Coaching Resources


Electronic Coaching Application Link


**Please note: As of the 2018 Spring Box season, all female teams must have one female coach registered to be on the bench

To assist in meeting this requirement, the CDLA will host a Community Development Coaching Clinic for women only on May 6, 2018.  


If you have any questions regarding coaching, please email Colin Risi at




All Axemen coaches must have their CLA certification.

This certification is required to fulfill your volunteer bond.

2018 Coaching Clinics  - Calgary          
Start Finish Level  Clinic City Location  Address of Clinic Contact Email 
April 6, 2018 April 8, 2018 Comp Intro  Okotoks  Okotoks  99 Okotoks Dr
April 21, 2018 April 22, 2018 Comp Intro  Calgary  TBD TBD
April 28, 2018 April 28, 2018 CC Dev Calgary  South Fish Creek Arena  TBD
April 28, 2018 April 29, 2018 Comp Intro  Calgary  TBD TBD
April 29, 2018 April 29, 2018 CC Dev Calgary  TBD TBD
May 6, 2018 May 6, 2018 CC dev Women ONLY Calgary  TBD TBD
May 12, 2018 May 12, 2018 CC Dev Calgary  TBD TBD



More Information on the courses being held can be found on the CDLA website under the INFORMATION tab, COACH CERTIFICATION. 

The costs of these courses are covered by the Axemen Lacrosse Club and the CDLA.


CDLA Coaching information: Please email


Calgary Police Checks


Please be advised that all bench personnel (head coaches, assistant coaches, trainers) and managers must now have a current Calgary Police check through the Axemen.  If you have completed a police check  - with the Calgary Police or with - for another agency, including the CDLA, within the last three years, please submit your completed Police Check documentation via email to


If you completed an on-line Calgary Police Check within the last 3 years, please go online, (link below) review your results and share them with the Axemen 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 Axemen.  Please download the letter here.  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 police check will be covered by the Axemen.  Please contact Ashley with any questions or concerns.


Calgary Police Check Website link


 Letter - Calgary Police Services - ePic






2018 Competitive Development Clinic February 16th-18th, 2018

2018 Competitive Development Clinic Registration Form

Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn by Hilton

950 Emerald Drive

Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0W6


Code: ALA

*$129 per night including breakfast



Coach Drill Package Link

Coaches Welcome Letter

Coaching Clinics

Practice Planning Package


ALA LTAD Presentation


Here is the link to the referee feedback form, filled out directly on the ALRA website:


Forms and Reports




Lacrosse in Calgary is a boundary sport. Axemen boundaries can be fond here. However, some players move addresses after playing most of their youth with another club. Some players play other sports within other club boundaries (school). These release forms are brought to the Axemen board for review. The board reviews the ramifications of each release and makes a decision on the release request at monthly meetings (Jan-Mar). The release form must be sent to the President 7 days before the board meetings so all executive can review. The release is then sent to the the self governing body (CDLA) for other club concerns and signatures. These releases usually set precedents and are reviewed thoroughly. Upon written approval, the player is released from the Axemen to other clubs. The Axemen may initiate a release due to low enrollment on any particular age group. These are yearly releases only.


Player Release Form



Each year some players are exempt from playing in there “natural” birth age division. Common reasons are height and weight compared to the players peer group. Some are for convenience (two kids in two seperate divisons, one year apart). The process of this form is that the parent fills it out and sends it to the President of the Axemen. The Axemen president will present it to the self governing committee (CDLA) before the season starts and teams are formed (early March). Other clubs within the CDLA have the opportunity to object to this application. The Axemen, upon written notification from the CDLA, will notify the parent of the decision on the exemption. The Axemen will perform due diligence on all applications. This exemptions are only one year exemptions.


Player Exemption Form




2018 Alberta Tournaments Information


20108 ALA Tournament Guidelines






CLA Resources

CLA Apprentice Coaching Guide

Learning Facilitator and Evaluator Application

NCCP Learning Facilitator and Evaluator Guide


Coaching Resources

Respect in Sport

Canadian Sport for Life

Coaches and Learning Facilitator Log In

Coaching Association of Canada


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