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March 2015

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ASDC Services

ASDC Central is partnering with Red Deer College to host a Sport Related Concussion Session on May 5, 2015. Dr. Elena Antoniadis, Psychology Professor at Red Deer College will present an overview of her research on concussions, including understanding concussion effects, identifying concussion signs and symptoms, and helping injured athletes heal and return to play. Other presenters will share their experiences with career ending concussions.  Please join us for
Sport Related Concussion Information Session
May 5, 2015
Margaret Parsons Theatre
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Online Registration will open soon. For more information call Gwen at (403) 342-3231 or email  .

Coaching Tips

Strain Inoculation 2
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
Outer athletes (performers) become experts; inner athletes (performers) become masterful.
(Dan Millman, The Inner Athlete)

Dear Umee.
I hope you had eventful month with your athletes. If you are like me, you may have discovered that strain is experienced in interesting ways.  I found myself experiencing strain in many situations but two come to mind:  when driving behind a slow driver and watching a hockey game where there were many questionable calls by the head official. What is interesting is how I turned the events into distressors.  I wonder how much distress is created when we focus on “wishing” we could control events that are in fact beyond our ability to effect any appreciable change in the circumstance.  Though the good news is most days are filled with eustress – many challenges that require me to commit with good focus and defined intention – the bad news is we often ignore the challenge and change our focus from opportunity to distress and dismay.    Eustress carries with it a promise: I can “lose” but with concerted effort and persistence I have a good chance to “win”; our choice to become distressed is possibly an action to avoid the strain of challenges.  
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Coaches of Canada

 Coaches of Canada Featured Service: Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) Designation!
Attention Coaches! Coaches of Canada is the only organization that grants official designation to professionals in the field of coaching in Canada, offering the designation of Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC). Placing ChPC after your name shows the sport community that you embody all the traits of a Professional Coach!

To all coaches who are not yet Licensed or Registered with Coaches of Canada, take this opportunity to contact us and see if you qualify!

We also strongly encourage all of our Licensed ChPCs to use the designation in their title and signature. You have earned it and should therefore wear it proudly! The format should be as follows: John Smith, ChPC.

Finally, we invite all of our Registered Coaches to update their personal information and, should you qualify, apply for a transition to the ChPC License!

Upcoming Events

Physical Literacy & Fundamental Movement Skills Summit
April 18, 2015
Red Deer College
2015 Alberta Sport Leadership Conference
April 23-25, 2015
Banff, AB
For more information please visit
2015 Induction Banquet - ASHFM
Date: May 29, 2015
Location: Sheraton Red Deer
Tickets: $100/person  $800/Table
Ticket can be purchase through the office at 403-341-8614
The Leadership Centre of Central Alberta is proud to present
Central Alberta’s Third Annual Leadership Conference
A two-day event combining inspirational presentations and workshops with internationally acclaimed speakers
Sept 21st – 22nd, 2015
Red Deer Westerner Park
March was Nutrition Month 
 Eating 9 to 5
 Rushed mornings, no time for a lunch break, food-filled meetings, workplace celebrations and end of day dinner struggles; workday challenges can make it difficult to eat well.
Eating well at work can boost concentration, productivity and vitality. It can also reduce missed days of work by helping to improve overall health.
The goal of the 2015 national Nutrition Month campaign is to inspire Canadians to eat better at work and make other positive changes for a healthier workplace and nutrition environment.  READ MORE HERE

In the News

New Gender Equity Assessment Tools

CAAWS is excited to launch two Gender Equity Assessment Tools for the Canadian sport and physical activity sector. The tools are designed to help community sport and physical activity providers, as well as sport clubs and provincial/territorial sport organizations, assess current levels of gender equity and set goals for improvement.
Download the tools
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