Elizabeth Moore, AEP 2012-2014, had another impressive performance at the Edmonton Keyano International Swim Meet May 5 to 8. She won gold in 200m breaststroke, silver in the 50m butterfly and breaststroke and the 200m individual medley and bronze in the 200m butterfly.
Former AEP athlete, Ben LeBlanc was part of Cougars historic Championship in the 4A provincial team championships. Ben's A side silver contributed to the historic win. For the first time in 22 years, the winner of the provincial title was not from Edmonton or Calgary. Notre Dame became only the fourth team in the Alberta Schools Athletic Association to win the team championship.
Logan Hill finished in a three-way tie for second at the season opening weekend of the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour in Alberta.
[Source: Red Deer Advocate]
FUN-duh-MENTALS of Sport Psychology
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place
for Human Performance
May (2) 2016
Being a 365.0 Professional
Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.
Young athletes are often heard to say they want to be a professional ___________(you fill in the blank). Tragically, wanting to be a professional establishes professionalism as an outcome
…an end point. It’s not about becoming a professional, it’s about being a professional
. Being a professional is a process.
There isn’t a set number of dimensions that once attained would define anyone as a professional. There is, however, a set of mental, physical, emotional and social practices that define being a professional.
The social dimensions
are being accountable
to others for daily self-discipline; to work hard so teammates will not hurt; leading when others choose not to follow, celebrating the gifts and talents of teammates and knowing your values so you can be a role model for others.
Establishing a daily routine,
to set goals and set a plan on how to work on daily goals (especially fundamentals); to move toward larger goals in the future; compete
in practice so you can compete in games and commit to winning the practice to ensure daily growth, comprise the physical dimension. It is only through deliberate, intentional, purposeful and focused executions that one can attain the required movement skills.
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An Open Letter to the Athlete We Must Stop Recruiting
By Becky Carlson
D-I NCAA Women's Rugby Coach, Quinnipiac University
This is an excellent read for athletes looking at being recruited to any post-secondary institution.
Dear Prospective Student-Athlete,
I received your introductory two-line email and read through it. I must say your first sentence was painfully familiar as you introduced yourself by first name only. I assumed if you were trying to make an impression that you would have paid more attention to punctuation but my assumption appears incorrect. While your opening email failed to identify your last name, what year in school you are, where you are from, or what position you play, you managed to include your most pressing question as to whether our team is "giving out scholarships".
A week later, I received a second email with full color resume attachment including your action photos, and a variety of links to related newspaper articles. Each of these items were compiled in an orderly fashion and sent out directly from both your parents' emails.
Whether one is an aspiring junior athlete, a post collegian, or veteran national team member, the decision to retire from sport is personal and a natural step within our individual development. And yet, reaching the end of one chapter does not have to close the book on our sporting narrative; conversely, turning the page may enable us to re-create our athletic selves.
Find out from our blog this week the avenues open to athletes in career transition.
For the Love of Curling Scholarships
Applications now being accepted for 2016 For the Love of Curling Scholarships
The application process runs from May 1 to June 30, 2016. Scholarships will be awarded in August.
For more information or to apply, visit online www.curling.ca/scholarship2016.
Red Deer Games Foundation Funding
Application deadline: Wednesday May 18, 2016
Click here: For more information or to download an application form.
Management Skills For Supervisors
The School of Continuing Education is pleased to announce Keith Hansen as
one of the new instructors for the popular Management Skills for Supervisors
program at Red Deer College. If you are a new supervisor wanting to develop
your management skills, this is the perfect opportunity!
June 2 - 23
Thu, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
2016 Summer Games @2016ASG May 9
We're still recruiting volunteers! Help us make the Leduc edition of the Alberta Summer Games the best ever.