COMPETITIVE U14

BORN 2008-2009

Competitive U14 is for our “regatta ready” U14 athletes.

This is our LEARNINC TO TRAIN stage where we will assess and remediate gaps in physical literacy and muscular imbalances. This is a critical stage for young athletes to learn the rules of sport, values and the consequences of one’s actions. These athletes will continue to develop their paddling skills and begin to take part in some inter-club regattas. 

This year we are offering our Competitive Ul4 program to returning paddlers and to new paddlers who are committed athletes and ready to participate in a more intense program and prepare for competitions.

All RHCC programs require swimming ability: Lifesaving Society Swim Levels Swimmer 5 or Red Cross Level 6.

RETURNING PADDLERS

May 2 – October 30

Spring:

Mon/Wed/Fri
4:00 – 5:30pm and
Saturday
 9:30 – 11:00am

Summer:

Monday – Friday
9:30am – 12:00pm

Fall: TBD

$1130

NEW PADDLERS

May 20 – October 30

Spring: 

Fri
5:00 – 6:30pm and
Sunday
9:30 – 11:00am

Summer: 

Monday – Friday
9:30am – 12:30pm

Fall: TBD

$900

TRAINING PROGRAM

  • The Head Coach will determine when paddlers are ready to join higher skilled groups
  • Participants will paddle singles (Kl, Cl). and, if there are no COVID restrictions, doubles (K2, C2), fours {K4, C4), and War Canoe {ClS)
  • Athletes will typically take part in 4-6 interctub regattas. More experienced and/or older members of this group may qualify for the Western Ontario Division Championship. However, this must be EARNED.
  • There will be ongoing evaluations of skill level throughout the program
  • Consists of on and off water practices (running shoes required)
  • All RHCC programs require swimming ability: LSS Swimmer 5 or Red Cross Level 6.
  • All RHCC programs are led by qualified coaches.
  • Athletes will have a two-week vacation from August 22 to September 5
  • Athletes are encouraged to continue with dryland training in the winter program which includes swimming, cross country skiing and strength & conditioning session