A big Congratulations to Elizabeth Moore on qualifying for the Olympics Trails in the 200m breast, 100 back (15-year-old Age Group nationals), 100 m and 200 m breast (Canadian summer championships. Elizabeth, former AEP athlete, was first in the 200m breast and third in the 100m breast at the Speedo Alberta Open in Edmonton last weekend.
Current AEP Athlete, Casey Patsula, was fifth in vault, fifth on uneven bars, ninth on beam, sixth overall at the Execlta Cup gymnastics meet last weekend.
Former AEP athlete, Amy Severson placed 5th in the ACAC Indoor Track Program in Edmonton.
FUN-duh-MENTALS of Sport Psychology
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
February 4, 2016
"Energy flows where attention goes". (A Universal Principle of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
Before I explore the notion of Universal Principles I would like you to reflect on the following questions: Do I live my life through a Universal Principle, a belief (rule if you like) about human behaviour? You may have more than one. Continue your personal exploration with a second question: Am I confident that my rule(s) is irrefutable and without exception or challenge? Finally consider the quote that prefaces this article with the following question: Is it irrefutable that energy flows (follows / leads) wherever your attention is directed?
If you are like me, you likely found the first question relatively easy. Each of us has at least one belief about human and human behaviour – a rule which we believe / assume to be universal (irrefutable). This newsletter is directed to a large “Community of Athletes”. We can focus our discussion on a more definitive question: Is there, or do you have, a Universal Principle that accounts for athletic achievement?
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Understanding the Rise in Youth Sports Injuries
There has been a growing increase in youth sports injuries over the last 25 years. As coaches, you want your athletes to be healthy, so what can be done to prevent injuries? This great article discusses the risks of early specialization, overtraining and burnout, and how you can prevent injuries from taking a toll on your athletes.
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Concussion Awareness Training Toolkit for Parents, Players, and Coaches.
Alberta Concussion Alliance
Building Strong Relationships with Journalists
Nurturing your relationships with journalists is crucial if you’re hoping to tell your story to a broader audience. Journalists in the sport industry are a passionate bunch. Be good to them and they’ll be great to you. So, how can you be good to them.
Journalist: “So, how was your race?”
You: “It went great!”
You: “I choked.”
Take for granted that a sports journalist has seen a thousand athletes before you, therefore they can smell bullshit a mile away. Except maybe for Lance Armstrong but you're not Lance so don’t even try. Sooner or later they’ll figure it out.
2015 Athlete & Team of the year nominations close February 29, 2016!
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NCCP Courses for Winter, Spring and Summer 2016 are now available:
9 days till Opening Ceremonies of Alberta Winter Games
in Medicine Hat
CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES
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Industry leading experts will lead day-long seminars on the topics noted below with content specifically built for Canada’s National Sport Federations. Sessions are open to NSF personnel and Alberta Provincial / Multi-Sport Organizations. The Canadian Olympic Committee has extended an invitation to Alberta Provincial / Multi-Sport Organizations to participate in these seminars at no cost.
All session will be held at the Markin McPhail Centre at WinSport and there is no registration fee for any of the sessions.
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