Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Policy
Revised February 29, 2020
POLICY 12 – ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND DRUG POLICY
12.01.1 All players, team officials, referees, and volunteers must respect the laws
regarding the consumption of alcohol in the jurisdiction of the event
(either provincially/territorially or internationally). Underage drinking
will not be tolerated.
12.01.2 No team official, athlete, game official, referee, volunteer should consume alcohol or
should have consumed alcohol with parents or athletes during the time of an ALA
sanctioned event while under the care and control of athletes.
12.01.3 Team officials should not consume alcohol in the presence of underage players.
12.01.4 No team member, team officials, referee or volunteer shall consume alcohol or should
have consumed alcohol prior to an ALA sanctioned event on the same calendar day.
12.01.5 No team member, team officials, referee or volunteer shall be intoxicated at
any time between leaving home to travel to and returning home from
an ALA event.
12.01.6 All ALA sanctioned events approved to have alcohol must have a liquor licence and
adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
(AGLC). All servers must be ProServe trained and designated security personnel must
12.07.1 All ALA expects all ALA Members to act responsibly at ALA events where alcohol
consumption has been approved. Compliance with AGLC Policies as well as ALA
Bylaws, Regulations, and Policies are to be adhered to.
12.02 All forms of Tobacco and Vaping
12.02.1 All players, team officials, and referees must respect the laws surrounding
tobacco in the jurisdiction of the event (Provincial/Territorial and
International). The ALA discourages the use of tobacco/vape.
12.02.2 Team officials, players, and referees should not use tobacco/vape in the presence of
12.03.1 The Canadian Government legalized Cannabis however, athletes subject to the
Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) must be aware that this does not affect the
status of cannabis in sport. Cannabis continues to be a prohibited substance and a
positive test can still result in sanction.
12.03.2 The ALA position statement on substance abuse shall apply
to all competitions.
12.03.3 All players, team officials, and referees must respect the laws surrounding
drugs in the jurisdiction of the event (Canada and International). The
stricter standard shall apply.
12.03.4 No athlete, official, coach, referee, or volunteer shall take either illegal or
performance enhancing drugs. No team official or parent shall
recommend or condone the use of illegal or performance enhancing
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12.03.5 Any individual who has knowledge of the use of illegal or
performance enhancing drugs must report the infraction immediately
to team management or an ALA official.
12.03.6 Failure to follow the above guidelines could result in a Code of Conduct violation.