2024 Sprint Canoe Kayak

The sport of Canoe Kayak offers many rewarding experiences: from travel and friendship to skill development and fun. There’s something for everyone, both as an individual and as part of a team

BC Summer Games Initiative!

We are currently looking for youth born from 2008 to 2011 to try out for the Zone 6 BC Summer Games Team. Events featured this year will include sprint kayak, sprint canoe, surfski, recreational canoe, SUPs, and Canoe Polo. No prior sprint experience is necessary!

If you are interested, please contact our coach directly at kayakclara@gmail.com to get started.

Sprint Alumni Mentorship Program


FUNdamentals Learn to Train Intro to Sprint
Taste of Sprint Clinics Active Teens Fitness Paddling Youth C-15 Team

FUNdamentals for COMPETITIVE & NON-COMPETITIVE Youth

Ages: 8-14 yrs  (U10-U12-U14) and first year paddling for older children

Cost: $150/ month or $715 for the full season (April-Sept) + Club Membership

Competitive Membership: $150
Recreational (Non-Competitive) Membership: $75

Prerequisites: One of our introductory programs, or completion of the optional sprint intro during NCKC summer camp.

Join other paddlers on the water for a fun, challenging sports program learning to train in the sport of Sprint Canoe-Kayak. Paddlers will gain new technical & tactical skills on the water while building their physical fitness, balance, strength, team work, leadership, and positive work ethic. The program will include opportunities to practice in single, double, and 4 person racing kayaks, single and double racing canoes, and our 10-15 person BIG canoes. We welcome new paddlers throughout the year!

There are opportunities to participate in two local events and several regattas on the mainland (entry fees for lower mainland events must be paid separately).

Fundamentals A Mondays 4:30-6:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Fundamentals B Mondays 6:00- 8:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm

REGISTRATION-COMPETITIVE

REGISTRATION – NON-COMPETITIVE Youth


Learn to Train (Jr. Development) – REGISTRATION

Ages: 12-16 yrs (U12-U14-U16)

Monday and Wednesdays: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturdays:10 am-12 pm

Cost: $195/month or $985 for the full season (April-September) + Competitive membership ($150)

Prerequisites: Minimum 1 year sprint racing experience, or coach’s permission.

For youth with previous paddling experience, who are ready to compete on the provincial level, this program will introduce a year round training program with more opportunities to travel and compete across BC and Washington State. The training plan is tailored to youth between the ages of 13 and 16, with a strong emphasis on personal development, goal setting, and healthy training practices. Advanced paddling techniques will be introduced, along with proper nutrition, and mental preparation, while continuing to build a strong foundation in balance, endurance, strength and speed. (Regatta fees are not included in program coaching fees)


Kids Introduction to Sprint Kayak and Canoe

Ages 8-12 years
Monday Afternoons 4:30 pm – 6:00pm

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE IN PARKS-REC. ACTIVITY GUIDE

April 29 to May 27 (No session on May 20th)
June 03 – June 24
July 08 – July 29

Cost: $100 for each 4 Weeks Sessions

 

Ready to splash into the sprint program but not sure where to start? The 4 week intro to sprint program will cover the basic skills required to join our Fundamentals paddlers for a fun-filled summer. You will learn balance, steering, and basic paddling techniques in our novice sprint kayaks, along with care of equipment and basic paddling safety. Previous kayak experience is recommended but not required.

 


Taste of Sprint Paddling

Ages 11+
Cost: $55 / 3hrs
Saturday Afternoons 1:00-4:00pm
May 18 to Aug 03

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE IN PARKS-REC. ACTIVITY GUIDE

 

These 3 HRS clinics offer a “splash course” in sprint kayaking for youth and adults. Over the afternoon, you will be introduced to the basic skills of balancing, paddling, and steering, in these challenging but rewarding boats. The clinic will also cover the care and selection of equipment, general water safety, and self-rescue (swim to shore). After completing this introduction, adult club members will be qualified to take out sprint equipment during free paddling sessions, and youth will be ready to join one of our ongoing sprint programs.


Active Teens Fitness Paddling REGISTRATION

Ages: 13-19 years

Monday 6:00-8:00 pm Sprint/Rec/Paddleboard OR
Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm Sprint or Big Boats OR
Saturday 10:00am-12:00 pm Sprint/Rec/Paddleboard

Cost: $150/month or $715 for the full season (split payments available if paying by Credit Card)

Prerequisite: Taste of Sprint Clinic or coach’s permission.

 

Looking for a fitness program that fosters strength, endurance and a love of the outdoors? Sprint paddling is a lifelong sport that can be enjoyed by people of any fitness level, from age 8 to 80. Teen paddlers are encouraged to set their own fitness goals, and progress at their own pace, in one of the most beautiful and calming workout settings you will ever find. So beat the gym crowd, and embrace the outdoors, with the coolest fitness program in town.

Note: This is not a competitive program.

Please consider transitioning to our FUNdamentals or Learn to Train teams if you intend to compete this season.

 


Youth C-15 Team REGISTRATION

Ages: 11-15

Wednesdays:

July 10  to August 28 — 6:00 pm → 7:30 pm

Fee: $100 for each 4 Weeks Sessions

New this Year! Come out and try the most exciting, and possibly the most challenging of our big canoes! The C-15 is a Sprint Racing Canoe for 14 people, who paddle in a high kneeling position and have a coxswain to steer the canoe who stands at the back . This is one of the most prestigious and exciting races at every Canadian Canoe and Kayak Sprint Championships.

In this program you will learn the proper technique to paddle this very special boat. Working as a team you will build your endurance, strength, increase your fitness level and have a great time!


Sprint Alumni Mentorship Program

Ages: 18-24
Monday 6:00-8:00 pm ; Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00am-12:00 pm

Prerequisite: 1 or more years of competitive sprint racing.

Did you race for NCKC or another sprint club as a child or teenager? Are you looking for a way to give back to the sport and foster the next generation of Island paddlers? Then NCKC wants you!

We are looking for young people, with a love of sprint paddling to drop by and join our developing athletes during practice. COVID has left an age gap in our club and our young athletes need senior paddlers to chase and look up to. There is no minimum time commitment, come out every practice, or just once.

The only requirements are NCKC club membership and a positive attitude.