All athletes except one was able to attend the training camp weekend on November 17 to 19 at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). There was lots of team bonding activities along with fitness, conditioning, yoga, and strength and conditioning with Alberta Sport Development Centre (ASDC). Overall it was a strong start to move forward. Check out the full
All athletes and coaches attended the training camp on November 12 at Collicutt Centre in Red Deer. The athletes took part in yoga class, fitness, competitions and line dancing!
Swim: Awesome training with all coaches! The swim team shared the campus with athletics for the first sport specific training camp on November 17 to 19 at SAIT. All the coaches bonded while cooking meals for the athletes. There was a good focus on strength and conditioning.
“GREAT WEEKEND WITH SUPPORTIVE TRAINING COACHES!” SAID TEAM ALBERTA SWIM HEAD COACH, SALLIE SZANIK.
The team is working on conditioning, strength, fitness and looking at February for a sport specific training camp.
Athletes are training hard and cross training with other sports. They’re doing fitness testing and looking forward to a sport specific training camp in the spring of next year.
With golf athlete spread out throughout the province, head coach, there’s been good contact with training coaches who are all on board to get athletes skills ready. Golf plans on having a training camp in Sherwood Park at the end of February.
Athletes are all training and will take on a generic meet for their training camp in February.
TEAM ALBERTA'S VALUES
For 5-pin bowling, 10-pin bowling, soccer and softball, all Team Alberta athletes have started their regular sport programs since the start of the fall and have taken on fitness testing.
Each athlete on Team Alberta has made a promise to train at least two times a week with coaches monitoring their fitness testing. For more details and news on Team Alberta 2018, check out Team Alberta’s website www.specialolympics.ca/2018-team-alberta.
Outstanding support and awareness of athletes taking on fundraising with Team Alberta’s Personal Best. Athletes have raised over $19,000 which is 43% towards their goal.
Supporters and partners are able to support Team Alberta with Draft an Athlete as well, to gain inside updates on an athlete’s journey to national games. A contribution of $1,000 will draft an athlete on Team Alberta. For more information on Draft an Athlete, contact Edie Dixon, director of fund development firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-644-5279.