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

Olympic:

  • 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

Paralympic:

  • 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

Previous Podium Search Events

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

Event Date City Location
PODIUM SEARCH
at BC Winter Games
Feb 24th, 2018
11:30am -1:30pm
Kamloops Kamloops Curling Club
PODIUM SEARCH
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 Results
Qualifying January 20th, 2018 Prince George Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre Results [PDF]
Qualifying February 3rd, 2018 Langley Langley Events Centre Results [PDF]
Qualifying February 18th, 2018 Kamloops Tournament Capital Centre (TCC) Results [PDF]
Qualifying February 23rd, 2018 Kelowna Capitol News Centre Results [PDF]
Qualifying March 11th, 2018 Victoria University of Victoria Results [PDF]
Qualifying March 17th, 2018 Burnaby Fortius Sport & Health Results [PDF]
Regional Final April 7th, 2018 Richmond Richmond Oval Results [PDF]

Further Information

For more information, please contact Kurt Innes.

Previous Talent Identification Camp Results

Podium Search

Victoria (CARSA @ UVic)

September 17, 2017

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Victoria

February 19, 2017

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Kamloops

February 12, 2017

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Burnaby

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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Langley

January 15, 2017

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Kelowna

October 15, 2016