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2019 Coaching Program Professional Development & Maintaining Certification
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NLL Coach Mentorship

REGISTER HERE! (Deadline March 9, 2019)

The Alberta Lacrosse Association is looking to improve the training of lacrosse coaches in the province.  The NLL Coaching Mentorship Clinic is aimed at improving the training of coaches via an interactive clinic with high level coach mentors.  This is aimed at ALL Box Lacrosse coaches in the Province of Alberta.

SEMINAR:  Includes handouts and presentations; NLL Shoot Around; Game ticket; Round Table Discussions, Lunch is provided

Cost: $75.00 per participant (Limit 50 participants)

DATE:  March 16, 2019

LOCATION: Calgary Saddledome, Calgary

TIME: 9 am to 5 pm GAME to follow (Exact times to be confirmed one week prior to event)

GUEST SPEAKERS: Curt Malawsky (Head Coach Calgary Roughnecks), Bob McMahon (Assistant Coach Calgary Roughnecks), Andrew McBride (Assistant Coach Colorado Mammoth), and Paul Rai (Senior Manager Development, ALA)

NLL Coach Mentorship - Edmonton

REGISTER HERE! (February 23rd, 2019)

The Edmonton Clinic will be an opportunity to learn box lacrosse strategies, discuss tactics and see new ideas. The clinic ends with viewing of the webcast of the Saskatchewan Rush vs Calgary Roughnecks game.

SEMINAR:  Includes handouts and presentations; Round Table Discussions, Lunch and dinner is provided. Coaches will receive 3 Professional Development points for attending this event.

FEE: $50.00 per participant (Limit 25 participants)

DATE:  March 2, 2019

LOCATION: ALA Office, Sherwood Park

TIME: Noon to 5 pm NLL Streaming game  to follow (Exact times to be confirmed one week prior to the event)

GUEST SPEAKERS: Jimmy Quinlan (Former Assistant Coach Saskatchewan Rush) and Paul Rai (Senior Manager Development, ALA)

 

2019 Coaching Clinics

REGISTER HERE FOR COACHING CLINICS

Start Finish Level  Clinic City Location  Address of Clinic Contact Email 
26-Jan-19 27-Jan-19 Comp Intro  Red Deer Notre Dame 50 Lees street president@reddeerlacrosse.com
26-Jan-19 26-Jan-19 CC Dev Red Deer Notre Dame 50 Lees street president@reddeerlacrosse.com
09-Mar-19 09-Mar-19 CC Dev Innisfail  Innisfail High School 4459 51 Ave  blake.sutherland@aecom.com
30-Mar-19 31-Mar-19 Comp Intro Edmonton GELC office  202-303 69 Ave NW edmlax@telus.net
05-Apr-19 07-Apr-19 Comp Intro  Okotoks  Okotoks  99 Okotoks Dr christinethielen@hotmail.com
06-Apr-19 06-Apr-19 CC Dev Cold Lake  Cold Lake Field House  7825 51 Street mike@caveinspection.com
13-Apr-19 13-Apr-19 CC Dev Calgary Huntington Hills 520-78 Ave NW coach@calgarylacrosse.com
13-Apr-19 14-Apr-19 Comp Intro Grande Prairie GP High School  11202 104 Street president@gplacrosse.com
12-Apr-19 13-Apr-19 CC Dev Grande Prairie GP High School  11202 104 Street president@gplacrosse.com
14-Apr-19 14-Apr-19 CC Dev Edmonton GELC office  202-303 69 Ave NW edmlax@telus.net
14-Apr-19 14-Apr-19 CC Dev Calgary Huntington Hills 520-78 Ave NW coach@calgarylacrosse.com
20-Apr-19 21-Apr-19 Comp Intro  Ponoka  Ponoka  4410 54 Street president@lacokalacrosse.com
20-Apr-19 20-Apr-19 CC Dev Ponoka  Ponoka  4410 54 Street president@lacokalacrosse.com
20-Apr-19 20-Apr-19 CC Dev Edmonton GELC office  202-303 69 Ave NW edmlax@telus.net
20-Apr-19 21-Apr-19 Comp Intro  Wainwright Wainwright  650 2 Avenue  tysyn13@netscape.net
27-Apr-19 27-Apr-19 CC Dev- Women ONLY  Edmonton GELC office  202-303 69 Ave NW edmlax@telus.net
04-May-19 04-May-19 CC Dev - Women ONLY  Calgary TBD 333 Shaville Blvd SE coach@calgarylacrosse.com
04-May-19 05-May-19 Comp Intro - Women ONLY Sherwood Park  Sherwood Park  4 - 9 Chippewa Rd  lisa@albertalacrosse.com
05-May-19 05-May-19 CC Dev Calgary TBD 333 Shaville Blvd SE coach@calgarylacrosse.com
11-May-19 11-May-19 CC Dev Calgary TBD 333 Shaville Blvd SE coach@calgarylacrosse.com
12-May-19 12-May-19 CC Dev Calgary TBD 333 Shaville Blvd SE coach@calgarylacrosse.com
25-May-19 26-May-19 Comp Intro Edmonton GELC office  202-303 69 Ave NW edmlax@telus.net
25-May-19 26-May-19 Comp Intro Calgary TBD 333 Shaville Blvd SE coach@calgarylacrosse.com
26-May-19 26-May-19 CC Dev Edmonton GELC office  202-303 69 Ave NW edmlax@telus.net
19-Jul-19 19-Jul-19 CC Dev- Field Lacombe  TBD 5429 53 Street president@lacokalacrosse.com
19-Jul-19 20-Jul-19 Comp Intro- Field  Lacombe  TBD 5429 53 Street president@lacokalacrosse.com

Professional Development Opportunities

Online Professional Development Courses Available through The Locker.

Responsible Coaching

Alberta Lacrosse has taken the pledge and is now a proud Champion of the Responsible Coaching Movement.  By making this pledge, our sports organization is committing to implementing supportive policies and processes that adhere to the Responsible Coaching Movement to ensure the safety and protection of our athletes and coaches and provide our coaches with the tools and training necessary to model ethical behavior.The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a multi-phase system-wide movement, coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport that has the potential to affect all sports organizations and coaches. 

The first Phase of the RCM focuses on three key areas:

  • Rule of Two: the Rule of Two serves to protect minor athletes in potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring that more than one adult is present.  Vulnerable situations can include closed doors meetings, travel, and training environments.
  • Background Screening: the background screening process involves using a number of different tools to ensure coaches meet the necessary security requirements to coach athletes. These tools include comprehensive job postings, criminal record checks, interviews, and reference checks.
  • Respect and Ethics Training: increasing coaches’ ethical conduct and behavior toward athletes requires that coaches be trained to understand what it means to act ethically.  This training would include the Make Ethical Decisions module within the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), as well as training in abuse and harassment prevention, such as Respect in Sport, before and during their coaching career.

Over the next three years,with the support of the Coaching Association of Canada, Alberta Lacrosse will be actively reviewing its current policies and procedures to ensure they align with the recommendations and guidelines of the RCM. Working closely with our members and clubs, we will identify realistic ways and means to entrench the Responsible Coaching Movement across our sport and enhance the safety of our athletes and ethical conduct of our coaches.

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