The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI Pacific) and PacificSport Fraser Valley will host an RBC Training Ground qualifier at the Langley Event Centre on Sunday, January 15, in the hopes of finding Canada’s next great Olympic athletes.
RBC Training Ground is a program designed to help sport officials uncover athletes with Olympic podium potential, in sports they may not have considered. Athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 will execute a series of workouts measuring speed, power, strength, and endurance in front of coaches and officials from National Sport Organizations (NSOs). The participants’ results will be measured against performance benchmarks to determine an athlete’s capacity for sport at its highest level.
Five RBC Training Ground qualifiers will take place in B.C. in Langley, Prince George, Burnaby, Kamloops, and Victoria. The 100 best performers from across the province will be invited to the RBC Training Ground regional final at the CSI Pacific campus at the Richmond Olympic Oval on March 4.
The best of the best may receive financial support towards their training and competition programs for up to three years. The standout performer at the BC regional final will be awarded a trip to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
"RBC Training Ground offers athletes an opportunity to be tested across four fun and challenging fitness stations. The best part is that it is a national program, and you will be compared against athletes all across Canada in these tests,” said CSI Pacific Talent Development Director Kurt Innes. “This is a really awesome program that will hopefully mobilize all athletes across our province to step up and see how well they can perform in each of these tests.”
RBC Training Ground began in 2016 with 400 athletes participating in four athletic combines across the country. Ninety-four athletes met the testing benchmarks set by NSOs, including 25 athletes who were selected to receive funding and support through RBC and the Canadian Olympic Foundation.
Langley Event Centre
7888 200 Street
Langley, BC V2Y 3J4
Sunday, January 15, 2017
8:30am – 1:00pm
WHO / ELIGIBILITY:
In order to participate in the RBC Training Ground qualifier events, athletes must be:
- 14-25 years of age (born between 1992 – 2003).
- Competing or have competed in any sport at a minimum of high school, club, regional, and/or college/university.
- Fit, powerful, and strong.
- Mentally tough, competitive, and highly motivated.
- Ready to accept the challenge of becoming part of Canada’s high performance sport pathway
- Participants must be Canadian.
- Applicants must be able and willing to attend and participate fully in the specified event
** Employees of CBC, Sponsor and the respective affiliates, as well as such employees’ immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter) or persons living under the same roof are not eligible to attend.
** NCAA athletes may not be eligible to participate. Please work with your school to inquire about NCAA rules and ensure that if they are selected, doing so will not jeopardize their NCAA eligibility.