FCRCC Youth Flatwater - Summer 2014

Level 1 – FUNdamentals & Foundations

Introduction to Sprint Canoe and Kayak (7-10 years)

This program introduces young paddlers to the sport, Olympic sprint canoe and kayak, in a fun, safe, and team oriented environment. Our NCCP trained coaches will be teaching the basics of water safety, stroke technique, coordination, and balance in a variety of boats, while engaging the paddlers in a lot of fun games and team focused activities.  The focus here is on developing fundamental movement skills and engaging in developmentally appropriate sport and physical activity.


  • have a positive attitude and willingness to focus, listen and learn! 🙂
  • have an interest in paddling!
  • be willing to participate in group warmups, workouts, and activities on the water and off
  • Note: new paddlers who are older than 10 years old may briefly start off with this group to acquire balance and fundamental skills before joining another group.

Group Goals

  • enjoy sport and demonstrate sportsmanship and teamwork
  • have great listening skills, build self-confidence
  • FUNdamental boat skills – canoe/kayak skills, balance and boat control
  • Develop the skills and focus needed for the next stage of development, Level 2
  • Entry-level regattas at coach’s discretion – Paddlers will be encouraged to develop their fundamental skills and focus on the water so that they can participate in entry-level regattas.

Fall/Winter Program (Oct – March 2019)
  • Practice Schedule:
    • Canoe/Kayak Paddling
      • Tuesdays/Fridays 4:30-6pm, Saturdays 11am-12:30pm
      • Due to limited daylight in the fall/winter months, weekday paddles will end Nov 2 and resume Feb 1
    • OC6 Paddling – Starting Tuesday Nov 6
      • Tuesdays 4:30-6pm
      • Location:  At the club’s Burrard Compound (By Vanier Park)
      • Goal is to do a couple OC6 events: Icebreaker, March Madness, Jericho Iron
    • Swimming – Nov 9 until Jan 25
      • Fridays 8-9pm
      • Location: Templeton Park Pool (700 Tempelton drive, Vancouver, BC)
      • we’ll have the whole pool to ourselves
      • instructors will be working on stroke technique and fitness with the kids
    • XC Skiing – TBD
    • Spring Break Camp – TBD (week of March 18th)
Spring/Summer Program (April – Sept 2019)
  • Practice Schedule:
    • Paddling
      • April – June -Tuesdays/Fridays @ 4:30-6:30pm, Saturdays @ 11am-12:30pm
      • July – August – M-F 9-4pm – practices will run camp-style over the summer
        • Note: no camp on July 12th and Aug 9th as athletes and coaches will be travelling to Kamloops / Nanaimo for weekend regattas.
      • Sept – TBD
  • Regattas (TBD – these are 2018 regattas for reference):
    • April 21 – BC Cup #1 Regatta – Burnaby Lake
    • July 14-15 – BC Cup #2 Regatta – Shumway Lake, Kamloops
    • July 28 – Ridge Invitational Regatta – Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge
    • Aug 11-12 – BC Cup #3 Regatta – Long Lake, Nanaimo
    • Sept 8-9 – Pacific Cup Regatta – Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge