RBC Training Ground is coming to Manitoba with two events!
The Winnipeg qualifier will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024 and a Thompson qualifier will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024.
Help discover Canada’s next generation of Olympic Athletes
RBC Training Ground is a day of physical challenges for athletes between the ages of 14 to 25 to showcase their podium potential. To see if they’ve got what it takes to be Canada’s next great Olympic athlete, athletes will compete in four exercises that include:
POWER: Vertical Jump – to assess the explosiveness of the lower body SPEED: 20m Metre Sprint – to assess running velocity STRENGTH: Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull – to assess general full-body muscular strength ENDURANCE: 20 Metre Multi-Stage Shuttle Run – to assess general full-body endurance
A virtual qualifier will be available to athletes who cannot make it to the event in person. Please see the Training Ground FAQ for more information.
Athletes who meet or exceed performance benchmarks set by national sport officials will be invited to attend the RBC Training Ground Final, where they’ll compete for a chance to receive funding and support to fuel their passion and ambition towards Olympic glory.
*Coaches and talent identification representatives from the 9 participating national sport organizations (NSO) select the top 100 athletes based on their performance at the local qualifier events. They are looking for athletes who met or exceeded the predetermined benchmarks set by each of the sports. Manitoba’s regional finalists can expect to receive an invitation by email.
The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba acknowledges that our offices are situated on Treaty 1 Land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Ojibway-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
The Treaties made on these territories are respected by all those who work at CSCM. We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past that were made. In a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation, we dedicate ourselves to continually move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities for ongoing education and learning.
We understand that acknowledging this truth, though important, is only a small part in cultivating the strong relationships we strive to build and maintain with Indigenous communities. We continue to work towards this, with particular attention being paid to the sport specific calls to action #87-91 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
We recognize we are not the first to live on this land, and thank these Nations for allowing us access to their land and water.