Team USA is looking for its next batch of Olympians, and one of them could be you!
What’s the deal?
The US Olympic Committee has created a program called “Scouting Camp: The Next Olympic Hopeful” (likely also the title of the NBCSN documentary about this effort that will be on the air in August) to find a few Olympic hopefuls to add to their training rosters, and the process starts with try-outs this Saturday, June 24, from 9am – 1pm at select 24 Hour Fitness centers in Texas, Colorado, California, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Oregon, Washington, Maryland and Virginia.
While this is really exciting, keep in mind that they’re only selecting four women and four men. One woman and one man will join the national team in one of these sports:
- Track cycling
Who should go?
- Current and former high school athletes
- Current and former college athletes
- Current and former professional athletes
- Anyone else who thinks they have what it takes to be an Olympian
In short, athlete, athlete, athlete — oh, and you too. Right. Our advice: If you think you have what it takes to be an Olympian, we recommend being young and having a very good to great level of fitness–and if you’re going for track cycling, know that you’re coming out of that program with massive thighs. If you’re like me and have a ton of Olympic spirit with an Olympic ring around my gut, you’re going to have to show a lot of potential, mental determination and moxie to make it through the first test. Or hit up one of the Bobsled and Skeleton combines to try there without the cameras rolling.