"Inspire a vibrant experience at all levels of lacrosse, embraced by the community as a sport for life. We are cooperative and disciplined, respecting the traditions and heritage of the game."
The purpose of the Strategic Plan 2015-2019 is to inform members of Alberta Lacrosse Association (ALA) and other stakeholders of the organization’s focus for the next four years. It provides a simple yet clear framework within which the Board of Directors, staff, member leagues, clubs, and other Associations can work collaboratively towards achieving our vision for lacrosse in Alberta.
Background for the plan was obtained through consultation with club and league presidents and other key stakeholders through an online survey and consultations with the Canadian Lacrosse Association and the ALA.
The Board and key stakeholders then worked over the course of a weekend in September 2015 to develop this plan. The results of the consultation process were presented to the key stakeholders and Board members at that time.
In developing the Strategic Directions for the ALA Strategic Plan, the Board and key stakeholders considered the Strategic Directions of the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA), that were linked to the 2002 CanadianSport Policy. As the CLA’s strategic plan is set to expire in 2016, the ALA determined to set its own path, and align with the CanadianSport Policy (2012) and Alberta’s Going the Distance: the Alberta Sport Plan 2014 - 2024.
The Alberta Lacrosse Association’s Values are:
Accountability - We are responsible and answerable for our actions.
Teamwork - We work collaboratively to achieve all our goals with due regard for the traditions of the games and experiences of others.
Excellence - We have a commitment to continuous improvement.
Integrity - We are an inclusive community that acts with due regard, fairness, honesty and understanding.
Health and Safety - All our decisions and actions protect and promote the physical and mental health of all the participants.
Play Fair - We play honestly and obey the rules, in letter and spirit. Winning is only meaningful when competition is fair.
Reciprocity - We create an environment that encourages and supports people to keep giving back to the sport.
Courage and Perseverance - We act with strength and stay the course in the face of adversity.