2014 ASG Archives
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. I’ll 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
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 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
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.
ASG Games Information
Bus Information (Coming soon)
ASG Track Competition Schedule (Updated July 7, 2014)
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.