ALA Programs


Lacrosse in School

Date: Ongoing

Cost: $350 for a full day program and $200 for a half-day program.

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The Alberta Lacrosse Association is ecstatic about the launch of our Lacrosse in School program! The program will allow students of elementary age groups to experience the fast-paced and exhilarating game of lacrosse in an intimate, interactive, and educational atmosphere.

The program will introduce students to the game of lacrosse and emphasize physical literacy while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, we will speak about the importance of positive goal setting, as well as the importance of community and reciprocity.  Additionally, the instructors will present the many opportunities that lacrosse can bring to individuals and by extension their communities such as educational opportunities, interpersonal and leadership skills, and respect.

The program itself consists of two separate sections. It begins with an introductory session where students will learn the rules of lacrosse, help instructors demonstrate proper skills, and learn the history of the game. The second portion consists of a gym class setting where students will have a hands-on experience with the game of lacrosse.

 


2019 Alberta Midget A Boys Showcase

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Date: May 17-19, 2019

Cost: $350/team

Location: Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Center

The Midget A Showcase will bring all Midget A teams together into a tournament weekend to highlight the best Midget lacrosse players in Alberta. This showcase will be hosted by the ALA and provide the province’s top minor lacrosse players an opportunity to test themselves at the midpoint of the box lacrosse season. The Alberta Lacrosse Association is sponsoring the event to provide an avenue to increase the profile of Midget A lacrosse in the province. The tournament games will also be used to develop and evaluate Alberta’s top officials. This showcase environment will bring together the best in lacrosse at the Midget division. Each team will be guaranteed 4 games.

Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn by Hilton ($139.00/night)

950 Emerald Drive Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0W6

(T): 780-449-1609 | (E): rejoice.naguiat@hilton.com

 

Midget Showcase Coach Mentorship Event

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 The Alberta Lacrosse Midget Showcase will bring all Midget A teams together into a competitive weekend competition to highlight the best Midget male and female lacrosse players in Alberta. In conjunction with the event, the ALA is inviting all Junior coaches across the province the opportunity to come to watch and scout the upcoming Midget lacrosse players. In addition, coaches are invited to attend the May 18th Coaches Mentorship Event that will feature Jimmy Quinlan, former Assistant Coach of the Saskatchewan Rush. As a young player, Jimmy played his minor lacrosse in the Sherwood Park Titans. Jimmy went on to win three NLL championships with the Rush and one as a player for the Toronto Rock. Jimmy will be speaking on Developing the Elite Box Lacrosse Player. This event will provide each attendee three Professional Development points towards their coaching certification if the coach is Competitive Introduction - Certified. There is no cost to attend the Showcase or the Coaches Event.

The ALA has funding available for coaches’ accommodations (based on double occupancy) for the May 18th evening. Funding is available for coaches that reside more than 100 km away from Sherwood Park. 


2019 Alberta Lacrosse Bantam Challenge

REGISTER HERE (Registration Deadline: August 7)

Date: August 9-11, 2019

The ALA is excited to announce the Bantam Challenge which will be open to all Male Bantam players scheduled for August 9-11 in Calgary, Alberta. The Challenge will be a weekend focused on box and field lacrosse training with elite level coaches from in and out of the province. The objective of the weekend is to provide players with an excellent development opportunity working alongside their peers and with experienced lacrosse coaches.

This is an Alberta Lacrosse Association event that will conduct box lacrosse and field lacrosse sessions to build lacrosse skills, tactical knowledge, and game awareness. Professional coaches will work with the players throughout the weekend. The weekend will be comprised of skill sessions and controlled scrimmages.


NLL Coach Mentorship - Edmonton

REGISTER HERE! (Registration Deadline 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)


 

NLL Coach Mentorship - Calgary

REGISTER HERE! (Registration 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

Tentative Schedule:

8:45 AM Check-In

9 am to 10 am Colorado Shoot Around

10 am to 11:30 PM Calgary Shoot Around

11:30 - Noon Lunch

Noon to 5 pm Speakers

GAME to follow 

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)


 

Aboriginal Coach Module

Cost: TBD

Date:  May 12, 2019

Location: Alberta Lacrosse Association Office

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