Connecting Coaches Newsletter - Coach, are your players “fungible”?

Welcome to Connecting Coaches,
May 2016,  Issue 5

Coaching Tips
Upcoming Events
Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Coordinator, Communications
Organization: Western Hockey League
Deadline Date: May 30, 2016
Date Posted: May 23, 2016
Location: Calgary, AB

Organization: Royal Glenora Club
Deadline Date: May 31, 2016
Date Posted: April 25, 2016
Location: Edmonton AB

NextGen Ski Cross Coach
Organization: Alpine Canada Alpin
Deadline Date: June 3, 2016
Date Posted: May 17, 2016
Location: Calgary

Sports Program Director
Organization: The Society of The Edmonton Triathlon Academy
Deadline Date: June 1, 2016
Date Posted: April 15, 2016
Location: Edmonton, AB

Nutritional Consultant
Organization: Talisman Centre
Deadline Date: June 5, 2016
Date Posted: May 5, 2016
Location: Calgary

Rhythmic Gymnastic Coach
Organization: Chinook Rhythmique Gymnastic Club
Deadline Date: June 15, 2016
Date Posted: May 3, 2016
Location: CALGARY AB

Volunteer Opportunity

2016 Summer Games ‏@2016ASG May 9
We're still recruiting volunteers! Help us make the Leduc edition of the Alberta Summer Games the best ever.

ASDC Services

A Refresher on what ASDC is and does:

The Alberta Sport Connection has established a network of Alberta Sport Development Centres (ASDC) across the province. The main purpose of the ASDC network is to coordinate and enhance services available to Alberta’s emerging athletes and coaches. These regional centres provide services to athletes and coaches residing in rural and urban areas allowing athletes to develop and train at a high level without leaving home. The ASDC Network supports the idea of a holistic training approach in order for athletes to reach their optimal athletic potential. By combining sport science applications with support from experts in areas such as nutrition, sport psychology and injury prevention, each centre helps coaches, parents and athletes build an ideal environment for enhanced athletic development and performance. The ASDC Network is comprised of seven centres throughout Alberta. ASDC Network partners include Sport Canada, Canadian Sport Institute Calgary, Grande Prairie Regional College, Keyano College, Medicine Hat College, Red Deer College, the City of Lethbridge, Mount Royal University and the University of Alberta.
Each ASDC Centre is unique in its operation and coordination. This allows the Centres to best reflect the needs of their area and help coordinate the required programs to service the emerging athletes of their region. Collectively, the Centres carry a untied passion and provincial mandate to support and coordinate the development of our emerging athletes and coaches. All ASDC Network members are responsible for ensuring that:

    Working relationships are built within the regional sport community
    ASDC services and programs are available to athletes and coaches throughout each region
    The Centres service all sports and do not focus on any one sport
    Methods for receiving input and feedback from partners in each respective region are established and utilized

Want to learn more, please contact your regional ASDC...


Coaching Tips

Strain Inoculation 4
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
May 31, 2016
Coach, are your players “fungible”?
If we’ve coached even for a short period of time we might have asked our players to commit and play for each other; play so your teammates won’t hurt; protect each other, die for each other;   sacrifice your ego for the success of the team - it’s surprising what we can achieve if not one cares who gets the glory; trust the plan; remember, these are your brothers;  practice like you’ll play; everywhere you go you’re representing our team; and, be responsible – it was your choice to play for this team.  Moments when the adages and slogans are shared can be great catalysts for growth of the individual team members.     
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No More “What-ifs”: 3 Simple Steps to Start Dreaming Big
by  Carrie Cheadle

One day a chicken farmer found an eagle’s egg. The farmer placed the egg under a brooding hen and the little eaglet hatched right alongside the chicks. The young eagle grew up with the chickens and did everything the chickens did.

Years passed and one day the eagle looked up to the sky and saw a magnificent bird soaring high above him. He was captivated by the grace of this creature and he turned to the hens around him and asked, “Who is that?”

“That’s the eagle, the king of the birds,” the hens replied. “He belongs to the sky. We are chickens and we belong to the earth.” And the eagle lived out the remainder of his years as a chicken, because that is what he thought he was.

Are you ready to dream big dreams again? Are you ready to look out toward the sky and see the possibilities? Do you dare to think big? Grab some paper because I'm putting you to work. As you start contemplating what’s waiting for you in the coming year, make these next three items a part of your to-do list:
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Upcoming Events

25th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Month Kick-off Breakfast and Concussion Conference
When: Friday, June 3, 2016
7:00AM-8:30AM Breakfast
9:00AM-4:00PM Exploring Concussion: Issues & Developments
Location: Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre
11727 Kingsway, Edmonton
Tickets per person:
Breakfast only: $45
Concussion Conference only: $100
Attend both the Breakfast and Concussion Conference: $125
Register here
Induction Banquet
Date: June 3, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Sheraton Red Deer
Admission:$100 per seat
$800 per table

The 2016 Induction Banquet date is June 3, 2016. Everyone is invited to attend this celebration. If you would like more information on the Induction Banquet or to order tickets, please call (403) 341-8614.
2016 Leadership Conference: Building Intentional Connections
It’s here!  Registration for the 2016 Leadership Conference is now open!
Come join us September 19th for our 1 day ‘action-packed’ Conference at the Westerner.
Go online to check out our great speakers and to register: 
All presenters will be posted by mid-May, including our selected Leadercast presenters.
Early-bird registration runs until May 31st.
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