Ever Wonder If YOU Could Be An Olympian / Paralympian?

Podium SearchCSI Pacific PODIUM SEARCH™ is an athlete identification and standardized fitness testing program for able-bodied and para-athletes. Athletes participate in a series of basic field tests that measure anthropometry (height/arm span/weight), power, strength, speed, and endurance. The data gathered offers insight for individual athlete fitness evaluation and monitoring, and can be compared across sports and/or sport specific athlete development benchmarks. Athletes may have the opportunity to be invited for further sport specific assessments if they meet PSO/NSO athlete identification benchmarks.

Lead by Canadian Sport Institute Pacific staff and members of partnering PSO and NSO sport organizations, PODIUM SEARCH supports the identification and development of athletes by providing them with exposure to a high performance environment and basic field-testing results. PODIUM SEARCH also creates awareness for national and provincial sport organizations’ athlete identification programs by helping athletes identify transferable talents from other sports.

PODIUM SEARCH™ Field Tests include:

  • Anthropometry (Height, Arm span, Weight)
  • Power – Vertical Jump
  • Speed – 10m / 30m running sprint (10m / 20m wheelchair sprint where appropriate)
  • Strength – Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull and/or Hand Grip Dynamometer
  • Endurance – Leger Boucher Multi Stage Fitness Test (Beep test)

Athlete Eligibility

The Following athlete eligibility is for PODIUM SEARCH events


  • Aged 14-25
  • Competing in ANY sport at a minimum of club/regional level
  • Mentally tough, competitive, and highly motivated
  • Ready to become part of Canada’s sporting elite
  • Fit, powerful, and strong


  • Ages 14-35
  • Have a physical or visual impairment
  • With or without previous sport experience
  • Interested in discovering for which Paralympic sports you are eligible
  • Learn in which you have the greatest potential

Podium Search Events

Upcoming Events

Event Date City Location Registration
Dawson Creek Dawson Creek Senior Secondary Gymnasium Register Here
in partnership with BC Winter Games
February 23 Fort St. John Location TBD Registration coming soon!
in partnership with BC Summer Games
July 25/26 Maple Ridge Location TBD Registration coming soon!

Previous Events

Event Date City Results & Benchmarks
at BC Summer Games
July 17th, 2018 Cowichan View Results [PDF]
View Benchmarks [PDF]

Event Date City Location
at BC Winter Games
Feb 24th, 2018
11:30am -1:30pm
Kamloops Kamloops Curling Club
at BC Winter Games
Feb 25th, 2018
9:00am -12:00pm
Kamloops Kamloops Tennis Centre

These events were in partnership with the BC Summer & Winter Games. Only participants in the BC Summer & Winter Games were eligible to participate.

RBC Training Ground Events

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Event Date City Location
Qualifying February 29th, 2020 Kelowna University of British Columbia
Qualifying March 29th, 2020 Vancouver University of British Columbia

See more RBC Training Ground info and results

Further Information

For more information, please contact Kurt Innes.

Previous Talent Identification Camp Results

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Victoria (CARSA @ UVic)

September 17, 2017

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February 19, 2017

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February 12, 2017

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February 5, 2017

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Prince George

January 21, 2017

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Belmont | Victoria High School Challenge

January 18, 2017

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January 15, 2017

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October 15, 2016