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ABOUT THE EVENT

The Calgary 2024 Para Powerlifting Development Camp is a three-day event that brings together new and current para powerlifters and coaches for sport-specific sessions as well as opportunity for certification in Technical Officiating and Classification. Expert presenters will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to take your bench press and para powerlifting IQ to the next level. 

This event consists of two-days of education sessions for athletes, coaches, technical officials and classifiers. The final day boasts a trial event for new athletes to experience a competition while allowing learners from all pillars an opportunity to consolidate their newly acquired knowledge. The weekend ends with a WPPO-approved competition allowing our Canadian athletes, and a handful of our international delegates, to kick start their ranking for the upcoming Quadrennial. 

Calgary 2024 Para Powerlifting Development Camp is open to all Canadians interested in learning about the bench press a the competitive aspect of the sport. International athletes & coaches are by invitation only. WPPO Certification courses are open to all NPCs with endorsement from WPPO. Sessions delivered in English only. 

Whether you're just starting out, a seasoned competitor or coach, or wondering how to incorporate the bench press into your own training program, this event will have something for everyone.

 

Join us, as we advance the sport of para powerlifting with the first event of this kind in Canada! Leave empowered and inspired!

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Event SchedulE: Oct 24

   Arrivals & Welcome Reception
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Event SchedulE: Oct 25

   Athletes & Coaches: Day One Seminars

0900     Land Acknowledgement  & Introduction to Canada Para Powerlifting
0930     Mental Performance & Mental Wellness 
1015     Training & Competition Planning – Setting Realistic Goals 
1130     Nutrition seminar 

1230     Lunch – provided

1330     Rest, Recovery & Injury Prevention  
1430     Training Adaptations: Problem Solving in the Gym 
1530     Weight Classess – Choosing the Right Weight Class

1800     Welcome Supper – provided
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Event SchedulE: Oct 26

Athletes & Coaches: Day Two Seminars

0800     The Anatomy of the Bench Press
0900     Strapping: A Crash Course
1015     Common Bench Errors 
1115     Bench Assessment & Video – New & High-Performance Athletes
1230     Lunch – provided
1330     Athletes – Mental Performance **athletes are free after this seminar
1330     Coaches – Rules of the Game – Updates for 2028
1430     Coaches – Yearly Training & High-Performance Competition Planning
1530     Coaches – Mental Performance
1800     Supper – provided
TBD     Classification (New & Review)
TBD     Athlete Weigh-Ins
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Event SchedulE: Oct 25 & 26

 Technical Officials & Classification: Both Days
 
The Level 3 Certification for Technical Officials & Classification is a two-day course that will run concurrently, in different classrooms with different instructors. Both sessions will have lecture components with evaluation requirements at the end. 
 
Classification of NEW athletes will be in the evening of the second day following certification. 
Newly certified TOs & Classifiers will be mentored through events on the final day.

REGISTRATION

Event registration will be open from 15 February 2024 until 01 October 2024
 

Early bird registration will be entered into a prize draw to be announced at the end of the event. Winner must be in attendance at time of announcement for the duration of the event in order to claim prize. If named person is not present, a new winner will be determined. To be considered, registration with payment and hotel booking must be made prior to June 30, 2024. Lack of attendance and all cancellations will be removed from consideration. 
 
Requests for full refunds and registration cancellation may occur up until 15 September 2024. Only partial refunds (50%) will be provided after this date. ​

  • Fri, Oct 25
    Calgary
    Oct 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Oct 27, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Calgary, 5940 Blackfoot Trl SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B5, Canada
    Oct 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Oct 27, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Calgary, 5940 Blackfoot Trl SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B5, Canada
    This two-day seminar, the coach will work closely with athletes as well experience separate sessions focussed on the coaches role.
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  • Fri, Oct 25
    Calgary
    Oct 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Oct 27, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Calgary, 5940 Blackfoot Trl SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B5, Canada
    Oct 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Oct 27, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Calgary, 5940 Blackfoot Trl SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B5, Canada
    For Canadian athletes and invited athletes from the United States only. A variety of options for athletes depending on what your goals are for this event.
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  • Fri, Oct 25
    Calgary
    Oct 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Oct 27, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Calgary, 5940 Blackfoot Trl SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B5, Canada
    Oct 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Oct 27, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Calgary, 5940 Blackfoot Trl SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B5, Canada
    WPPO Level 3 Certification
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  • Fri, Oct 25
    Calgary
    Oct 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Oct 27, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Calgary, 5940 Blackfoot Trl SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B5, Canada
    Oct 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Oct 27, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Calgary, 5940 Blackfoot Trl SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B5, Canada
    WPPO Level 3 Certification
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Classification:
information for athletes

Classification of NEW athletes will be in the evening of the second day following certification. Athletes requiring REVIEW may also submit for consideration. All documentation for this process must be submitted at a minimum of three (3) months in advance to WPPO. Schedule of classification will be posted at the event. 
Athletes (and coaches) should review and prepare to sign the Athlete Agreement Form that will be presented at Classification 
Venue & Hotel

Venue & Hotel

HOTEL BLACKFOOT

5940 Blackfoot Trl SE,
Calgary, AB T2H 2B5

WEBSITE: www.hotelblackfoot.com
Phone 
Reservations: 1-800-661-1151

Groups Rate Reference Number: 29414


 
PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BOOKING & PAYING FOR HOTEL STAYS. CREDIT CARD REQUIRED FOR BOOKING, INCIDENTALS & CHECK IN

Rooms rates $159/night up to 4 guests
(+ 5% GST & hotel fees)

Includes parking & wifi


 

SPONSORS

To support this event, please email para@powerlifting.ca

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