Do you have what it takes? Try 4 Gold…

Do you have what it takes to win Gold for Canada at the 2016 or 2020 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil or Tokyo, Japan?

Members of Rugby Canada’s High Performance Department will be traveling across Canada this fall in search of highly motivated, athletic, and resilient athletes aged 15 and up to start training in our National Sevens Development Program.

Toronto – October 24 at Bill Crothers HS, Markham
Registration 4 PM – Testing 5:00 – 9 :00 PM

Ottawa – October 26 at Ottawa University
Registration 8:00 AM – Testing 9:00 AM to Noon

Montreal – November 15 at Concordia University
Sherbrooke – November 23 at Sherbrooke

While you don’t need to have prior rugby experience, Canada’s National coaches will be looking for athletes who have the natural abilities to compete against the world’s best in sevens. “We’re looking for big, fast, agile, and evasive Men’s and Women’s players, who are mentally resilient,” said John Tait, Head Coach of Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team. “Our Centralized athletes are based out of High Performance Centres at PISE and the Canadian Rugby Centre of Excellence in Langford, BC to work on not only their physical abilities but also their understanding of the technical and tactical areas of the game,” added Tait. Canada’s Men’s and Women’s Sevens Teams are both coming off excellent years on their respective IRB Sevens World Series, with the Women’s Team finishing in their consecutive third-place finish, while the Men finished a record sixth-best.

“Ideal crossover athletes for our development program include basketball, hockey, football and track and field, all sports in which speed, power and agility are all major components,” said Women’s Program Assistant Coach, Sandro Fiorino.

“At each of the Talent Identification sessions we will be conducting a number of power, speed and skill assessment drills to find athletes who have the attributes we’re looking for to dominate on the rugby field,” added Fiorino. Canada’s Women’s Fifteens Team also made history this past summer making it to the Finals of the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup in France, and the Men’s Team will compete in next year’s Rugby World Cup in England and Wales. With exciting events like the Toronto 2015 PANAM Games and Rugby Sevens’ debut at the Olympics in Rio in 2016, now is the time to get involved in this exciting sport. Our Talent ID camps will be coming to a city near you, with dates and locations to be announced shortly.

Do you have what it takes to wear a jersey for Canada? Sign up for our Try 4 Gold today and show us what you’ve got!

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