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
Outreach School Participation on Joint Teams
Prep Schools Article_2019 Spring
Sport Academies and “Prep” programs at High School: Friend or Foe?
In the spring Newsletter of the ASAA, current Executive Committee member and a Past-President of the Association wrote an article outlining the importance of families being adequately guided when choosing to send their child to a sport academy program or Prep School program.
With the Basketball season starting this coming Friday (Nov. 1), it is a good time to review Tim’s comments. Please share with parents of your students, especially in the sport of basketball where a growing number of Prep school programs are being created across Canada and the impact of participating in such a program on a student’s ASAA eligibliity. The article also relates to basketball and football programs available in the U.S.
Please view the article here https://pubsecure.lucidpress.com/PrepPrograms/
SRS Webinar Recording
To view the webinar of how to use ASAA’s new Sport Registration System, please click the link below:
Student, Team, and Coach Recognition
In November, 2018, Athletic Directors in member high schools of the ASAA were asked to complete an open-ended response survey designed to collect ways in which student athletes, teams, and coaches were recongized in their schools. Respondents gave answers describing new ways in which they were recognizing school sport participants as well as long-standing, successful traditions.
Thank-you to everyone who took the time to complete this survey and for allowing us to share the results.
Useful Resources for COVID-19
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!