Sport Canada currently supports a network of Canadian Sport Centres across Canada in order to enhance the training environment for high performance athletes. This system is viewed as a major vehicle to achieve the objective of enhancing the level and increasing the efficiency of delivery of services for high performance athletes and coaches.
The Alberta Sport Connection (ASC) provides funding to a Provincial network of ASDC regional centres that supports developmental and emerging athletes. The Regional Centres provide a vital stepping stone for the emerging Provincial athlete to excel to the National ranks and train at the National Sport Centre’s.
Currently, the ASC supports ASDC Regional Centres in Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge. Programs and services are unique to each Centre to meet the needs of their local sport community.
ASDC supports the idea of a holistic training approach to reach optimal athletic potential for athletes. By combining sport science applications with support from experts in nutrition, sport psychology and injury prevention, athletes build an ideal environment for optimum development and performance in athletics and their personal life.