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Deadline for applications to Winter AEP is January 13, 2016
Volume 7, Issue 22
December 17, 2015

This bi-weekly publication is intended to highlight the achievements of the outstanding athletes in Central Alberta, provide tips on nutrition, training, mental skills and upcoming events.

Location: Red Deer College
Miles Kydd, Executive Director
Room 902

Gwen Farnsworth,
Program Assistant
Room 904

Mailing Address:
ASDC Cental
Box 5005
100 College Blvd
Red Deer, AB
T4N 5H5
Contact info:
Phone: (403) 342-3231
Email: info@asdccentral.ca
www.asdccentral.ca
 

Male Athlete of the Month

Kaedann Price - Football

The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Male Athlete of the Month for December 2015 is Kaedann Price!
The ASDC-C is pleased to provide a new multi-media format for our Athlete of the Month releases.  Please follow the link provided to watch our latest media release.  ASDC-C and 247reddeer.ca are pleased to provide this material for you to use in your content as you see fit.
    Kaedann Price, is a 17 year old Red Deer resident and competitive football player with the Lindsey Thurber Raiders.  This past high school season, Kaedann played on the defensive line and at fullback for the Raiders.  Kaedann tried out for Alberta Football this fall and was selected as a defensive lineman and recently competed in the Alberta – British Columbia Border Bowl in Chilliwack, BC where we was selected as the game’s Defensive Line MVP.  Kaedann is definitely making his impact on the football scene in Alberta and western Canada.
    Kaedann will continue to train and pursue his passion for football at Lindsey Thurber High School and with the ASDC-Central.

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We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Alberta Sport Connection.

We gratefully acknowledge the Partnership & support from Red Deer College.
We wish you a playful holiday season filled with laughter and meaningful connections!

The ASDC Central is pleased to welcome 3 new board of director members. Welcome to Keith Hansen, Jared Sayers and Iaian Park.
We also would like to acknowledge the new owner of Ignite Fitness, Mike Reid.  Mike took ownership at the beginning of December and will make a few tweeks to the gym but will continue to offer our AEP athletes the excellent training that they have become accustomed to. 

Note: The ASDC-Central office will be closed from Dec 21 - January 4.
 

Career Opportunities

Manager, Finance and Administration
Alberta Golf
Deadline for Applications: January 8, 2016

Grassroots Director
Organization: Sherwood Park District Soccer Association
Deadline Date: December 31, 2015
Date Posted: December 8, 2015
Location: Sherwood Park, AB
 
Coordinator, Video & Creative Service
Organization: Western Hockey League
Deadline Date: December 21, 2015
Date Posted: December 8, 2015
Location: Calgary, AB

Strength & Conditioning Coach - Level 2
Organization: CANADIAN SPORT INSTITUTE CALGARY
Deadline Date: January 13, 2016
Date Posted: December 4, 2015
Location: Canmore and Calgary
 

Impressive Performances

Basketball
Kiera Fujimoto, former AEP athlete, played a starring role in helping Lindsay Thurber Raiders to capture the gold at the SAIT Basketball tournament recently

Swimming
Seven members of the Catalina swim team, including two former AEP athletes, set new qualifying times in the Alberta Age Group Challenge at Calgary. Rebecca Smith continues to dominate the pool. Rebecca was a three-time winner and set new records in all three events in the JP Fiset meet at Edmonton recently. Elizabeth Moore, was first in 100 m back, 5th in 200m back.
[Source: Red Deer Advocate]
 

FUNdamentals

FUN-duh-MENTALS of Sport Psychology
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
December  17, 2015
 
Wait Training  (Chungliang Al Huang and Jerry Lynch, Thinking Body-Dancing Mind)
 
This is not a typo. We are talking about patience. “Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is "timing“; it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way” (Fulton J. Sheen).
 
Impatience arises when we focus too strongly on outcomes. Outcomes are end results of actions, such as scoring goals, getting lots of playing time, being a go-to-player.  When we focus on outcomes we diminish our focus on process which is unfortunate.  Many outcomes are beyond our control such as deflection of the ball into your own net, a seldom made call by the official, the spectacular defensive play by an opponent. If we “lose our minds” over things we cannot control we reduce our ability to stay focused on the things we can control.  Process is fundamental actions that make outcomes possible. Skating, running, passing, gaining a step, shooting and quick release, deception, intensity, pressure are but a few fundamentals that make the outcomes possible. When we focus on process we can be patient.   We can wait.  By focusing on being great fundamentally we set ourselves up with opportunities to create outcomes.  Focusing on fundamentals also enables us to develop persistence.  Persistence and patience in each game ensures we are respectful of the process of competing and the process of growing and developing ourselves.  The question is: Can you remain focused on executing fundamentals while you wait for the outcomes to reveal themselves?


 

Upcoming Events


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Applications for Winter Athlete Enhancement Program (AEP)
Deadline is January 13, 2016.
Applications can be downloaded from the ASDC Central website  under "How to Apply"
Contact  ASDC (403) 342-3231 if you have any questions or problems downloading the form.
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For all Alberta Winter Games Coaches:
Get ready for your upcoming Alberta Winter Games with:
Sport Taping Basics for Ankle, Wrist & Thumb
Saturday January 23, 2016
10 am - 2 pm
Register with Mel at Collegiate Sport Medicine Clinic, Red Deer
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Shawnee Harle is back for another inspiring presentation entitled:
“Empower Our Kids and Athletes to
Embrace Risk and Overcome Fear”

January 25, 2016
Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Admission: $25
NCCP PD Credits available
Registration available online.
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If you missed Shawnee in October be sure to join us for this session.
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2016 Alberta Winter Games in Medicine Hat
February 13-16, 2016
More than 2,700 participants, their families and spectators will be in Medicine Hat at the Alberta Winter Games in mid-February. Opening Ceremonies are February 13 at the Canalta Center. Alberta's best young athletes, from 11- 17 years of age will compete in skiing, hockey, biathlon, curling, speed skating, fencing, artistic gymnastics, volleyball, boxing and more.  For a full list of Winter Games sports and more information see:
http://albertasport.ca/games/alberta-games/about-alberta-games.aspx
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2015 Athlete & Team of the year nominations close February 29, 2016!
More information and nomination forms at:
 http://www.albertasport.ca/news-events/awards-programs.aspx
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NCCP Courses for Winter, Spring and Summer 2016 will be posted as of December 18th at:
http://www.albertasport.ca/sport/coaching-development.aspx
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Career Opportunities

Sport & Venue - Executive Manager
Organization: 2019 Canada Winter Games
Deadline Date: January 5, 2016
Date Posted: December 11, 2015
Location: Red Deer, Alberta

Marketing & Revenue Executive Manager
Organization: 2019 Canada Winter Games
Deadline Date: January 5, 2016
Date Posted: December 11, 2015
Location: Red Deer, Alberta

Planning & Human Resources - Executive Manager
Organization: 2019 Canada Winter Games
Deadline Date: January 5, 2016
Date Posted: December 11, 2015
Location: Red Deer, Alberta
 
Manager, Female Hockey
Organization: Hockey Alberta
Deadline Date: January 4, 2016
Date Posted: December 11, 2015
Location: Red Deer, AB
 
Coordinator, Female Hockey
Organization: Hockey Alberta
Deadline Date: January 4, 2016
Date Posted: December 11, 2015
Location: Red Deer, AB
 
 
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