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Junior Race Development (U14) – Training to Train

Junior Race Development (12-14 years)

For kids aged U14 (kids who were 12 or 13 years old on Jan 1st, 2019).

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.


  • 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
Spring/Summer Program (Now – Sept 2019)
  • Practice Schedule:
    • Spring Break Paddling Camp
      • Mar 18-22 @ 9am-4pm
    • Week of March 25th – TBD
    • Now until June:
      • Mon @ 4:30-6pm – Outrigger
      • Tues @ 4:45-6:45pm – Canoe/Kayak
      • Wed @ 4:45-6:45pm – Canoe/Kayak
      • Fri @ 4:45-6:45pm – Canoe/Kayak
      • Saturdays @ 11am-12:30pm – Canoe/Kayak
    • July – August:
      • M-F 9am-4pm – practices will run camp-style over the summer
      • Note: no camp on July 19th and Aug 9th as athletes and coaches will be travelling to Kamloops / Nanaimo for weekend regattas.
    • Sept – TBD

Fall/Winter Program (Oct – March 2020) *Tentative*
  • Practice Schedule:
    • Canoe/Kayak Paddling (and running/weights before/after practice) – bring running shoes
      • Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays 4:30-6:30pm
      • Saturdays 9-11am
      • (morning paddles start late January)
    • Group Strength/Circuit Training
      • Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm (this will replace Tues/Thurs paddling starting Tuesday Nov 6th)
      • Saturdays 1-2:30pm – Sessions will be held at CrossfitBC in Yaletown (1240 Richards St, Vancouver)
    • Morning Swims (starting Tuesday Nov 6th)
      • Tuesdays 7-8am (or Thursday 7-8pm, either one)
    • Track Run + Swimming (starting Friday Nov 9th until Jan 25th)
      • Fridays 7-8pm (running on Templeton Park Pool track –700 Tempelton drive, Vancouver, BC)
      • Fridays 8-9pm (swimming)
    • XC Skiing (Dec-Feb)
      • TBD
    • Spring Break Training Camp – details TBD