Coach and Manager Information


ALA COACHING CLIPBOARD

ALA COACHING CLIPBOARD - MARCH 2018

COACH APPLICATIONS

The CDLA has made a couple of changes for the 2018 season.  Please be advised that all bench personnel (Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Trainers) must have completed a Vulnerable Sector Check along with their Police Information Check.  Managers are still only required to have a Police Information Check (PIC).  If you are planning to coach for the Sabrecats in the 2018 season you will need to provide verification of the completed VSC and/or PIC.

If you have completed a PIC and VSC  - with the Calgary Police or with mybackcheck.com - for another agency, including the CDLA, within the last three years, please submit your completed documentation via email to Kelly Mantei execdirector@sabrecatslax.com.

If you completed an on-line Calgary PIC within the last 3 years, please go online, (link below) review your results and share them with the Calgary Sabrecats Lacrosse Club.

If you have never completed a police check with the City of Calgary or it has been longer than 3 years, please go to the same link below to start a new application.

*New applications will not be accepted without a letter from the Sabrecats.  You will need to print, sign and scan the letter (along with 2 pieces of government-issued ID) to go with your application.

The cost of the PIC and/or VSC will be covered by the Sabrecats.

 Calgary Police Check Website link

SABRECATS COACHING APPLICATION

Police Information Check/Vulnerable Sector Check 2018

Police Information Check

COACHING CLINICS

 http://www.albertalacrosse.com/content/education

 

Sabrecats Team Login Page for Managers

For managers to login and find out pertinent information for their teams (i.e. volunteers, rosters, communications, etc.).
Team Login

Long Term Athlete Development for Canadian Lacrosse

Links to LTAD program followed by the CDLA and ALA

Lacrosse for Life - Stages

Lacrosse FITS

Important Links

2017 Sabrecats Memorial Lacrosse Tournament

Zero Tolerance Policy

ALA Online Coaching Program and Coaching Minimum Standards

Overview of the CLA Head Injury Incident Report

CLA Head Injury Incident Report

ALA Tournaments

Alberta Lacrosse Association - Accident Insurance

For awareness, ALA has insurance for a variety of issues that may occur during a season. Please review the documents on the ALA site by clicking here.

Certification

REGULATION 17 - COACHING CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

17.01 Each team in Field and Box lacrosse shall comply with ALA Minimum Standards as per ALA Regulation 17.09 for coaches. In order to be eligible to coach, all coaches must meet the requirements of the ALA Minimum Standards as applicable to each discipline of lacrosse.

17.02 In all games (including regular league, playoffs, tournaments), teams are required to have all bench personnel who are on the bench meet the ALA Minimum Standards. In practices, teams are required to have at least one of the supervising coaches trained as per ALA Minimum Standards.

17.03 In all games for Provincials, Alberta Summer Games, and games sanctioned on travel permits, teams are required to have all bench personnel who are on the bench meet the CLA Minimum Standards.

17.04 Bench personnel are determined as per ALA Registration system for each team (as per Regulation 14. Bench moms can handle off bench circumstances but must be registered. Only coaches with appropriate training and certified trainers are allowed on the bench.

17.05 All coaches must be 16 years of age in the year he/she wishes to attend a coaching clinic and coach an ALA sanctioned team.

17.06 All Coaches will be considered 1st year coaches for 2012.

17.07 ALA Minimum standards will be verified by the ALA Office. Associations will be notified of those who have not met ALA Minimum Standards. .

17.08 Coaches not meeting the Minimum ALA Standard in 2012 will be suspended for the following year (2013) from coaching until the required criteria have been met.

17.09 ALA Coaching Standards

2012ALA Coaching Standard

Category Head Coach Assistant Coach
Jr. A, Jr. B Tier 1, Sr. B Competitive   Introduction- Certified Competitive Introduction- Certified
Jr. B Tier 2 & 3, Sr C Competitive Introduction- Trained Community   Development - Trained
Jr. & Sr. Ladies Competitive Introduction- Trained Community Development - Trained
Midget, Bantam Competitive   Intro- Trained Community   Development - Trained
PW, Novice Community   Development- Trained Community   Development- Trained or ALA Development Clinic
Tyke, Minityke Community   Initiation Community Initiation or ALA Development Clinic

Notes

All Coaches of Team Alberta or Alberta Summer Games must meet CLA Minimum Standards.
Teams requesting ALA Travel permit must meet CLA Minimum Standards.
Teams attending provincials must meet CLA Minimum Standards.

