2016 Coast Zone Fall Fitness Testing (September 11, 2016)
Dryland tests are for kids all ages. Although the kids like comparing their scores to each other, the main focus is to benchmark and measure own fitness improvements in each training block. The coaches also look at the various tests to identify any potential weaknesses and imbalances in the racer’s bodies. There is no cost for these sessions and ALL kids are invited. This session will be run in cooperation with the other Coast Zone clubs.
This testing data is important as it will set the baseline for your fitness development over this year.
Dryland testing is a great way to establish/measure your physical strengths and weaknesses. Regular testing will show you what areas you progress in and which ones need more work. You are only as strong as your weakest link, so testing is a great way to identify if there are urgent areas to work on to prevent injury. All tests are designed with physical qualities required for skiing and racing.
U12, U14, U16 racers should consider dryland testing mandatory and a part of their training routine and measurement. Younger racers are also invited to participate to see how they do and to learn the tests. Do not feel intimidated if you have never done some of these before. Learning how to do them is a part of your development.
Please arrive with proper athletic attire and water.
We will need some volunteer parents to help coordinate racers, to do recording at some of the testing stations, as well as entering data into the recording sheets.
What is Being Recorded / Tested:
1. Height (Standing & Seated)
3. Vertical Jump
4. Long Jump
5. Agility – T-Test
6. Double Leg Penta Jump
7. Max Push-ups
8. Box Jump: 60 second test (U12 – U16 only); 90 second test (FIS only)
9. Leger-Boucher- Beep Test
Mickey MacDougal recCentre
23rd Street and St. Andrews
VST/U16: 8:30 AM
U14 (2003 – 2004): 9:15 AM
U12 (2005 – 2006): 10:00 AM
U10 (2007 younger): 10:45 AM
Racers should arrive at the designated testing times (siblings can come together). Please, be there AT the starting time as it is logistically impossible to provide proper warm-up if you show up later.
We will aim to be all finished by 1.00 pm. The tests take approximately 1.5 – 2 hours to complete.