September 9th Update
Wheelchair Basketball and Alberta Sledge Update
Wheelchair Sports Alberta has decided to postpone the October 3/4 Talent ID wheelchair basketball camp that was to be held at Leduc Recreation Centre. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic and current Alberta Health Services zoning guidelines for Return to Sport we are unable to host the camp for all interested Junior age Albertans. As everyone cannot all train together just yet the Talent ID has been postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as zone restrictions are lifted.
It has been decided that WSA and Alberta Sledge will not be able to host the Team Alberta Tryouts in October. The current methods that Rec Centres are using with regard to athletes, dressing room use and use of other areas makes it impossible for Alberta Sledge to successfully hold this event. We will monitor this situation with the hope holding our tryouts in late December.
July 20th Update
WSA Phase Two Approach
|Since the launch of phase two from the Government of Alberta’s relaunch strategy (https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-relaunch-strategy.aspx) we have an opportunity to engage in competitive sport. Please note that the Government of Alberta’s guidelines are always to be adhered to and follow online closely to stay up to date on changes. Please see below for some sport specific approaches to safe participation.|
Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby
Please adhere to the Government of Alberta guidelines on phase two, follow all restrictions.
If your organization is not prepared to start indoor or contact activities, some strategies instead could be outdoor team pushes, shooting hoops outdoors, or team drills while managing contact.
Please note that exceptions can be made in certain situations. For approval to start practicing please email Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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June 4th Update
WSA Phase One Approach
With the launch of phase one from the Government of Alberta’s relaunch strategy (https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-relaunch-strategy.aspx) we have an opportunity to start participating in our first stage of returning to sport. Please note that the Government of Alberta’s guidelines are to be followed at all times and please follow them closely to stay up to date on changes. Please see below for some sport specific approaches to safe participation.
Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby:
March 15th Update
Wheelchair Sports Alberta takes the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, staff, volunteers, and families very seriously. Due to the advisement of the Government of Alberta to stop all activities in the province for persons living in the “high risk” population, WSA is cancelling all WSA sanctioned activities in Alberta until further notice, effective March 13, 2020. We are working with our national sport bodies, the Government of Alberta, and Sport Canada when making decisions.
Please note that WSA sanctioned events include league activities, practices, camps, and championships.
Please let us know what questions you have, and we will do our best to get you answers right away.
We will get through this. Can’t wait to see you all on the court, track, and ice in the near future!
Wheelchair Sports Alberta