Level 2 – Learning to Train

FUNdamentals & Foundations with Introduction to Training (11-15 years)

This program will continue to focus on developing the fundamentals of canoe and kayak (e.g., stroke, balance, mileage) along with an introduction into the competitive aspect of Sprint Canoe and Kayak.  Coaches will continue to develop paddlers’ boat skills and balance through workouts, games, balance challenges, and introduce paddlers to land training as it pertains to paddling (e.g., running, stretching, body exercises at the gym, swimming). Once the racing season is here, paddlers will have the opportunity to attend regattas.

Pre-requisites

  • Level 1 FUNdamentals & Foundations or may be able to skip Level 1 at coach’s discretion (e.g., older kids who are new may start right in Level 2)
  • 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
  • FUNdamental boat skills – canoe/kayak skills, balance and boat control
  • aerobic capacity, agility, flexibility
  • entry-level regattas

Fall/Winter Program (Oct – March 2018)


 

Spring/Summer Program (April – Sept 2018)
  • Practice Schedule:
    • Paddling
      • April – June – Mon/Wed/Fri @ 4:30-6:30pm, Sat @ 11:30am-1pm
      • July – August – M-F 9-4pm – practices will run camp-style over the summer
      • Sept – TBD
  • Regattas (2018 dates to be updated):
    • April 30 – BC Cup #1 Regatta – Burnaby Lake
    • May 6-7 – Season Opener Regatta – Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge
    • July 15-16 – BC Cup #2 Regatta – Kamloops
    • July 29 – Ridge Invitational Regatta – Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge
    • Aug 12-13 – BC Cup #3 Regatta – Long Lake, Nanaimo
    • Sept 9-10 – Pacific Cup Regatta – Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge