Upcoming Alberta Sport Development Centre Seminars

Please see details on some upcoming athlete seminars. These are free to attend and available all of you and your parents. I especially think the "Anxiety in Sports" in January 25th and "Drug Awareness and Supplements" on March 14th might be great for ASA athletes to attend.

For more information on dates and times, as well as to RSVP, go to the ASDC (Alberta Sport Development Centre) website at http://highperformancesports.ca/programsservices/winning-edge-seminars.

WINNING EDGE SEMINARS
THE SPORT NUTRITION FOOD GUIDE
Grow, Go, Glow, Gulp Foods
This session is designed to introduce athletes to eating for performance. They will have the opportunity to brainstorm options from each category and work in groups to create sport nutrition meal plans. Everyone will leave with an understanding of how to pair foods to max performance and health, when to eat and have meal and snack ideas.

“IT FEELS LIKE BUTTERFLIES” – ANXIETY IN SPORT
Matthew Bain BA, MEd, RPC, ChPC
ASDC NW- Mental Skills Coach
Attend a sessions that clarifies anxiety in relation to sport, connects the dots as to why some need to fell anxious while others are inhibited by it, and how to work with the messages your body and your mind are offering you. This session is targeted as a general information session with links to theory and practice of anxiety. It is intended for coaches, athletes, and parents and is a great conversation topic that allows the cloak of anxiety to be pulled away and understood at a greater depth.

TIPS & TRICKS FOR YOUR ATHLETE’S PERFORMANCE
Sport Nutrition for Coaches & Parents
Sound Nutrition is essential in enabling athletes to perform at their best. With demanding training, travel and competition schedules, it is challenging for athletes to meet their necessary dietary requirements. Our Dietitian will provide guidance on how to make optimal choices that keep your growing athletes fueled for personal best performances.

INJURY PREVENTION
Michael Gudmundson B.E.S.S (A.T) C.A.T (C )
Calgary Stampeders Athletic Therapist
The training demands that an elite athlete faces on a daily basis inevitably results in an increase risk of injury. Our experts focus on recovery and regeneration, not just from illness and injury, but from the rigors of training and competition. It is through this process that the longevity of the athlete is ensured and their performance enhanced. Learn everything you need to know about sport injury, healing process, rehabilitation options and much more!

DRUG AWARENESS & SUPPLEMENTS
Lindsey Materi M.A., CSCS, NCCP II
ASDC Capital Region- Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Education to all individuals in the process of recommending, prescribing and taking sport and health related substances, so they can make informed decisions. These substances may range from Creatine, Protein, & Caffeine up to banned substances.