The next Junior Development Squad day is on Saturday 6th November 2021 at Holme Pierrepont, focusing on crew boat skills particularly K4 and C4. For more information and to sign up, please use the QR code on the poster. These days are for both athletes and coaches, and are being run jointly by the MRC, SRC and BC’s Talent Department. Sign up today!
To: Club Secretary and/or Sprint Racing Team Leader
The Sprint Racing Section’s Annual Consultative Meeting is an online meeting on Wednesday 29th September to start at 20.00.
The Agenda, Minutes of the 2020 ACM, and attached reports for the meeting are available for download.
The Annual Consultative Meeting is open to all with an interest in Sprint Racing but only a ‘Voting Member’s Representative’ can take part in a vote at the meeting. However, there is a requirement to register an intention to vote with the SRC Secretary, Cathy Wynne, by 10.00pm on Sunday 26th September 2021. This is to allow time to check credentials and links to be emailed to them.
A list of Registered Sprint Clubs will be available shortly on the SRC website as part of the information for the meeting. As will the meeting zoom jointing invitation.
Voting will take place using two methods,
i) Zoom ‘raise hand’ function. The Zoom ‘raise hand’ function is a simple process, instructions and the opportunity to practise will be available prior to the start of the formal business.
ii) Online voting form. The voting forms will only be open for responses during the meeting. If you open the links prior to the meeting, there is an automatic response to explain when the link will be live. You will need to refresh the page once the vote goes live.
A Proxy vote for one other club can be held by a registered vote carrying person, in addition to their own club’s. This restriction is intended to promote attendance at the meeting itself. The current SRC Chair may hold as many proxy votes as are given to them, the proxy will either give the Chair the right to vote as he wishes OR instruct him how to vote.
The person who holds the vote for the ‘Voting member’ should identify themselves when signing-in using the chat feature before the start of the meeting.
Please forward this information to your club committee and sprint racing members.
Additional information and a link to register attendance can be found on the ACM page.
Secretary, British Canoeing Sprint Racing Committee
British Canoeing is working with BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) to look at the possible introduction of a BUCS Flatwater Racing event. In order to develop our proposal we need your help.
If you are a student who is already at, or likely to start, college or university in the next 2 years then we’d love to hear from you.
Please take 15 minutes to complete this survey: BUCS Flatwater Racing Student Survey, sharing your views on taking part in a BUCS Flatwater Racing event.
You may be an existing sprint or marathon paddler, a paddler in another discipline who has taken part in BUCS Canoe Polo, Wild Water Racing or Slalom events or you might be a student paddler new to competition. We welcome all views.
Please forward the survey onto any friends who may also be interested in the event and sharing their thoughts with us.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Wednesday 9th June 2021
Thanks for your time
The International panel has released a series of documents concerning selection policies for international sprint events in 2021. Copies of the documents are available on the links below:
An important new requirement to note is that all Paracanoe and Senior competitors who wish to be considered for selection to the relevant sprint teams in 2021 must register their interest by 28th February 2021. A link to the online registration form is available HERE
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.
Following a decision of the British Canoeing Board a statement has been released giving clarification regarding the intention for WCP athlete places for the 2021 season. The statement can be viewed by using the link below.
The England Canoe Sprint Talent Programme are pleased to announce details of their upcoming Women’s England Development Programme (WEDP) training event.
15th December 2019 at the Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, Berks, SL4 6QP
Understanding females in sport; the demands, the successes and the barriers.
There will be On-Water activity and a workshop taking place in the morning. In the afternoon the intent is to observe Reading Football Club’s women’s first team in their match against Tottenham Hotspurs. Along with this we are hoping for the opportunity to spend time with the players to ask questions and learn from their experience of being females in elite sport.
The purpose of Women’s England Development Programme (WEDP) is to help female athletes learn what it takes to be an elite female in sport, build a community of like-minded people and increase female-specific knowledge of what they need to thrive and excel in our sport.
It is the hope of the talent pathway that this can be used as an educational starting block within a young female’s journey in sport.
A key component of this programme is around learning and equipping athletes with a toolbox of thoughts, capacities and expectations to allow them to continue their hard work at their club with specific focus for them as individuals.
The eligibility criteria for the training event is as follows:
- be a member of British Canoeing
- Be an under-16 athlete (with discretion in exceptional cases to include under-17s)
- have been born in England or
- have a parent who was born in England or
- have been a resident in England for over three years by 30th September 2019
How to sign up
Athletes are invited to register for the December Women’s Development Programme (WEDP) day by using the link HERE before 9th December 2019.
A Working Group (WG) was appointed by the Sprint Racing Committee (SRC) in October 2018 to review the UK sprint canoe/kayak competition structure and make recommendations to improve that structure
The SRC would now like to share the group’s report and ask for views from the racing community. The consultation report has been prepared by the WG and is the culmination of a process that has involved;
- Engagement with the UK paddling community, through a questionnaire administered in March 2018.
- A comprehensive review of regatta participation data for the period 2011-2017.
- Discussions with senior leadership of the Australian, Danish and Canadian canoe federations.
- Insight and experience of individual group members who are active in the sport.
The full report and a full summary of all data analysed can be found here.
The report represents the final stage of the WG’s activity. It is the first stage towards a further process that will see the implementation of changes to improve domestic racing competition and participation levels in the sport.
This is the start of a consultation period with sprint paddlers and clubs.
The aim of this consultation is to encourage discussion around the report’s findings and recommendations. The report does not aim to provide answers to every challenge and opportunity in the sport and indeed there will be varying views on what is presented. You may not agree with the recommendations, however it is important to bear in mind that whilst the existing structure has some strengths there are also significant weaknesses which means the status quo is not recommended.
We wish to encourage constructive feedback and therefore suggest you read the full report prior to sharing your views via the survey. You may like to take the time to discuss the recommendations at your club prior to responding. There is the option to submit your views as either an individual or on behalf of your club.
The WG haven’t addressed implementation of the recommendations within this report so we would encourage you to think around possible solutions as part of your response.
Thank you for your time and input.
Click here to share your views.
The report and summary data can be found here.
The closing date for responses is Sunday 1st December 2019
If you have any questions please email email@example.com
The England Canoe Sprint Talent Programme are pleased to announce details of their upcoming England Development Programme (EDP) training events.
The upcoming winter dates are as follows:
2nd and 3rd November 2019 at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepoint, Nottingham, NG12 2LU
8th and 9th February 2020 club venue to be confirmed.
Please note: No accommodation will be provided for athletes or coaches at this event.
Each camp’s provision will be themed around the 4-phase race model (see below) and sessions will be structured as stage and age approriate for U14-U16 athletes for the relevant point in the season.
1 – Start technique
2 – Translation into Race Pace
3 – Race Pace
4 – Race Pace endurance
Camp provision will be structured to ensure that learning and development occurs between events. As such, it is highly encouraged that athletes should attend these events with their club coach as this will support the intended learning outcomes of these weekends and each EDP core event will include coach development opportunities. The Talent Coach Developer will be present at these training weekends to provide support to club coaches.
The EDP is a new addition to the pathway for 2019/20. The intent with this programme is to help identify and support emerging club-based athletes who are primarily under 16 and who may be challenging for the GB Junior team in the next 2-3 years, as well as supporint these athletes’ coaches within the clubs. The full Eligibility Policy is available HERE.
To be added tp the EDP camp mailing list in order to receive information when these training events are open to register please complete the form HERE.
How to sign up
Athletes and coaches are invited to register for the November Development weekend using the link HERE before 25th October 2019.