Youth Paddling

YOUTH FLATWATER PROGRAMS

We have many exciting options to help keep your kids active!  Our sprint canoe and kayak youth paddling programs are structured based off the nationwide Canadian Sport For Life Long-Term Athlete Development model, and more specifically, the CanoeKayakCanada LTAD Model.  This model is designed to help kids develop optimally through stages.

Kids can enter our programs in 3 ways: CanoeKids, Regatta Ready, or directly into our Full Season programs (Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer).  Our Level 1 program is all about setting the foundation for kids in terms of skills, body coordination, fitness, etc. while having lots of fun.  And from there, they can continue to further refine their abilities as they progress into Level 2 and on.  As the paddlers become older and more focused about their training, they will have opportunities to participate at events like BC Summer Games, Canada Summer Games, National Championships and more!

Which entry point is mostly dependent on age and maturity; in the end, the goal is to help the kids find where they are most comfortable starting, and to help them develop and learn with those around them.  For example, a new 13 year old paddler may start off in Level 1 just to acquire their balance and basic skills, and very quickly from there, move into Level 2, etc.

If you’re not sure where to start, just ask! 🙂

Program Flow Diagram. Orange boxes represent possible entry points into the sport.

Yearly Program Flow

Yearly Program Flow Diagram. Paddlers are welcome to join any time in the year.


 

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS – FALL/WINTER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

The Fall/Winter program is geared towards developing necessary movement and physical skills that will better prepare the paddlers for the Spring/Summer racing season.  Each program level targets age appropriate athlete development of skills and awareness in sport.

 Fall and Winter Season Program
(6-month program)

Join the FCRCC Youth Sprint Canoe/Kayak team!

Ages 7-18 (various levels)
Oct – Mar
various days/times

Visit the appropriate program level page for more details and how to register.

 

SPRING / SUMMER PROGRAMS – Registration will open March 2018

 

CanoeKids

CanoeKids Summer Camp
(1-week program)

A 1-week introduction to canoe, kayak and dragonboat: games, activities, and more!

Ages 6-11
July 3 – Aug 31
M-F 9-4pm
$220+gst Early Bird

10% discount applied for multiple camps
$990+gst price cap for 5+ weeks!

After care options available

Details »

 

Pacific Cup 2016

Spring and Summer Season Program
(6-month program)

Join the FCRCC Youth Sprint Canoe/Kayak team; participate in local races and more!

Ages 6-18 (various levels)
April – Sept
various days/times*
(July-Aug M-F 9-4pm)

Visit the appropriate program level page for details on practice times and race schedule.

*July-Aug: Practices will run camp-style M-F 9-4pm
**includes all club and regatta fees

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New paddlers are welcome anytime throughout the season! 
If you would like to register after a program has already started, please contact flatwater@fcrcc.com and introduce yourself!  Tell us a bit about your son/daughter and their age, and we’ll let you know how they can get started.  Look forward to meeting you!

 



 

If you have any questions or comments about our programs, please contact flatwater@fcrcc.com

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Pacific Cup 2017 – Burgee and Pacific Cup Champions!

 

Pacific Cup Regatta 2017 – Maple Ridge, BC

 

Pacific Cup 2016

Pacific Cup Regatta 2016 – Maple Ridge, BC

 

Pacific Cup Regatta 2015 - Maple Ridge, BC

Pacific Cup Regatta 2015 – Maple Ridge, BC

 

Pacific Cup Regatta 2014 - Maple Ridge, BC

Pacific Cup Regatta 2014 – Maple Ridge, BC