Coaching Resources


2019 Axemen Coaching Application



2019 ALA Coaching Program


Professional Development and Maintaining Certification  


CDLA Coaching Resources - Certification Resources and 2019 Courses


ALA Coaching Certification Requirements: ALA Regulations

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.

 *If you are a new coach at the Bantam and Midget levels, you must complete the Community Development clinic/level first before you take the Competitive Introduction level; however, you cannot take both these levels in the same year, so you would have to start by taking the Community Development clinic; if you played at the Jr level or above and would like to challenge the Community Development level, you can do so to earn ‘credit‘ for that level and then take the ‘Competitive Intro‘ clinic at a future date.

CDLA Coaching information: Please email  to access your locker  to access your nccp account

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport - Rule of Two


Changing the Game Project free e-book - click here

Changing the Game Website - click here



Survival Guide for New Coaches

CLA Apprentice Coaching Guide

Learning Facilitator and Evaluator Application

NCCP Learning Facilitator and Evaluator Guide

Respect in Sport

Canadian Sport for Life

Coaches and Learning Facilitator Log In

Coaching Association of Canada



Axemen Forms and Reports



ALA Education & Responsible Coaching




Goalie Equipment Exemption Form


Goalie Coordinator - Justin Athey


Outdoor Practices - Schedule Link



Exhibition Games

The CDLA needs to ‘sanction’ all exhibition games.  We do this by having teams/clubs submit their exhibition games to us and adding them to the CDLA RAMP website schedule.  When we do it this way, the exhibition game will ‘copy down’ to the club website schedule.  We then export this game in the proper format and send it to the ALRA so it can be imported into the Arbiter (Referee) system.

The procedure for exhibition games is:

  1. Email the CDLA office ( with the game details include Age Group, Division, Home Team, Visitor Team, Date, Time and Location.
  2. CDLA Office will verify that team rosters are setup for the requesting teams
  3. CDLA Office will enter exhibition game into CDLA website schedule
  4. CDLA Office will supply referees with properly formatted file so it can be setup in Arbiter. (with copy to CDLA RIC)

 ** Only games that appear as exhibition games on the CDLA website are sanctioned games. **

Other notes on exhibition game procedures: 

  • We will assume that the team requesting is the HOME team and they will be charged for the game.
  • The ALRA stipulates that games must be requested more than 72 hours in advance (6 days) for them, so they should be submitted to the CDLA Office at least one week in advance so we have time to verify rosters and setup schedule.
  • Standard referee fees and mileage will apply.


Social Media Link 


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




Coach Drill Package Link



Practice Planning Package


ALA LTAD Presentation


Link to the Referee Feedback form, filled out directly on the ALRA website:




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



2019 Alberta Events & Tournaments Information


2019 ALA Tournament Guidelines


Canada Day Tournament Information


Team Management Handbook



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