Friday, March 17, 2017

RBC Training Ground At PowerPlex April 15

The RBC Training Ground is an exciting development and funding opportunity for athletes across Canada, and St. John’s has been chosen as one of the locations to host a regional qualifying event starting 10am on April 15 at the NL Sports Center (PowerPlex) on Crosbie Road.

Athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 will execute a SERIES OF WORKOUTS and their results will be measured against performance benchmarks to help identify those athletes who show the greatest potential. The four key areas to measure are SPEED (0-40m sprint), STRENGTH (Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull), POWER (Vertical Jump) and ENDURANCE (20m Multi-Stage Shuttle Run or Beep Test).

From each local qualifier, participants will be identified, based upon their athletic performance, to attend the regional final where up to 100 athletes will perform in front of national and provincial sport organization officials. Up to 50 athletes from across the country could receive additional funding, mentorship and support from RBC and the COF to fuel their passion and Olympic dreams. The top performer from each RBC Training Ground regional final will also receive the ultimate Olympic experience – a trip to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.