ICF announces exciting series of webinars

The International Canoe Federation will host a series of free online webinars showcasing the latest developments in coaching and athlete preparation.

Each ICF Performance Education webinar will be hosted by a world-leading expert in their field, and will include topics looking at how to manage an athlete from their first stroke through to the elite level, energy expenditure and fatigue, and high altitude training.

The six free online courses will be open to all participants, but pre-event registration will be required. The first course has been set down for August 19, and will examine the differences between training methods for men and women.

Participants will be able to ask questions during the webinars. Videos of the sessions will be posted online at the end of each webinar for those who are unable to participate in the live session.

“The ICF performance education webinars are a free online series aimed at coaches, athletes and administrators who wish to expand their knowledge on specific topics to improve their own performance or that of their athletes,” ICF sport development manager, Sebastian Cuattrin, said.

“We are very fortunate to have access to some of the leading experts for each webinar, so we are very confident all participants will benefit from these sessions. People will leave these sessions with new ideas and the latest cutting-edge information in their fields.

“The Covid-19 pandemic is presenting many challenges around the world, but by harnessing the latest technology and accessing our deep pool of experts, we can continue to ensure canoeing will go from strength to strength.”

The full schedule of webinars is as follows;

August 19: Difference between women’s and men’s training methods
August 26: Athlete’s career: From the first stroke to ultimate paddler
September 2: Considerations for the female athlete
September 9: Energy expenditure and fatigue
September 16: Choosing a paddle for young kayak athletes
October 14: High altitude training

Full details of the webinars and registration information can be found here.

  Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) announced for 2020

The Sprint Racing Annual Consultative Meeting has been announced to take place at the Royal Canoe Club in Teddington on Saturday 17th October. The formal announcement, nomination form for SRC members, and suggestion form for discussion items at the meeting can all be found on the links below.

    icon_pdf  Preliminary ACM Notice

    icon_pdf  Nomination Form Annual Consultative Meeting 2020

    icon_pdf  Discussion Item Form Annual Consultative Meeting 2020

  British Canoeing Covid-19 Update:

Following the government announcement at the end of last week, events in England can begin to take place as from 1st August.

The statement and guidance is available on the British Canoeing website via this link here 

Webinars will be hosted Wednesday 22nd at 2pm and 7pm

Additional supporting resources will follow on the website over the coming days.

  Holme Pierrepoint regatta dates announced for 2021

The following dates have been announced for weekend regattas at Holme Pierrepoint next year, 2021. At this point it is only the dates that have been decided. Work is ongoing to devise the programme for each regatta.

    17/18 April

    5/6 June

    10/11 July

    4/5 September

Please note that there is still the possibility of a regatta in September 2020. Information about any such regatta will be issued as soon as it becomes available.

  GB Canoe Sprint – Situational Analysis

In November 2019, British Canoeing and UK Sport jointly commissioned a panel of independent experts to deliver a ‘Situational Analysis’ of Canoe Sprint in Great Britain. The panel was asked to investigate the factors contributing to the underperformance of the British Canoeing Sprint World Class Programme against World‐level medal aspirations, and to consider the potential for Canoe Sprint to be competitive across multiple events, and to win more than 1 or 2 Olympic medals per cycle in the future.

Use the link below to see the full report:

GB Canoe Sprint Situational Analysis