Athlete Enhancement Program

The Athlete Enhancement Program (AEP) through the Alberta Sport Development Centre (ASDC) gives emerging athletes non-technical support to improve their sports performance.

AEP athletes receive the following:

  • Direct guidance from performance professionals
  • Access to a sports nutritionist
  • Mental skills training
  • Strength and conditioning coaching
  • Opportunities to participate in the Experiences Program, which teaches athletes to apply exercise, nutrition and mental skills through practical learning exercises
  • Clothing to wear during your training sessions

Application process

To begin the application process, please contact the ASDC Coordinator at 780-792-5632 to complete and submit the AEP Application. Select applicants will be contacted for an interview. Interviews involve ASDC staff, the athlete and their parent or guardian.

Program acceptance

Upon acceptance, participants must pay an annual fee of $150 plus GST. If financial barriers exist, the ASDC will ensure that all athletes are able to participate.

Staff will assess the athlete's goals and objectives and develop a training schedule. Schedules typically involve:

  • 1 – 3 sessions per week during the season
  • 3 – 5 sessions per week during the off-season

For more information on the AEP, please contact the ASDC Coordinator at 780-792-5632.