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Junior Racing Development (U14, U15) – Learning and Training to Train

For kids aged U14/U15 (kids who were 13-14 years old on Jan 1st, 2022)

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)

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:
Winter Program (Jan 8 – Mar 26, 2022)
  • Mon
    • On your own strength workout (to be provided by coaches)
  • Tues
    • 5:30-6:30pm – Track night @ Point Grey Secondary running track
  • Wed
  • Thurs
    • 5:30-6:30pm – Track night @ Point Grey Secondary running track
    • Starting Feb 22nd, 5-6:45pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
  • Fri
    • U14s – 6:30-7:30pm – Strength & fitness training at the Richmond Oval
    • U15/U16s – 6:30-8pm – Intro to weight training at the Richmond Oval
  • Sat
    • 9:30am-12:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Running
Spring/Summer Program (Mar 28 – Sept 17, 2022)
  • April-June
    • Mon
      • 4:45-6:45pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Running
    •  Tues
      • 6:15-7:45am – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Wed
      • 4:45-6:45pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Running
    • Thurs
      • 6:15-7:45am – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Fri
      • 4:45-6:45pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Running
    • Sat
      • 9:30am-12pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Running
      • Lunch / Recover + walk over to gym as a group
      • 1:30-3pm – Group weights session @ GymBox (only until June 4th)
  • July-Aug
    • TBA
  • Sept
    • TBA
  • Plus opportunities to participate in weekend races (see calendar for race schedule)
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