The Male Athlete of the Month for November is ...
Volume 7, Issue 20
November 19, 2015

This bi-weekly publication is intended to highlight the achievements of the outstanding athletes in Central Alberta, provide tips on nutrition, training, mental skills and upcoming events.

Location: Red Deer College
Miles Kydd, Executive Director
Room 902

Gwen Farnsworth,
Program Assistant
Room 904

Mailing Address:
ASDC Cental
Box 5005
100 College Blvd
Red Deer, AB
T4N 5H5
Contact info:
Phone: (403) 342-3231

Male Athlete
of the Month

November 2015
Parker Biletsky - Volleyball

Parker Biletsky, is a 16 year old Red Deer resident and passionate competitive volleyball
player.  Parker has played for the Kings Volleyball Club for the past three years, and played
both the Alberta Summer Games (Beach Volleyball) and the Alberta Winter Games (Indoor
Volleyball). This summer was a Team Alberta indoor prospect for the 16U age group, and was
one of only four 15U athletes from across the province that was invited to train with the
Provinical Team. Parker’s future goals are to play university volleyball.

Read the Media Release >>
Video of Interview >>


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Alberta Sport Connection.

We gratefully acknowledge the Partnership & support from Red Deer College.
Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.

– John Quincy Adams

Impressive Performances

Former AEP athlete and current member of the Red Deer Catalina swim club, Elizabeth Moore came away with a gold in the 100 m breaststroke and established a new Canadian Summer Championships qualifying time in the event. Moore also won silver in the 50 m & 200 m Breaststroke; bronze in 200 m I.M. in the Rocky Mountain Cup at Calgary recently.
Elizabeth also won gold in the 100m breaststroke at the Cascade Speed meet at Calgary and silver in the 4x50m free relay and a Bronze in the 4x50m mixed medley relay.

Hidde Guerts won bronze in the 100m "fly" at the same meet.
[Source: Red Deer Advocate]



FUN-duh-MENTALS of Sport Psychology
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
November 19, 2015
Leadership is a Relationship (Kouzes and Posner)

Kouzes, J. & Posner, B. (2007). The Leadership Challenge. John Wiley & Sons, Inc:

Leadership is not a gene. It is not something we inherit. It is something we cultivate and is available to all of us.  Leaderful is the behaviour, the action of being a leader and displaying leadership. Kouzes and Posner identified the four ingredients of a leader that others will partner with (not follow) in the pursuit of the goals and objectives of a team. Partners do not follow each other; they communicate, cooperate (even when they don’t get along), collaborate and consult. What are the qualities of a partner that will endear us to grow and develop a relationship?  Over the twenty years that Kouzes and Posner have conducted their research they continue to find honesty, forward-looking, inspiring and competent as the four ingredients of an engaging partner. Honesty continues to “lead” the list of characteristics that are most admired, regardless of the country surveyed, and not by just a “little bit”.  Eighty-three to 89 percent of respondents rank honesty as the number one ingredient of a leader.  Second, ranging from 62-71% is forward looking, followed by inspiring (63-69%) and competent (63-68%).
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Expert nutrition tips for high school athletes

Food is fuel. Fuel is essential for performance. Victories, championships, perhaps even college scholarships are tied to peak performance.

And so, teenage athletes, read this and absorb rather roll the eyes and tap over to Instagram.

Proper nutrition is about balance, discipline and, to an extent, common sense. It does not exclude all things palatable, and in fact, the more active the person, the more leeway there is in that diet.
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  Other Nutrition article of interest: Are Processed Meats and Red Meat Safe to Eat?

Upcoming Events

Nov 20th
Sport Jersey Day
Don't forget, tomorrow is JERSEY DAY!  Wear your jersey to work, school or play tomorrow on National Jersey Day! - support your team!
Sport for Life Leaders School
Registration closes on November 30 -  REGISTER HERE.
Nominations open for CAAWS Most Influential Women List for 2015

It is the time of year to nominate game-changers to the CAAWS Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity List. Publishing the List has become a proud annual tradition for CAAWS with the goal of raising the profile of women who have made a significant contribution to sport or physical activity during 2015. Celebrate an influential woman by filling out a nomination form. CAAWS will accept applications until December 4th, and will announce the list in early January 2016.
2016 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame induction
Nomination Deadline: Date: January 31, 2016

If you are working on a Nomination Package for the 2016 Induction, the deadline is fast approaching. If you have any question please feel free to contact Debbie at or 403-341-8614.
Visit Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum for more detail  about any of the above events.
February 22 and 23, 2016
Mental Health First Aid For Adults who Work with Youth Course
Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth (aged 12-24) is a 14-hour course
Registration is open on!

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