Category Archives: Miscellaneous

  Sprint Competition review – Paddler Survey Live!

The Sprint Competition Review Working Group is conducting a range of consultation activities to help us understand the views of the racing community. This is your opportunity to engage in the review and to ensure that your voice is heard.

The questionnaire provides paddlers and parents of paddlers with a valuable opportunity to provide feedback into their experiences competing in sprint racing regattas.

We would encourage you to participate in this survey if you are:

  • an adult who participates in sprint and/or marathon racing

  • the parent of a child who participates in sprint and/or marathon racing

  • a junior paddler (age 12 and over) who participates in sprint and/or marathon racing

  • an adult or junior K1 or C1 paddler (age 12 and over) who does not currently participate in racing
  • The questionnaire is online, simple to complete and can be accessed HERE

    Closing date for responses is Wednesday 1st May

    If you have any questions about the review or the questionnaire then please email sprint.competitionreview@britishcanoeing.org.uk

      Strength & Conditioning Racing Skills Day hosted at HPP

    British Canoeing are delighted to be running a Racing Skills Day on Saturday 27 October 2018 at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham covering the theme of Strength & Conditioning for athletes. This day is all land and gym based so no boats are required)

    This is the fourth of the Racing Skills Programme (RSP) days. The whole idea of the RSP is to encourage those athletes who love to paddle whether it be in Sprint, Marathon, WWR, Paddle Ski etc and who would like to develop their skills in different environments whilst meeting different paddlers and coaches to learn from each other.

    Racing skills looks to bring coaches, athletes and parents together to share knowledge and to allow those to be better informed to aid the growth of the young paddler in a fun and inventive way.

    Racing skills is open to those coaches, parents and athletes who wish to compete in racing kayaking or canoeing. This day will be aimed at athletes aged 12-18 years old.

    Please see here for information on the upcoming racing skills day.

    To register an interest in this day please use the online registration form 

    The cost is £10 for athletes and free for coaches. Lunch and refreshments will be provided during the day (athletes and coaches only).

    Any questions relating to this RSP day should be directed to Mark Hoile (Talent Pathway Manager – Canoe Sprint) (mark.hoile@britishcanoeing.org.uk), or contact Daniel Thompson (daniel.thompson@britishcanoeing.org.uk) for any administrative questions you may have

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    Racing Skills Day details

      Racing Skills Day at Worcester Canoe Club – A Reminder

    Please note that registration closes at 12 noon on Tuesday 13th March 2018 for the Racing Skills Day at Worcester Canoe Club. Please register for the day by using the link within the Racing Skills Information poster identified below, and return a completed medical form to Daniel Thompson (daniel.thompson@britishcanoeing.org.uk) 

    Worcester Canoe Club, in partnership with British Canoeing, are delighted to be running a racing skills day on Saturday 18 March 2018 at Worcester Canoe Club.

    This is the second of the Racing Skills Programme (RSP) days. The first Racing Skills day which took place at Reading Canoe Club last month was a great success with coaches, athletes and parents coming away from the day very positive. The whole idea of the RSP is to encourage those athletes who love to paddle whether it be in Sprint, Marathon, WWR, Paddle Ski etc and who would like to develop their skills in different environments whilst meeting different paddlers and coaches to learn from each other.

    Racing skills looks to bring coaches, athletes and parents together to share knowledge and to allow those to be better informed to aid the growth of the young paddler in a fun and inventive way. This day will mostly be aimed at athletes aged 12-18 years old.

    There is no, one way to develop talent and with the knowledge within the room, there could be a coach who could help you with any thoughts or challenges you may have as a club coach.

    The Theme of the day:

    For Coaches and Athletes
    Training zones – What are we trying to achieve by training at different training zones?

    What would different sessions look like and how do you know if you are achieving the desired outcome for each of your sessions? This 2 hour workshop has been recognised by the British Canoeing Coaching Department as appropriate CPD for an 18 month period and coaches’ records will be updated on completion.

