SPRINT CANOE & KAYAK PROGRAMS
At the Fort Canoe Kayak Club we offer a variety of fun sprint canoe & kayak programs to get your kid(s) active! All of our sprint canoe & kayak programs are designed around the Canadian Sport for life Long-Term-Athlete-Development-Model and more specifically are in line with the CanoeKayakCanada LTAD Model.
We strive to create programs for children of all ages and experience that will guide them though these stages by acquiring a foundation to be active for life, learning fundamental paddling skills and progressively building on these as children go through our programs!
All our Sprint canoe & kayak programs are year long programs that are broken down into 4 sessions. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. You are welcome to register for all four sessions or try it out by registering for one session to start!
Our Summer programs are offered In July and August and are run in partnership with the Township of Langley!
Development Program (9-14 years old)
Our development program introduces children to the sport of sprint canoe and kayak in a fun, safe and team oriented environment! The program is run by our Head Coach Connor Fehr with help of other certified and fun coaches. The program is open to new and experienced paddlers and focuses on teaching the FUNdamentals of paddling. We teach this by developing a foundation for movement skills, coordination, balance and team work.
On the water kids get to try out a variety of different sprint boats. We have boats that accommodate all levels from beginner to expert! We also engage in a variety of developmentally appropriate sports and physical activity.
During summer months, paddlers are encouraged to participate in local regattas. It is always the best part of summer!
Ages: 9-14 years old
Summer: Monday -Friday 9am-12pm
Fall: Monday/Wednesday 4:30pm-6:30pm
Winter: Monday/Wednesday 4:30pm-6:00pm
Spring: Monday/Wednesday 4:30pm-6:30pm
For more questions contact our Head Coach: firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior High Performance Program (13-15 years old)
Our Junior High Performance program (Jr. HP) is the second of three levels to our sprint canoe kayak programs.The Jr HP program is designed to build off the skills learnt in the development program and further progress the competitive side of our sport. We introduce athletes to what a high performance training program looks like while continuing to teach intermediate paddling skills fitness, teamwork and encouraging fun!
Athletes in this program train 4-6 times a week. A combination of paddling practices and dryland practices and are expected to attend regattas in the summer months.
If you are interested in joining this program but have no paddling experience, don't worry! We want to help you join the program that best fits your needs.For example, if you are a 14 year old kids interested in Jr HP training we will start you in development to gain balance and basic skills and then progress you quickly to Jr HP where you will be happiest!
Winter: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: 4:30-6:00pm
Spring/Summer: Times TBD (4-6 practices a week)
Fall: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: 4:30-6:00pm
The High Performance Program (14+ years old)
The High Performance program (HP) focuses on providing athletes with advanced canoe and kayak skills. It prepares them for reginal, provincial and national level regattas by developing speed, strength, power and endurance. Athletes in the HP program must previously been registered in the Development or Jr HP programs.
Many of out HP athletes strive to be on the Provincial team and compete at the National Championships, while our other members love the program for the social and general fitness benefits.
Athletes in the HP program train 6-8 times a week and are expected to compete at regattas.
If you previously have no paddling experience and are interested please contact the Coach at email@example.com
Winter: Monday/Wednesday 6:00am-7:30am