Category Archives: Coaching

  National Association Junior Crewboat Training Opportunities

The National Associations are offering the opportunity for athletes interested in trying crew boat combinations, bringing together high performing junior paddlers to match up into K4s and explore potential crew combinations for the June and July regatta. Any athletes who have already chosen crew combinations for the forthcoming regattas are also welcome to attend as a regatta lake based training day.

Any athlete that has achieved the results within the following races at the 2022 April Regatta are invited to attend:


  • U18 Boys K1 1000m Final A
  • U18 Girls K1 1000m Final A
  • U18 Boys K1 500m Final A or B
  • U18 Girls K1 500m Final A or B
  • U18 Boys K1 200m Final A
  • U18 Girls K1 200m Final A


  • U16 Boys K1 500m Final A
  • U16 Girls K1 500m Final A

The training will take place at Dorney Lake, Eton College Dorney Lake, off Court Lane, Lake End Road, Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6FJ on May 30th, 31st and June 1st 2022. 

Further details about these training days will be confirmed shortly, if you are interested in attending please can you complete the expression of interest form below by 17:00pm on Friday 20th May 2022.

  Expression of Interest form

  Junior International Coaching Expression of Interest

With the 2022 International season fast approaching. The Home Nations team are hoping to work in collaboration with club coaches to create a strong Junior coaching support team to attend the 4 Key Junior international events this season. We are looking to gain clarity on coaching availability to create a strong staffing pool, enabling us to involve coaches able to create the optimal environment for the team.
Sign up for closes at 23:59pm 12th April following the team announcement.

Click on the image or here to access the Expression of Interest Form

(Click here to download the flyer)

  Colin Radmore to depart British Canoeing

After more than 25 years in the sport, Paracanoe Senior Technical Coach Colin Radmore will be leaving British Canoeing at the end of March. During Colin’s 10 years in the Programme, the team has won more than twice the number of medals than any other nation and has topped the table at every World Championships and Paralympic Games. He said: “I will always be proud of my time in Paracanoe, it has been a huge part of my life over the last 10 years and being part of this amazing team has been incredible. “We wish Colin all the best in his new role”. Read more

  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.

  The British Canoeing Online Coaching Community of Practice

The British Canoeing coaching department will be running a weekly online coaching community of practice videos which you can sign up to and watch, a full news article can be found through clicking on the link HERE.

Join British Canoeing for the first of a weekly conversation connecting coaches from across the British Canoeing paddlesports community on Thursday 9th April, between 2 and 3pm.

Each week we will choose a coaching topic and discuss the implications and applications in various coaching contexts, sharing our experiences and learning.

This week Craig Morris (Podium Technical Coach – Canoe Slalom) will be joined by Matt Lawrence (Technical Coach – Paracanoe), Luke Smyth (Southern Regional Pathway Coach – Canoe Slalom) and Imogen Collins (England National Talent Squad Coach – Canoe Sprint) to discuss how they are managing to ‘Coach through COVID’.

This meeting will be held online via Google hangouts, therefore, you will need to be able to access this mechanism. If you would like to join the conversation please email for a meeting invite. Places will be restricted by technology.

If you are unable to join us at the time, these conversations will be recorded and available as a download from the British Canoeing Awarding Body digital library, allowing you to catch up when it suits.