Athlete Development Project


Dec. 05, 2016

As mentioned at our banquets last week, SGDMFA has received information regarding an Athlete Development Program from the Tri Leisure Centre.  Below are the details of the program and information about the facilitators.  At this time we are only able to offer this program to the players who were at Peewee or Bantam last year.  If numbers are an issue we may offer to the graduating Atom players.  If your player is interested in attending this program please send an email with your players name to president@sgdmfa.com before December 15th.  We will then contact all the interested parties with the registration date, time, and location.


Athlete Development Project - Sport Conditioning
The TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre has been hard at work developing leading edge strength and conditioning programs for young athletes. We believe that developing well rounded, healthy, high performing athletes requires the dedication and hard work of the entire community. As such, we have brought together leading professionals in the field of sport conditioning to develop programs aimed at our future sport leaders of our communities.

Our Team
Jennifer Telfer - Sport Conditioning Director & Wellness Supervisor
Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Alberta where she achieved both her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a Master of Arts in Coaching. Jennifer is the TLC’s resident physical literacy expert and has a ton of experience working with children and youth in a variety of environments. Jennifer’s sport experience runs deep and as a former professional and university volleyball player she understands what it takes to compete at the highest levels.

Rob Svarich - Strength Coach & Programs, Marketing and Events Manager
Beyond his role at the TLC Rob is passionate about youth sport, coaching both soccer and hockey in Spruce Grove for many years. Rob’s passion for sport and overall healthy living has led him to continually seek out additional education and training opportunities. Rob is currently a level 1 CrossFit Coach, a CrossFit Certified Weightlifting Coach and is an Eleiko Certified Strength Coach.

Dr. Jeff Cubos - Strength and Conditioning Consultant
Dr. Cubos holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health and a Master’s of Science degree in Kinesiology. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada). Jeff is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-USA), holds the International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma through FICS, and currently maintains a full-time practice in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Dr. Cubos is passionate about working with athletes. He has worked in numerous sporting events including the PanAmerican Games, Olympic Swim and Track & Field Trials and IIHF In-Line Hockey World Championships. In 2013, he served on the Canadian medical staff at the PanAmerican Junior Track & Field Championship in Medellin, Colombia, and was the team therapist for Trinidad & Tobago at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship held in Atwerp, Belgium. He currently serves as a member of the medical teams for the Spruce Grove Saints Jr. A hockey team and FC Edmonton, as well as the University of Alberta Varsity Swim and Track & Field Teams.

Ernie McKenzie - Speed Coach
Ernie began his coaching career in Jamaica where he was mentored by top Jamaican, Cuban and Russian athletics coaches. Ernie is a top level track coach here in Canada and works with some of the fastest athletes around. Ernie recently served as the sprints coach for the Jamaican sprinters at the PanAmerican games.

Our Approach - triACTIVE Sport Conditioning
 The TLC does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to Sport Conditioning. We know that collaboration between sport coaches, athletes, parents and TLC Sport Conditioning staff is essential to developing programs that meet the needs of our local athletes and teams. We do, however, believe in a one-stop shop. Our Sport Conditioning specialist can cover athletes and teams from pre-season baseline testing to in-season and off-season training programs. We can provide individual athletes, coaches and teams with targeted workshops on specific topics ranging from activation and recovery, foam rolling or yoga, to nutrition and strength training. Our team of Sport Conditioning specialists can also build your team a season-long comprehensive training program to ensure your team stays healthy and performs at the highest level. The TLC’s triACTIVE Sport Conditioning programs are age-appropriate with a focus on fundamental movement skills and overall physical literacy. We believe that establishing proper movement patterns is essential for creating an athletic base for future development. Additionally, we believe that every athlete has a responsibility for self-maintenance. Therefore athletes in our triACTIVE Sport Conditioning programs will be introduced to strategies for both activation and recovery to ensure long-term health and performance.
Football Program
General Conditioning: 12 General Conditioning Session for both Pee Wee and Bantam Aged Players. We can accommodate a maximum of 50 Athletes for the general conditioning session.
The cost: $110.00
Date Day Time Location
Jan 14 Sat 4:00-5:15pm N Field
21 Sat 4:00-5:15pm N Field
28 Sat 4:00-5:15pm N Field
Feb 11 Sat 4:00-5:15pm N Field
18 Sat 4:00-5:15pm S Field
25 Sat 4:00-5:15pm N Field
Mar 11 Sat 4:00-5:15pm S Field
18 Sat 4:00-5:15pm S Field
25 Sat 4:00-5:15pm S Field
Apr 1 Sat 4:00-5:15pm S Field
15 Sat 4:00-5:15pm S Field
22 Sat 4:00-5:15pm S Field

Strength Workshop: The Strength Workshop will consist of 4 (1.5 hours) specific sessions focused on introducing the Bantam aged athletes to proper strength training techniques. Athletes must commit to all 4 sessions. Maximum 6 Athletes/Workshop. Schedule to be mutually agreed upon. Session 1 - The Squat Session 2 - Deadlift Session 3 - Bench Press Session 4 - Clean
Cost $500 plus gst. (max 6 athletes)

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