Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club - Great People, Great Racers since 1929

Next fitness testing event:

8 September 2019

Check out the calendar on our website HERE with more info on the first testing event of the year.

Check out this space for updates on fitness testing.

Fitness testing is performed 3 to 4 times a year to gauge the fitness improvements during the dryland training season. The first test is at the beginning of the dryland season - usually in June. There are then intermediate tests in July and/or September with a final test in November before getting back on snow.

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 the dryland testing and all kids are invited.

Individual fitness testing results may also be used by the coaching staff as a guideline for program selections or training recommendations.

Testing Events

The events or tests used to gauge fitness are based on the BC Alpine guidelines. These are the Vertical Jump, Long Jump, Penta Jump (5 consecutive long jumps), Box Jump (30 seconds, 60 seconds and 90 seconds), T-Test, Leger Boucher test (Beep Test) and maximum pushups test.

Testing Standards and Grades

Based on the BC Alpine fitness testing standards, we have published A,B and C grades for each test for Men and Women at each age beginning at 10 years old. You can download the Tyee fitness testing standards here:

2015 Tyee Fitness Testing Standards

After each fitness test, athletes will receive their individual results from their coaches. For each program we also publish the distribution of grades within the team. For the 2015 fitness tests, they are available here:

U12 Team Performance
U14 Team Performance
U16 Team Performance

Fitness Testing Records

Below are the program Gold,Silver,Bronze record holders for each event since testing data has been tracked in 2008.

U10 Female Record Holders
U10 Male Record Holders
U12 Female Record Holders
U12 Male Record Holders
U14 Female Record Holders
U14 Male Record Holders
U16 Female Record Holders
U16 Male Record Holders

U18 Female Record Holders

U18 Male Record Holders