Centred...Bi-Monthly Newsletter

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



 December 16, 2016                                                     Volume 8 Issue 20

Athlete of the Month

Erica Watts
The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Female Athlete of the Month for December 2016 is Erica Watts.
Erica Watts, is a 16 year old Red Deer resident, Grade 11 student at Hunting Hills High School and a competitive curler.  Erica and her teammates (playing under the name of her skip – Holly Vincent) have been playing together since Erica was 7 years old and are one of the top teams in their age group in Calgary. Read full media release


Impressive Performances

Earlier this month AEP athlete, Kaedann Price, received the Olstad Award of Excellence (Most Valuable Player) at the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School Football Awards Banquet, and also won Most Valuable Lineman for the Central High School Division at the All-Star Banquet. Congratulations Kaedann on all your achievements.

Strength & Conditioning

Proper stretching is critical in any work-out or performance. Without adequate warm-up or cool down muscles can be come pulled, strained, or torn which may lead to a more serious injury. Most question when and how to stretch, so a great article from SportMedBC can break it down for you; Read article >>>

It's hard to believe that 2016 is coming to a close, and 2017 is just over 2 weeks away. We would like to thank all of our supporters, athletes and service providers for a great year, and we look forward to a new year of adventures, endeavors, and success.

From our families to yours, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

Mental Skills

With the new year creeping up, some people use the holidays to sit back and reflect on their resolutions or goals set over the past year. An interesting article from Carrie Cheadle titled "Stop Feeling Like a Failure: It’s Time to Adjust Your Goal," can help you to shift your perspective when it comes to looking at some goals that were not achieved.
I am a goal driven person. I gain a tremendous amount of pleasure and satisfaction from setting goals and then figuring out how to work towards achieving them. In fact, sometimes I have to remind myself that I don't always have to be striving for something, and to take the time to cherish the many things I HAVE accomplished instead of always setting the bar higher (but maybe that’s another blog post).
Read full article >>>


Game Plan: Know Your Strengths; Transferable Skills Outside of Sport

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
As athletes you hone and master a number of skills to become successful in your sport. When it comes to life outside of sport, athletes have expressed concerns with feeling unprepared and inexperienced. Many, if not all, of the skills athlete acquire during their athletic career are transferable. Where those skills transfer is the athlete’s choice. Read full article >>>

Winning Edge Seminars

Our last seminar of 2016 featured the third and final bronze and silver mental skills sessions. Doug recapped the first 2 sessions with our Bronze athletes and then broke them into groups to discuss and present on; Self-Appraisal, Physical & Mental Rehearsal, and Game Management. All of our bronze athletes who have attended our three mental skills sessions will move on to silver starting in February, way to go. In our silver session, Keith Hansen, took our athletes through the difference between the"training & performing mind." Congratulations to all of our silver athletes moving on to our gold series of mental skills. We hope you all have a safe an enjoyable holiday break, and we look forward to seeing you 2017. We are also accepting applications for our winter AEP intake, deadline is January 25, 2017.
ASDC - Central is looking to fill 1 Board of Directors position. Please email for more information
Please be advised our office will be closed on December 23, 2017, and re-open January 3, 2017.

Upcoming Events

New Years Eve Sleepover: Magic of a New Year
Dec 31, 2016, 5:00pm -Jan 1, 2017, 9:00 am

Location: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Registration Deadline: December 27, 2016
Ages: 8-12       $50 / child
More Details >>>

Servus Free Family Night:
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Date: January 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
More Details>>>

Winning Edge Seminar: Nutrition Workshop
Date: January 11, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: RDC RM   1600

Athlete Enhancement Program: Winter Intake
Accepting applications until January 25, 2017
Alberta Sport Connection
Sport Recognition Awards

Nominations are now open for Athlete and Team of the year. Please visit website for more information. Deadine: February 3, 2017
Principals can register their schools, or teachers can register their classes today for the
Canada Games Activity Challenge 
If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their achievements, consider nominating them for one of our awards. PHE Canada is now accepting nominations for distinguished leaders. Application deadline: January 16, 2017
For more information and to nominate a leader, visit www.phecanada.ca/awards.
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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