RBC Training Ground
Athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 are invited to attend an RBC Training Ground event to measure their speed, power, strength and endurance. Each athlete will try to hit performance benchmarks set by national sport organizations (NSO) scouting for young talented athletes with Olympic medal potential.
LETHBRIDGE LOCAL QUALIFIER
UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE
MARCH 2, 9AM-3PM
RBC Training Ground is a talent identification and athlete funding program designed to uncover athletes with Olympic potential and provide them with the high-performance sport resources they need to achieve their podium dreams.
New for 2019 is the School Challenge!
The school from southwest Alberta that has the most participants will recieve three FREE ASDC SW sport science sessions ($525 value). Schools can choose three of the following topics;
- Mental Performance
- Injury Prevention
- Concussion Education
- Social Media Awareness
Sessions open to athletes, coaches, teachers and parents from the winning school. In the event of a tie, the school with the best overall perforamacne score will be the winner.
The top three overall performing athletes will win a all expenses paid Olympic athlete training session at the Canadian Sport Insitiute Calgary. Training will be a half day with sport science sessions.
The Canadian Sport Institute provides world-leading Olympic and Paralympic training environments to elite athletes and coaches across Alberta. With the support of our partners, our team of experts delivers sport science and medicine, coaching and life services to power podium performances and help Canada win more medals.
In the event of a tie, the athletes school with the most participants will be awareded the experience.
ASDC SW will have a table for school athletes to check in at the event.
Athletes will compete in four exercises
POWER: Vertical Jump – to measure the explosiveness of the lower body
SPEED: 30 Metre Sprint – to evaluate running velocity
STRENGTH: Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull– to gauge muscular strength and power
ENDURANCE: 20 Metre Multi-Stage Shuttle Run– to assess general full-body aerobic power
Athletes interested in participating at the free local qualifiers can register at
University of Lethbridge High Performance Centre
The ASDC SW and the University of Lethbridge High Performance Centre work together in providing athletes the best resources available in Southwest Alberta.
ASDC SW and Lethbridge College are excited to present a volleyball prep program for developing and high performance athletes.