POLICY 12 – ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND DRUG POLICY

 

POLICY 12 – ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND DRUG POLICY
12.01 Alcohol
12.01.1 All players, team officials 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, 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 or volunteer shall be intoxicated at
any time between leaving home to travel to and returning home from
an ALA event.
12.02 All forms of Tobacco and Vaping
12.02.1 All players and team officials 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 and players should not use tobacco/vape in the presence of
underage players.
12.03 Drugs
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 and team officials 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 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
drugs.
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 a ALA official.

12.03.6 Failure to follow the above guidelines could result in a Code of Conduct violation.