ASDC Network to Support Alberta Winter Games Participants
From February 13 – 16, 2016 athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, families and spectators will converge on Medicine Hat for the 2016 Alberta Winter Games. As part of the Alberta Sport Development Centre (ASDC) network of 7 centres, the ASDC will be offering specific sport science programming to Alberta Winter Games (AWG) coaches and athletes at the AWG Zone Meetings at the end of January. These sessions will be conducted by coaches and former AWG athletes with extensive backgrounds in multi-sport games/competitions. The goals of the sessions are to help coaches and athletes prepare to be their best at the Games.
For more information on the specific date, time, location and topic for the ASDC presentation please contact your local ASDC office
or contact your AWG Zone Chef
Never Give Up: Athlete Development for Life
Perseverance Serves Young Athlete Development of Sports
When it comes to athlete development, we need to be teaching our kids more than just strategy and technique. Indeed, it is imperative that we expose them to situations that can instill real life lessons. One of the most important character traits they can develop through sports is perseverance, but it can only happen if we are not too quick to protect and shelter our athletes but instead follow a long-term athletic development approach.
[Source: Steve Nash Youth Basketball Blog
Strain Inoculation 11:
Nurturing Champions in Fixed and Growth Mindset People
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
A Brief review of Fixed and Growth Mindset
I shared the following twelve comparisons between fixed mindset (italics) and growth mindset (bold) orientations with our athletes. The review is offered to provide context for the two very different approaches assumed by individuals explored in Dweck’s research. I asked the athletes to self-appraise and determine which mindset best reflected their current activities. You may wish to peruse the orientations and return to them as you read the suggestions on nurturing champions.
Applications for Winter Athlete Enhancement Program (AEP)
is January 13, 2016.
Applications can be downloaded from the ASDC Central website
under "How to Apply"
Contact ASDC (403) 342-3231 if you have any questions or problems downloading the form.
Shawnee Harle is back for another inspiring presentation entitled:
“Empower Our Kids and Athletes to
Embrace Risk and Overcome Fear”
January 25, 2016
Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NCCP PD Credits available
Registration available online.
If you missed Shawnee in October be sure to join us for this session.
Apprentice Coach Program Applications
Are now Open
The Canada Games Apprenticeship Program provides the opportunity for each Province and Territory to send 2 Coaches of Aboriginal Ancestry and 2 Female Coaches to the Canada Games in Apprenticeship Roles.
More information on the program including the program guidelines and application forms can be found Here for the Female applications.
And Here for Applications for the Aboriginal Coaching Apprenticeship Program
January 8 to 10, 2016
Volleyball Canada will host the 2016 Men's NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament i
n Edmonton, Alberta. The winner of the event will go to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
went on sale November 26, and are available through Ticketmaster
Register NOW for Sport Events Congress 2016!
Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance - Your First Look at the Excitement in Store in Ottawa Canada’s largest sport events conference takes place in Ottawa from March 6-8 at the Westin Ottawa Hotel……...Read more