ASDC Newsletter, Centred. "Achievers are Amazing 1.0"
Volume 8, Issue 7
March 17, 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

Male Athlete of the Month

March 16, 2016
Darius Rammratten- Slalom Kayak

March 16, 2016
The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Male Athlete of the Month for March 2016 is Darius Ramrattan.
Darius Ramrattan, is a 17 year old Innisfail resident, and Grade 12 student at Notre Dame High School and a competitive slalom kayaker. Darius has competed in many sports but it is in his kayak that he has made his mark. In 2015, Darius represented Canada at the Junior World Kayak Championships in Brazil. This past summer, Darius was involved in a serious hiking accident that caused him to spend significant time in a Calgary hospital and at home recovering from his extensive injuries. Darius’ injuries caused him to miss a lot of school and training in the weight room and on the water. Darius returned to the weight room in February and is back in the Innisfail pool training in his kayak. Darius continues to strive to regain his place on Canada’s national kayak team through the spring and summer. He is also looking forward to competing in high school soccer this spring and to once again hitting the hiking trails this summer! Darius is a hard man to keep down and an inspiration to his fellow ASDC-Central athletes. Darius’ strong work ethic combined with his athletic gifts and his will to overcome his injuries and succeed at the highest levels will see him once again succeeding at the provincial, national and international level!

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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.

Quotes of the Week

Sport is a metaphor for overcoming
obstacles and achieving against great odds.
~ Bill Bradley

Impressive Performances

Elizabeth Moore, former AEP athlete, had an outstanding performance at the 2016 Speedo Alberta Age Group championships at the beginning of March.
Moore captured five gold and one silver. Elizabeth won the 200 and 400m, I.M., 100 & 200m breaststroke and 200m butterfly and was second in the 200m backstroke. She tied for the most points accumulated in the 14-year-old division and received a top 10 youth recognition award.
[Source: Red Deer Advocate]
Sledge Hockey
Tanner Fandrey, AEP athlete 2012-2014, was among 29 players invited to Hockey Canada's NextGen Prospects camp, held in Etobicoke, Ont. Tanner was among 8 defencemen on the list of invitees who will learn from 15 members of the current national sledge hockey team as well as national team coaches and assistant coaches.
[Source: Red Deer Advocate]
Although not with ASDC, we wanted to wish Brian Stackhouse a happy retirement.  For the past 41 years, Brian has coached RDC'S cross country running team, including a few of our AEP athletes.  All the best Brian!


FUN-duh-MENTALS of Sport Psychology
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
March 17, 2016

Achievers are Amazing 1.0
Physiological Development

“This is how many people become artists, musicians, writers,
 computer programmers, record-holding athletes, scientists...
by spending time alone practicing what they love.”

Meg Cabot

This is the first of a four part series – Achievers are Amazing.  Whole person development encompasses
growth in four areas: physiological (movement), emotional (composure), mental (cognitive) and
sociological (social).  1.0 explores physiological development.  Achievers commit to whole person
 Individuals who achieve greatness should be celebrated.  They embody the characteristics of
champions.  Their performances, however, are deceiving; outcomes rarely divulge the deeper
development story. Grace, poise and precision which we applaud in performers is found far away from
the performance venue.  Even if the performer harbours genetic, economic and political advantages
(which is not often the case) achievement arises in the “shadow of the valley of stress, strain and toil”.  

To achieve fluidity and flow in performance requires enormous conviction and sacrifice in physical,
emotional, mental and social domains. It should not surprise us then that the performer loves his / her
artistry; but it doesn’t make it easy - ever! The brilliance of performance is found in a lonely, fatiguing
and often disquieting locale called Training (practice).
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An interesting read:
We give a lot of love to block vs. random practice when it comes to sports – Check out what happens in the classroom. 

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.
May 17th, 2016
Leadership Networks 301 programming
LN 301 is designed for those who fill key leadership roles within their organization (ED, CEO, owner, Executive team member).
Call the office at 403-340-0324 or email for more information or to receive an application form.

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