Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Policy

Revised February 29, 2020

 

 

POLICY 12 ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND DRUG POLICY

12.01 Alcohol

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

be assigned.

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

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, 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

drugs.

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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.