Level 4 – Learning to Compete

Junior Development II (14+ years)

This program will focus on developing advanced canoe and kayak skills, competitive development and refining skills under race conditions, building strength, speed and endurance, and effective goal setting.  Paddlers are expected to attend both on-water and off-water practices, as well as train on their own according to a provided training schedule.  Athletes are also expected to attend the majority of regattas throughout the racing season as defined during the pre-season’s goal setting period with the coaches.

Pre-requisites

  • Level 3 – Training to Train
  • have a positive attitude and willingness to learn, ask questions, and improve
  • willingness to participate in a variety of training (both coached and un-coached)
  • intermediate boat skills (comfortable doing long workouts outside of Alder Bay)

Group Goals

  • enjoy sport and demonstrate sportsmanship and teamwork
  • proactive in learning more about the sport, goal-setting, and assessing training and competition
  • advanced boat skills – canoe/kayak skills, balance and boat control, wash riding
  • aerobic capacity, endurance, strength, speed – paddlers at this level will be given a weekly training program
  • race planning
  • effective goal setting
  • develop healthy nutritional habits and time management skills
  • a variety of regattas

Fall/Winter Program (Oct – March 2017)
  • Practice Schedule:
    • Monthly training programs will be provided to athletes
    • See Schedule for all practice times and events (ones listed for Level 4)
  • Events / Important Dates:
    • Oct 10 – Thanksgiving Holiday – no practice
    • Nov 11 – Remembrance Day – no practice
    • (tentative) Dec 10 – Team Christmas Party – details TBD
    • Dec 17 – Jan 1 – Christmas Holidays – no practices – training program for the holidays will be provided
    • (tentative) Mar 20-26 – Spring Break Training Camp
      • Week long training camp in preparation for upcoming racing season
      • camp will consist of paddling, weights, running, and multi-sport games and activities
Spring/Summer Program (April – Sept 2017)
  • Practice Schedule:
    • Monthly training programs will be provided to athletes
    • See Schedule for all practice times and events (ones listed for Level 4)
  • Events / Important Dates:
    • April 14 – Good Friday Holiday – no practice
    • May 22 – Victoria Day Holiday – no practice
    • Aug 7 – Civic Holiday – no practice
    • Sept 4 – Labour Day – no practice
  • Regattas:
    • April 30 – BC Cup #1 Regatta – Burnaby Lake
    • May 6-7 – Season Opener Regatta – Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge
    • May 27 – Canada Summer Games Trials – Kamloops
    • June 10-11 – Ted Houk Regatta – Green Lake, Seattle
    • July 15-16 – BC Cup #2 Regatta / Provincials / National Qualifiers – Kamloops
    • July 29 – Ridge Invitational Regatta – Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge
    • Aug 5-13 – Canada Summer Games – Winnipeg, MB  (Level 4s who qualified)
    • Aug 12-13 – BC Cup #3 Regatta – Long Lake, Nanaimo
    • Aug 19-26 – Canadian Nationals – Welland, ON  (Level 4s who qualified)
    • Sept 9-10 – Pacific Cup Regatta – Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge
    • Oct 14 or 15 – Long Distance Regatta – Fort Langley
    • Nov 10-12 – 2017 Fall Training Camp – Burnaby
  • Cost:  $795+gst
    • Cost includes all club and regattas fees for the season, and a race jersey!