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Thursday Oct 18, 2018
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Friday Aug 17, 2018
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Home of the 2019 U23 Australian Women's Team

2019 JLA Friendship Games,

Osaka Japan, Sat 15 – Tues 18 June 2019

2019 APLU ASPAC Championship,        

Gyeongju Korea, Friday 21 - Saturday 29 June 2019

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Welcome to the home of the 2019 U23 Australian Women's Team. Here you'll find related news and information about the team and events. 

SQUAD MEMBER - APPLICATIONS

Welcome to the Program and Squad Member Application information for the 2019 U23 Australian Women's Team. Please find below an outline of commitments for this program together with application details.
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PROGRAM OUTLINE
The 2019 U23 Australian Women’s Team Program is aimed to provide squad members with the best possible experience of lacrosse learning and athlete education, in a cost effective format and in line with the ALA High Performance Program Policy HPPP; Go to Link:  /media/184528/ala-high-performance-program-policy-6march2017.pdf

ALA HP Australian Squad/Team programs are conducted under the principles of;
User Pays            Self-Funded        Cost Equalisation              and Billeting
All Squad Members must commit to Hosting & Billeting to achieve an affordable program. If paid accommodation is required, Camp Fees will increase significantly.
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APPLICATION DETAILS
1.  August 2018 – Squad Member Applications
If you want to be part of the U23 Squad to compete for a position in this 2019 U23 Australian Women’s Team, please complete the On-line Application and submit ID docs by:
On-Line Application Due Date:    Monday 10 September 2018 
Please find the On-Line Link at the bottom of this page.
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2.  September 2018 – ID docs
Submit the following ID docs via email (close up photos)
i. Proof of Nationality and Eligibility
(i.e. photo of passport ID page. Or Birth Certificate, citizenship certificate)
ii. Second ID doc (photo of drivers license)
iii. Medicare Card (photo of card)
iv. Private Health Insurance (photo of card - if you have private health cover)
(strongly recommended for the duration of the program)
email to;  highperformance@lacrosse.com.au
Due Date:        Monday 10 September 2018
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3.  September 2018 – Payment of Application/Squad Fee $500
(includes Squad Reversible, Under Shirt, Shorts and October State Based Camp costs)   
email to;  highperformance@lacrosse.com.au
Due Date:        Monday 10 September 2018
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4.  September 2018 - Squad Announced
ALA website  www.lacrosse.com.au  Friday 14 September 2018
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5.  October 2018 – State Based Camps #1. (two days)
(attend your own state. NSW & QLD to attend Melb or Adelaide)
Sat 13 & Sun 14 Oct Perth
Sat 20 & Sun 21 Oct Adelaide 
Sat 27 & Sun 28 Oct Melbourne
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6.  December 2018 - Full Squad Camp #2, (three days)  Camp Fee $500  
Fri 21 – Sun 23 Dec Location: TBA
Payment Due Date:        Wednesday 31 October 2018
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7.  January 2019 - Full Squad Camp #3, (five days) Camp Fee $550  
2019 ALA Southern Crosse Tournament SXT   
Wed 2 – Sun 6 Jan Melbourne (team selection)
Payment Due Date:        Wednesday 21 November 2018
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8.  March 2019 - Team Camp #4,  Camp Fee $500     
Sat 9 – Mon 11 Mar     Location TBA
Payment Due Date:        TBA
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9.  June 2019 – Tour: International events, Japan and Korea.
Depart: night, Fri 14 June
2019 JLA Friendship Games, Osaka Japan
Sat 15 – Tues 18 June 2019
Wed 19 June:     Flight Japan to Korea
2019 APLU ASPAC Championship, Gyeongju Korea
Friday 21 – Sat 29 June 2019
Return flight:     Sunday 30 June
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10.  Budget Estimate of Costs                
Flights                                                                                                                                                                    
Travel Insurance                              
Accommodation
Ground transport
Meals
Player Entry Fees
Team Apparel  
Team Equipment                                                                                
Team Incidentals                             
                            per player $6600 approximate
