2015 ALA National Conference

The ALA will be hosting the third National Conference in Western Australia in conjunction with Lacrosse WA.

The underlying theme for the conference is in ‘Sharing Best Practice’ in Coaching, Officiating and Club Development.

The streamed approach ensures that there are great topics for everyone with the coaching stream further split into some men's and women's sessions along with both lecture and practical based presentations.

We have confirmed many outstanding conference presenters who are current and former National Team coaches and officials, along with some of the best players in the game talking about how they have developed their skill sets.

To complement the lacrosse knowledge we will also have experts from the wider sports and marketing industry delivering keynote presentations.

The club development stream is being offered for the first time in 2015 and is shaping up to be a great program tackling some contemporary issues in Club management around engaging social media, marketing your club, recruiting new members and best practice presentations.

The Officials stream will feature a series of presentations and workshops aimed to raise the standard, profile and recruiting of officials in lacrosse.

Keynote Presenters 

Glenn Stewart is the High Performance Manager at the West Coast Eagles Football Club in the AFL. He has been the Sports Science Manager from 1997 to 2007, after commencing at the club in 1992 as the Strength Coach. In 2011, he was awarded Life Membership of the club.

During his work career the Eagles have won 3 Premierships, played in 4 Grand Finals and participated in 15 finals series. Glenn has a Masters Degree in Physical Education and a Diploma of Education from the University of Western Australia.

Prior to working at the Eagles, he was a sprints and hurdles coach for the WA Institute of Sport, where he coached athletes to Olympic and Commonwealth Games and the World Cup. He has also coached track and field at Phillips Exeter Academy in the USA.

As an athlete himself, he represented Australia in the long jump. He is a co-author of the book Speed To Win, recently completed the book Strength and Conditioning for Netball and developed the skills CD, Animated Skill Drills for Australian Football with English company, Tacklesport Consultancy.

Warren Nel oversees a portfolio at the WAFC that provides the framework for over 180,000 players along with 45,000 volunteers (including 20,000 accredited coaches and umpires) and 450 Clubs by providing Funding, Resources, Governance and SSA support to football stakeholders across the state.

Having been an active volunteer since 1979 Warren transitioned as a Managing Director of a Transport Company to undertake a role with the WAFC nine years ago. In this time Warren has initiated or been a key driver of the nationally renowned WA Football Volunteer Program, Quality Club Program, widespread governance reform and now leads a team of 42 people in maintaining Football as the leading sporting code in WA.

Specialising in Organisational Management and Governance Warren is a passionate supporter of Volunteers, in particular Coaches and the role they play in the Community.

Topics in 2015 include:

Club / Game Development

  • ALA Vision to 2020
  • Leadership & Development of Sport
  • Developing a whole club approach to Player & Coach development
  • High Performance Thinking
  • Developing Culture


  • Effective Training Sessions
  • Offence vs Defence
  • Developing Shooters
  • Training Goal Keepers – More than a Warm Up


  • Elite Umpire Training & Accountability
  • Developing Officials – Working past the Assessment
  • How can we make friends – recruiting and developing officials

$80 Registration Includes

  • 2 days of expert presentations
  • Conference Manual
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day

In addition:

  • Coaches will receive a Lacrosse Coaches Diary
  • Officials will receive ALA Officiating Equipment
  • Club Administrators will receive an ALA Compendium

Please follow the link below to register:


Location: University of Western Australia, Stirling Highway WA 6009

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