Important Dates and Deadlines
April 1 Deadlines
Bid Applications for Fall 2015 Provincial Championship
Notices of Motion for AGM
Nominations for Media Recognition Award and Most Sportsmanlike Coach Award
April 15 Deadlines
ASAA News and Information
Para-Sport Offerings at Track & Field Provincials
The ASAA will be working with Athletics Alberta and Athletics Canada to introduce Para Sport events at Track and Field provincials this year. If you are an AD in a school, please complete the following survey to provide the ASAA with an indication of the number of students at your school that may fall into the Para Sports category.
Edmonton Catholic Schools is now accepting applications for the position of Manager - High School Athletics. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
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!
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.
Re-Imagining School Sport
ASAA is partnering on a pre-conference session of the PHE Canada/HPEC National conference. The workshop, facilitated by Dr. Vicki Harber, will examine the success and challenges of school sport. Click here for an info sheet about the workshop.
Please read the attached memo for a summary of new badminton policies that will be implemented at this year's ASAA Provincial Badminton Championships
2014/15 Team Handball
SUBWAY® Restaurants Raises Nearly $200,000.00 for Athletic Programs in Alberta Schools
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!
Based on the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) decision early this year, from our recent audit - the ASAA has to collect GST from all schools on school membership fees and late registration fees. Schools should be able to obtain their GST back from the CRA; ASAA's GST # is: 10807 0897 RT0001
2014/15 Appeals Hearing Dates
ASAA has brought in new policy with regards to appeals. We will only be hearing appeals on certain dates of the year, which will be heard by an Executive Appeals Committee, made up of current and past ASAA Executive members. These dates have been pre-determined for this year and are also included on your ASAA wall calendars:
Remaining Appeals Hearing Dates are held in Edmonton (unless otherwise stated)
May 6, 2015
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.
SUBWAY Fundraising Opportunity
The ASAA is partnering with SUWAY Restaurants to offer a fundraising opportunity to our schools. Schools can buy SUBWAY Peel-a-deal cards for $2 from the ASAA, and sell within their schools for $10 each. Each card offers the user over $70 in savings at SUBWAY restaurants. Cards are valid until June 20, 2015 and can be ordered by clicking here.
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.
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