RBC Training Ground : Could it be you?

RBC Training Ground

With the belief that high performance sport should be accessible to all athletes that are talented, qualified and have the will to compete, this program travels the country every year searching for athletes that will fuel the Canadian Olympic pipeline with future talent.


Register for an RBC Training Ground event near you, and test your speed, power, strength and endurance in front of the top coaches and sport officials in Canada.

Over the next few months, RBC Training Ground will host six qualifying events in various regions of Quebec. To participate, we are searching for young athletes interested in pursuing a second sports specialization. The project, now in its third year, was developed by RBC, CBC, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Olympic Foundation.

L’Institut national du sport du Québec and the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) co-funded this project to link relevant Quebec sport federations with regional multi-sport training centres and recognized Sports-Études programs. This program is of particular interest to Quebec because it gives promising young athletes an opportunity to succeed in a second sports specialization.

Athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 are invited to participate in RBC Training Ground events to test their speed, power, strength and endurance. Each participant’s results will be measured against performance benchmarks set by National Sports Organizations (NSOs) in search of talented young athletes with the potential to bring home an Olympic medal.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is the age range 14 to 25 years?

The age range of 14 to 25 years aligns with long-term athlete development stages and the Canadian Sport for Life program. This age range allows us to capture those early and late stage Olympic potential athletes and the probability of identifying an athlete below or above these age ranges is very small.

  • How do I / does my child compare against the performance benchmarks?

Each sport requires different skills and the performance benchmarks vary by NSO and take age and gender into account. Athletes that participate in a Regional Final will receive a custom report card and access to an online portal with sport-specific training tips. Visit RBCTrainingGround.ca and go to ‘Exercises’ to compare results against the benchmarks.

  • Which sports are recruiting new athletes through the 2018 RBC Training Groung program?

There are 14 national sport organization (NSO) partners involved in the 2018 RBC Training Ground. They are:

Athletics, Judo, Basketball (Women’s), Rowing, Bobsleigh Skeleton, Rugby, Canoe Kayak, Speed Skating, Cross Country Ski, Snowboard, Cycling, Water Polo, Freestyle Wrestling.

For more FAQs visit http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/trainingground/

Events calendar

Date Évènement Endroit
24 mars 2018 Qualification régionale Gatineau Centre Sportif de Gatineau
21 avril 2018 Qualification régionale Sherbrooke Université de Sherbrooke
28 avril 2018 Qualification régionale Québec-Lévis École Cardinal-Roy
6 mai 2018 Qualification régionale Montérégie Collège Edouard-Montpetit
12 mai 2018 Qualification régionale Laurentides IRNS St-Jérôme/Polyvalente St-Jérôme
19 mai 2018 Qualification régionale Mauricie Académie Les Estacades
14 juillet 2018 Finale Centre Claude Robillard, Montréal
Les départs se font entre 9h et 11h. Il faut prévoir 2 heures pour compléter tous les épreuves.

Could it be you?