The Athlete Enhancement Program is an athlete support program of ASDC aimed to provide high quality sport science support to emerging high performance athletes in their regions. The AEP is intended to provide athletes an opportunity to receive non-technical support to improve their sport performance (strength & conditioning, sport nutrition, mental skills etc.) and develops foundational building blocks for improved future performance.
AEP training follows the established Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework and scientifically-driven performance strategies to guide programming. Utilizing the top sport science professionals in the region, ASDC SW provides athletes with the latest scientifically supported information in a variety of areas. ASDC SW uses a portion of it’s operating grant from Alberta Sport Connection to cover the costs of the program and have it financially accessible for individuals.
Since 2008 approximately 400 athletes have taken part in the AEP. Going into the tenth year of the program we are excited to open up the program with more options for more individuals, teams and coaches.
AEP Plus is open to all Base, Selects and new athletes to continue or begin a training program over summer.
AEP BASE is the foundation of the Athlete Enhancement Program
SELECTS builds on the foundation from the BASE program
AEP COACH supports new and experienced coaches who develop athletes
AEP TEAM supports teams looking to improve performance and enjoyment of sport
AEP Volt is customized strength and conditioning support program for athletes who train on their own
2018 AEP Complete Program Overview.pdf