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

Junior Racing Development (U14, U15, U16) – Learning and Training to Train

For kids aged U14/U15/U16 (kids who were 13-15 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:
Fall Program (Oct 4 – Dec 31, 2021)
  • Mon
    • 6:30-8am – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • PM – On your own strength workout (to be provided by coaches)
  • Tues
    • 5:15-6:15pm – Track night @ Point Grey Secondary running track
  • Wed
    • Oct 6, 13 – 4:30-6:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Oct 20 – Dec 15 – 6:30-7:30pm – Strength training @ MVMT Academy
  • Thurs
    • 5-7pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Running
  • 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
    • 9am-Noon – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Running
Past 2021 details – Winter and Summer 2022 details will be updated in the coming months
Winter Program (Jan 9 – Mar 27, 2020)
  • January:
    • Tues @ 7:30-8:30pm – Swimming @ Templeton Park Pool – we have the entire pool to ourselves
    • Wed @ 4:30-6:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Run
    • Thurs @ 4:30-6pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Fri:
      • U14s @ 6:45-8pm – Strength and Fitness @ Richmond Oval
      • U15/U16s @ 7:30-8:45pm – Strength and Fitness @ Richmond Oval
    • Sat @ 10am-12:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Body weights/Running
  •  February and March:
    • Tues @ 6:30-8am – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Wed @ 4:30-6:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Run
    • Thurs @ 4:30-6:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Run
    • Fri:
      • U14s @ 6:30-7:45pm – Strength and Fitness @ Richmond Oval
      • U15/U16s @ 7:30-8:45pm – Strength and Fitness @ Richmond Oval
      • Oval training will continue until March 12th – afterwards, Fridays will switch to 4:30pm Paddles
    • Sat @ 10am-12:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Body weights/Running
  • (On Your Own) – home-strength program will be distributed to athletes to do on their own at home 2x/week
Spring/Summer Program (Mar 29 – Sept 18, 2021)
  • April-June
    • Tues @ 6:30-8am – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Wed @ 4:30-6:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Run
    • Thurs @ 4:30-6:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Run
    • Fri @ 4:30-6:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Sat @ 10am-12:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Body weights/Running
  • July-Aug
    • TBA
  • Sept
    • TBA
  • Plus opportunities to participate in weekend races (schedule and details TBD)
Additional Details: