Volume 8, Issue 15
October 7, 2016

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.

Red Deer College
Miles Kydd, Executive Director
Room 902

Lori Rechlo,
Program Coordinator
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

16-17 Season

Welcome to everyone in our Athlete Enhancement Program (AEP); our 2016-2017 season is underway. It was great to see all of our new and returning AEP athletes last week at orientation and fitness testing. There are 40+ athletes registered this fall that will be participating in Strength & Conditioning sessions and 3-Tiered Winning Edge Seminars focusing on Mental Skills, Nutrition and more. If you missed the deadline or just want more information on AEP call our office or visit our webpage. Once again, welcome to all our athletes we look forward to working with you all season long.


"Discipline yourself and others won't need to."

John Wooden - College Basketball Coach

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

We gratefully acknowledge the Partnership & support from Red Deer College.

Impressive Performances

Tyla Lee – current ASDC athlete, and her sister Jade Lee – former ASDC athlete and current softball athlete at Iowa Western Reivers, have made it to the final cut for Team Alberta Softball for the Canada Summer Games held in Winnipeg in 2017. They're carrying 18 players until the spring, and then cutting to 15. Of particular significance, the tryouts were open to players born in 1996, and Tyla just had her 17th birthday- born in 1999. Tyla would be the youngest athlete on the Canada Games team if selected in the spring of 2017. Everyone here at ASDC - Central are very proud of these girls, and will be rooting for them all the way.

Mental Skills

Try honing these psychological skills to develop a gold medalist’s mind. ADRIANA BARTON:The Globe and Mail
Journalist Adriana Barton, with the insights from 5 sports psychologists who have worked with Canadian Olympians, writes about 6 different mental skills to develop as an athlete. Read More...



Ever Active Schools has released a short video to promote their campaign "Hosting Healthy Sporting Events." This project encourages schools and communities to promote Healthy Eating at Sporting Events. As we approach the competitive season for many sports, this video serves as a good reminder to our athletes of what health eating consists of.  Watch Video...

Strength & Conditioning

As we prepare for a new season, our bodies may not be in the shape we thought they were. This blog by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD is an internationally respected sports nutritionist, weight coach, nutrition author, and workshop leader, provides some insight into an all to common nuisance, muscle cramps. With tips and explanations, Nancy's blog titled, "Muscle cramps: Do they cramp your style?" may help you avoid the dreaded cramp. Read more...


Volunteer Opportunities

Alberta Sport Connection Board Recruitment: The Minister of Culture and Tourism is currently seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as Chair, Vice Chair and Board members of the Alberta Sport Connection. More Info>>>
Position / Placement: Floor Hockey Assistant Coach
Assist the head coach of the floor hockey program in providing coaching and supervision for players. Program runs Monday evenings 6.00-8.00 at St. Patrick's school - October - March. Visit  www.specialolympics.ab.ca

Position / Placement: Swimming Companion
Swimming is one activity that boosts confidence and self discipline when made a routine. Swimming in pairs is a great way to get in the pool and enjoy a sport together! Shifts are flexible. More Info>>>

Position / Placement: Family Fun Night Volunteer
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum needs volunteers to help with children's crafts and games at the Halloween Family Fun Night, October 27th, from 6:00 PM - 9:00PM. More Info>>>


Upcoming Events

AEP Winning Edge Seminar - Mental Skills # 1
Bronze and Silver Sessions October 19 - 7:00pm-8:00pm
Red Deer College Rooms 2503 & 2505
Halloween Family Night
Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Admission: $10 a family (up to 6 people)
For more information call: 403-341-8614
2016-2017 RDC Athletics Season is underway
Visit www.rdcathletics.ca for schedules and tickets

From all of us at ASDC - Central, we wish you and yours a safe and Happy Thanksgiving weekend
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