Important Dates and Deadlines
October 5 - Cross Country Registration Deadline
October 10- School Registration Deadline
October 17 - Cross Country Provincials hosted by Spirit River Regional Academy in
ASAA News and Information
School Sport Canada and Athletics Canada announce new partnership in Coach Development Initiatives
See the news release here:
ASAA Running Para-Cross Country at Provincials
ASAA will be running an open event at Cross Country provincials for athletes with intellectual or physical disabilities. Click here for a flyer for the event or here for more information about what disability groups can participate. Contact Josh@asaa.ca for more information about how to sign up your students for this event.
URGENT: Implementation of ASAA Transfer "Red Shirt" policy delayed one year
Notice to all schools. Effictive immediately the ASAA is cancelling implementation of the "conditional approval" section of the updated transfer policy and delaying it's implementation until further discussion at the board level has taken place. Please click here to view memo from ASAA Executive Director John Paton detailing this for more information.
ASAA Impact Leadership Training
In preparation for the fall sports season, high school sports leaders and advisors are invited to a workshop that will address the topics of leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, nutrition, mental health, positive values and communication. The fall workshop will be hosted at Harry Ainlay on September 21st, 2015 POSTPONED.
SUBWAY Card Information
If you ordered SUBWAY Fundraiser cards for your school over the summer, we expect they will be arriving shortly. Due to unforeseen delays with the printer that were outside of our control, the cards have been delayed in arriving. They have been printed and are on their way to the fulfillment agency for distribution to schools and should be arriving soon. We apologize for the inconvenience of this - any school wishing to cancel their order should contact Michael@asaa.ca immediately.
For those schools wishing to still place orders, we have a limited number of cards left, and they can be ordered by clicking here or going to www.asaa.ca/subwaycard.htm. Once all existing orders are processed, new orders will be sent out on a first come-first served basis.
2015-16 ASAA Policy Handbook
The new ASAA Policy Handbooks are starting to make their way to all member schools. To view it now, click here
2015-16 ASAA Brochures
Brochures are currently on their way to schools.
Please feel free to view both brochures, and feel free to print additional copies if need be.
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.
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.SchoolCoach.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