Youth Flatwater

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Spring Break Youth Paddling Camp

We are now offering a Spring Break Paddling Camp option, similar to our CanoeKids Summer Camp Program!  Date / Time: March 18-22, 2019 – 9am to 4pm daily Capacity – 20 kids (first come first serve) Participant Age: 8 to 15 years of age Cost: $195+gst If you also register for our Spring/Summer Racing program, then the Spring Break camp cost is only $100+gst! Registration Steps Go to:  SPRING BREAK PADDLING CAMP REGISTRATION Either use an existing account if you have one, or choose to register new participants. Indicate the number of participants you would like to register. Fill out […]

Support our Athletes!

Sprint Canoe and Kayak is a growing sport in BC. At our club, we strive to keep our programs affordable so all youth can participate and be a part of the sport. We are a growing program with over 40 athletes, ages ranging from 6-18. However, training and equipment costs are high; we currently do not have enough equipment or coaches to support our growth. Please help support the development of Sprint Canoe and Kayak athletes at False Creek. Supporting the principles of Long Term Athlete Development and Canadian Sport for Life, our sprint programs require funding to ensure our […]

Full Season Youth Racing Programs

Join the FCRCC Youth Sprint team! These programs are for those who want to learn more advanced paddling skills and try out racing.  These racing programs also include the summer camp options! Intro to Paddling – FUNdamentals & Foundations (U10)  (*ages ~7-10) Advanced Fundamentals – FUNdamentals & Foundations with Introduction to Training (U12)  (*ages ~10-12) Junior Racing Development – Training to Train (U14)  (*ages ~13-14) Junior Performance – Learning and Training to Compete (U16+)  (*ages ~15+) Note: Program Ages here are used as a guideline to represent typical athlete pathway in this sport but is not strict. In the end, coaches will put athletes in […]


2016-17 Regattas and Events Nov 11-13 – CKBC Fall Training Camp – Burnaby Lake  (Level 4 Provincial Team Athletes) Dec 11 – CKBC Fall Testing #1 (Level 4 Provincial Team Athletes) Feb 26 – CKBC Winter Testing #2  (Level 4 Provincial Team Athletes) Mar 20-24 – FCRCC Spring Break Training Camp  (all Levels)  April 30 – BC Cup #1 Regatta – Burnaby Lake  (all Levels) – long distance format for all age categories May 6-7 – Season Opener Regatta – Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge  (Level 2/3/4, Masters/Open)  May 27 – Canada Summer Games Trials – Kamloops  (eligible Level 4 athletes) June […]

Coaching Staff

Youth Program Coaches Say ‘Hi’ to our Youth Flatwater coaches! Our coaches are CanoeKids/ELCC certified, and NCCP Comp-Dev certified. They will be our head coaches for our Youth Programs. Diane Tam (NCCP Level 3) Diane’s first exposure to sprint canoe was only a few years ago; having visited the club a few times, she had the opportunity to try out C1, where she immediately became drawn to the challenges it brought and motivated to learn the highly technical skills of the sport. Diane is no stranger to training and competition; at the at age of 8, she was a competitive […]

CanoeKids - Summer 2014

CanoeKids Summer Camp

Our CanoeKids summer camp is a great way to introduce kids (ages 7-12) to sprint canoe and kayak paddling in a fun and safe environment. Each of our weekly camps run Monday through Friday 9am-4pm and will be taught by our Certified CanoeKids summer camp coaches. The camps will consist of a lot of fun games and activities both on the water and off, and are a great way for kids to meet other kids in the community, learn about teamwork, grow in self-confidence, and most of all…have fun! At the end of the week, each paddler will have acquired […]

Junior Performance (U16 and up) – Learning and Training to Compete

Junior Performance (14+ years) For kids aged U16 and up (kids who were 14 years old or older on Jan 1st, 2019). This program will focus on developing advanced canoe and kayak skills, competitive development and refining skills under race conditions, building strength, speed and endurance, and effective goal setting.  Paddlers are expected to attend both on-water and off-water practices, as well as train on their own according to a provided training schedule.  Athletes are also expected to attend the majority of regattas throughout the racing season as defined during the pre-season’s goal setting period with the coaches. Pre-requisites have a positive attitude and […]

Pacific Cup Regatta (Sept 27-28, 2014) - U13 Men's C1 - Maple Ridge, BC

Junior Race Development (U14) – Training to Train

Junior Race Development (12-14 years) For kids aged U14 (kids who were 12 or 13 years old on Jan 1st, 2019). This program will continue to teach paddlers about the various elements of training and competition with a focus on developing intermediate canoe and kayak skills and endurance and effective goal setting (both on and off the water).  Paddlers are expected to attend both on-water and off-water practices (i.e., dryland training such as running, body exercises, stretching), and are expected to attend a variety of regattas throughout the racing season. Pre-requisites have a positive attitude and willingness to listen and learn! 🙂 willingness […]

Pacific Cup Regatta (Sept 27-28, 2014) - Maple Ridge, BC

Advanced Paddling Fundamentals (U12) – Learning to Train

FUNdamentals & Foundations with Introduction to Training (10-12 years) For kids aged U12 (kids who were 10 or 11 years old on Jan 1st, 2019).  And for kids 12 years and up who are new to paddling! This program will continue to focus on developing the fundamentals of paddling (e.g., stroke, balance, mileage) along with an introduction into the competitive aspect of Sprint Canoe and Kayak.  Coaches will continue to develop paddlers’ boat skills and balance through workouts, games, balance challenges, and introduce paddlers to land training as it pertains to paddling (e.g., running, stretching, body exercises). During the racing season, paddlers will have […]

FCRCC Youth Flatwater - Summer 2014

Introduction to Paddling (U10) – FUNdamentals & Foundations

Introduction to Paddling (7-10 years) For kids aged U10 (kids that were under 10 on Jan 1st, 2019).  Minimum age of 7 is required. This program introduces young paddlers to a variety of paddling disciplines: dragon boat, outrigger, and sprint canoe and kayak, in a fun, safe, and team oriented environment. Our NCCP trained coaches will be teaching the basics of water safety, stroke technique, coordination, and balance in a variety of boats, while engaging the paddlers in a lot of fun games and team focused activities.  The focus here is on developing fundamental movement skills and engaging in developmentally […]