Level 1 Certified is equivalent to Community Development Trained
Level 2 Certified is equivalent to Competitive Introduction Certified

A first year coach may be “In-Training”
A second year coach may be “Trained”
A third year coach must be “Certified” (If required above)

2013 ALA Coaching Standard Jr. B Tier 2 & 3, Sr Competitive Introduction- Certified Competitive Introduction- Trained

Category Head Coach Assistant Coach
Jr. A, Jr. B Tier 1, Sr. B Competitive Introduction- Certified Competitive Introduction- Certified
Jr. & Sr. Ladies Competitive Introduction- Certified Competitive Introduction- Trained
Midget, Bantam Competitive Introduction- Trained Community Development- Trained
PW, Novice Community Development- Trained Community Development- Trained
Tyke, Minityke Community Initiation Community Initiation

Notes

All Coaches of Team Alberta or Alberta Summer Games must meet CLA Minimum Standards.
Teams requesting ALA Travel permit must meet CLA Minimum Standards.
Teams attending provincials must meet CLA Minimum Standards.

Level 1 Certified is equivalent to Community Development Trained
Level 2 Certified is equivalent to Competitive Introduction Certified

A first year coach may be “In-Training”
A second year coach may be “Trained”
A third year coach must be “Certified” (If required above)

2014 ALA Coaching Standard

Category Head Coach Assistant Coach
Jr. A, Jr. B Tier 1, Sr. B CLA Minimum Standard CLA Minimum Standard
Jr. B Tier 2 & 3, Sr C CLA Minimum Standard CLA Minimum Standard
Jr. & Sr. Ladies CLA Minimum Standard CLA Minimum Standard
Midget, Bantam CLA Minimum Standard CLA Minimum Standard
PW, Novice CLA Minimum Standard CLA Minimum Standard
Tyke, Minityke CLA Minimum Standard CLA Minimum Standard

Notes

Level 1 Certified is equivalent to Community Development Trained
Level 2 Certified is equivalent to Competitive Introduction Certified

A first year coach may be “In-Training”
A second year coach may be “Trained”
A third year coach must be “Certified” (If required above)

Coach Selection Criteria and Process

The Coaching Selection Committee will constitute enough individuals to be able to have 2 members for selection for each of the following age Categories. The selectors Committee members involved in the selection process will not have children in that age category. Coach selection will be approved and confirmed during team formation. Please refer to the Evaluation Document.

Boys- Mini Tyke, Tyke, Novice, PeeWee, Bantam, Midget, and Girls Novice to Midget. If the girls divisions begin to have 4 or more teams then they will be split out into an independent division for selection.

The following process will be adhered to and the following criteria considered when selecting coaches for the 2017 season. This framework is intended to combine objective and subjective elements when considering coaching applicants. The factors below will be considered, presented in order of importance:

  1. The primary determinants for coaching suitability will be: number of years of experience coaching lacrosse, levels coached in reference to the level being applied for, level of coaching certification, and historical feedback from coaching surveys (if they have previously coached in the organization). Surveys with less than 4 respondents will be used with caution - as a small sample size may not be an accurate portrayal of a coach both in the in both positive and negative aspects. Multiple years of responses should be combined where available. If coming from outside the organization, efforts will be made to contact the previous organization and assemble a feedback history. The committee will, where available, formally or informally interview coaches to discuss their background and philosophy.
  2. Years of experience coaching other sports and/or playing lacrosse. Depending on the age division being coached.
  3. If the Coaching survey responses were largely negative (more than 75%). This Coach will not be permitted to serve as a HC but may serve as an AC under a well-respected HC and will be re-evaluated the following year (on probation). These coaches may benefit from training and/or mentorship and their names will be put forth to the Director of Coaching Development for training and/or mentorship.
  4. In the event that two (or more) equally qualified coaches are interested in a sole HC position for a particular team in any given division or level, preference will be given to the coach who has contributed the most to the organization/age group as a whole.
  5. Failing this, preference will be given to the coach that has a 2nd year player in the division.
  6. Non Parent coaches with less than 3 years of experience will be assigned the best available parental assistant coach. This Assistant’s role will be with mentorship of coaching responsibilities that extend beyond the lacrosse floor. Additionally, this will provide the parental coach with more technical lacrosse experience.

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