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

Advanced Paddling Fundamentals (U12, U13)

For kids aged U12/U13 (kids who were 11-12 years old on Jan 1st, 2022)

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.


  • 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
Program Schedule:
Winter Program (January 15 – March 12, 2022)
  • Tues @ 4-5:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
  • Fri
    • U12s – 5:30-6:30pm – Strength & fitness training at the Richmond Oval
    • U13s (with the U14s) – 6:30-7:30pm – Strength & fitness training at the Richmond Oval
  • Sat @ 11:30am-1pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Body weights/Running
  • March Break Spring Camp
    • Week of March 21st, M-F 1-4:30pm
  • Note: Program Break – week of March 21st.
Spring/Summer Program (Mar 31 – Sept 11, 2022)
  • April-June
    • Tues @ 5-6:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Thurs @ 4-5:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Sat @ 11:30am-1pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Body weights/Running
  • July-Aug
    • Weekday Afternoons – Mo, Tu, We, Th @ 1-4pm
  • Sept
    • TBA
  • Plus opportunities to participate in weekend races (see calendar for race schedule)
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