Education


Coaching Program

 

2020 Coaching Program Professional Development & Maintaining Certification
Engaging Women and Girls in Lacrosse

 



2020 Coaching Clinics

Start Level  Clinic City Address of Clinic Contact Email 
January 25, 2020 CC Dev Red Deer 50 Lees Street president@reddeerlacrosse.com
January 25, 2020 Comp Intro Red Deer 50 Lees Street president@reddeerlacrosse.com
March 7, 2020 Comp Intro Innisfail  3216 22 Street Airport Drive jon.weddell@hotmail.com
March 14, 2020 CC Dev TBD TBD progdirector@lethbridgelacrosse.com
March 21, 2020 CC Dev Vermilion 5510 College Drive  radams2319@gmail.com
March 28, 2020 Comp Intro Edmonton 202-303 69 Ave NW edmlax@telus.net
March 29, 2020 CC Dev Edmonton 202-303 69 Ave NW edmlax@telus.net
April 1, 2020 Comp Into WF Edmonton 8205 90 Avenue  dallas.smith@partner.epsb.ca
April 4, 2020 Comp Intro Vermilion 5510 College Drive  radams2319@gmail.com
April 4, 2020 Comp Intro Grande Prairie 11202 104 Street president@gplacrosse.com
April 4, 2020 CC Dev Grande Prairie 11202 104 Street president@gplacrosse.com
April 3, 2020 Comp Intro  Okotoks  99 Okotoks Dr christinethielen@hotmail.com
April 7, 2020 CC Dev Edmonton 202-303 69 Ave NW edmlax@telus.net
April 8, 2020 CC Dev Edmonton 8205 90 Avenue  dallas.smith@partner.epsb.ca
April 14, 2020 CC Dev Calgary 520-78 Ave NW melinda@calgarylacrosse.com
April 18, 2020 CC Dev - FEMALE ONLY Calgary 333 Shaville Blvd SE melinda@calgarylacrosse.com
April 19, 2020 CC Dev Calgary 333 Shaville Blvd SE melinda@calgarylacrosse.com
April 25, 2020 CC Dev Edmonton 202-303 69 Ave NW edmlax@telus.net
April 25, 2020 Comp Intro Ponoka 4410 54 St president@lacokalacrosse.com
April 25, 2020 Comp Intro - FEMALE ONLY Calgary 333 Shaville Blvd SE melinda@calgarylacrosse.com
April 26, 2020 CC Dev Ponoka  4410 54 St president@lacokalacrosse.com
April 28, 2020 CC Dev Calgary 333 Shaville Blvd SE melinda@calgarylacrosse.com
May 2, 2020 CC Dev Edmonton 202-303 69 Ave NW edmlax@telus.net
May 2, 2020 CC Dev Calgary 333 Shaville Blvd SE melinda@calgarylacrosse.com
May 3, 2020 CC Dev Calgary 333 Shaville Blvd SE melinda@calgarylacrosse.com
May 2, 2020 Comp Intro Calgary 333 Shaville Blvd SE melinda@calgarylacrosse.com
May 9, 2020 CC Dev Calgary 333 Shaville Blvd SE melinda@calgarylacrosse.com
May 9, 2020 CC Dev - FEMALE ONLY Sherwood Park Suite 4 - 9 Chippewa Rd lisa@albertalacrosse.com
May 10, 2020 CC Dev Calgary 333 Shaville Blvd SE melinda@calgarylacrosse.com
May 23, 2020 Comp Intro Edmonton 202-303 69 Ave NW edmlax@telus.net
May 24, 2020 CC Dev Edmonton 202-303 69 Ave NW edmlax@telus.net
May 30, 2020 Comp Intro Calgary 333 Shaville Blvd SE melinda@calgarylacrosse.com
August 8, 2020 CC Dev - MF Red Deer TBD  
August 8, 2020 Comp Intro - MF Red Deer TBD  
August  CC Dev - WF TBD TBD  
August  Comp Into WF TBD TBD  

 


 

NLL Coach Mentorship

NLL Coach Mentorship Clinic - Edmonton

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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.

The Edmonton Clinic will be an opportunity to learn box lacrosse strategies, discuss tactics and see new ideas. The clinic ends with a viewing of the webcast of the New England Blackwolves vs the Buffalo Bandits.

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

  • Cost: $60.00 per participant (Limit 25 participants)
  • Date: April 4th, 2020
  • Location: ALA Office, Sherwood Park
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM (NLL Streaming game to follow) *Exact times to be confirmed one week prior to the event.
  • Guest Speakers: TBD

NLL Coach Mentorship Clinic - Calgary

REGISTER HERE

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. Coaches will receive 3 PD points for attending the clinic. 

SEMINAR:  Includes handouts and presentations; NLL Pre Game Shoot Around; Game ticket (Calgary Roughnecks vs Vancouver Warriors); Round Table Discussions, Lunch is provided

  • Cost: $90.00 per participant (Limit 50 participants)
  • DATE:  March 28th, 2020
  • LOCATION: Calgary Saddledome, Calgary
  • TIME: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pregame shootaround and coaching sessions)
    • Roughnecks game vs Vancouver Warriors to follow

GUEST SPEAKERS: Curt Malawsky (Head Coach Calgary Roughnecks), Bob McMahon (Assistant Coach Calgary Roughnecks), and Paul Rai (Senior Manager Development, ALA). Other speakers to be confirmed.

 


 

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 the ethical conduct of our coaches.

 


 

Online Modules

Commit to Kids for Coaches

 

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