The ACA is excited to welcome All Star Clubs and Schools to register as ACA members for the 2016-2017 season. The 2016-2017 membership year runs from November 15, 2016 to November 14, 2017. ACA membership is required in order to compete at ACA sanctioned events. The deadline for registration is November 15, 2016. All membership registrations received after this date will be charged a $100 late fee.
In addition to completing this purchase and the information requested within it, all teams must submit a coach and team roster in the designated format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Memberships will not be complete until all information, rosters, and payment are received by the ACA and you have been sent an email confirming your membership.
The designated team/coach roster templates are available below. Please ensure ALL fields of the excel are filled out. Incomplete rosters will not be accepted. Please save and send files as an excel (.xls) format.
If you have any questions regarding membership or insurance, please contact the ACA by email at email@example.com.
The 2016-17 insurance coverage runs from Nov. 15, 2016 - Nov. 14, 2017.
Athlete only insurance - $17.00/athlete
Coach only insurance - $35.00/coach
Athlete and Coach insurance - $17.00/individual
If you are wanting to purchase insurance for both coaches and athletes, please simply enter the total number of individuals you wish to add to the program. (i.e. 18 athletes and 3 coaches, select the 'Athlete and Coach Insurance' option, and purchase 21).
Frequently Asked Questions
Who needs an ACA annual membership?
- All Alberta cheer and dance programs wishing to be judged at ACA events
- All Alberta cheer or dance programs wishing to have staff, coaches and athletes and participate in ACA training and certification opportunities such as ACA Coaching Certifications, conferences, clinics, etc.
- Teams from outside of Alberta who wish to compete at ACA events are not required to purchase an ACA membership
Why do we have to pay a membership fee to the ACA?
ACA membership fees are collected to help the ACA pay for services provided such as developing and administering coaching development and certification programs, judging certification programs, and other initiatives to develop the sport within the objectives of the ACA.
How much are membership fees and when are they due?
For organizations (All Star or school) having up to 2 teams – Membership is $100.
Each additional team thereafter is $15 (e.g. if you have 8 teams in your program your membership fees will be $100 + ($15 x 6) = $190)
Membership fees are due no later than November 15 each year for the following season.
A late fee of $100 will be applied to all membership forms and payments not received by the ACA office on or before this date.
What does my membership provide?
Your membership provides your program with the following:
- 1 year membership
- The opportunity to be judged at ACA-sanctioned events
- 1 vote at the Annual General Meeting where the Executive and Board are elected and rules are amended
- Access to training opportunities for your coaches and athletes such as certifications, conferences and clinics
- Access to the group insurance program
- Regular online communications and updates
Why are there questions about athletes on the membership team registration form?
The questions pertaining to athletes (gender, age, grade, town, etc.) are for ACA, provincial and federal general informational purposes only. The ACA is using this information strictly for statistical purposes only (e.g. statistics for completing grant applications, referring to statistics in news stories). The information regarding specific athletes is strictly confidential.
Do I need insurance? How much does it cost?
If your school/club does not have its own insurance coverage, the ACA offers this service at a cost of $17 per athlete and $35 per coach. The current insurance policy will end on November 15 each year with the following annual coverage beginning on November 16.