ASDC Centred Newsletter (Jan 21, 2016) Empower Our Kids and Athletes to Embrace Risk and Overcome Fear
Volume 8, Issue 2
January 21, 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

Male Athlete of the Month

January 2016
Dahlin Wiebe

The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Male Athlete of the Month for January 2016 is Dahlin Wiebe!

The ASDC-C is pleased to provide a new multi-media format for our Athlete of the Month releases.  Please follow the link provided to watch our latest media release.  ASDC-C and are pleased to provide this material for you to use in your content as you see fit.

Dahlin (Dale-in) Wiebe (Weeb), is a 17 year old Red Deer resident and Hunting Hills High School student and competitive Cross Country Skier with the Red Deer Nordic Ski Club.  Dahlin began skiing at age 10 and has been racing in the Alberta Cup Series since 2012.  Dahlin has been a member of the Alberta Development Cross Country Ski Team since 2014 and has competed in the Alberta Winter Games and at NorAm Western Canadian Championships capturing medals along the way.  Dahlin will race the Alberta Cup Series again this winter and will ski at Western Canadian Championships and fight for a berth at Nationals in the spring.

Dahlin will continue to train with ASDC and Red Deer Nordic and pursue his passion for skiing, mountain biking and his church youth group in the coming months.  Dahlin will graduate high school in June.

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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.
Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.


Welcome New AEP Athletes

Edyn    Aasman    Volleyball / Running
Jayda    Aasman    Volleyball  
Justin    Flunder    Football
Sarah    Koopmans    Handball
Avery    Maloney    Equine Vaulting
Kylee    Osborne-Marshall    Girls Fastball
Casey    Patsula    Gymnastics (Artistic)
Courtney    Perich    Volleyball
Kaedann    Price     Football
Coby    Roberts    Rugby, Hockey
Riley    Seward    Volleyball & Baseball

Impressive Performances

Canoe Polo
Congratulations to former AEP athlete, Katie Hendrickson (Spruce View) who has been named to Canada’s U21 Women’s Canoe Polo Team. The team was selected after a recent training camp in Edmonton, AB. The team will train out of Alberta to prepare for the ICF Canoe Polo World Championships taking place in Syracuse, Italy this August 29 to September 4.

New AEP athlete, Casey Patsula of the Red Deer Exelta Gymnastics Club took top honours in her category in the Edmonton Capital City competition last weekend. Casey finished first overall in the level 8 category with a first-place finish on the bars and was third, fifth and eight, respectively, in the beam, vault and floor exercises.
[Source: Red Deer Advocate - Jan 19, 2016]


FUN-duh-MENTALS of Sport Psychology
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
January 21, 2016

Preparation, Intention and Vigilance as
Keystone Habits of Achievers:

If we are not getting better, we are getting worse”. (Pat Riley)

Habits are often as much a curse as a benefit. “The problem with habits is the brain cannot tell the difference between a good and a bad habit” (Amy Graybiel)

Habit is the root word for habitual.  Habitual behaviour is behaviour completed without thought; the behaviour is on auto-pilot (automatically).  Tying your shoes, stopping at red lights and brushing your teeth are behaviours that have been mastered by most 16 year olds.  They have become automatic.   For most of us our morning routine (habit) is on auto-pilot.  We do it without thinking and it gets us off to school, work or play. We do them at the right time, in the right place, for the right reason.

We all have many habits (routines) that enable us to efficiently get our routine “stuff” done.  Routine actions only need to get done; their completion enables us to get to events and activities that require higher order skills such as problem solving. Forty (40) percent of daily actions are not decisions but habits (Duke University, cited by Duhigg).. As athletes we have habits (routines) for suiting up for the game.  Few of us have habits for preparing for practice (training). Fewer of us have habits or routines for “being in the competition”.  It is the very rarest of us who have the habit of evaluating “objectively” our performance after a competition. Training, pre-competition, competition and post-competition are the four most dominant domains of an athlete.
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The Mental Side of Injury: How to Adapt and Overcome
by Walter J. Dorey
Most athletes will experience an interruption in training and/or competition due to injury at one point or another in their athletic career. How we approach injury management and recovery is often both a physical and mental process. Check out these tips on positive mental and physical injury recovery.
The Good, Bad & Ugly of Juicing, Smoothies & Other Beverages
by Andrea Holwegner BSc, RD
With the ongoing trend of detoxes, cleanses, juicing, smoothies and marketing of so-called “healthy beverages” you might be wondering which are best. Here is some information to help you navigate the best choices when it comes to what you drink.
What is the difference between juicing, smoothies and other fruit beverages?

Upcoming Events

For all Alberta Winter Games Coaches:
Get ready for your upcoming Alberta Winter Games with:
Sport Taping Basics for Ankle, Wrist & Thumb
Saturday January 23, 2016
10 am - 2 pm
Register with Mel at Collegiate Sport Medicine Clinic, Red Deer
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Final day to register: Jan 21st.
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
Admission: $25
NCCP PD Credits available
Registration available online.
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If you missed Shawnee in October be sure to join us for this session.
Do you know someone that should be nominated to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame?
Closing date of submission: January 31st at 4:30 pm.
2016 Alberta Winter Games in Medicine Hat
February 13-16, 2016
More than 2,700 participants, their families and spectators will be in Medicine Hat at the Alberta Winter Games in mid-February. Opening Ceremonies are February 13 at the Canalta Center. Alberta's best young athletes, from 11- 17 years of age will compete in skiing, hockey, biathlon, curling, speed skating, fencing, artistic gymnastics, volleyball, boxing and more.  For a full list of Winter Games sports and more information see:
2015 Athlete & Team of the year nominations close February 29, 2016!
More information and nomination forms at:
NCCP Courses for Winter, Spring and Summer 2016 are now available:

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