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Goalie Prep Program Unique to Southwest Alberta

May 3, 2018

Lethbridge - Top hockey goalies understand the need to develop their ability to react quickly in a chaotic environment while maintaining their composure. Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest is excited to launch a new off-season training program for hockey goalies that focuses on vision and mental training.

ASDC SW Goalie Prep program utilizes the latest vision training technology, the Dynavision D2 baord, and NeuroTracker vision software. Did you know that ASDC SW has one of three Dynavision D2 boards in Alberta and the only board south of Calgary? The Dynavision board is used by New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks and other professional sports teams to improve reaction time.

Mental training sessions will be led by ASDC SW Centre Coordinator Joshua Hoetmer (M.A. Counselling Psychology, Canadian Sport Psychology Association). 

The ASDC SW Goalie Prep program is the only one of kind in Southern Alberta. The program is limited to eight athletes, accepted on a first come first serve basis.

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Football Alberta and SAMFA Skills and Combine

May 3, 2018

Lethbridge - Football Alberta and Southern Alberta Minor Football Association will be hosting a skills and combine events the first week of July. The two-hour skills session and football combine will be held at the UofL Community Sports Stadium. The goal of the event is to help get SW players exposure to different coaches and experience a football combine.  

The skills sessions will be led by Football Alberta and SAMFA coaches while the combined is led by the University of Lethbridge High Performance Centre and ASDC SW. This event is open to all Bantam and High School football players in the southwest region of Alberta. Players in the ASDC SW Football Prep Program will automatically be enrolled in the event. 

The cost of the skills and combine event is just $79!

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2017 Football Prep Program

May 3, 2018

Lethbridge - High School and Bantam football players in Southern Alberta can take advantage of the 2017 Football Prep program hosted by ASDC SW and the UofL High Performance Centre. Athletes receive strength and conditioning training, mental training, nutrition education, and vision training over a 10 week period.

Players can register in the Bantam or High School age groups with training designed for each age group. A limit of 12 athletes per group will be allowed to ensure safety and supervision of the athlete. Included in registration is the opportunity to participate in the Football Alberta/SAMFA skills and combine event on July 3rd and 6th in Lethbridge.  

This program is starting after the high-school rugby season to avoid overlap. This is a great program to prepare football athletes for the upcoming season. A limit of just 12 Bantam and High School players on a first come first serve basis will be accepted. Click the link to register today!

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RBC Training Ground

Mar 15, 2018

Lethbridge, Ab. - Athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 are invited to attend an RBC Training Ground event Saturday, March 25th. Testing takes place at the University of Lethbridge 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness, between 8am and 3pm. 

RBC Training Ground will measure speed, power, strength and endurance. Each athlete will try to hit performance benchmarks set by national sport organizations (NSO) scouting for young talented athletes with Olympic medal potential.

Click the link to learn more about the events or to register!

RBC Training Ground Information and Registration

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Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Fundraising Game

Nov 24, 2018

Lethbridge - Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest (ASDC SW) in partnership with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns is excited to announce a fundraising event featuring a 10-member Toronto Maple Leafs alumni team.

The iconic Toronto Maple Leafs are celebrating 100 NHL seasons in 2016/17 and will bring the celebration to Lethbridge on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The fundraising event will include a luncheon, a game with Leafs alumni going up against our own Pronghorns alumni at Nicholas Sheran Arena followed by a post-game meet and greet with all the players.

The event is an important fundraiser for the ASDC SW and regional athletes. Funds raised will support the Athlete Enhancement Program (AEP) and other ASDC SW services. “The ASDC SW AEP is the flagship program of the centre. Southwest Alberta’s budding youth athletes can receive high quality science-based sport training in Lethbridge with local focus and great personal attention, all without having to travel to Alberta's larger centres” said Centre Coordinator Joshua Hoetmer. “We are continuing to look at new and exciting ways to engage and educate the public of our programs and services, while at the same time raise funds to minimize costs to the athletes. We are excited to bring the Leafs alumni to Lethbridge” added Centre Administrator Neil Fraser.

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns is excited to bring back some familiar faces and names to take on the Leafs alumni. “The Pronghorn men's hockey program shares a great connection with the Maple Leafs organization through their head coach Mike Babcock, who led the University of Lethbridge to a national championship in 1994. We're thrilled to partner with ASDC to bring the Leafs Century Tour to Lethbridge and to have our Pronghorns alumni share the ice with some all-time NHL greats" added Pronghorns Exexcutive Director Ken McInnes.

Visit or call the ASDC SW at (403) 320-5271 to inquire about event sponsorship and corporate meet and greet opportunities. Single-game tickets can be purchased online, also at, beginning November 28th, 2016.

Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest is part of a network funded through Alberta Sport Connection. The University of Lethbridge is celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2017 and is home to Pronghorns athletics.

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2017 Rugby Prep Camp

Nov 14, 2018

Lethbridge - The 2017 Rugby Prep camp is set to run January to March. This is a Rugby Alberta endorsed camp, that will serve to identify potential female players for Team Alberta! Camp coaches include Olympian Ashley Steacy, Horns Rugby coach Ric Suggitt and current U Sports players! The camp will focus on strength and agility, as well as specific skills training. The cost of the camp is just $250, thanks to the support of Alberta Junior Rugby Association. Register online now!

2017 Rugby Prep Camp Registration

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NCCP Training Modules

Nov 4, 2016

Lethbridge Sport Council and Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest are offering two NCCP coaching modules in Coaching and Leading Effectively and Managing Conflict. 

Hit the link below for more information or to register.

NCCP Coaching Information and Registration

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2016 Rugby Prep

Oct 20, 2018

The 2016 Rugby Prep Program is designed to deliver technical, tactical, and sport science support to female rugby players between the ages of 15 to 18. This program is aimed to develop the female rugby game in Southern Alberta and to maximize opportunities to get selected for the provincial and national team. Program runs November 8, 2016 to March 3,  2017.

2016 Rugby Prep Details

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ASDC SW Annual General Meeting

Sep 23, 2018


  • Thursday, October 11, 2016

  • 4:00pm

  • Nicholas Sheran Arena Community Room

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AEP Development Group

Oct 28, 2018

The AEP Dev Group has been designed to teach emerging elite athletes the fundamentals of proper strength and conditioning training. Training is held at the University of Lethbridge High Performance Centre and led by the HP Centre strength and conditioning coaches. The AEP Dev group will put athletes on the fast track to apply and join the free AEP.    

Click here to register!  

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