ASDC Newsletter, Centered:  Being a Beginner
Volume 8, Issue 5
March 3, 2016

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

Athlete of the Month

March 2, 2016
    The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Female Athlete of the Month for March 2016 is Jade Bussard.
    Jade Bussard (Buh-ssard), is a 15 year old Red Deer resident, Grade 10 student at Notre Dame High School and a competitive multi-sport athlete.  Jade competed in many sports – soccer, basketball, badminton, hockey and volleyball.  In 2015, Jade was named the Athlete of the Year at St. Francis School and was playing AAA Hockey with the Sutter Fund Bantam Chiefs.
    This past fall, Jade decided to focus her efforts and energy on the sport of volleyball.  Jade was the only Grade 10 starter on the Notre Dame Cougars this fall, and is currently training and playing with the Queens 16U Extreme volleyball team in Red Deer.  So far this club volleyball season, Jade and her Queens’ teammates won the 16U Rallypointe Tournament on January 30 in Calgary and finished with the Bronze Medal in Volleyball Alberta’s first 16U Premiere tournament on February 21 in Calgary.
    Recently, Jade was invited by Volleyball Alberta to try-out for the Provincial 16U Volleyball Team on March 19 in Sylvan Lake, AB.
    Jade’s strong work ethic combined with her athletic gifts and her training experiences with ASDC-Central will only see her continue to grow and develop in her volleyball and athletic career!
    ASDC-Central thanks The Sutter Fund for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.
ASDC-Central Female Athlete of the Month – Jade Bussard

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

We gratefully acknowledge the Partnership & support from Red Deer College.

Quote of the Week

“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it,
I must listen to my life telling me who I am.”
Parker J. Palmer

Impressive Performances

Former AEP athlete, Jocelyn Peterman and her team mates captured the 2016 Scotties Tournament of Hearts this past weekend.  Team Carey will be off to the World Championships in Swift Current, SK.  All the best in capturing the World Title, ladies!
Elizabeth Moore, former AEP athlete, earned a silver medal in the 200m breast and a bronze in the 100m breast during the Speedo Western Canadian Championships in Winnipeg.
Adi Waqatabu, current AEP athlete, had a team-high eight points for the Lacombe Rams against the Hunting Hill Lightning team during playoffs this week.
New AEP gymnastic athletes did well at the Ed Vincent Meet in Calgary last weekend. Keara Slimmon placed second (JO Level 6 floor and all around), Casey patusla finished fourth (JO level 8 all around) and Ruby Butler captured a fifth (JO level 7 uneven bars).
 Congratulations to Collegiate Sports Medicine Clinic's owner, Melanie Tuck, former ASDC Board Member,  on winning the Women Entrepreneur Award at the 25th annual Alberta Business Awards of Distinction last week.
[Source: Red Deer Advocate]


FUN-duh-MENTALS of Sport Psychology
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
Being a Beginner
“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it,
I must listen to my life telling me who I am.”
Parker J. Palmer

You may know, or recall, the 10,000 hour rule.  Regardless of the precision of the “rule” it takes a long time to become masterful.  The many hours must be deliberate, focused, purposeful attention to fundamentals.  I believe the attention to training affords the athlete the opportunity to make thousands of mistakes.  It is the failing, falling down, missed chances, errors and setbacks that contribute most importantly to growth and development: the essence of being a beginner. Making mistakes enables the athlete to discover what “works” and what “doesn’t work”.  Failing is uncomfortable, yet being uncomfortable is a vital training requirement for success. Beginners do not fear failure because they do not acknowledge it; activity is an opportunity to experience the wholeness of being a failing forward human being. What practices can an athlete employ to achieve deep commitment to being a beginner?
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Upcoming Events

Speed & Agility Camp
April 18 @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm
April 20 @ 6:30 - 8:00 pm
April 25 @ 6:30 - 8:00 pm
April 27 @ 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Registration Deadline: April 4th
Register Register online or
Call:  403-342-3231

CSI Calgary is hosting two CAAWS workshops on:
Life Balance and Effective Networking
Effective Networking
April 1, 2016  9:00 am - Noon
University of Calgary, Kinesiology B236
May 6 - 8, 2016
Cross Country Canada's
High Performance Coaching Seminar
Canmore, AB  
May 13 – 15, 2016
Knowledge to Action (K2A)
Edmonton, AB
Sport Medicine Council of Alberta’s 2016 K2A Conference will provide an interdisciplinary experience for professionals in the Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation fields. Early Bird registration closes March 14, 2016.

Career Opportunities

Head Coach Men's Volleyball
Organization: Olds College
Date Posted: March 1, 2016
Location: Olds, Alberta

Women's Head Coach Needed
Organization: Salto Gymnastics
Deadline Date: March 17, 2016
Date Posted: February 26, 2016
Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
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