Football Alberta Air Quality Policy

Due to possible deterioration in air quality as result of wild fires or other pollutants, the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is being used as a guideline for decision making by Football Alberta as there is no legislated limit that prohibits outdoor activities, as per outlined in the Football Alberta Policy and Procedure Manual.

Decisions to cancel or limit outdoor activities are made by Football Alberta and their members on a case by case basis with the parent being the ultimate decision maker as to whether they feel their child should participate in outdoor activities. This is based on their assessment of their child's risk factors and sensitivity to air pollution.   As a general rule, any participant with respiratory or heart conditions should reduce or avoid outdoor activities when the AQHI reaches 7 or more. 

When the AQHI is between 7-9 (High Risk) Football Alberta members are advised to keep their participants indoors whenever possible.  Cancelling of Football Alberta events directly operated by the Association via the office staff will be considered on a case by case basis depending on factors such as the nature and duration of activity, age and health status of the participants and availability of indoor shelter to reduce exposure time.   Participants and parents are kept informed on decisions made to limit or cancel outdoor activities and the reasons why.

An AQHI of 10 or greater (Very High Risk) will result in the cancellation of all outdoor activities associated with Football Alberta events.   Football Alberta members running events not directly operated by the Association should give serious consideration to cancelling planned outdoor activities especially if they involve strenuous activities e.g. games or practices.  Participants and parents should be kept informed on decisions made to cancel outdoor activities and the reasons why. Parents will always have the final say as to whether their child participates or not.

 

 

Updated Rosters for the 2021 Football Alberta Summer Series

Team South U17

Team North U17

Team South U18

Team North U18

South Knights

Central Huskies

Calgary Metro Dinos

Calgary Metro Colts

Edmonton North Wildcats

Edmonton North Golden Bears

 

ALBERTA RE-OPENING STAGE 3 (as of July 1, 2021):

During Stage 3 teams may register and commence regular activities with the following restrictions:

NEW RULES FOR FOOTBALL TEAMS

  • All outdoor activity for football, both contact and non-contact, can take place with no restrictions. This means full practices with full participation are free to take place.  
  • There are no cohorting rules or maximum number of participants caps (NOTE: there is still a request to keep the numbers of participants in groups for those 11 and under to an absolute minimum. See further details at https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/faf79e08-7b49-4f0e-ba83-0cc5e504325b/resource/7fead2a0-c9dc-4cdb-accc-57a5dee1933d/download/covid-19-guidance-activities-with-children-stage-3-2021-07.pdf .
  • Competitions between teams and clubs can take place as per Football Canada guidelines for days between competitions and number of players necessary to field teams. No 14-day period between competitions is in place anymore. (NOTE:  All competitions between those 11 and under still should be limited in terms of the size of the teams and opponents - i.e. 6 a side or 9 a side - where possible)
  • All indoor gatherings are now allowed. This means access to locker rooms, meeting rooms, or other areas that would gather players and coaches in an indoor setting are now allowed.
  • Any group transportation via public or private motor coach or bus would still see the need for participants to be masked for the duration of the trip.
  • Officials are free to officiate as many games for as many different teams/clubs as they wish, and may gather indoors in locker rooms and other areas.
  • Teams/clubs are permitted to travel outside of their Health Region for the purpose of competition with the exception of those teams dealing with participants 11 and under. Interprovicial competition will be at the discretion of Provincial Heath Guidelines.
  • High School football teams may proceed under the Football Alberta Rules and Guidelines of this Stage within this document, but they must receive approval from their Superintendents and Principals to do so as well as follow the ASAA Policies on Seasons of Play.
  • See below in News items for our Air Quality Policy, from our policies and procedures manual.

 

National Coaching Certification Program

NCCP Safe Contact ONLINE - July 20 @ 7pm - REGISTER ONLINE - $50

NCCP Community Sport Novice Coach Clinic ONLINE - July 21 @ 7pm - REGISTER ONLINE - $50 

NCC Safe Contact Course in Calgary - July 27 @ 6pm - REGISTER ONLINE - $85

  • Vivo (Blue Gym) Located next to Notre Dame high school 11950 Country Village Link NE (park in west lot)

 



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