ASDC-C athletes Rylee Cassidy – Shortstop; Spencer Beaudoin – Center field; Abbie Eisenhawer – 2nd Base; Morgan Hunter – 1st Base – were all named to the Prairie Girls League Softball 16U “A” All-Star Team. The All-Star Game was played this past weekend in Lloydminster.
Rylee Cassidy & Tyla Lee tried out for Team Canada Softball in Saskatchewan.
Congratulations to fastball player, Jade Lee (AEP 2014-2016) on a number of personal achievements:
3rd Team NJCAA All-American
2nd Team Offensive All-American
1st Team NFCA All-Midwest Infielder
Region Defensive Player of the Year
1st Team Academic All Region
On the Dean's List
Overall record - 40 -24
Conference record 10-6
2nd in Regionals.
It was just announced that she was named: NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Assoc) 3rd Team NJCAA All American.
Jade is with the Iowa Western Reviers in Concil Bluffs, Iowa.
Parker Biletsky made Volleyball Alberta’s 17U Provincial Team
Tess Pearman (ASDC Director Shawna’s daughter) made Volleyball Alberta’s 18U Provincial Team
Tess Pearman & Kirsten Pinkney tried for Team Canada Junior National Team.
Darius Ramrattan qualified for his second Junior, and Under 23 World Championships in Kraków, Poland. Ryley Penner (AEP 2009-2011) also qualified for the World Champions.
Tanner Fandrey, former AEP athlete, was recently named Assistant Captain of Team Alberta and on May 13 – 15th competed with this team in the 1st Canadian National Sledge Championships (BC, Quebec and Ontario were the other competitors) and they won gold and are now the 2105 – 2016 National Sledge Champions.
Former AEP athletes Jeanine & Angelique van der Sluijs will be traveling to France to compete at World Championships in August.
ASDC-C athletes Jade Bussard, Kira Weddell and Jenna St. Pierre from Team Storm (Red Deer) won a Silver medal at Alberta Field Hockey Provincials this past weekend in Calgary.
Where Slumps Really Come from and How to Help Struggling Athletes
By Dr. Goldberg
Posted on 05/27/2016
Slumps and repetitive performance problems are a natural and terribly frustrating part of any sport. They can sometimes drive coaches to distraction and athletes into quitting or early retirement!
Unless you can learn to constructively handle times when you fall into a slump or suddenly have problems performing in your sport, you’ll have a difficult time reaching your full potential.
So where do slumps come from? It could be from a number of places:
- A bad performance at a really BIG game
- Too much pressure from coaches
- PARENTS who push too much
- Unrealistic expectations (parent’s, coach’s or the athlete him/herself)
- Family or social problems
- An injury or series of them
- Two or more bad performances in a row
- Trying too hard
- Faulty mechanics in your individual sport
- The alignment of the stars and the planets!!
Performance slumps, IF THEY ARE UNRELATED TO PHYSICAL AND TECHNICAL FACTORS, are almost ALWAYS self-maintained by the athlete. They are a direct result of what the athlete says to him/herself before, during and after he/she plays.
I like to use a term called GIGO, which stands for “garbage in, garbage out,” when that self-talk turns negative.
If you tell yourself that you’re going to bomb, strike out or boot the ball AGAIN and, while you do so, you accompany these comforting words with failure imagery, (garbage in), what you’ll get back out in terms of your performance will be another bad game (garbage out).
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Tell me about the different types of protein powders
Have you ever wondered about the different types of protein powders available? The variety you find in supplement stores can be overwhelming. To learn about the different protein powders, from hemp to whey read this month’s article, Tell Me About the Different Types of Protein Powders.
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Wakeboard Events conducted by 2 time World Junior Champion & Former AEP athlete, Nikita Schaab
Check out the poster for dates & times.
June 18, 2016
Physical Literacy Workshop for the Early Years
For the Love of Curling Scholarships
Applications now being accepted for 2016 For the Love of Curling Scholarships
The application process runs from May 1 to June 30, 2016
. Scholarships will be awarded in August.
For more information or to apply, visit online www.curling.ca/scholarship2016.
The 2016 Champions Fund will award $5,000 grants to 20 deserving female athletes, teams, or organizations, providing the financial support needed to pursue their athletic goals.
The deadline for submissions is September 29th, 2016. This year’s 20 grant recipients will be announced in November 2016.
For more information
Check out the Course Schedule for June & July being offered by Collegiate Sport Medicine Clinic
From Concussion Management, Sport Taping Courses, Trainer Training Camp and more ...
August 27 - Champ Chat
Girls (age 8–18) of all ability levels are invited to 4-hour events, called Fast & Female Champ Chats presented by Fuelling Women Champions
, where they will be inspired by Olympians & elite athletes to stay active in sports & have fun!
Red Deer, AB - Register Here
The 4th Annual Leadership Conference
Early bird rates apply until June 15, so be sure to register soon
Red Deer, AB