Youth Sprint Canoe and Kayak Programs at FCRCC
We offer Spring and Summer Camps as well as racing programs for kids and youth.
We have many exciting Youth paddling options to help keep your kids active! Our youth paddling programs are structured based off the nationwide Canadian Sport For Life Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model, and more specifically, the CanoeKayakCanada LTAD Model. This model is designed to help kids develop optimally through stages, acquiring fundamental skills and progressively building on their technical and physical skills.
Kids can enter our programs many ways depending on how much paddling they want to do! We have intro programs for those who are just starting out in paddling or want to paddle recreationally, and we have racing programs for those who want to paddle more and do some racing.
All of our programs are designed to optimize age-appropriate learning and physical developments. Our younger-aged programs are all about setting the right foundations for kids in terms of skills, body coordination, fitness, etc. while having lots of fun. And as they get older, can continue to further refine their abilities, and perhaps train at a more competitive level if they want!
New paddlers are welcome anytime throughout the season!
If you would like to register and not sure where to begin, contact us by emailing email@example.com and introduce yourself! Contact us if you’re unsure about which group to join, if you have any questions about how to get started or if you’re joining mid-season. We can ensure you have all the latest program details and the prorated program rate.
Youth Sprint Kayak & Canoe
In our FUN FCRCC Youth Introduction to Paddling Course, you will learn and develop the foundational skills of the sport of Sprint Canoeing and Kayaking.
The Sprint into September Program is the perfect stepping stone into our Team Programs!
Let us tailor an unforgettable paddling experience for your group!
Come learn more about the club, our sport and our programs!
Youth Sprint Kayak & Canoe
Join the FCRCC Youth Sprint Canoe and Kayak racing team!
Our programs run year long (split into Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter sessions) and are for those who want to learn more advanced paddling skills and try out racing.
*Full-day summer sessions are included for the younger age groups!
We have four main paddling groups (listed below) based on age, level of fitness and paddling skills, and training goals. These stages of development follow the Long-Term Athlete Development pathway in the sport of Olympic Sprint Canoe & Kayak. Transition across paddling groups is at the coach’s discretion and dependent on the paddler’s age, skill level, and goals.
Register for our Sprint Kayak & Canoe programs below!
For kids 12 and under and new paddlers wanting to learn the fundamentals of sprint canoe and kayak paddling.
For kids aged 13-14 who are ready to develop more advanced padding skills and gain racing experience.
For kids aged 15-16 who are learning how to train and compete in sprint canoe/kayak paddling.
For athletes U17/U18 and up who are ready for the high performance stream in sprint canoe/kayak paddling.