Please Note: Fundraising will reduce this cost.
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PAYMENTS
For all payments to the U23 Australian Women’s Team Program;
Bank Details;                    
Commonwealth Bank
Australian Lacrosse Association
Women’s Development Team
BSB Number:                  065114 
Account Number:            10244942
Reference:                      Surname & First Name
(if you do not list your name for reference, your payment cannot be confirmed)
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APPLICANTS
On receipt of your;
On-Line Application Form,
payment of $500 Application/Squad Fee,
and photos of ID docs,
your Application will be COMPLETED and CONFIRMED.
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ONGOING COSTS
There will be a cost to each Squad member for Squad Camps and State Based Training.
Please Note: At times, there may be an additional cost for entry to sessions at commercial gyms.
The cost of Squad Camps will be advised as early as possible and all effort will be made to keep costs as low as possible.
The expected Squad Camp costs are between $500 - $600 per Camp
If you require further information or detail, please email to; highperformance@lacrosse.com.au
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COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS
Squad Members must have and maintain a current email address.
Changes of email addresses must be notified to ALA Director of HP and Team Personnel.
Parent/s will be copied on all emails to Squad Members under the age of 18 years; from ALA and Team Personnel (HC, Manager etc).
Squad Members must sign up and follow the Team Public Facebook Page; and the Squad Private Facebook Group. All ‘instant’ types of updates will be communicated via the Squad Group.
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To be eligible for 2019 U23 Australian Women’s Team you must satisfy the following requirements:
1.  Australian Passport Holder; or
2.  Meet the criteria for a Non-Passport Holder. (see HPPP ALA Eligibility 4.1.2.2, below)
3.  U23 as at 31 August 2018; ( ie. maximum age of 22 as at 31 Aug 2018)
Minimum Age: Must be 15 years of age as at Friday 21 June 2019 (the day before the competition) (FIL & APLU Women's, minimum age eligibility) 
4.  Must be a Registered and Financial Member of ALA or an affiliated association (LWA, LSA. LVic, QLA, NSWL, LTas)
5.  Agree to requirements of the ALA Player Agreement. Players must agree to comply with the ALA High Performance Program Policy HPPP, ALA Code of Conduct, ALA Member Protection Policy MPP and ALA Anti-Doping Policy ADP (as covered under ASADA and WADA policy/s).
6.  Must complete the On-line Application, with payment of the applicable Fee.
7.  Overseas Residents, please refer to the following;
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ALA High Performance Program Policy, 4.1 ALA Eligibility
4.         SQUAD/TEAM
4.1       ALA Eligibility and Nationality – Australian Squad/Team – Men and Women
4.1.1     Players residing in Australia, must; be a registered financial member of an ALA Member Association/Club. Players residing/studying overseas must; be a registered financial member of ALA, either with a Member Association/Club or directly with ALA.
4.1.2     A player must be a Passport Holder, or be eligible as a Non-Passport Holder.
4.1.2.1   A ‘Passport’ Holder’ is defined as a person holding an Australian passport as obtained by birth or by naturalisation and who has fulfilled the conditions of eligibility according to the internal regulations of ALA.
4.1.2.2  A ‘Non-Passport Holder’ is defined as a player who, in addition to fulfilling the conditions of eligibility of the internal regulations of ALA, meets at least one (1) of the conditions below:
a) Parents: One or both birth parents, adoptive parents or step-parents born in Australia.
b) Grandparents: One or more birth or adoptive grandparents born in Australia.
        Note: Step-Grand Parents are not acceptable as a condition of eligibility.
c) Marriage: Partner/spouse being a passport holder of Australia, with the qualification that the couple must be resident in Australia.
Guidance:           i) In the event of death of the partner /spouse this would not prevent the individual from qualifying by this criterion.
                           ii) Divorce from the partner /spouse would disqualify the individual from qualifying by this criterion. 
                           iii) This criterion relates to a marriage or partnership which has been validated by a jurisdiction in Australia.
d) Residence: Minimum of a two-year residency period in Australia within the last five (5) years is required. (see FIL Eligibility 4.5 for proof of residency).
