Deadline for RDGF Funding is May 18th!
Volume 8, Issue 9
May 5, 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.

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

Athletes of the Month

Reiss Flunder
April 20, 2016

Reiss Flunder, is a 16 year old Red Deer resident and competitive football player with the Notre Dame Cougars and Central Alberta Prairie Fire. Reiss is a linebacker for the Cougars and the Prairie Fire.  The Prairie Fire play in a spring football league in Calgary that many consider to be one of Canada’s best youth football leagues. Reiss was member of Team Alberta Football U16’s this past summer and competed in a major competition in Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, TX.  This year Reiss will be trying out for the Team Alberta U18’s. Reiss hopes that his passion for football lead him to a football scholarship after he completes high school.
Reiss will continue to train and pursue his passion for football at Notre Dame, with the Prairie Fire and with the ASDC-Central.
 View video interview

Rylee Cassidy
May 4, 2016

Rylee is 16 years old and attends grade 10 at Notre Dame High School in Red Deer. Rylee plays competitive fastball with the U16 Red Deer Rage “A” team which competes in the Girls Prairie League Softball and the Red Deer Women’s Softball League. Rylee is a shortstop and pitcher.  Rylee began playing at age 6 and since then has won two bronze medals, three silvers, and three golds at provincials. In 2014 her team won the U14 Western Canadian Championships and her Zone 4 Alberta Summer game’s team won a bronze medal in 2014. In 2015, Rylee’s Rage U16 team captured the Provincial U16 Softball Championship qualifying them for a spot at the 2015 Softball Nationals.
Rylee has undergone impressive strength development in the past year and her   strong work ethic combined with her athletic gifts and her training experiences with ASDC-Central will only see her continue to grow and develop in her softball and athletic career!  Rylee hopes to continue her softball career after high school and earn an athletic scholarship for softball
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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.

Career Opportunities

Rhythmic Gymnastic Coach
Organization: Chinook Rhythmique Gymnastic Club
Deadline Date: June 15, 2016
Date Posted: May 3, 2016
Location: Calgary, AB
General Manager - Calgary Inferno
Organization: Canadian Women's Hockey League
Deadline Date: May 13, 2016
Date Posted: May 2, 2016
Location: Calgary, AB
Team Lead, Guest Relations, Faculty of Kinesiology
Organization: University of Calgary
Deadline Date: May 3, 2016
Date Posted: April 28, 2016
Location: 2500 University Dr. NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
  Click here for link to website & information on zone playoffs

Some sports are still in need of coaches and assistant coaches for the summer games. If interested, contact your sport organization to enquire about available positions.

Coaching athletics/track and field and the Alberta Summer Games (Zone 4)
If you are interested or know of someone
Contact Darren Posyluzny at

Impressive Performances

Congratulations are in order for two current AEP Athletes, Bryn MacDougall and Chelsea Antonio. These two athletes have been named to the Canadian juvenile team to compete in the Youth Pan American Championships in Chile.
Former AEP athlete Nathaniel Johnson won a silver medal in the open men's ipee at the Alberta Championships in Blackfalds last weekend.
The Central Alberta Prairie Fire Football Club have selected two current AEP Athletes to their team; Kaedann Price and Reiss Flunder on defence.
The Central Alberta Kings Volleyball Club under -16 boys earned a silver medal  at Volleyball Alberta's premier tournament No.3. The team includes former AEP athletes JJ Graham & Ty Moline.


FUN-duh-MENTALS of Sport Psychology
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
April  2016
Achievers are Amazing 3.0
Sociological  Development
“You will never understand loss until you can love someone more than you love yourself.”
Psychologist speaking to Will Hunting, in movie Good Will Hunting

This is the third of a four part series – Achievers are Amazing.  Whole person development encompasses growth in four areas: physiological (movement), emotional (composure), mental (cognitive) and sociological (social).  3.0 explores sociological development.  Achievers commit to whole person development.
Social development is often the forgotten dimension of athlete whole person development.  Virtues, such as selflessness, egolessness, graciousness and attributes such as empathy, self-discipline, respect and resilience are elements of social development.  The social dimension is about building community.  It is about being a contributing member to the well being of those in our community.
“The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that is wants to live humbly for one”, a quote by Wilhelm Stekel, seems an apt introduction to selflessness.  Stekel suggests selflessness is a mature posture; I assume he means it is a very noble posture to be selfless.  To be selfless is to rejoice in the wellness and well being of others without being jealous and being humble their own greatness is celebrated.
Keep Reading >>>
Practice Mindset vs. Performance Mindset
By Delice Coffey | Basketball Psychology Articles

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” – John Wooden
Basketball mental toughness often makes the difference between two opposing teams or individual players. The type of mindset that is carried onto the court will directly impact a team’s or an athlete’s ability to perform as well as the state of their mental game.
Basketball tends to reward specific types of mindsets. There are several types of mindsets in basketball psychology; however they can basically be divided up into being either “positive” or “negative”.
Read More  >>

Upcoming Events

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
May 7, 2016

NCCP Fundatmental Movement Skills
Coach Professional Development Clinic
Red Deer College, Kevin Sirois Gym
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"Assessing Physical Literacy"
Sport for Life-RBC Learn to Play
Webinar #5
The Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (PLAY) Tools are being adopted across the country for a variety of purposes including program evaluation, research, marketing and planning. Learn more about these tools and the value of assessing physical literacy.

This RBC Learn to Play webinar takes place from 11-12pm EST on May 10, and will be delivered by Dr. Dean Kriellaars.
For More info or to Register
May 13 – 15, 2016
Knowledge to Action (K2A)
Edmonton, AB
Sport Medicine Council of Alberta’s 2016 K2A Conference will provide an interdisciplinary experience for professionals in the Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation fields.
May 17th, 2016
Leadership Networks 301 programming
LN 301 is designed for those who fill key leadership roles within their organization (ED, CEO, owner, Executive team member).
Call the office at 403-340-0324 or email for more information or to receive an application form.
Concussions in Youth Sports: A Free Virtual Classroom
featuring Hayley Wickenheiser and Scott Russell

Learn more about concussions in youth sports by attending this Virtual Classroom from the National Film Board of Canada. Moderated by CBC Sports veteran Scott Russell, the Virtual Classroom explores the devastating impacts of playing through head injuries, with five-time Olympic medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser, former professional hockey player Max Taylor and University of Toronto’s resident psychiatrist Dr. Ryan Todd.

Register today, free of charge, and engage your students in a vital conversation on May 17, 2016 at 1: 30 p.m. EDT webcast from Ryerson University!
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!
Upcoming Offerings:
April 22 - May 13
Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
June 2 - 23
Thu, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register here.
2016 Leadership Conference: Building Intentional Connections
September 19, 2016
Go online to check out our great speakers and to register:
All presenters will be posted by mid-May, including our selected Leadercast presenters.
Early-bird registration runs until May 31st.
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