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Final Thoughts

I had a ton of fun; I hope you did too. This was my 8th Alberta Summer Games – 7 as the Zone Coach, and 1 as the Sport Chair. Ill definitely be back for 2016 in Leduc, and I hope to see all of you who participated in the Midget category back for another crack at it in two years.

Overall, I was really pleased with how we did last weekend. I was predicting 8 or 9 medals and we won 7 5 silver and 2 bronze. We ran into some really bad luck with injuries to Greg Student, Kris Baird, Christian Lambert, and Luis Ventura I figure that cost us at least 4 other medals right there.

For the record,  click here for the rest of the article 

Mega Important Epic Update Which Should Answer All of Your Questions and Improve Your Overall Quality of Life

Yes, you need to read this missive before you arrive to the Games, so click on the link below and read carefully

Zone 8 ASG Track and Field Update – July 17, 2014

Team Practices and Training – Wednesdays 4:15 p.m. Legion Track, Grande Prairie

For athletes in the Grande Prairie area, we’ll start team practices on Wednesday, May 28 at 4:15 p.m.  For now, we’ll go on Wednesdays (no practice June 11, however), but we may add days later on depending on the interest.

For out of town athletes, if you can make the odd Wednesday practice, that’s great.  I don’t expect you to drive 2 hours each way from Peace River to be at practice every Wednesday.  However, it’s up to you to practice on your own – you want to be at your best for the Games in July.  If you’d like some advice about training, please e-mail me.

Training Plan for 800, 1500, and 3000

Training Plan for Throwers

Training Plan for Multi Eventers

Training Plan for Sprinters and Jumpers (see the first part of the Training Plan for Multi Eventers linked above)

 GP Mini Meet – Saturday, June 21-  Legion Track, Grande Prairie

Results 14wacminimeetresults

Sherwood Park Track Classic – July 12 and 13

There’s a big two-day meet in Sherwood Park 1.5 weeks before the ASG.  If you are able to take part, it would be a great tune up.  Because this is provincials, normally you have to be an Athletics Alberta (AA) member, but the organizers have agreed to allow ASG team members who aren’t AA members to compete this year.

If you would like to take part, please get a hold of Bill by July 2, so he can enter you.  Entries are $25for the first event and $15 per additional event.  You would be responsible for your transportation to/from the meet and accommodation in Sherwood Park.

Complete Meet Information is here

ASG Games Information

2014 ASG Website

Bus Information (Coming soon)

ASG Track Competition Schedule (Updated July 7, 2014)

2014 ASG Track and Field Technical Package

2014 ASG Participant Handbook

2014 ASG Forms

2014 ASG Waiver and Code of Conduct Form  Please print a copy of this form, sign it, get your parent/guardian to sign it, and bring it with you to the Trials on May 24 along with a cheque for $110 (Games Fee) payable to Athletics Alberta.  If you are not selected for the team, your form and cheque (uncashed) will be returned to you.

Training Videos

Glide Technique for Shot Put –   A longer video which gives good detail

Short and Simple Technique for Shot Put – If you can’t get the full glide quite right, try this.

Javelin Technique – From the Grip to the follow through!

Discus Technique – Some great 70s hair in this one, but a number of ways to throw it, from simple to more complicated.

High Jump – 14 steps in a “J” for the approach

Long Jump – I’d stick with the Stride style or Hang style at this point.

Triple Jump


The 2012 Alberta Summer Games took place in Lethbridge from July 26 to 29. 39 track and field athletes from Zone 8 – the Peace Country will took part.

2012 ASG Track and Field Technical Package

2012 ASG Participant Handbook

Wrap up Thoughts – July 30, 2012

Well that’s another Alberta Summer Games in the books – #7 for me, 6 as the Zone Coach, and 1 as the Sport Chair. I had a tonne of fun and I expect that most of you did as well. Many of you will have made some life-long friends this weekend.