Guidance:     This does not necessarily have to be a continuous period but a cumulative Total period of two (2) years over the previous five (5) years.
4.1.3     Age Requirements – Women
4.1.4.1  Age Requirements – Men
To be eligible to play in a FIL World Event, a player must be at least 16 years of age as of the day prior to start of the event (Opening Ceremony).
4.1.5     FIL International Transfer Card (ITC) - FIL Women’s Events
4.1.6     For FIL events, a player must also - Be eligible for FIL events, (see FIL Eligibility Policy).  Including, eligible by age for aged events. Women   http
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Parent / Legal Guardian                If you are under the age of 18 years
One of your Parents or your Legal Guardian, must be with you to complete the, Parent / Legal Guardian Consent, of your on-line application.
PARENT / LEGAL GUARDIAN CONSENT – Applicants under the age of 18 years.
Must have the consent of a parent / legal guardian.
In addition, Parents / Legal Guardians must also agree to abide by the; Parent/Guardian - Code of Behaviour, with regard to conduct during any activity of the 2019 U23 Australian Women’s Team program.
Parent/Guardian - Code of Behaviour
1. If your child shows interest to develop as a high performance athlete for selection in a representative team, encourage them to participate in this squad.
However, if your child is not willing to participate in high performance training, do not force them. Remember, most teenagers are involved in organised activity for their enjoyment, not yours.
2. Focus upon your child’s efforts and performance rather than the overall comparisons of other squad members.
This will help your child to establish realistic goals related to their ability, by reducing the emphasis of selection in the final team.
3. Reinforce to your child, that an honest effort is as important as a victory, so the result of each squad selection point is accepted without undue disappointment.
4. Encourage your child to always play according to the rules.
5. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
6. Remember that children learn best from example. Applaud good play of all players.
7. If you disagree with a coach or referee, raise the issue through the appropriate channel, rather than question their judgement and honesty in public.
8. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse.
9. Recognise and respect the value and importance of volunteer administrators, coaches and referees. They give up their time and resources to provide high performance training opportunities for players and deserve your support.
10. Be a model of good sports behaviour for children to copy.
11. Be courteous in communication with administrators, coaches, players and referees. Teach children to do likewise.
12. Do not interfere with the progress and/or conduct of a game.
13. Refrain from gossip and rumour as this behaviour can be extremely damaging to squad/team harmony and morale.
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MEDICAL INFORMATION
A full background of medical and injury history is required.
Medical Information Forms will be emailed to you.
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ON-LINE APPLICATION LINK
On-Line Application Due Date:    Monday 10 September 2018 
Link:     https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F32YCWJ
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
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HEAD COACH - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Applications are invited for the position of Head Coach of the U23 Australian Women’s Team. The Head Coach will play a key role of the program, for preparation , to compete at the;

2019 APLU ASPAC Championship, to be held in Gyeongju Korea,     Friday 21 – Saturday 29 June 2019 

The challenge includes coordinating the arrangements for both the squad and team phases, including camps, competitions and tour/s.

If you have a proven background of Coaching positions, with young athletes of high level teams and a passion to lead this program, your application is welcomed.

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Applications to be submitted electronically to:  ALA, Director of Administration administration@lacrosse.com.au

Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria in the *Position Description.

For the Position Description, please click here

Applications Close:        Monday 9 July 2018      by Close of Business.    

Interview Timelines:       July/Aug 2018

Appointment:                  August 2018

Please Note:      All applications will be acknowledged.

                        All applicants are not guaranteed an interview.

 

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