    For Parents:
    There will be a 45 min presentation once the athletes have started their 1st Session.

    Please use the links below for more information on the racing skills day, including a link to register for a place, a medical form for completion by all athletes, and the Racing Skills Booklet.

        icon_pdf  Racing Skills Day information

        icon_pdf  Medical form

        icon_pdf  Racing Skills Booklet v3

    Any questions relating to the England Racing Skills Programme should be directed to Mark Hoile (Talent Pathway Manager- Canoe Sprint)  (mark.hoile@britishcanoeing.org.uk)  or Daniel Thompson (daniel.thompson@britishcanoeing.org.uk)  for any administrative questions you may have.

      Racing skills day at Worcester Canoe Club 18th March 2018

    Worcester Canoe Club, in partnership with British Canoeing, are delighted to be running a racing skills day on Saturday 18 March 2018 at Worcester Canoe Club. Racing skills looks to bring coaches, athletes and parents together to share knowledge and become better informed in the process to aid  the development of the young paddler in a fun and inventive way.

    This is the second of the Racing Skills Programme (RSP) days. The first Racing Skills day which took place at Reading Canoe Club last month was a great success with coaches, athletes and parents coming away from the day very positive. The whole idea of the RSP is to encourage those athletes who love to paddle whether it be in Sprint, Marathon, WWR, Paddle Ski etc and who would like to develop their skills in different environments whilst meeting different paddlers and coaches to learn from each other.

    Racing skills looks to bring coaches, athletes and parents together to share knowledge and to allow those to be better informed to aid the growth of the young paddler in a fun and inventive way. This day will mostly be aimed at athletes aged 12-18 years old.

    There is no, one way to develop talent and with the knowledge within the room, there could be a coach who could help you with any thoughts or challenges you may have as a club coach.

    The Theme of the day:

    For Coaches and Athletes
    Training zones – What are we trying to achieve by training at different training zones?

    What would different sessions look like and how do you know if you are achieving the desired outcome for each of your sessions? This 2 hour workshop will give you an 18 month update to your CPD.

    Parents:
    There will be a 45 min presentation once the athletes have started their 1st Session.

    Please use the links below for more information on the racing skills day, including a link to apply for a place, and the Racing Skills Booklet.

        icon_pdf  Racing Skills Day information

        icon_pdf  Racing Skills Booklet v3

    Any questions relating to the England Racing Skills Programme should be directed to Mark Hoile (Talent Pathway Manager- Canoe Sprint)  (mark.hoile@britishcanoeing.org.uk)  or Daniel Thompson (daniel.thompson@britishcanoeing.org.uk)  for any administrative questions you may have.

      Racing Skills Day at Reading Canoe Club rescheduled to Saturday 13 January 2018

    Reading Canoe Club, in partnership with British Canoeing, are delighted to be running a racing skills day on Saturday 13 January 2018 at Reading Canoe Club. Racing skills looks to bring coaches, athletes and parents together to share knowledge and become better informed in the process to aid  the development of the young paddler in a fun and inventive way.

    Racing skills is open to those coaches, parents and athletes who wish to compete in racing kayaking or canoeing. It will mostly be targeted at U13 and above.

    Please use the links below for more information on the racing skills day and more details about the England Racing Skills Programme.

        icon_pdf  Racing Skills Day information

        icon_pdf  Racing Skills Booklet v3

    To register an interest in the Racing Skills Day please use the online registration form

    Any questions relating to the England Racing Skills Programme should be directed to Mark Hoile (Talent Pathway Manager- Canoe Sprint)  mark.hoile@britishcanoeing.org.uk 

      Fitness equipment available

    The Royal Albert Dock Trust in East London recently closed their professional fitness gym in advance of re-equipping.

    Some of the original fitness equipment is still on the premises and if any club would like to make a donation to the funds of this charity then they are welcome to come and take away any of the items of which they can make some use.

    Contact Amanda Foister on 07540 411779 to make arrangements to see what is available.