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AEP Application Deadline

Oct 2, 2017

LETHBRIDGE - The Athlete Enhancemnt Program (AEP) is the ASDC flagship program for athletes between the ages of 12 and 18. 

AEP athletes receive over $2500 of sport science services (strength & conditioning, mental training, etc.) at no cost.

Athletes are selected by committee based on previous athletic achievements. For more information or to download an applications, click HERE!

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Alberta Sport Development Centre SW - AGM

Oct 2, 2017

LETHBRIDGE - Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest Annual General Meeting is schedueled for Thursday, October 19, 2017. AGM will be held at 7pm in the Community Room at Nicholas Sheran Arena (401 Laval Blvd. W). 

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ASDC SW Centre Coordinator added to Hockey Canada Mental Performance Group

Jun 6, 2017

Lethbridge, AB – Hockey Canada has named Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest (ASDC SW) Centre Coordinator, Joshua Hoetmer, as a Mental Performance Consultant for the World Under – 17 Hockey Challenge. Hoetmer is part of the Team Canada Red coaching staff and will focus on team building, goal setting, leadership development and individual mental coaching sessions.  

The U17 World Hockey Challenge showcases the best U17 players from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. The tournament returns to Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, BC November 5 to 11. Hoetmer will also be presenting at this weekend’s Program of Excellence goaltending camp in Calgary with the top goaltenders in Canada, including Stuart Skinner of the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Hoetmer graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2011 and was a member of the Emotion and Sport Performance Lab and later obtained his Masters in Counselling Psychology. He is a certified professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA) and has worked with elite athletes from all sports. Hoetmer currently provides mental training programs for the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball, University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s hockey, Team Alberta 2019 Canada Winter Games and ASDC SW athletes

Along with mental performance consulting, Hoetmer is also a Dynamic Edge Certified Sports Vision Trainer in providing Dynavision D2 and NeuroTracker services. ASDC SW owns the only Dynavision D2 sport vision board south of Calgary. Hoetmer has worked with local athletes, including WHL players Stuart Skinner and Kody MacDonald with sport vision training.

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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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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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Goalie Prep Program Unique to Southwest Alberta

May 3, 2017

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.

Click for Details, Schedule, and Registration - Goalie Prep Program


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Football Alberta and SAMFA Skills and Combine

May 3, 2017

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!

Click for Details, Schedule, and Registration - Football Skills and Combine

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2017 Football Prep Program

May 3, 2017

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!

Click for Details, Schedule, and Registration - 2017 Football Prep Program

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RBC Training Ground

Mar 15, 2017

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, 2016

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 www.asdcsw.ca 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 www.asdcsw.ca, 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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