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ASAA News and Information
Congratulations are in Order
The ASAA staff and executive would like to congratulate Marg McCuaig-Boyd, who is stepping down from her position on the ASAA executive committee after having been elected in the recent Alberta election and subsequently appointed Minister of Energy. Marg's bright mind will be missed around the executive table. We know she will continue serving our province with dignity. Joyce Loucks (Foothills Composite, Okotoks) has been appointed to complete the remainder of Marg's term.
ASAA Job Advertisement
The ASAA is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Director, Provincial Championships & Student Initiatives. This is a full time position and will be located in Edmonton and is intended to start the first week of September 2015. Application deadline is July 2.
SUBWAY/Alberta Milk Fundraiser Cards
SUBWAY Fundraiser cards are back for another year and this year another ASAA partner, Alberta Milk has come onboard to be a part of this great promo. Cards will become available in September, but you can pre-order your cards by filling out the order form HERE (click to access).
ASAA 2015 Notices of Motion
Notices of Motion WITH RESULTS - updated with new Cross Country NOM
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).
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.
ASAA Sports & Provincials Related Information
Records Set at Track & Field Provincials
A number of records were set at Track & Field provincials this past weekend in Lethbridge - including this 50 year old long jump record. Here is Lewis Collin after he set the ASAA record with a 6.72m jump, posing with the man he beat, Pat Filipenko, whose record stood for 50 years. Watch the jump below!
2015/16 Volleyball Rule Changes
Click here for the new volleyball rule adoptions for the upcoming 2015/16 ASAA volleyball season
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
FIBA Americas Women's Championship
Edmonton is hosting the women's basketball Olympic qualifier this summer from August 9-16. Be part of the home court advantage and come out to support Team Canada! Click here for ticket 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