The Alberta Sport Development Center-South West (ASDC SW) provides improved sport experiences for regional athletes, coaches,parents,officials, and support administration. The fundemental idea is that by designing sport science initiatives and coach development programs, the common good of all regional sport will be better served and result in improved emerging athlete development in Southwest Alberta.
Our mission is to provide integrated programming aimed at identifying,supporting, and developing emerging athletes at all levels throughout Alerta's southwest region.
Our vision is to create a fully integrated sport environment that advances the success of our regional athletes at both the provincial and national level.
How Can ASDC Help Athletes?
Nutrition is a major part of an athlete's life and is important in optimizing performance.
Mental Training educates and provides various psychological skills and strategies for improving training, practice, competition, and even daily life.
If an athlete doesn't have good dynamic visual skills like depth perception, peripheral awareness, and an ability to track moving objects the chances are,they are not playing to their full ability.
Determining an athlete's performance profile is essential to building, monitoring, and evaluating training programs at all levels of sport.
News and events
2016/17 AEP Fall Intake
Jul 13, 2016
The Athlete Enhancement Program (AEP) is the athlete support program of the ASDC Network aimed to provide high-quality sports science support to emerging high performance athletes in their regions. The program develops the foundational building blocks for future performances. AEP provides emerging athletes an opportunity to receive sport science support in;
Strength & Conditioning
Individuals who have the following experiences qualify for AEP;
Alberta Winter Games or Alberta Summer Games
Western Canada Summer Games
Canada Winter Games or Canada Summer Games
Member of Team Alberta, Team Canada, or Jr. Team Canada
Member of a Developmental Team Alberta
Athletes in the “Training to Train” or “Training to Compete” levels of the Long Term Athlete Development Model with the above experience
“Train to Win” level athletes may also be considered, preference given to younger athletes
Athletes who meet the above criteria will be required to attend an intake selection testing October 3rd and 4th, 2016. Deadline for applications is September 30th, 2016.
High School Athletics Prep
Jul 25, 2016
ASDC SW and Lethbridge College are offering local high school athletes a chance to get a head start on future competitors by signing up for a two-week athlete boot camp. This camp is designed to prepare athletes for the rigors of the school season sports season as well as introduce you to basic sport science concepts.
For two weeks athletes will learn functional movements for their sport and build up the strength and cardio needed to take them one step closer to making the team! Training includes a combination of plyometric, body weight, and functional weight training exercises.
Three half-hour sport science sessions will cover topics, such as