One of the aims of the Canadian Cadet Movement is to promote physical fitness. At 2472 RCACC, the first Tuesday of every month is usually designated as a Sports Parade (See training schedule for confirmation).
A high standard of physical fitness is a requirement for many advanced training courses and exchanges. To safely and effectively complete training, it is important that cadets be fit and healthy. Before applying for certain courses and exchanges, cadets may be required to achieve a certain level on the Cadet Fitness Assessment.
Cadet Fitness Assessment:
The procedure for assessing the fitness level of cadets was revised in 2010. The Cadet Fitness Assessment (CFA) replaces the Army Cadet Fitness Test (ACFT). Portions have been updated as of April 2013.
Four levels may be achieved. These include Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Excellence. Criteria for each level differs according to age and gender.
The CFA is composed of five evaluations, which are designed to evaluate cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility. These tests include:
- 20-meter shuttle run test (cardiovascular)
- push-ups (muscular strength)
- sit-ups (muscular strength)
- back saver sit and reach (flexibility)
- shoulder stretch (flexibility)
CRITERIA FOR FITNESS LEVELS
The overall incentive level is based on the level achieved in each section. The lowest incentive level of the push-ups, sit-ups, back saver sit and reach, and the shoulder stretch is dropped.
The overall incentive level is based on the lowest of the remaining four.
The levels are based on age and gender and are rated as Participated, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Excellence.