Overall, I was really pleased with how we did this weekend. I was predicting 8 to 10 medals and we won 10. Kit Liske (U 15 Javelin) and Rylee Armstrong (U17 High Jump) were our gold medalsits; Tyler Leicht (U 17 3000m) and Evan Tordiff (U17 Javelin) captured silvers; and single bronze medals were won by Jaleny Klassen (U17 Discus), Cassandra Ellery (U17 Javelin), Christian Lambert (U15 High Jump), and Zach Chowace (U17 Octathlon) continued … 12ASGwrap

Preview Article from DHT Zone 8 athletes ready to take a run at medals in Lethbridge

Post Meet Article from DHT

Pictures – http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151963298285024.872113.635295023&type=1#!/media/set/edit/a.10151963298285024.872113.635295023/

2012 ASG Zone 8 Selection and All Comers Meet – Sunday, June 10

2012 Zone 8 ASG Trials Results 12asgtrialsresults

Zone 8 Alberta Summer Games Team

Congrats to all who competed in the trials. Here is the initial team list. If you’re listed as an alternate, you’re not on the team yet, but if we have a cancellation, we’ll move you on to the team.

(updated June 13, 2012) 12ASGRoster

Team Practices

We’ll hold workouts at the Legion Track in Grande Prairie on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. starting June 18. Note: At some point in late June, the City will be resurfacing the track – we’ll still meet at the Legion Track but we’ll need to train on the grass fields.

ASG Meet Information and Timetable – revised July 9, 2012

As faras I know, this is the final timetable for this year’s meet. The track is located on the University of Lethbridge campus – U of L Community Stadium – Aperture Drive W

ASG Meet Timetable 12ASGSchedRevised

Google Map of the Track Location

ASG Meet Website – has a list of competitors by event – check out your competition

2010 ASG Results – here are the results of the last ASG meet to give you an idea of the level of competition in your event

Training Suggestions

Posted below are a few thoughts and training plans for the various events:

Plan for Mult-Events (Pentathlon, Heptathlon, and Octathlon) 12multiEvents

Plan for Throwers (Javelin, Shot, Discus) 12ThrowerTraining

Plan for Younger Distance Runners (800 and up) 12YoungerDistanceTrack

Mental Skills Video – Here’s a You Tube presentation of th Mental Skills workshop run on July 11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRgAwlXNcBQ&feature=plcp

Bus Information

Grande Prairie and area athletes – Bus #802 – leaves from the Leisure Centre (by the Legion Track) at 11 p.m. on Wednesday night, July 25 at 11 p.m. Returns Monday morning, July 30 at 2:15 a.m.

Valleyview Athletes – #Bus 802 – Leaves from the UFA at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday night, July 25. Returns on Monday morning, July 30 at 1 a.m.

High Level and Keg River Athletes – #Bus 806 – Leaves from the Garden Court Motel in Manning at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday night, July 25 at 10:15 p.m. Returns at 3:45 a.m. on Monday morning July 30.

Fairview, Berwyn, Peace River and area athletes – Bus 806 – Leaves from Smitty’s on Hwy 744 in Peace River on Wednesday night July 25 at 11:30 p.m. Returns on Monday morning, July 30 at 2:30 a.m.

Nampa, Donnelly, Fahler Athletes – #Bus 807 – Leaves GP Vanier School in Donnelly at 12:30 a.m. (midnight) in the early morning of Thursday July 26. Returns on Monday morning, July 30 at 1:30 a.m.

Zone 8 Coaches

Head Coach – Bill Corcoran, NCCP Level 3, 780-538-2369

Assistant Coaches – Rigel Carias, Troooooooooy Bogh, Adrien Schadeck, and Mallory Pinnock. Rigel, Adrien, and Troooooooooy are former Zone 8 athletes who’ve won a boatload of ASG medals between them.

Some Helpful Information

Here is a short FAQ I wrote that should answer some of the key questions you might have about the Games

Information for athletes and parents – 12ASGFAQ

Information and Updates

Bookmark this page and check back periodically for 2012 ASG updates. Also, join the Zone 8 2012 ASG Track Team Facebook group. (established June 16, 2012) to stay in the loop.

Questions or more information? Contact Bill Corcoran at 780-538-2369.

2012 ASG Forms

Please fill out, sign, and have your parents sign BOTH of these forms and bring them with a cheque payable for $100 ($40 Games Fee + $60 Uniform Fee) to ATHLETICS ALBERTA to the Trials on June 10 in Grande Prairie.

Registration Form Code of Conduct Form