Open Call for Canada’s Next Generation of Olympians and Paralympians

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Victoria, BC – Canadian Sport Institute Pacific invites athletes between the ages of 14 – 22 (able bodied) and 14 – 35 (with a disability) to test their capacity for sport performance at PODIUM SEARCH. The event will be held on Sunday, May 24 at 9:30am at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence. Those who perform exceedingly well may be contacted for further assessment and an offer to enroll in one of the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific’s NextGen Programs and/or the Canadian Sport School.

Back for its fourth year, PODIUM SEARCH is a free, half-day athlete identification camp offering athletes basic physiological field testing and anthropometric test results to measure how they stack up against national team standards. Assessments include the vertical jump test, 30 metre sprint run among other field tests in use by National Team programs. Each participant will walk away with a copy of their test results and an understanding of what it takes to become part of Canada’s sporting elite.

In addition to participating in the testing events, athletes will also have the chance to hear from keynote speaker Gillian Carleton, London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist in track cycling.

WHO: Able bodied athletes aged 14 – 22 currently competing at club/regional level in ANY sport. Participants with a disability aged 14 – 35 with or without previous sport experience.

WHAT: PODIUM SEARCH Athlete Identification Camp

WHERE: 4371 Interurban Road Victoria, BC V9E 2C5 (PISE)

WHEN: Sunday, May 24, 2014

9:30am – Athlete Registration and Check-in Opens

10:00am – Keynote Gillian Carleton, London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, track cycling

10:30am – First wave of testing begins

1:30pm – PODIUM SEARCH concludes

For more information on PODIUM SEARCH, visit csipacific.ca. For more information about Canadian Sport School, visit thecanadiansportschool.com.

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