A multi-disciplinary Vancouver-based paddling club on Granville Island
Pacific Cup Regatta (Sept 27-28, 2014) - Maple Ridge, BC

Advanced Paddling Fundamentals and Learning to Train (U13, U14)

For kids aged U13/U14 (kids who were 12-13 years old on Jan 1st, 2023)

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 the opportunity to attend regattas and compete against other kids in their age category.

Pre-requisites

  • have a positive attitude and willingness to listen and learn! 🙂
  • willingness to participate in off-water cross-training activities (e.g., running, body exercises, stretching)
  • fundamental boat skills (3Ps, able to balance in a sprint canoe/kayak, comfortable paddling outside of Alder Bay)
  • willingness to participate in local regattas to further develop sport and paddling skills

Group Goals

  • enjoy sport and demonstrate sportsmanship and teamwork
  • have great listening skills
  • FUNdamental boat skills – refinement of 3Ps, five phases of stroke, balance and boat control
  • aerobic capacity, agility, flexibility
  • entry-level regattas
Program Schedule:
Fall/Winter Program (Sept 19, 2022 – March 25, 2023)
  • Tues @ 4-5:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
  • Thurs @ 4-5:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
  • Sat @ 12-2pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Body weights/Running
  • TBD – cross training activity (e.g., HIVE climbing or other)
  • March Break Spring Camp
    • Week of March 13th, M-F 8:30am-12pm
  • Note: Program Break – week of March 20th.
Spring/Summer Program (April 3 – Sept 10, 2023)
  • April-June
    • Tues @ 4-5:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Thurs @ 4-5:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Sat @ 12-2pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Body weights/Running
  • July-Aug
    • Weekday Mornings – Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr @ 9am-noon
  • Sept
    • TBA
  • Plus opportunities to participate in weekend races (see calendar for race schedule)
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