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Connecting Coaches

February 2017                                                                         Volume 9 Issue 2

Nutrition month starts tomorrow, and Alberta Health Services has put together some great information. Find Answers

ASDC - Coaching Services

With our services we hope to assist coaches of emerging athlete with the sport science resources they need to succeed. In order to assist you in the opportunity to support young athletes through their sport experience, we have compiled a number of resources to assist and support coaches from the community, club or high performance levels. Please see our website for more detailed information on;

Coaching Grants - NCCP program - Canadian Sport for Life - Respect in Sport


10 Key Factors of LTAD

To optimize the development of our athletes, we need to take advantage of the best sport science and best practices in coaching and training. Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) does this by codifying important elements of sport science and coaching practices into the 10 Key Factors of LTAD:  Read more >>>
  1. Physical Literacy
  2. Specialization
  3. Developmental Age
  4. Sensitive Periods
  5. Mental, Cognitive and Emotional Development
  6. Periodization
  7. Competition 
  8. Excellence Takes Time
  9. System Alignment and Integration
  10. Continuous Improvement - Kaizen



Polarized training: How do Elite Endurance Athletes Actually Train?
Author: Josh Karanja

Training intensity and how to distribute it within the training plan is a highly debated topic in the endurance community. The success of the Dutch Olympic speed skating team at the Sochi Winter Games and a study on how they train and distribute training intensities has shed a light on how elite endurance athletes actually train. Read more >>>

Join us March 7 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm for a live webcast for our second introductory Mental Skills Seminar; Assessing Mental Skills
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How Technology Has Changed Coaching
By: Chelsy Ranard

Technology has made major changes in virtually every part of our lives. In the world of sports, technology has affected just about every aspect of viewing, playing, coaching, refereeing, and working within sports. For coaches, their jobs have been greatly impacted from virtually every angle as a result. Read full article >>>

Underserviced Youth:Sports Participation Barriers and Best Practices

According to Statistics Canada, children who live in unsafe neighborhoods, children of new immigrants and children coming from low-income families are less likely to participate in sports.
For children, joining a sports team is an opportunity to learn, create new friendships, and develop fundamental skills. Being part of a sport team not only keeps kids active but also has many psychological and social benefits. Unfortunately, barriers for some families can influence whether their children can even participate in sports. Read full article >>>

Upcoming Events

ASDC - Central Winning Edge Seminar
Title: Mental Skills # 2 Bronze & Silver
Date: March 7 at 7pm
RDC Rooms 2503 & 2505 
ASDC - Central Coaching Grants
Accepting applications
More info >>>
Persisting Gaps and New Opportunities to Actively Engage Girls and Young Women
Event Date: Mar. 2, 2017 
Event Type: Webinar
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Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
2017 Ford World Men's Curling Bus Trip
Date: April 4, 2017
More info >>>
2017 Alberta Sport Leadership Conference
April 27-29, 2017 Banff Centre
More information
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
2017 Induction Banquet
Date: May 26, 2017
More info >>>
ParticipACTION 150 Play List
Registration now open
More info >>>
NCCP Calandar
ASDC - Central is looking to fill 1 Board of Directors position. Please email for more information.
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