Concussion Awareness Session May 5th
Volume 7, Issue 6
April 2, 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

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

We gratefully acknowledge the Partnership & support from Red Deer College.
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

~ Zig Ziglar


Impressive Performances

Cross Country Skiiing
Bailey Johnson competed against 79 racers from 38 ski teams from across Canada the Nationals at Thunder Bay, Ont recently. Baily finished fourth in aggregate points in the U16 girls division after placing fifth in each of the classic and classic sprint events, 12th in the 7.5 km skate and 37th in the five km skate.
[Source: Red Deer Advocate]

Jaxon Lynn of Sylvan Lake finished in a four-way tie for 26th position at the Junior boys division of the Maple Leaf Golf Tour Interantional Players Championship in Beaumont, California.
[Source: Red Deer Advocate]

Adapted Physical Activity Symposium
Congratulations to Tanner Fandrey on his excellent speach at the Adapted Physical Activity Symposium in March.  Tanner, the keynote speaker, shared his story of being diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, an auto-immune disease that causes inflammation in the spine and ending a promising career in stand-up hockey.  Fortunately, Tanner found his way back on the ice playing sledge hockey.  He was recently named to teh Canadian develpment team as one of the top young defencement in the nation.  His goal is to be on the national team for the 2018 paralympics in Pyeongchange, South Korea.
[Source: Red Deer Advocate]


FUN-duh-MENTALS of Sport Psychology
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
The Price of Success
Long term achievement is the product of deliberate, purposeful, focused, daily commitment to growth.

Mark Spitz, US Olympian, garnered seven gold medals and seven world records,  in the 1972 Olympics. He  set ONE goal.  His goal was to work hard enough in training to improve 1/100th of a second, every hour he trained in the pool.  There are three aspects about Mark Spitz that I continue to marvel about.  One was the simplicity of his goal.  
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Training Tips

You are not your mistakes. You are not your bad performances. You don’t have to let one bad game, one error, one missed opportunity, one unaccomplished goal swallow you whole. These things don’t have to define your sport experience and define who you are as an athlete.
Don't let your mistakes and regrets define you

Your experiences are part of you, not all of you. When you have that emotional scar and the reminder of the hurt is still there, you may need to do a little “surgery” of your own. Here are three specific techniques to help you break up some of that emotional scar tissue:
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Upcoming Events

Concussion Awareness Session
Tuesday May 5, 2015
Margaret Parsons Theatre, RDC
7:00 pm
View Poster or register online
or call Gwen at (403) 342-3231
Physical Literacy & Fundamental Movement Skills Summit
April 18, 2015
Red Deer College
Register online
2015 Alberta Sport Leadership Conference
April 23-25, 2015
Banff, AB
For more information please visit

Athletes of the Week

April 1 - 8, 2015
Maddie Maskowy - Hockey

March 25 - April 1, 2105
Lexi Baron - Volleyball

Job Opportunities

Kinesiology Instructor/Coach Queen's Hockey
Organization: Red Deer College
Deadline Date: April 24, 2015
Date Posted: March 31, 2015
Location: Red Deer, Alberta Canada

Coordinator, Marketing & Events - MAT LEAVE
Organization: Hockey Alberta Foundation
Deadline Date: April 6, 2015
Date Posted: March 31, 2015
Location: Red Deer, AB
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