RSAC Team Training
The Rural Selects Athletic Club is actively seeking out male & female athletes looking to compete at the elite level in sport Karate.
RSAC is a (Manitoba registered) non-profit organization with a mandate to develop & promote high performance Athletes. This is one of our programs; its mission is to prepare a pool of Athletes who will be able to try out for Team Manitoba. Karate Manitoba is looking to build their next generation of sport Karate Athletes. Our organization will field Athletes for Provincial level tryouts; Team Manitoba will have roster spots available for the 2022 Nationals & the 2023 Canada Games.
While current restrictions prevent group tryouts; we want to hear from anyone interested; male or female 10yrs of age or older with either previous training in sport Karate or wanting to develop the skill set. You must be a resident of Manitoba and have access to Internet as training will be done via video for now.
If you have ever thought about competing at a National level or about sport Karate, we really want to hear from you.
The current situation removed pretty much every ‘normal’ method to scout, identify & hold tryouts for potential Team Manitoba candidates.
Our goal is to work with those interested in training to compete at National level competition. Because of the cancellation of this year's Nationals, we have one year to prepare for the next and two years to prepare for the Canada Games.
Is it possible to train for one or two years and be ready for National level competition? While not ideal, it IS possible with the focused sport training and dedication of the Athlete.
Even if you have never trained before, you can start now. This is sport Karate only, not a traditional program. If you have played another sport and are familiar with regular practices and the dedication of a Team environment….. we need you.
Naturally one of the main questions that come up is “How much does this cost?”
Let me explain what will happen when you sign up & what the costs are…
As the RSAC Executive Director is also one of the Provincial Coaches, you can be sure the program will cover what is needed to be able to compete for a roster spot.
Those who sign up will get:
✅ A complete program showing you the necessary techniques to train & how to use them in competition.
This includes baseline testing, technical instruction and correction. Also includes nutrition and stretching program to follow as you train.
✅ Weekly group Coaching call & workout so the Head Coach can review your progress and help you stay on track.
✅ Posture & Core stability training exercises to help build confidence.
✅ Entry into regular online competitions as soon as an Athlete is ready. This is done to build confidence and to get ranking.
✅ The RSAC app so you can learn/train anytime and anywhere!
✅ Invites to the Team Manitoba tryouts as soon as they become available.
But what if you have never trained in Karate before? It’s okay, this is sport Karate & there is a year to go before the next Canadian Nationals. There is time to prepare, train and gain the ability to compete for a Provincial Team spot with confidence.
The fee for this program is an initial $135 for a 6 week primer course; and if you (the Athlete) decide that you want to continue, then there is a monthly fee of $79 which includes regular online group workouts using zoom.
There is a cost for a uniform which is not covered by RSAC; and you only need one when you decide to compete. The economical uniforms rage from about $45 - $75. You will also need two belts (one red & one blue), sparring gear when the time comes.
To be clear, there is no need to purchase a uniform during the initial 6 week program.
A registration fee to Karate Manitoba is required as well, this is either $35 or $40 depending on your age. RSAC forwards this fee directly to the Provincial association.
Total initial investment towards sanctioned National level Karate competition is either $170 or $175 (depending on your age category).
If you are ‘all in’ please do the following:
1. Go to this survey link & answer the questions. (click here).
2. I will reach out to you to connect via a phone call or zoom.
3. If the program interests you, you will be directed to a registration page.
Remember: training will be done online initially to start the basic regimen and to gauge the Athletes current skill levels.
RSAC is a proud member of Karate Manitoba, the sole governing body for provincial Karate, recognized by Sport Manitoba & Karate Canada.