Do you have what it takes?

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

Contact us today!

National Recruitment Coordinator

Esther Dalle

613-276-0779

recruitment@bobcanskel.ca

RBC Training Ground Local Qualifiers

British Columbia

Completed

Alberta

March 18, 2017 – Grande Prairie, AB (Crosslink County Sportsplex)

March 25, 2017 – Lethbridge, AB (University of Lethbridge)

April 1, 2017 – Okotoks, AB (Crescent Point Regional Field House)

April 8, 2017 – Edmonton, AB (Foote Field Dome) 

Atlantic Canada

February 19, 2017 – Fredericton, NB (University of New Brunswick)

February 25, 2017 – Saint John, NB (University of New Brunswick – Saint John Campus)

March 25, 2017 – Antigonish, NS (St. Francis Xavier University)

April 1, 2017 – Halifax, NS (Dalhousie University)

April 15, 2017 – St. John’s, NL (Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre)

April 30, 2017– Charlottetown, PEI (University of Prince Edward Island)

Quebec

April 8, 2017 – Montreal, QC (Cégep Édouard-Montpetit)

April 22, 2017 – Sherbrooke, QC (Sherbrooke University)

May 6, 2017 – Quebec, QC (Laval University)

Ontario

RBC Training Ground local qualifier events will be hosted throughout Ontario in September 2017. Stayed tuned for confirmed dates and locations.


RBC Training Ground Regional Finals 

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

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

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 7, 2017 – Toronto, ON (Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in partnership withCanadian 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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