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.

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Junior Development Team for Sprint Canoe-Kayak Program 

FALL/WINTER

Junior Development Team (ages 9-17yrs) 
Sprint Competitive U10 – U12 – U14

Join other youth ages 9yrs-17yrs on the water for a fun, challenging environment learning to train in the sport of Sprint Canoe-Kayak.

Train in single, double and four person racing canoes and kayaks in addition to big boats, such as the voyageurs, dragon boat and outriggers. Paddlers will develop technical & tactical skills on the water while building their physical fitness, agility, balance, strength, team work, leadership, and positive work ethic while striving to do their best.

In the off-season (Fall/Winter) paddlers complete cross training activities such as swimming, circuit training, running, x-country skiing, biking etc).

There is an opportunity to participate in regattas for those that are interested. (Regatta fees are extra and not included in the program fee.)

Practices take place at Long Lake:

Monday: 6 pm – 8 pm. Head lamps required
Wednesday 3:30 pm – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 12 pm

Friday: Brechin Boat Ramp 3:30-5:30 pm.

Later into the fall practices in during the week on Mondays will move to off water training activities with Fridays and Saturdays continuing on water.

Pre-requisites: previous paddling experience and the ability to paddle a minimum distance of 3kms, have a positive attitude and the willingness to try new things, the ability to follow directions, and the drive to do their best, both on and off the water.

Fee: $630

If Paying By Credit Card, The Additional Split Payment Option Below Will Be Available At Checkout
$150.00 Today
$170.00 on or after Saturday, October 1, 2022
$160.00 on or after Tuesday, November 1, 2022
$150.00 on or after Thursday, December 1, 2022

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Competition Development – Fall/Winter 
Sprint Competitive U16 – u18 

Join other paddlers on the water for a fun, challenging sports program learning to train in the sport of Sprint Canoe-Kayak. Train in single, double and four person racing canoes and kayaks, while developing strength and endurance through a variety of running and resistance training workouts. Paddlers will continue to develop technical & tactical skills on the water while building their physical fitness, agility, balance, strength, team work, leadership, and positive work ethic while working towards their individual paddling goals.

There is an opportunity to participate in regattas for those that are interested. (Regatta fees are extra and not included in the program fee).

Practices and program design allow for flexible schedules:

Mon/Wed/Fri mornings from 6-8 am at Long Lake for on water coached sessions,
Monday 6 – 8 pm (Head lamps required)
Wednesday 3:30 pm – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 12 pm
Friday afternoons from 3:30-6:00pm at the Brechin Boat Ramp (on the ocean for outrigger canoeing).

Paddlers will be invited to attend between 5 -8 sessions per week based on their individual development level and personal goals.

Option to participate in the following regattas and sprint training: Ridge/Fort Regatta (September 10-11) at Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge, Fall Training Camp (October 11-16) TBA, BC Long Distance Championships (October 16) TBA.

Pre-requisites: previous paddling experience and the ability to paddle a minimum distance of 6 kms in a trainer or racing boat, have a positive attitude and a willingness to try new things, the ability to follow directions, to work independently as required, and the drive to do their best, both on and off the water.

Please note: Fall cross training may include swimming, running, circuit training, x-country skiing, climbing, etc. as the weather becomes inclement.

Fee: $940

If Paying By Credit Card, The Additional Split Payment Option Below Will Be Available At Checkout
$220.00 Today
$240.00 on or after Saturday, October 1, 2022
$240.00 on or after Tuesday, November 1, 2022
$240.00 on or after Thursday, December 1, 2022

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