Registration for First Provincial Development Training Opportunity of 2017-18 Season Now Open
– Weekend of baseline testing taking place Oct 7/8 at Peak Centre –
September 18, 2017 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced registration is now open for its first Provincial Development Program (PDP) training opportunity of the 2017-18 season. The testing combine is open to current Triathlon Ontario members aged 16-22 as of December 31, 2017.
Oct 7/8 Ottawa Combine
As part of the continuing expansion of the Provincial Developing Program and in consultation with leading national sports scientists, Triathlon Ontario has developed an assessment and tracking combine weekend to test a cross section of skills that it believes are necessary for success at the International level. The testing will be conducted three times per year to provide follow up, evaluation and feedback opportunities to the athletes and their coaches regarding their training program effectiveness.
The testing will include:
Swim Skills/Fitness Assessment
Stroke Power Profile
Stroke Rate Speed Check
Swim Time Trials and Critical Speed Swim test
Cycling Power Profile Assessments
Functional Power Profile
Under 1 min Power Profile Repeat-ability test
Over 1 min Power Profile Repeat-ability Test
Video Run Gait Analysis
Run Zone testing
Power / Force Testing
Further details of the testing are provided in the registration form
Purpose of Testing
Proper athlete assessment and tracking will be done at different stages of the training and competition year. By tracking athlete progression over years of development, Triathlon Ontario will be able to assess athlete’s development and trending and use the data to identify future athletes on the high performance pathway. Tracking data will be done during three different times of the year:
By testing during different times of the year over a number of years Triathlon Ontario can track an athlete’s progression throughout the year as well as year-to-year improvements. A combination of technical and physical assessments will be used to help determine relative fitness as well as skill sets that are key components to success at the International level.
About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit Triathlon Ontario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.