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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.

Register for an RBC Training Ground event near you, and test your speed, power, strength and endurance in front of the top coaches and sport officials in Canada.

Your Journey to Team Canada begins now!

Schedule

2017 RBC Training Ground Tour

The RBC Training Ground regional final event will be hosted at the Institut National du Sport in Montreal in early summer 2017.

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.

RBC Training Ground Local Qualifiers

British Columbia

January 21, 2017 – Prince George, B.C. (Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre)

February 5, 2017 – Burnaby, B.C. (Fortius Sport and Health)

February 12, 2017 – Kamloops, B.C. (Tournament Capital Centre)

February 19, 2017 – Victoria, B.C. (University of Victoria)

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)

New Brunswick

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

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

Nova Scotia

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

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

Newfoundland and Labrador

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

Prince Edward Island

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

RBC Training Ground local qualifier events will be hosted throughout Quebec in May 2017 and Ontario in September 2017.

RBC Training Ground Regional Finals

British Columbia

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

Alberta

May 6, 2017 – Calgary, AB (Winsport in partnership with Canadian Sport Institute Calgary)

Nova Scotia

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

Ontario

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

Exercises

Speed

40/30m Sprint

The 40/30m sprint is a test to measure an athlete’s speed and sprinting ability. The athlete starts from a two-point stance, behind a first set of timing lights. The test begins as soon as the athlete breaks the laser between the first set of timing lights. The test measures an athlete’s time from 0-10m, 30-40m and 0-30m. Distance varies based on available space.

Gender

Age

Excellent

Above Average

Average

Below Average

Poor

Male

< 4.0

4.2 - 4.0

4.4 - 4.3

4.6 - 4.5

> 4.6

Female

< 4.5

4.6 - 4.5

4.8 - 4.7

5.0 - 4.9

> 5.0

Strength

Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull (IMTP)

The isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) is a key test used to measure an athlete’s full body strength. The athlete stands on the force plate, gripping the bar as if to perform a deadlift. The athlete then pushes through their feet to exert as much force through the handle of the IMTP instrument. The force output is observed and recorded.

Gender

Age

Excellent

Above Average

Average

Below Average

Poor

Male

14 - 18

> 19

Female

14 - 18

> 19

Power

Vertical Jump

The vertical jump is a classic measure of an athlete’s lower-body power. Using a countermovement (knees bent) and arm swing, the athlete jumps as high as they can from the jump mat and lands with soft knees.

Gender

Age

Excellent

Above Average

Average

Below Average

Poor

Male

15 - 16 (Beashel 1997)

> 65cm

56 - 65cm

50 - 55cm

49 - 40cm

<40cm

16 - 19 (Davis 2000)

> 65 cm

50 - 65 cm

40 - 49 cm

30 - 39 cm

<30 cm

> 20 years (Arkinstall 2010)

> 70 cm

56 - 70 cm

41 - 55 cm

31 - 40 cm

<30 cm

Female

15 - 16 (Beashel 1997)

> 60cm

51 - 60cm

41 - 50cm

35 - 40cm

<35cm

16 - 19 (Davis 2000)

> 58 cm

47 - 58 cm

36 - 46 cm

26 - 35 cm

<26 cm

> 20 years (Arkinstall 2010)

> 60 cm

46 - 60 cm

31 - 45 cm

21 - 30 cm

<20 cm

Endurance

20m Multi-Stage Shuttle Run (Beep Test)

The 20m multi-stage shuttle run, commonly referred to as the beep test, is a tool to measure an athlete’s aerobic capacity. Athletes run 20m from line to line before or at the 'beep' on the CD track. As the athlete advances in the test the 'beeps' get closer and closer together. The test is over when the athlete can no longer get to the line before the 'beep' sounds twice in a row. Athletes must pivot at the line, rather than in looping turns.

Gender

Age

Excellent

Above Average

Average

Below Average

Poor

Male

14 - 16

L12 S7

L11 S2

L8 S9

L7 S1

< L6 S6

17 - 20

L12 S12

L11 S6

L9 S2

L7 S6

< L7 S3

21 - 30

L12 S12

L11 S7

L9 S3

L7 S8

< L7 S5

Female

14 - 16

L10 S9

L9 S1

L6 S7

L5 S1

< L4 S7

17 - 20

L10 S11

L9 S3

L6 S8

L5 S2

< L4 S9

21 - 30

L10 S8

L9 S2

L6 S6

L5 S1

< L4 S9

athlete background
Peter Collier

Peter Collier

Hometown: Lower Sackville, NS
Age: 18
Dedication is what drives Peter Collier in his pursuit of a simple goal. To be the best. Jumping further than any man his age in the history of Nova Scotia, he is considered one of the top long jumpers in the country. And guess what? He’s still in high school.
athlete background
Tania Bambi

Tania Bambi

Hometown: Gatineau, QC
Age: 22
As one of six kids, Tania Bambi knew she’d have to do something to stand out. So she did - winning three national titles and four provincial competitions in hurdles. Then she had to drop out. Her coach said she’s got what it takes; she just has to give it her all. With renewed purpose, she’s more determined than ever to win Olympic gold.
athlete background
Pierce LePage

Pierce LePage

Hometown: Whitby, ON
Age: 20
Pierce LePage has played sports since he could walk. When he tried Track and Field, he broke a Canadian triple jump record. Then he broke it again. Now focused on decathlon, Pierce trains five hours a day and five days a week in 10 track and field events. It’s only a matter of time before he starts shattering more records.
athlete background
Kieanna Stephens

Kieanna Stephens

Hometown: Surrey, BC
Age: 16
Ask Kieanna Stephens who her hero is and she’ll tell you, it’s her mom. Her favourite athlete is her brother Devante, an NHL draft pick. The B.C. teen, already a local hockey star, is ready to shine even brighter as she takes a new step in a different direction - towards Olympic glory.

Richmond,
BCCanadian Sport
Institute Pacific

Montréal,
QCInstitut National du
Sport du Québec

Toronto,
ONCanadian Sport
Institute Ontario

Halifax,
NSCanadian Sport
Centre Atlantic