Physical Performance Test

Physical Performance Test

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Title : Physical Performance Test

[We see a group of officer cadets lined up in the gym performing the shuttle run; the title of the video appears on the screen and then, in a sidebar, we see an officer cadet doing push-ups.]

[We see a sports trainer measuring an officer cadet’s blood pressure. We see officer cadets running in the gym, and then a student doing push-ups.]

The Physical Performance Test of the Canadian Royal Military Colleges consists of five tests that assess different components of fitness.

[We see an officer cadet performing the agility run, running between chairs positioned as obstacles. We see officer cadets doing sit-ups on mats, other students hold their feet to help them. Then we see an officer cadet doing a standing long jump, then a sports trainer measures the distance of the jump.]

The completed evaluation is being scored out of 500 points where each item is worth a maximum of 100 points. A minimum of 250 points is required to successfully complete the Canadian Military Colleges Physical Performance Test.

[We see a sports trainer taking notes on a score sheet. We see a dozen officer cadets doing the 20 m shuttle run in the gym and after, an officer cadet doing push-ups. A sports trainer is standing in front of him and looks at him work. We see an officer cadet racing the agility run, bypassing chairs positioned as obstacles. We see officer cadets doing sit-ups on mats, other students hold their feet to help them. We see an officer cadet performing a standing long jump, then a sports trainer measuring the distance of the jump.]

Five physical fitness components are evaluated through different testing items: the 20 meter shuttle run, push-ups, the agility run, sit-ups and a standing long jump.

[Ten officer cadets run across the gym several times in a row.]

The first event is the 20 meter shuttle run. This portion consists of running 20 meter laps at a pre-determined tempo, which increases every minute. The minimum standard for male is 9.5 levels and 7.5 levels for female.

[We see an officer cadet doing push-ups and a sports trainer crouched before him looking at him work. We then see a close-up shot of the student.]

The following test is the push-ups. During the test the candidates are required to perform their maximum push-up repetitions. There is no time limit for this test. The minimum standard for male is 28, and female is 14.

[We see an officer cadet racing the agility run, bypassing chairs positioned as obstacles. We then see a close-up of a student at the start of the race.]

The agility run is the third test. This test consists of sprinting six times 9 meters by weaving around four obstacles without touching any of them. Two trials are permitted and the best result is compiled. The minimum standard for male is 17.8 seconds and female is 19.4 seconds.

[We see four officer cadets doing sit-ups on a mat and then a close-up shot of one of these students and of another one holding his knees.]

Followed by sit-ups. This test consists of a two minute evaluation during which the candidates must perform their maximum repetitions of sit-ups according to the Canadian Forces protocol. The minimum standard is at least 35 sit-ups for male and female.

[We see officer cadets waiting for their turn to make a standing long jump. Ee see an officer cadet performing a jump, then the sports trainer measuring the distance, after which another one writes the result on a score sheet. We then see an officer cadet doing a standing long jump.]

Finally, the standing long jump. The officer cadets are required to jump from both feet without hopping. Two trials are permitted and the best result is compiled. The minimum standard for males is at least 1.95 meter and 1.46 meter for females.

[We see a group of officer cadets sitting on mats in the gym listening to the instructions of a sports trainer. We see officer cadets racing the shuttle run.]

The Canadian Military Colleges Physical Fitness Test is administered at two occasions during the academic year. This is a demanding test; it is necessary to train for success.

[We see a close-up shot of a badge on the sleeve of the uniform of an officer cadet. This badge represents two crossed clubs. We see a close-up shot of an officer cadet buttoning his scarlet, the traditional uniform of the Canadian Military Colleges. We see then see him putting on his hat.]

The officer cadets who achieve a score of 400 points or more receive a badge, representing crossed bat, they proudly display on their uniforms. The male and female officer cadets who achieved the highest score within their college year will receive an additional badge, representing a crown.

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