Fitness Testing for Paddle Sports

Shown here are examples that are used for canoeing testing as part of the eTID program. This is just a simple example, there are many other tests that you could use for testing canoeists, such as skinfold testing.


These are the tests that are conducted for the canoeing eTID program. These links are to our general description of the tests. For specific instructions on how to conduct the test for the program see the AIS eTID website. The tests of vertical jump and standing long jump were previously part of this protocol.

Source of Tests

These tests are used for talent identification testing of potential canoe athletes in Australia. The National Talent Identification and Development (NTID) program at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) have developed an online talent identification tool (eTID). Through the eTID website individuals are able to submit results from fitness tests done at home, and if the results are up to a certain level they will invite you to be tested further and placed into a talent identification program.

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