The search is on for Rio 2016! Do you have what it takes?
The SASI Talent Search Program are currently looking for individuals aged 12-21 who have the potential to become Olympic champions.
A testing session will be held on Sunday, 4 November at 3pm in the SASI Sports Stadium, 27 Valetta Road, Kidman Park.
The testing will consist of some basic physical and physiological measures. Please arrive dressed for exercise and bring a water bottle with you.
To register your interest, please send your name, age and contact details to Annette Eastwood (SASI Talent Search Coordinator) by clicking here.
SASI is searching for young South Australians aged between 13 to 25 years to join our development programs.
Submit your details and results of any fitness tests you may have done through our Rate Yourself Facebook application. If we think you might have potential to take it to the next level, we will contact you to invite you to a testing session.
We are not only looking for people already achieving good results in their sport. Your physical and physiological characteristics might show us that you have potential to make it in a sport that you may never have even tried before.
Rate yourself now at the tab on our facebook page:
Instructional Videos are available for each of the following ratings:
20m Shuttle Run (beep test)
Don’t have a Facebook account? Send in your details by email. We need your contact details (Name, gender, date of birth, email address, phone number), and if you can, please include measurements/results for: height, weight, arm span, vertical jump, 20m sprint and multi stage (beep) test. Send to
Talent Search in Schools
The SASI Talent Search Program is open to all South Australian schools willing to participate.Results can be submitted by the teacher using a spreadsheet to record the data.
What Happens Next - Phase 2 & 3
Where the initial data indicates the athlete may have the required attributes to perform well in a particular sport, the athlete may be invited to Phase 2 testing at SASI. These tests may be similar to Phase 1 tests or advanced sports specific tests, but are conducted with more advanced scientific equipment, resulting in greater accuracy of results.
Phase 3 is the crucial stage where athletes who have tested successfully are invited to join a talented athlete program organised by SASI and the relevant State Sporting Association. Specialised coaching is provided to nurture the athlete and fast-track development. The athlete might also be provided with equipment and sport science/medicine support.
The athlete is provided with an individual program structured to their experience and level of development. There are clear and realistic goals set for the athlete. These are reviewed on a regular basis by the relevant sporting organisation and SASI.
Talent Search Success
SASI Talent Search has identified many athletes who have gone on to represent Australia at Olympic and World Championship events. These include:
- Hannah Davis – Kayaking, 2008 Beijing Olympics
- Kate Barclay – Kayaking, 2004 Athens Olympics
- Becchara Palmer – Beach Volleyball, Under 19 World Champion
- Rohan Dennis – Cycling 2008 Junior World Champion, 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games team
- Annette Edmondson – Cycling 2008 Junior World Championship medallist
For further information
Talent Search Coordinator
Phone: +61 8 7424 7696