Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton Begins Search for Nation’s Next Olympic Heroes
March 10, 2014
Canadian sliding sports look for aspiring athletes at post-Olympic recruitment camp—
CALGARY—With the Sochi Olympic Winter Games now in the books, Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton will look to build its talent pool of athletes by holding a series of recruitment camps across the country beginning in Calgary, March 15, 2014.
Strength trainers from Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton and the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary will hold a recruitment camp in the high-performance training centre at the world-leading WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre from 1-6 p.m. MTN. Fees to participate are $25/athlete. All athletes must register by Friday, March 14 by contacting Robyn Raymond at email@example.com
With a goal of expanding the depth of Canada’s bobsleigh and skeleton programs, the aggressive recruitment initiative targets Canadians, 14 and older, with athletic ability to the sliding sports. Athletes will be evaluated on a series of dry-land physical testing drills including short sprints, squats and a series of weightlifting sessions.
Athletes attending the camp can be selected to a national push camp in Calgary, and qualify as brakeman (bobsleigh ages 18-19), and (skeleton ages 16-17) on the national team. Athletes with backgrounds in football, rugby, track, lacrosse, mountain sports, skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking have traditionally developed into excellent sliding athletes.
Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton, along with the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary, would like to invite all news and sports media to attend the recruitment camp in an effort to build a better understanding of the sport of bobsleigh and skeleton, while gaining a greater appreciation of the training and skill necessary for these sliding sport athletes.
Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton will hold additional recruitment camps around the country this spring and summer.
WHO: Aspiring Athletes *Minimum age 14
Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton
Canadian Sport Institute
March 15, 2014
12 noon – registration/warm up
1-6 p.m. – camp opens
High-Performance Training Centre - Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park Calgary