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CALLING ALL COACHES

As more coaches are being trained, a new process was implemented in 2016 and those processes were put into a new Alberta Policy 031.

Darts Alberta Coaches must have successfully completed the NDFC Level 1 Coaching course (online) and a minimum of the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions module. Consideration may be given to someone that is already in the process of completing the on-line course or already registered for the MED course, depending on their other qualifications and experience and the qualifications of other candidates. But it is important to note that if there are a sufficient number of candidates, those without the necessary qualificiations may not be considered. 

Every applicant must complete the Darts Alberta Volunteer Application and submit this to the Darts Alberta Administrator. The deadline is typically December 31. This is being extended until Thursday, January 12, 2023 as this notification is later than when we would typically post it. 

Each successful applicant must comply with the screening criteria as outlined in Darts Alberta Policy 022.

Each applicant must be available, preferably in person, for the interview process that will be held later in January. Further details will be provided, if selected for an interview. 

Note that when completing the application for coaches, the options are listed under “Appointed Positions”. If interested in both Youth and Adult Coach Positions, please click on your preferred choice in the drop down menu and make a note of your second choice in the Comments Section.

Should a coach have any questions regarding training, certification or the selection process, please contact administrator@dartsalberta.com for more details.

Clarification on WDF Ranking for Klondike and Snoflake

It would appear there are a lot of misconceptions regarding why the Klondike Open and Snoflake Open chose not to remain WDF ranked. The new WDF ranking system criteria dicates too many differences in rules and format requirements in comparison to how these tournament have been operating for more than 60+ and 30+ years, respectively. 

A report has been submitted to the WDF on behalf of the two tournament organizers in hopes of working with the WDF to overcome some of these challenges. 

For more information, please see the full report to the WDF

New Darts Alberta Ranked Tournament in Fort McMurray

Darts Alberta is pleased to announce a new Darts Alberta ranked tournament - the first-ever in Fort McMurray. The tournament will be hosted over the Easter long weekend (April 7-9, 2022) at the Quality Inn and Conference Centre. Further details to follow. 

Congratulations to the organizing committee in Fort McMurray! 

The Launch of National Coaches Week

                                                   

The Coaching Association of Canada has dedicated September 17 to 25, 2022 as NATIONAL COACHES WEEK!

Whether its hockey, speed skating, soccer or darts, competing in a sport can have a huge impact in a person’s life. 

Without dedicated coaches, who play a significant role in an athlete’s development, these types of memories and life experiences would not be possible.

Whether you happen to meet up with a dart coach or if you’re still in touch with any of your former dart coaches, why not take a moment out of your day to say... #ThanksCoach!

Matching Donation Funds available from Government of Alberta

The Government of Alberta will match donations to sport organizations up to a $1,000 for any one single donation. Eligible organizations can received up to a maximum of $10,000 in matched funds. The donation program is in effect from now until October 15, 2022. Darts Alberta is an eligible organization through the Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Donation Fund program. Your donations will help Darts Alberta access these additional matching government funds to help enhance the many programs and services provided by Darts Alberta.

MAKE YOUR DONATION TODAY through the government’s online portal at https://www.alberta.ca/sport-physical-activity-and-recreation-donation-form.aspx. Select “darts” in the Program type dropdown menu. Individual and corporate donations are accepted. Official donation receipts can be requested.

More information on the program can be found at https://albertasport.ca/programs/donation-fund-program/donation-fund-guidelines/
 

2022 Pro Am Poster, New Elite List and Registration Process

The poster is available in the Tournament Calendar for the 2022 Pro Am in Ponoka in September. The Elite List has been published, including the results from the most recent ranking list. See the Elite List for eligibility and the Poster for tournament details. 

We would also like to remind all Grassroots Award winners from our Member Leagues to get registered. 

All players must register and pay in advance. Grassroots players must have been nominated by their league and received an award package. Elite players must be on the Elite List. All must register by etransfering $10.00 registration fee to payments@dartsalberta.com. 

There are limited spaces available, so registration is first come, first guaranteed. 

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Keith Sheppard (2ndvicepresident@dartsalberta.com).

Alberta Deaf Darts

Alberta’s deaf dart players have been participating in qualifying events in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge since September 2018. Congratulations to those that qualified for Team Alberta that will go to the Canadian Deaf Darts Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba in November 2022.

 

2022 Team Alberta

2022 Shoot on the Bow

The 2022 Shoot on the Bow in Cochrane is returning this year, with a new date of JULY 8 to 10, 2022. See poster for details.

 

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