Do you have what it takes?

Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton is looking for athletes for the 2017/18 season!

BCS is travelling across Canada looking for serious athletes who demonstrate explosive strength, power, and speed, and who have a teammentality.

Come out to a BCS Recruitment Camp and test yourself against our standards, see if you have what it takes to be a bobsleigh or skeleton athlete.

For a nominal $20 fee, athletes in cities from coast to coast are invited to be assessed against our recruitment standards, which include speed testing for 15- and 30-metre starts, along with various elastic and explosive strength requirements.

Contact us today!

National Recruitment Coordinator

Esther Dalle

613-276-0779

recruitment@bobcanskel.ca

BCS RECRUITMENT CAMPS

OTTAWA, ON - Saturday June 17, 2017

Louis Riel Dome - 1659 Bearbrook Rd

Testing begins at 12pm

Registration and warm-up starts at 11am


HAMILTON, ON - Saturday June 24, 2017

McMaster University - David Braley Centre

Testing begins at 11am

Registration and warm up begins at 10am


TORONTO, ON - Sunday June 25, 2017

Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre - 875 Morningside Ave.

Testing begins at 12:30pm

Registration and warm up begins at 11:30am


SASKATOON, SK - Sunday July 23, 2017

Saskatoon FieldHouse

Testing begins at 11:00am

Registration and warm up begins at 10:00am


EDMONTON, AB - Saturday July 29, 2017

Kinsmen Sports Centre

Testing begins at Noon

Registration and warm up begins at 11:00am


Calgary, AB - Saturday August 12, 2017

To Be Confirmed


VANCOUVER, BC - Sunday August 13, 2017

Richmond Olympic Oval

Testing begins at 13:00pm

Registration and warm up begins at Noon


MONTREAL, QC - Saturday August 19, 2017

McGill University - Tomlinson FieldHouse

Testing begins at 13:00pm

Registration and warm up begins at Noon


HALIFAX, NS - Saturday August 26, 2017

Canada Games Centre

Testing begins at 11:00am

Registration and warm up begins at 10:00am


RBC TRAINING GROUND

Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton will be participating in the upcoming RBC Training Ground 2017 Program.

This is the second year of the initiative from RBC, in partnership with the CBC, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and theCanadian Olympic Foundation (COF), in the search for Canada’s next great Olympian. 

Through RBC Training Ground, athletes will execute a series of workouts in front of various national/provincial sport organizations and their results will be measured against performance benchmarks to help identify those athletes who show the greatest potential.  

RBC Training Ground tests consist of vertical jump (power); 30m running sprint (speed); isometric mid-thigh pull (strength); and 20m multi-stage shuttle run (endurance)

RBC Training Ground will be running smaller qualifying events throughout the province, leading into the larger regional events. Athletes must attend a qualifying event to receive an invite to thelarger regional event. Only athletes who meet the performance benchmarks being tested against will receive an invite to the regional event.

Events will be taking place in BC, Alberta, Atlantic Canada, Quebec, and Ontario.

Athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 are invited to put their skills to the test at the free local qualifiers by registering at www.rbctrainingground.ca

RBC Training Ground Local Qualifiers

British Columbia

Completed

Alberta

Completed

Atlantic Canada

Completed

Quebec

Completed

Ontario

August 25, 2017 – Toronto, ON (University of Toronto)

September 9, 2017 – Milton, ON (Mattamy National Cycling Centre)

September 16, 2017 – St. Catherine's, ON (Brock University)

September 30, 2017 - Kingston, ON (Queen's University)

RBC Training Ground Regional Finals 

March 4, 2017 – Vancouver, B.C. (Richmond Oval in partnership with Canadian SportInstitute Pacific) - COMPLETED

May 6,2016 – Calgary, AB (Winsport in partnership with Canadian Sport InstituteCalgary) - COMPLETED

June 10, 2017 – Halifax, NS (Canada Games Centre in partnership with Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic)

July 8, 2017 – Montreal, QC (Institut National du Sport)

October 14, 2017 – Toronto, ON (Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in partnership with Canadian Sport Institute Ontario)

 

Please note that participation at regional finals are by invite only and all participants must attend a local qualifier event and be selected to move on. 


Physical Testing Standards
Men
Height*
(cm) 
Weight*
(kg)
15m
(sec)
30m
(sec)
SLJ
(m)
UHF
(m)
Elite  190-155   110-100   2.05-2.15   3.55-3.65   3.35-3.15   20.00-17.50 
Development  190-155 99-75 2.16-2.40 3.66-3.90 3.14-2.43 17.49-11.50







Women
Height*
(cm)
Weight*
(kg)
15m
(sec)
30m
(sec)
SLJ
(m)
UHF
(m)
Elite 178-148 78-73 2.20-2.30 3.90-4.00 3.00-2.70   15.50-14.50
Development  178-148 72-63 2.31-2.50  4.01-4.20  2.69-2.30  14.49-12.50 






*Height and Weight are guidelines only


SLJ - Standing Long Jump

UHF - Underhand Forward Throw

Medicine ball (Men:5kg, Women:4kg)


Videos explaining each event can be found on our BCS YouTube:

www.youtube.com/user/CanadaBobsleigh

(English version only)

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