Talent ID Camps

Each summer we hold Talent ID camps to help us find and recruit great athletes. If you have a background in sprinting, rugby, football or are simply athletic, come out to a Talent ID camp and see if skeleton might be in your future.

All camps test both men and women targeting ages 14 to 23. A sprinting background is preferred, however if you are fast on your feet you will be fast on the ice. Please refer to the chart below to see expected results for your age group. Selected athletes from each camp will be invited to on-ice push camps beginning each July, and will receive priority in skeleton school sign up in the fall. Alberta Skeleton also uses our Learn To Push camps as a recruiting tool, and if you do not test well or do not attend a Talent ID camp, there may still be room in a skeleton school for you. The point is to come try the sport and see if Skeleton is right for you!

2016-17 Talent Camps

Talent ID camps dates are held each month, June through September. We have one

Calgary date set for August 7th.

If you are interested in attending please e-mail us at info@albertaskeleton.ca

For more information see the events calendar.

In order to make the most of a Talent ID sessions, please keep the following in mind:

  • Arrive early - Please arrive at least 30 minutes – 1 hour prior for registration and warm-up. Testing will begin promptly at the time listed, and you must be warmed up and ready to go.
  • Sign your waiver - A waiver of liability must be signed by all participants. Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver.
  • Bring your fee - There is a $20 fee, cash only, for each camp.

For information on out-of-town camps, please visit our National Federation website.

 

Testing may vary depending on location and equipment available.

 

TESTING PARAMETRES

Test

Junior Level
(13-16yrs)

Entry Level
(16-21yrs)

Development
(21-25yrs)

World Cup
(25yrs+)

30m Sprint
(seconds)
Athlete sprints from a 2 point standing start. There is a one-meter acceleration zone before the first timing eye. This is a great indication of the athlete’s ability to accelerate over a short distance.
  4.20-4.40 (M)
4.55-4.70 (W)
4.00-4.20 (M)
4 .35-4.55 (W)
3.80-4.00 (M)
4.20-4.35 (W)
3.60-3.79 (M)
4.10-4.20 (W)
   
Flying 30m Sprint (45m)
(seconds)
Athlete sprints at their top speed through a 30m distance. This is usually done in conjunction with the standing 60m sprint, in order to ensure athletes are hitting the timing eye at their top speed.
  3.60-3.80 (M)
4.05-4.25 (W)
3.30-3.50 (M)
3.80-4.05 (W)
3.10-3.30 (M)
3.65-3.85 (W)
3.00-3.10 (M)
3.50-3.65 (W)
   
20m Sled Pull (15kg)
(seconds)
Athlete sprints from a 2 point standing start. There is a one-meter acceleration zone before the first timing eye. This is a great indication of the athlete’s ability to accelerate over a short distance.
  2.80-3.00 (M)
3.65-3.85 (W)
2.70-2.80 (M)
3.50-3.65 (W)
2.60-2.70 (M)
3.30-3.50 (W)
2.50-2.60 (M)
3.15-3.30 (W)