RACE READY - COMPETITIVE U14, U16, U18

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COMPETITIVE U14+ 

We offer our Competitive U14+ program to returning paddlers (RACE ready) and to new paddlers (intro to RACE ready) who are committed athletes and ready to participate in a more intense program and prepare for competitions.

RACE READY COMPETITIVE U14  (returning paddlers)

Competitive U14 is for our RACE ready U14 athletes. These athletes will continue to develop their paddling skills and begin to take part in some inter-club regattas.

INTRO TO RACE READY COMPETITIVE U14 (new paddlers)

Intro to Competitive U14 is for U14 athletes who are new to sprint canoe-kayaking but would like to learn quickly and become part of our competitive team for the season. These athletes will learn their paddling skills in the spring and then merge with the RACE ready Comp U14 group in the summer and begin to take part in some inter-club regattas.

COMP U16 / U18 (non-HP pathway)

Our Competitive U16 / U18 program is for older youth athletes who are interested in the sprint canoe/kayak sport and enjoy commitment to a regular training program but are not (yet) on a high performance pathway.

This is our LEARNING 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. 

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

COMP U14

returNing paddlers

May 1 – October 28

Spring:

Mon/Wed/Fri
4:00 – 6:00pm 

Sat
 10:30am – 12:00pm

Summer:

Mon – Fri
9:30am – 1:00pm

Fall: 

TBD

$ 1200

COMP U14

NEW PADDLERS

May 19 – October 28

Spring:

Fri
5:30 – 7:00pm 

Sun
 11:00am – 12:30pm

Summer:

Mon – Fri
9:30am – 1:00pm

Fall:

TBD

$950

COMP U16/U18

Non-hp pathway

May 1 – October 28

Spring:

Mon/Thurs
4:30 – 6:30pm
Sat
 7:00 – 9:00am

Summer:

Mon – Thurs
3:30 – 5:00pm

Fall: 

TBD

$950

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