The main purpose of the ASDC network is to coordinate and enhance services available to Alberta's emerging athletes and coaches. Athletes participate in Strength & Conditioning, attend Winning Edge Seminars such as Mental Skills, Sport Nutrition, Sport Injury & Prevention among other complimentary services to enhance an athletes performance. Many of the athletes in the Athlete Enhancement Program in the seven regions in Alberta are seeing the training payoff as many of the athelts are participating in the Special Olympic World Games, Western Canada Games starting next week and many national events in the many sports represented in the program.
Wishing all the best to the many athletes competing in the Special Olympic Worlds this week and the Western Canada Games next week.
Team Alberta is excited to announce the team of athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff that will be part of Team Alberta at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games!!
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for Human Performance
Linchpin: Are you indispensible?
Dear Umee (pronounced you-mee),
Seth Godin, in Linchpin
, is challenging us to act more like artists, artists of our “profession”. In Linchpin
, Godin is asking all professionals to work at being indispensable, but, not for self-gratification; he is suggesting we work through engagement in deep emotional work and caring at an intense level of interdependence that arises from sharing our gifts. Rather than rewrite his thoughts, I have borrowed his words to share with you. I hope you find his words thought-provoking; possibly leading “you-mee” to taking first steps to becoming indispensible.
Godin, Seth. (2010). Linchpin: Are Your Indispensable?
Penguin Books: England, pp. 86-87.
Mental Skills Training Tip
Beneficial or Bogus: Does Visualization Actually Work?
By: Carrie Cheadle
If you’re anything like me – you’ve been skeptical of the whole movement that posits: “If you just visualize what you want to have happen in your life it will magically come to you”. The Law of Attraction isn’t a “secret” and it isn’t magic; the Law of Attraction is the idea that like-attracts-like. However, you can’t just close your eyes and imagine winning the lottery and then get in your car, drive down to the corner store, buy a lottery ticket, and expect to be the next big winner. Just like you can’t close your eyes right before your game or race and imagine winning and think that will be the golden ticket to your success.
It’s not that thinking about success magically attracts success to you … it’s more like you cannot experience in your life what you cannot imagine in your mind. Your energy, thoughts, and behavior move in the direction of what you choose to pay attention to. Visualization can help move your attention in the direction you want to go versus in the direction you DON’T want to go. Using visualization in this way for training and performance can positively impact your motivation and confidence.
The Professional Coaching Department of the Coaching Association of Canada
The CAC strives to recognize the tremendous contribution that coaches make to the Canadian sport system and to the success of Canadian athletes on and off the field of play. Our awards program spans the full spectrum of coaching roles from community coaching and peer mentorship to high performance and lifetime achievement, and even extends to the organizations that help make this happen.
Do you know an outstanding coach who could be the coach of the year? Has your National Sport Organization (NSO) or Multisport Service Organization (MSO) been active in highlighting the importance of coaching and recognizing coaches? We are currently accepting nominations for outstanding international-level coaches for the Jack Donohue Award
and NSOs or MSOs for the Sheila Robertson Award
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