Centred...Bi-Monthly Newsletter

January 18, 2017      Centred        Volume 9 Issue 1

         Miles Kydd                                    Lori Rechlo
   Executive Director                      Program Coordinator
    RDC Room 902                              RDC Room 904
Phone: (403)-342-3231              Email: info@asdccentral.ca

Male Athlete of the Month

Keaton Kennedy
The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Male Athlete of the Month for January 2017 is Keaton Kennedy. Keaton Kennedy, is a 16 year old Red Deer resident, a Grade 11 student at Notre Dame High School and is a competitive field and box lacrosse athlete. This past summer Keaton was selected to play for team Alberta U18 men's Field lacrosse team and was one of the youngest players on the team.
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Service Provider Spotlight

Keith Hansen
As one of our Silver & Gold Mental Skills presenter, Keith brings athletic, coaching, and educational experience to all his seminars. His engaging presentations highlights his passion for not only coaching, but also sports psychology. Read Keith's full bio >>>

Winning Edge Seminar

Last week Registered Dietitian, Harrison Blizzard, led the athletes through a Nutrition Workshop. In this hands-on seminar the athletes made (and sampled) 2 different types of energy bars, smoothies, and an energy drink similar (but healthier) to Gatorade. Broken to small groups, the athletes had to read the recipe, gather the ingredients, and prepare the snack/drink which was then subject to a taste test by all. The overall response was that these were quick recipes for them to make when they are on the run and need quick fuel. Our next Winning Edge Seminar is January 24 at 7pm, and the discussion will be the always feared topic of Public Speaking. See you then.


As a parent of a young athlete I find I struggle to get my teenager to understand how to properly fuel his body, and that protein is not the answer to everything. When I say the words balance, moderation, and variety I swear my son hears fruit, vegetables, and diet?!?! I decided it was time to let the research do the talking, and found a great article that is now posted to our fridge. Coach.ca has a great article with examples on how to fuel the young athlete. Read more >>>
ASDC - Central is looking to fill 1 Board of Directors position. Please email for more information

Upcoming Events

ASDC - Athlete Enhancement Program
Winter Intake
Application Deadline: January 25, 2017
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ASDC - Winning Edge Seminar
Public Speaking
January 24 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Room 2601
Canada Winter Games 2019 Host Society
Inaugural Fire & Ice Gala-Volunteer Recruitment
February 3, 2017
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Impressive Performance

Tereza Simonova

Congratulations to AEP athlete Tereza Simonova on her 1st place finish in the U18 Tennis Tournament held in Calgary earlier this month. Terzea defeated the tournaments 1st, 2nd, and 3rd seeded players to capture 1st place overall. Also earlier this month, it was announced that Tereza was 1 of 5 recipients of the Red Deer Games Foundation Grant. Way to go Tereza, all of us at ASDC - Central are very proud of you.

Mental Skills

Great video from Shawn Sky on Mental Routines vs. Rituals. This video explains the difference between the two, and why mental routines are so important. Shawn is a sports psychology professor and head coach of the Mount Royal Men's Volleyball team.  Watch video >>>

Strength & Conditioning

4 Key Points You Must Follow to Develop Muscular Strength - Travis Stoetzel - www.onnit.com/academy

Circuits, interval training, met-cons, and finisher-like workouts are no doubt fun, but when you neglect your main strength training focus, that’s where you fail. People tend to do what’s fun and exciting versus what they know they need to do, which is attacking your weaknesses.  With this in mind I want to discuss what strength training really is and some major key points to focus in on. First off, strength is KEY. If you’re an athlete, you need to be strong. If you don’t compete in sports you still need to be strong. Strength is a necessity. Period. Read full article >>>

Media Release from the Red Deer Games Foundation announcing their December 2016 grant recipients.
Media Release
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Alberta Sport Connection.
We gratefully acknowledge the partnership & support from Red Deer College.
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