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Advanced Paddling Fundamentals (U12 and U13) – Learning to Train

FUNdamentals & Foundations with Introduction to Training (11-13 years)

For kids aged U12/U13 (kids who were 10 or 11 years old on Jan 1st, 2020 and will fall into the U12/U13 age category in 2021).

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)

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
Fall Program (Oct 19 – Dec 19, 2020)
  • October:
    • Tues @ 4:30-6pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Thurs @ 6:30-7:30pm – Swimming @ Templeton Park Pool – we have the entire pool to ourselves (if you can’t make Tues, there is a Thurs session available.  Please discuss with the program coordinator.)
    • Sat 11:45am-1:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Body weights/Running
  •  November and December:
    • Thurs @ 6:30-7:30pm – Swimming @ Templeton Park Pool – we have the entire pool to ourselves (if you can’t make Tues, there is a Thurs session available.  Please discuss with the program coordinator.)
    • Sat 11:45am-1:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Body weights/Running
    • Outrigger Paddling (OC6) – TBD
Winter Program (Jan 11 – Mar 27, 2021)
    • Canoe/Kayak Paddling dates TBD
    •  XC Skiing @ Cypress TBD
    • Swimming will continue
    • March Break Spring Camp – week of March 15th
Spring/Summer Program (June 15th – Sept 2020)

Thanks again for joining us this summer!  Spring/Summer 2021 info will be posted early 2021.

  • Practice Schedule:
    • Spring Break Paddling Camp
      • Mar 16-20 @ 9am-4pm
      • Cancelled due to COVID-19
    • Week of March 23rd – Program Break
    • April-May:
      • Cancelled due to COVID-19
    • Starting June 15th: In response to COVID-19 we will be practicing in small groups and rotating practice times to allow everyone a chance to paddle. 
      • Group C:
        • Mon/Thurs @ 3:30-5:00pm
        • Sat @ 1-2:30pm
      • Group D:
        • Tues/Fri @ 3:30-5:00pm
        • Sat @ 2:30-4pm
    • July (starting week of June 29th):
      • 2-3 weekday afternoons every week 12:30-4pm
      • Group C:
        • Mon/Wed @ 12:30-4pm
        • every 2nd Fri @ 12:30-4pm
      • Group D:
        • Tues/Thurs @ 12:30-4pm
        • every 2nd Fri @ 12:30-4pm
    • August:
      • 3 weekday afternoons every week 12:30-4pm
      • Group C:
        • Mon/Wed/Fri @ 12:30-4pm
      • Group D:
        • Tues/Thurs/Fri @ 12:30-4pm
    • Sept – TBD