking for your participation in the following survey to gather insight into this topic. This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Upon completion of the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter a draw for one of two free registrations to the 2016 HPEC Conference in Grand Prairie, ASAA apparel and several courses offered at www.schoolcoach.ca
ASAA Pay it Forward Scholarship
ASAA is pleased to announce the launch of its annual Pay it Forward Scholarship offered to deserving student athletes in Alberta. This scholarship is for student athletes who contribute their time as either a coach or an official in either the school or community and is meant to recognize and reward those students who 'give back' to their school/community. The scholarship is $500 and will be awarded to 10 student athletes across the province (one from each of the ASAA's zones with Calgary and Edmonton receiving two each due to significantly higher populations). In partnership with Xerox, there will also be one overall recipient (from the 10 chosen) that will receive an additional $1000.
Applications must be submit online only and the deadline for submission is June 30.
Good luck to all applicants!
Healthy School Sporting Events Video
The ASAA has partnered with EverActive Schools and Alberta Health Services to create a new video highlighting the importance of good nutritional offerings at school sporting events. Take a look at the embedded video, which is part of a campaign that encourages individuals to pause and think differently about consuming unhealthy food at school events where healthy habits are the focus. Watch the video and help spread the word about how you can be involved in creating healthy food environments in school, recreation and community settings!
School Sport PSAs Available for School Use
The ASAA, with the support of School Sport Canada is making available some great posters that your school can print off and use in your school. Schools are welcome to print the following PSAs, or alternatively they can connect with ASAA's graphic designer, James Shrimpton, and he can get your logo placed onto the document for $25 (see example here).
Alberta Milk Every Moment Scholarship
The Scholarship is awarded annually to 2 students (one of each gender) who 'Milk Every Moment' by achieving a balance in school, home and community life. Applications are due on June 30.
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
Online Basketball & Volleyball Courses Launch
ASAA is proud to announce that the online coaching courses in Volleyball and Basketball are now available at www.SchoolCoach.ca. Click here to access a press release talking about the launch.
Rugby Alberta Building Blocks
Please click on the link to find out how to shape the game of rugby in Alberta.
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
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