God Bless the Broken Road
Volume 7, Issue 9
May 21, 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

Athletes of the Week

May 13 - 20, 2015
Nakita Schaab - Wakeboard

May 20 - 27,  2015
Parker Biletsky - Volleyball

Athlete of the Month:
Lexi Baron
- Rugby
"We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge & rule our lives from within."

~  Earl Nightingale



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

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

Impressive Performances

Jaxon Lynn came within a stroke of adding another junior golf title to his resume. The Sylvan Lake golfer and current AEP athlete lost out in a three-way playoff at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour's Golf Alberta Order of Merit Series at Heritage Pointe Golf Club in DeWinton.
Former AEP athlete, Clare McMahon finished ninth in the girls division.
[Source: Red Deer Advocate]

Ben LeBlanc finished first in boys singles for the St Francis Invitational and Wildrose Tournaments, Cities and CWAJHAAS. Was another great Badminton season.
In the middle of all this Ben had tryouts for baseball and was successful in making Red Deer's top team, The Red Deer Servus Credit Union bantam AAA Braves.

Kayak Slalom
2015 ICF World Championships Brazil 2015
Submitted by Darius Ramrattan
The day we arrived in Sao Paulo was gorgeous, our chaperone/temporary coach Brendan was actually sceptical about the air conditioning, until we decided to step outside briefly, and it kinda hit us then and there that no matter how much sun screen we packed, someone would
bDarius Ramrattan - Brazil 2015urn. Our flight from Sao Paulo to Foz was rerouted; we flew over Foz but the rain and the wind forced us to land in the next city and refuel, and then make a second attempt at landing. The view from way plane was breathtaking, the rainforest seems like an infinite blend of deep greens, which stretches all the way to meet the sky. We landed at around 9 pm local time, the warm rain and moist air on the tarmac added to the cozy, dreamy aura of the Brazilian countryside.
That first night we saw our first tarantula at our hostel (a team Canada exclusive hostel), as scary as they seem they’re quite peaceful. Over the next few days we began training, while waiting for the rest of team Canada to arrive (the five of us flew out a week early), then disaster hit, one of the pumps at the dam stopped working, so our training consisted of flatwater training and running under the scorching Brazilian sun. The worst training idea was a forty minute run at noon… The huge amount of cold drinking water was all that saved us from the unbearable heat. As the pumps got fixed the other nations began to arrive (there were thirty six total countries).
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FUN-duh-MENTALS of Sport Psychology
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
Dear Aspirant,
God Bless the Broken Road (Rascal Flatts)
Peter Han (Nobodies to Somebodies, 2005) suggests that successful individuals and organizations share many characteristics:
1) becoming a BIG fish by mastering the little pond (sounds like Tom Peters, Little BIG things);
2) work hard, work smart and work some more;
3) excellence in all tasks;
4) failure, and more of it than would expect; productive competition;
5) cultivation of the social animal within;
6) learning no matter who the teacher is;
7) going crazy in the venue but staying sane at home;
8) not letting old plans get in the way of new opportunities;
9) and magic that lies in willpower and passion.
Not letting old plans get in the way of new opportunities (7) and failure (4) seem to dovetail as partners in the pursuit of sport excellence. They are in fact the focus of all “learning”, as all learning begins with failure.
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Rowan Stringer ignored concussion symptoms days before death
Rowan Stringer ignored several concussion symptoms before she suffered a major head injury that would later end her life, according to texts the Ottawa teen sent a friend. Stringer was 17 when she died on May 12, 2013, after suffering multiple head injuries while playing high school rugby. The student of John McCrae Secondary School had been tackled hard during a game four days before
CBC News, Posted: May 19, 2015
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Upcoming Events

May 26, 2105
Free Physical Literacy Workshop
Register before May 20th as space is limited. Contact Stacie to see if there is still room.
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June 13, 2015
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Alberta Cancer Foundation
Beating Cancer With The Ultimate 3-on-3 Street Hockey Tournament
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June 21st 2015
Allan Beach Triathlon Classic benefiting the
Alberta Cancer Foundation
Allan Beach Resort, Hubbles Lake
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June 6 & 7
August 15 & 16

Trainer Training Camp
Emergency Action Planning and Injury Prevention
Sport Taping Basics + Sport Taping for Ankle, Wrist and Thumb
Contact: Collegiate Sports Medicine Clinic
(May 23, 2015 8:30 am)
NCCP - Introduction to Competition Part A May 23/24 YEG (Edmonton)
(June 06, 2015 12:00 am)
NCCP Workshop - Introduction to Competition Part B (June 6/7) YEG (Edmonton)
(June 13, 2015 9:00 am)
NCCP workshop - Introduction to Competition Part A (June 13/14) YYC (Calgary)

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