The Alberta Sport Development Center-South West (ASDC SW) provides improved sport experiences for regional athletes, coaches, parents, officials and support administration. The fundamental 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 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.

Athlete Development Programs

Recognized Network programs include the Athlete Enhancement Program and Winning Edge Seminars.

News and events

ASDC SW Board Member to Receive Prestigious Award

May 15, 2017

Lethbridge – Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest (ASDC SW) congratulates founding and current ASDC SW board member Dr. Gary Bowie on being named to the Alberta Order of Excellence.

Dr. Bowie has champion sport development in Lethbridge for over five decades. In 2008, Dr. Bowie was a leading voice to establish a high-performance centre for emerging elite athletes in the southwest region. The ASDC SW was the fifth centre to open in the province and since 2008 ASDC SW has provided athletes with free high-performance and sports science training through the Athlete Enhancement Program (AEP). Alumni of the AEP include 2016 Olympian Rachel Nicol, 2017 Meridian Canadian Open Curling Champion Jessie Scheidegger and many other athletes that have represented the region in national and international competition.

Dr. Bowie continues to serve as a valued member of the ASDC SW board of directors. 'Dr. Gary Bowie has been a long-time dedicated leader in sports in Lethbridge and area, with a vision for building important institutions, including Alberta Sport Development Centre-Southwest, in a highly sustainable fashion.  Many of today's local sports volunteers have been, and continue to be, inspired by Gary's wonderful role model', said current ASDC SW President, Jon Doan.

The ASDC SW is honored to have Dr. Bowie as a board member and joins the many Lethbridge community organizations in congratulating Dr. Bowie on receiving the highest honor for an Alberta citizen, the Alberta Order of Excellence.    

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Lethbridge College & ASDC SW Partner for Volleyball and Running Prep Programs

May 15, 2017

Lethbridge - Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest and Lethbridge College are excited to launch the 2017 Volleyball and Running Prep programs. These programs are designed to prepare athletes for the upcoming seasons.

The Volleyball Prep program is a multi-dimensional program for male and female players in grades 7 to 12. The program includes a Development stream for players in grades 7 to 9 with no experience and a High Performance stream for players in grades 10 to 12 with at least one season of experience. Training will be led by LC Volleyball coaches Anna Schwark and Greg Gibos and will focus on technical skills development, strength and conditioning training and sports science sessions. The program runs Monday's and Tuesday's, June 19 to August 16. Deadline to register is Wednesday, June 14.

Volleyball Prep Program Registration

The 2017 Cross Country Running Prep program will help athletes between the ages of 10 and 18 improve running efficiency, learn training principles and psychological aspects of endurance sports, build self-confidence, and learn strategies to win!  Athletes will be will be divided based on age and ability. The program is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings firm July 4 to August 24. Deadline to register is Monday, June 29.

2017 Running Prep Program Registration

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