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 the coaches who were present for the course, and it must be signed off by your principal. Please fill our a list in the provided template (accessible by clicking here) along with all of the requested information and send the completed template to firstname.lastname@example.org
Is cyber bullying an issue in your school? In a Canadian Teachers’ Federation poll in 2008, 34% of respondents knew of students in their community who had been cyber bullied in the past year. Given the close relationship and mutual respect that is often forged between school athletic coaches and high school students, athletic leaders are in a position to be aware of and to help address issues like cyber bullying, hazing and other matters that can negatively impact the life of a young person.
Memos to Schools
SchoolCoach.ca Online Coach Education courses
Check out SchoolCoach.ca for access to great online resources for coaches.
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 availabilit. Visit the Teen Challenge website to apply!
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!