ASDC SW mission is to provide integrated programming aimed at identifying, supporting, and developing emerging athletes at all levels throughout Alberta'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 provides psychological skills and strategies for improving training, practice and competition
News and events
AEP Athletes Compete at 2019 Canada Winter Games
Mar 4, 2019
Lethbridge – Athletes from the Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest Athlete Enhancement Program (AEP) had a strong showing at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer and helped Alberta place third in the medal standings with 36 gold, 33 silver and 31 bronze.
AEP alumni Kaleb Muller, the 2018 AEP Alumni Athlete of the Year, won gold in the 5000m and Team Pursuit Long Track Speed Skating Events. Muller also skated to a silver in the 1500m and fifth in the 500m events. The Lethbridge Speed Skating member trains out of the Olympic Oval in Calgary.
Multiple AEP Team athletes from the Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club medaled for Alberta. Congratulations Evelyn Beaton (gold – 44kg), Kiera Westlake (gold – 57kg), Joel Demaere (gold – 60kg), Nathan Demaere (silver – 66kg) and Taylor Althouse (bronze – 81kg). The Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club is a Judo Canada Regional Training Center.
Hayleigh Craig, a forward currently playing for the Lloydminster PWM Steelers, was competing for Team Alberta in female hockey. The Alberta female hockey team captured gold with an overtime win over Quebec.
Lethbridge Boxing Club member Josh Peck did not get past the preliminary round in Red Deer. Peck did captured silver at the 2018 Canadian National Finals and gold at the 2018 Alberta Provincials.
AEP Selects athlete Mikka Eaves competed in her first long track speed skating at the Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships in Winnipeg last month. Eaves won silver with the Alberta Jr. Girls Team Pursuit event and is currently ranked 2nd in Qualifying Ranking for 2019 Canada West Short Track Championships.
ASDC SW congratulates all AEP athletes and wish them continued success.
Click the link for more information about AEP. Athlete Enhancement Program
2019 Canada Winter Games Experience
Jan 28, 2019
Lethbridge - Alberta Sport Connection (ASC) and Alberta Sport Development Centre (ASDC) regional centres are looking to send up and coming athletes to experience the Canada Winter Games, February 15 to March 3 in Red Deer.
The Canada Winter Games are the largest multi-sport and cultural event in the nation with close to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches and more than 100,000 spectators. Selected athletes will have a front row seat to watch Canada's best up and coming athletes and cheer on Team Alberta in hockey, archery, badminton, biathlon, boxing, skiing, judo, wheelchair basketball and more.
The 2019 Canada Winter Games includes the 52° North Music + Cultural Festival presented by ATB and ATCO that will feature Juno and Canadian Country Music Association award winners through out the two-week competition. Performers include, Bif Naked, Gord Bramford, Kim Mitchell, K-OS, The Strumbellas and more.
Athletes and coaches will be required to submit a letter to the ASDC SW selection committee describing why they should be selected for the experience. The selected individual will receive $800 for cost of travel, accommodations, meals, gear and sport venue tickets and will be required to send photos or videos of their experience.
Click the link below for more information on how to submit a letter for a chance to experience the 2019 Canada Winter Game.