Alberta Lacrosse Association Update for March 25
RE: COVID-19 Coronavirius
This is the update from the March 14 Membership Information release, ALA is monitoring the COVID-19 virus status and recommendations from the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta.
Due to the restrictions on facilities in various Local Governing Bodies, the ALA is continually reviewing what the 2020 Box Season will look like.
This does NOT mean there will be no box lacrosse in 2020.
The ALA Board of Directors are pursuing with their Leagues and Club Members alternative programming such as reduced season, 4 on 4 events, club house league, player development camps, hybrid box/field season just to name a few alternatives.
In addition, there have been no decisions on Alberta Summer Games or CLA National Events at this time. In addition, ALA is optimistic this situation will be alleviated and the regular Field Lacrosse Season will be able to continue. Information on field lacrosse can be found here http://albertafieldlacrosse.net/ At this time, all “in person” events are still suspended until further notice.
The ALA would like to let all our members know that we are continuing with a desire to certify our coaches and officials. With this, we are encouraging all members who were considering coaching or officiating that this is a good opportunity to achieve your certification. This would give all coaches and officials a head start once the ALA gets going and saving time for everyone to focus on a return to the floor knowing this is complete. We ask that you see the information below and look to take advantage of these online clinics. The ALA encourages all coaches to take advantage of the Great Opportunity of attending the Online Zoom coaching clinics, which have not been offered before. The ALA is proceeding with online Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) clinics to assist Coaches in progressing their training during this time. Coaches can sign up here via their profile https://nccp.lacrosse.ca/ The ALRA is carrying forward with online referee clinics. Information can be found here http://www.albertalacrosserefs.ca/ The ALA continues to offer coach mentorship clinics as well via Zoom. Information is posted on the ALA Web site www.albertalacrosse.com as well as https://www.albertalacrossetv.com/en/ Alberta Lacrosse is combining the previously scheduled NLL Coach Mentorship Clinics March 28 and April 4 via an online webinar on March 29, 2020 from 10 AM to 4:00 PM. Confirmed presenters: Curt Malawsky (Head Coach Calgary Roughnecks), Josh Sanderson (Head Coach San Diego Seals), Bruce Codd (Head Coach Toronto Rock), Dallas Smith (16U Head Coach of Alberta 16U Female Box Team), Jesse Fehr (Head Coach Calgary Raiders Junior A Lacrosse Team), Jimmy Quinlan (Former Assistant Coach of the Saskatchewan Rush) These Zoom classrooms sessions will be interactive so have your questions ready for the presenter Coaches can register here http://alacc.rampregistrations.com/
For all our athletes to keep up their skills as well as provide them activities that can be done while following the governments recommendation of social distancing, the ALA is posting on Social Media the following: Alberta Lacrosse Content Schedule Mobility Mondays Tactical Tuesdays Wall Ball Wednesdays Technical Thursdays Fit Fridays These are available on the ALA Accounts of Alberta Lacrosse FB, @AlbertaLacrosse Twitter and Instagram.
The following message was sent by CLA Indigenous Lacrosse Director which the ALA would like to share with all members: Remember this is not just a sport and a game its a medicine. The wooden sticks are made from one of the strongest things on mother earth. Grab a stick play with it for a bit let it help you clear your mind of all the worries and stress. It may not cure but it will give your mind relief for a period of time. This is the power of Lacrosse. - Findley Wilson The ALA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly. All Members are encouraged to stay up to date on developments.
With the daily and sometimes hourly changes related to the virus, we recommend you check the below government links daily.
If you require further clarification please contact the ALA at email@example.com
Please be safe and healthy.
Rob Matsuoka - President Alberta Lacrosse Association firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING OUR 2020 SEASON
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Start of Season Information - All lacrosse events have been postponed. Check the website for updates.