A multi-disciplinary Vancouver-based paddling club on Granville Island
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Junior Racing Development (U15, U16) – Training to Train and Learning to Compete

For kids aged U15/U16 (youth who were 14-15 years old on Jan 1st, 2023)

New Paddlers – please register for our Intro to Paddling – Fundamentals and Foundations program to acquire initial skills and balance.

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 to participate in weekly dryland training (e.g., running, body exercises, stretches)
  • fundamental boat skills (able to balance in a sprint canoe/kayak, comfortable paddling outside of Alder Bay)
  • willingness to participate in regattas

Group Goals

  • enjoy sport and demonstrate sportsmanship and teamwork
  • have great listening skills
  • intermediate boat skills – canoe/kayak skills, balance and boat control
  • aerobic capacity, agility, flexibility, endurance
  • effective goal setting
  • a variety of regattas
Program Schedule:
Fall/Winter Program (Sept 19, 2022 – March 31, 2023)
  • Mon
    • On your own strength workout (to be provided by coaches)
  • Tues
    • 5:30-7:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
  • Wed
    • 6:15-7:45am – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • 4:30-6pm – Strength training @ GymBox
  • Thurs
    • 5:30-7:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
  • Fri
    • 4:30-6pm – Strength training @ GymBox
  • Sat
    • 10am-12:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Running
  • Sun
    • 8-10am – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
Spring/Summer Program (April 1 – Sept 10, 2023)
  • TBA
  • Plus opportunities to participate in weekend races (see calendar for race schedule)
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