Athlete Enhancement Program

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.

Download the full Athlete Enhancement Program overview at the bottom of this page.


The AEP BASE is the first step in development for any athlete age 12 and up and in any sport. The BASE
program provides foundational strength and conditioning support and introduce athletes to sport science concepts across a variety of disciplines.

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The AEP SELECTS is the next step in high performance development for athletes who have completed the BASE program. The SELECTS program continues to build on the strength and conditioning training from the BASE program and sport science concepts.

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The AEP COACH program provides support to new and experienced coaches looking for a unique way to increase knowledge, skills, and connections to help develop and enhance athletes they work with.

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The AEP TEAM program provides support to organizations, schools, and groups looking to improve performance and enjoyment of sport through strength and conditioning and sport science sessions across a variety of disciplines such as sport psychology, nutrition, injury prevention and more.

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The AEP RURAL program provides strength and conditioning support to athletes who are unable to travel to Lethbridge.


The AEP PLUS program is geared for athletes interested in training over the summer months to continue strength and conditioning support and advancing their physical development.

AEP Awards

ASDC SW recognizes a current and alumni AEP athlete who have shown commiment and dedication through training and success in their sport. 

Download 2018 AEP Complete Program Overview.pdf