The Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation has established a network of Alberta Sport Development Centres (ASDC) across the province. The main purpose of the ASDC network is to coordinate and enhance services available to Alberta’s emerging athletes and coaches. These regional centres provide services to athletes and coaches residing in rural and urban areas allowing athletes to develop and train at a high level without leaving home. The ASDC Network supports the idea of a holistic training approach in order for athletes to reach their optimal athletic potential. By combining sport science applications with support from experts in areas such as nutrition, sport psychology and injury prevention, we help coaches, parents and athletes build an ideal environment for enhanced athletic development and performance. The ASDC Network is comprised of six centres throughout Alberta. ASDC Network partners include Sport Canada, Canadian Sport Centre Calgary, Grande Prairie Regional College, Keyano College, Medicine Hat College, Red Deer College, the City of Lethbridge, Mount Royal University and the University of Alberta.
Each ASDC Centre is unique in its operation and coordination. This allows the Centres to best reflect the needs of their area and help coordinate the required programs to service the emerging elite athletes of their region. Collectively, the Centres carry a untied passion and provincial mandate to support and coordinate the development of our emerging athletes and coaches. All ASDC Network members are responsible for ensuring that:
- Working relationships are built within the regional sport community
- ASDC services and programs are available to athletes and coaches throughout each region
- The Centres service all sports and do not focus on any one sport
- Methods for receiving input and feedback from partners in each respective region are established and utilized
For more information, please contact your regional ASDC...