Connecting Coaches Newsletter June 2015

Welcome to Connecting Coaches,
June 2015 Issue 6

Coaching Tips
Upcoming Events
Job Opportunities

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

Job Opportunities

Executive Director
Organization: Squash Alberta
Deadline Date: July 31, 2015
Date Posted: June 4, 2015
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Sports Manager
Organization: Royal Glenora Club
Deadline Date: July 3, 2015
Date Posted: June 3, 2015
Location: 11160 River Valley Road, Edmonton, AB

Part-Time Ski Coach
Organization: Red Nordic Ski Club
Deadline Date: Applications will be reviewed as received until a suitable candidate is selected.
Location: Red Deer

ASDC Services

As one plank in our athlete testing program, ASDC-Central performs a Functional Movement
Screen (FMS)
on all program athletes.  

FMS is the screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental
movement patterns that are key to functional movement quality in individuals with no current
pain complaint or known musculoskeletal injury.

These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic loco motor, manipulative and stabilizing movements by placing an individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilized.

It is important to understand the limits and value of a Functional Movement Screen.  Understanding an athlete’s movement quality (moving well) is a key to the FMS.  And athlete’s need to understand that moving well does not make you fit. Moving well sets you up to move
often and moving often makes you fit.

Check out if your local ASDC can perform such a screening test by visiting

Coaching Tips

Strain Inoculation 5
by: Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
Leaderful: Set the Example
Be the change you want to see in the world. (Gandhi)
Dear Umee (pronounced you-mee),
Kouzes and Posner in Encouraging the Heart suggest, “Every leader, in fact every person, in an organization has to take the initiative to recognize individual contributions, celebrate team accomplishments and create an atmosphere of confidence and support”.
The foundation of leadership is choosing to activate and invigorate our teammates. Through efforts that excite, enthuse, arouse and engage each other, the ability to work effectively together is enhanced. It is driven by “behavioural credibility”; doing what one says we will do. Leaders set the example for others. They practice what they preach; if they want an invigorated workforce, they begin by being invigorated themselves.
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The Cost of Not Hiring Women Coaches
David Berri is a professor of economics at Southern Utah University. Andy Murray, the third-ranked men’s tennis player in the world, has been coached by Amelie Mauresmo for about a year.
Read More >>>>
The Professional Coaching Department of the Coaching Association of Canada
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  • $2,000,000 Bodily Injury and Property Damage
  • $2,000,000 Personal and Advertising Injury
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For more information, please contact or call 613-235-5000 ext. 2387

In the News

Having a role model in sport is an important part of social learning that allows girls to emulate the positive aspects of attitude, work ethic, and social dynamics. Check out the SIRC blog to discover the effects a sport role model can have on the development of girls’ leadership, behaviour, body image and self-esteem.
[Source: SIRC Blog:Wednesday June 10, 2015]
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