Important Dates and Deadlines
Deadline to add athletes to Rugby team rosters without penalty
Deadline to create Track & Field teams in Exnet
Rugby Provincials - hosted by Winston Churchill High, Lethbridge
Track & Field Provincials - hosted by South Central Zone at Foothills Athletic Park, Calgary
ASAA News and Information
2012-2013 Eligible Teams
Annual General Meeting 2013
The 2013 ASAA AGM was held in Edmonton at the Marriott Courtyard Downtown Hotel on May 9-10, 2013.
Edmonton Zone Merge
The ASAA is pleased to inform schools that after more than 25 years of separation, Edmonton Metro and Edmonton Public Schools are joining forces as a single entity within the Edmonton Zone. “This is an exciting day for high school sport in Edmonton” said John Paton, Executive Director of the ASAA. “Amongst other things, the students of Edmonton will benefit from more fair and equitable athletic opportunities and it is great to see that the student athletes of Edmonton have been placed first during discussions and the ensuing agreement for Edmonton Public Schools to join Edmonton Metro.”
Click HERE for the Metro news release
Notice to All Schools
Starting January 2, 2013, all transfers and appeals will be done online. An email was sent out to all athletic directors with details on the change and a reference sheet. You can read the memo that was sent out HERE. You can access the website HERE, as well as the permanent link on the sidebar to the left.
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
Safety Guidelines Course Now Available
The Online Safety Guidelines course is now available for coaches and phys ed teachers to take at www.ASAAWeCoach.ca. If you or any of your coaches are interested in taking the course, be sure to sign up for the course BEFORE April 15th as it will ONLY be free until then; after that date there will be a cost to take the course. Click here to view a promotional flyer you can distribute to your coaches; or here for one targeting just phys ed teachers.
The Art of Coaching Volleyball
A clinic is being offered in Calgary at the SAIT campus May 25-26, 2013 for volleyball coaches of all skill levels, with numerous sessions on teaching skills and coaching the game. Over twenty sessions will be offered in streams for basic/mixed and advanced men's and women's. Attendees will be learning from some of the legends of volleyball, including coaches from the United States, Canada's National teams, U of A women's team and UBC's men's team. Click HERE for more information on the clinic and registration.
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
Rocky Mountain Wrestling Camp
The highly anticipated 2013 edition of the Rocky Mt. Wrestling Camp to be held in Jasper July 14-19, 2013. New this year - the Edmonton (EAWA) and Calgary Amateur Wrestling Associations (CAWA) have both arranged for buses on a first come service from the two cities to Jasper. They will also make stops along the way if there is room on the bus. The EAWA and CAWA also have some scholarships available for their members. There is also an NCCP coaching component to the camp.
This camp is always sold out so you will want to get your applications in asap, particularly if you are interested in the bus transport as well.
Think Rugby summer camps
Think Rugby is offering spring and summer camps at the Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton to youth aged U9-U19. This will be the second year running the sessions for young athletes.
For more information, CLICK HERE
Legion National Track & Field Championships
The Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships will be held for youth 17 and under in Langley BC on August 7-13, 2013. For more information, check out youth.athletics.ca or CLICK HERE for poster with more information
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