Pacific Cup Regatta (Sept 27-28, 2014) - U13 Men's C1 - Maple Ridge, BC

Junior Race Development (U14) – Training to Train

Junior Race Development (12-14 years)

For kids aged U14 (kids who are 12 or 13 years old on Jan 1st, 2020).

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
  • prep for BC Summer Games 2020
Fall/Winter Program (Sept 27 – Mar 31, 2020)
  • Practice Schedule:
    • Sept 27 until Nov 1:
    • Nov 2 – Dec 20:
    • HOLIDAY PROGRAM BREAK Dec 21-Jan 2
    • Jan 3 – Feb 29:
      • Canoe/Kayak Paddling dates TBD
      • Sun @ 9-11am – XC Skiing @ Cypress
      • Tues @ 6-7:30pm – Gym Fitness @ TBD (local school gymnasium)
      • Wed @ 7:30-8:30pm – Group spinning at Cyklus
      • Thurs @ 5-6:30pm – Outrigger (OC6) Paddling
        • **We will also participate in a couple fun Outrigger (OC6) races as a team
      • Friday @ 6-7:30pm – Group strength & conditioning session at the High Performance Training Centre at the Richmond Oval
    • Mar:
      • Practice dates TBD
      • March Break Spring Camp – week of March 16th
Spring/Summer Program (April – Sept 2020) – Registration will open up Winter 2020
  • Practice Schedule:
    • Spring Break Paddling Camp
      • Mar 16-20 @ 9am-4pm
    • Week of March 23rd – Program Break
    • April-June:
      • TBD
    • July – August:
      • M-F 9am-4pm – practices will run camp-style over the summer
      • Note: no camp on July 17th and Aug 7th as athletes and coaches will be travelling to Kamloops / Nanaimo for weekend regattas.
    • Sept – TBD