If you think you have what it takes to be an Olympic athlete, your chance to find out is coming.
The RBC Training Ground will be in Thompson this Saturday to test young athletes.
Kurt Innes, Director of Talent Development with the program, tells us more.
“We’re offering athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 the opportunity to come in and receive free basic physical testing in four different areas – speed, power, strength and endurance.
It’s an Olympic athlete identification program and we’re hoping to find athletes in all different communities that may one day have the potential to represent Canada.”
Innes shares some successes and benefits of the program.
“Here in year four we’ve tested over 1000 athletes total, and if you add in 5500 athletes in years 1, 2 and 3, we’ve got a really great sample size of athletes who are between 14 and 25 in an athletic population.
The other part is, it’s free. We do all the data-crunching and feedback for you. So that’s the really important bit for smaller communities, that it’s a free, community-oriented event.”
Local coaches are encouraged to sign their team members up for the physical testing sessions to see how their athletes measure up against others in their age range and sport.
That includes any sport such as basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, hockey, and any other where athletes are striving to do their best.
You can register to participate online at rbc training ground dot ca.
For more on the RBC Training Ground, listen to Thompson Today both today and tomorrow at 12:40 and 5:10.