Athlete Factory Monthly Newsletter - December 2016
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Daniel Moro

Age: 20              
Sport: Baseball        
Level: Varsity
Could you gives us brief overview of your development and progression through the baseball ranks over the last few years?

I started off coming up through high school playing local baseball and got the opportunity to go to a high level baseball academy down in Vauxhall AB where I got the chance to  play and train with the top 20 kids in Canada. It was a great experience because I got to live in dorms and experience a bit of the college lifestyle, which was more or less the aim of that program; to get kids to the next level down to school in the states or even within Canada. 

From there, I went to Hamline university in Saint Paul Minnesota where I got to start as a freshman which was awesome and one of the big things I was looking for in a school – the opportunity to play right away and keep my development up. 

I played all four years there and now I’m heading to the California winter league in January, which is a showcase with scouts from all over the states, Japan and a whole bunch of leagues so hopefully I can show my skills there and keep playing .

What is one memorable moment from your career so far, something that will stick with you forever?

This is a tough one, but a big one is back when I was 12 we got the chance to go to the Canadian championships where the winners got a chance to go to the little league world series. That was a cool experience because at that age you get to see the level of baseball in the different parts of the country. Also, attending the baseball academy was one of the biggest moments of my career , getting that chance to keep developing and to pursue my dream was amazing. 

You have been training here in The Athlete Factory for a while now, how do you feel it differs from other training you have done in the past and how has it helped accelerate your progress?

Previous training was "just lift the weight" – the mentality was to just get strong with little purpose behind it. Here, the purpose is always to build speed, power and explosiveness. Things that are relevant directly to me and my sport. I’ve just seen my game take off to a whole new level and I can’t imagine where I would be if I didn’t train here. 

It also helps with the little things in the sport, not just the main things. Things like bat speed and being able to hit the ball farther. But I really noticed it in my first step in the outfield – balls that I usually had to layout, balls I had no chance of getting before, I can get there and be waiting under for. 

If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring high level athletes, what would it be?

Just work hard. I have never been the most talented person but I have worked my way up there. I believe that hard work will beat talent most of the time so just work hard and be confident in your abilities. 

So, what’s next for Dan? What goals and targets have you set for yourself in the next 12 months?

I have this showcase coming up in January which is a month long and that’s all I’m focused on right now. Stemming from that I’m hoping to get a pro contract to play throughout the summer and get a starting job to go out and do my thing. 

I really just want to keep trying to work up the ladder and just see how far I can get. 
Best of luck to Dan for the up and coming California Winter League

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Congratulations to Noah McDonoughAlex Groshak and Ayden Cook-Kerr on winning the Alberta Bowl with their St Francis football team!

Athletes Michael Klukas, Quentin Chown, Micah Teitz, Joel Vanpelt, Brenden Thera-Plamondon, Alessandro Molnar and Dawson Drewniak all represented the UofC Dinos during last weekends Vanier cup.

Congratulations to Peyton Krebs who received his first call up to the WHL this month. 

Nick Blevins represented Rugby Canada in the fall test series with games against Ireland, Romania and Samoa.

UofC Dino Soccer player Mollee Ramsay was named CWUAA All Star. 

Best of luck to Jan Hudec in this years FIS Alpine World Cup season.

Running Back Kane Boklaschuk was signed by the UofC Dinos Football Team.

Lacrosse player Colton Playsted has committed to play for Mars Hill.

Dancer Beth Durnie won first place for her contemporary piece in the World Ballet Arts Grande Prix

Tegan Jost attended the Western Canada Irish Dancing Championships and qualified for Worlds which is taking place in Ireland next year. 

The Athlete Factory Charity Bootcamp

Start the New Year off right by coming to this high-energy Bootcamp that is helping to support local charities.

We are hosting an Athlete Factory Charity Bootcamp, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Rainbow Society of Alberta who have been granting wishes throughout the province to children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or severe chronic medical illness.

For every donation of $10 you are entered to win 1 of 3 personal training gift certificates, so this means if you donate $20 you get 2 entries and $50 gets you 5.

You can sign up via Eventbrite, but there is a maximum of 60 people allowed to register, so please do this fast. 

Looking for some great Christmas ideas? We have now got some Athlete Factory Toques for sale for $20+gst.

They make great stocking stuffers, but quantities are limited so get yours soon! 

Health Benefits & Insurance Plans
Use 'em or Lose 'em! 

Did you know that your insurance benefits will likely expire at the end of December? Most plans do not let you roll over unused dollars to the next benefit year. You may be missing out on important preventative care visits for you or your family, or the chance to fix that nagging injury! 

We offer Physiotherapy, Sports Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Athletic Therapy and concussion management. 


Call 403 255 7703 to book your appointment.

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Don't have an insurance plan? We can help!

Canadian Athlete Insurance Program (CAIP) is an insurance plan that offers extended health coverage to Canadian athletes for very affordable rate. Ask our staff at the front desk for more information

2016 Project Warmth Campaign

From November 14 to December 12 we are inviting Athletes and Parents to drop off new and gently-used winter clothing, helping us to supply warm clothing, outwear and blankets to the Project Warmth Society of Alberta

The donation bin is currently by the main entrance to the Factory, so be sure to keep an eye out for it and make any contribution you can to this great cause.

Now that more and more ski hills are opening their slopes, there is no better time to get back on track with your fitness program to get ready for season. 

The good news is that our coaches are currently taking on new clients, and you can book your complimentary consultation
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Wishing all our athletes, clients, patients, staff, friends and family a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

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