Football Alberta Online Coach Education Series Position Focus
|Defensive Line||June 4 – 7pm||Barclay Spady||Football Alberta|
|Linebackers||June 4 – 8:15pm||Bryan Brandford||Football Alberta|
|Quarterbacks||June 9 – 7pm||Jay Prepchuk||UBC|
|Running Backs||June 9 – 8:15pm||Jason Lafferty||Bellerose High School|
|Defensive Backs||June 11 – 7pm||Derek Fink||Bishop Grandin High School|
|Special Teams||June 11 – 8:15pm||Darcy Park||Team Alberta & Edmonton Wildcats|
Football Alberta COVID-19 Statement (as of April 9, 2020)
**FOOTBALL ALBERTA CONTINUES TO SUSPEND ALL FOOTBALL ACTIVITIES IN ALBERTA UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**
Football Alberta continues to recommend that all members and the general public pay attention to all official announcements regarding COVID-19 from the Federal, Provincial, and Local agencies responsible for dealing with this situation. There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians 65 years of age or older, and those with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions. More detailed information regarding COVID-19 is available here:
Alberta Public Health officials continue to reassess the national and provincial public health risk, based on the best available information as the situation evolves. Currently they have put a ban on gatherings of 15 or more and that will continue to affect Football Alberta’s programming.
As well, Football Canada continues to monitor the public health situation regarding COVID-19 and their national programs, especially those coming up this summer. Football Canada will be making a decision on all contact summer programming such as the Football Canada Cup, and Western U16 Challenge, by May 15 and all non-contact summer programming by May 30. If decisions are made prior to those dates affecting these programs we will let our membership know.
Football Alberta will be cancelling any upcoming sanctioned in-person Coaching Clinics as well as the 2020 Senior Bowl High School All-Star Game and the 2020 6-Man All-Star Game. All refunds for these events have been processed. The 2020 Alberta Summer Games have been postponed to 2021. Football Alberta is still hoping and planning to host our own version of the Summer Games with a 4 or 8 team Bantam/U16 tournament this summer if Alberta Health Services regulations allow major events.
All other programming such as selection camps for the U18/U17 Provincial Teams, the U16/Alberta Summer Games and Women’s Team AB will be paused until such time as the Public Health Authorities deem it acceptable for their operation. All currently registered participants in these programs will receive direct communication from the Football Alberta office regarding future planning and mitigation of any risk regarding COVID-19.
At this time Football Alberta continues to declare a suspension of practice or play of any football activity until further notice given the severity of this pandemic. All Members should be aware that Football Alberta’s insurance carrier has confirmed that any claims made during this time frame where activity is suspended would be declined. Therefore all activities should be paused and this would include provision of equipment to privately operated camps that are non-affiliated with Football Alberta as you would have no protection for any liability claims brought against you or your club during this declaration of suspension of play.
In regards to coaching education and other areas within our sport such as Board Development, Athletic Therapy, Equipment Managing, etc. we have developed a series of on-line seminars and you can access information on those events at https://footballalberta.ab.ca/main/
The health and well-being of our football community, especially our most vulnerable to this pandemic, is our absolute top priority. We ask for your patience and understanding for our decision on this matter and that Football Alberta and Football Canada have your best interest in play.
Bryan Brandford Tim Enger
President, Football Alberta Executive Director, Football Alberta
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