Welcome to the Bobsled & Skeleton Federation of Nigeria Combine Information

The Bobsled and Skeleton Federation periodically hosts an official tryout combine for the prospective athletes throughout the season. This includes try out positions for men’s and women’s bobsled (brakemen and driver positions) as well as men’s and women’s skeleton athletes.

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UPCOMING COMBINE DATES:

September 10, 2018 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

RESULTS FROM PAST COMBINE/TRY-OUT

August 11th, 2017 – Houston, TX        BSF Combine Results 08/11/17

Below you will find the details for what to expect at an official try-out. Athletes will be asked to perform the following exercises to the best of their ability in order to accumulate the maximal amount of points. Please see the designated men’s and women’s points scales for reference. The events that will be tested for each gender are:

Men:

Sprint – Splits will be taken at the 15m, 30m, 45m, 60m marks, and a calculated 30m fly will be determined between the 15m and 45m electronic timing eyes. Each athlete will have the option of taking 1, 2, or 3 max effort sprints

Standing Broad Jump – this will be done in a sand pit. With toes on the line for the start, the leap will be measured to the closest mark from the start line (which is usually the heels of the individual athlete). However, if the hand falls behind the heels that will be the point where the mark will be measured. Each athlete will have the option of taking 1, 2, or 3 max effort jumps.

Shot Put Throw – each athlete will have their toes placed at a designated starting point. From there, the male athlete will toss a 16lb shot put forward with an underhand grip held between the legs.

Squat – each athlete will be required to perform a 3-rep max on barbell squats. The squats only count when the thigh is parallel with the ground

Power Clean – each athlete will be required to perform a 3-rep max on barbell power cleans. The clean will only count if it begins on the ground and ends with a completed catch of the barbell before dropping the weight

Women:

Sprint – Splits will be taken at the 15m, 30m, 45m marks, and a calculated 30m fly will be determined between the 15m and 45m electronic timing eyes. Each athlete will have the option of taking 1, 2, or 3 max effort sprints

Standing Broad Jump – this will be done in a sand pit. With toes on the line for the start, the leap will be measured to the closest mark from the start line (which is usually the heels of the individual athlete). However, if the hand falls behind the heels that will be the point where the mark will be measured. Each athlete will have the option of taking 1, 2, or 3 max effort jumps.

Shot Put Throw – each athlete will have their toes placed at a designated starting point. From there, the female athlete will toss a 10lb or 12lb shot put forward with an underhand grip held between the legs

Squat – each athlete will be required to perform a 3-rep max on barbell squats. The squats only count when the thigh is parallel with the ground

Power Clean – each athlete will be required to perform a 3-rep max on barbell power cleans. The clean will only count if it begins on the ground and ends with a completed catch of the barbell before dropping the weight

 

Click on the following links for the respective Men’s and Women’s score sheets:

BSFN-Combine-Mens-Score-Sheet

BSFN-Combine-Womens-Score-Sheet

BSF-Combine-Results-September-10-11-2018


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, this event is open to men and women between the ages of 18 – 35 years old

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Each participating athlete is responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring the appropriate shoe wear and/or attire for competition. Shot puts will be provided for testing event. Feel free to bring family and friends to cheer you on!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to email us at info@bsfnigeria.com or toll-free at 1(800) 742-7923

Can I update my registration information?

For updates to registration, please email an administrator at info@bsfnigeria.com

*All interested athletes must complete an athlete resume before their application is accepted.*

All athletes are responsible for their own booking of travel, accommodations and transportation. The requirements to participate in a BSFN Combine

  1. Complete Athlete Resume
  2. Complete Online Registration Form

For all questions or concerns, please contact us or email us at info@bsfnigeria.com.