Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club, in partnership with British Canoeing, are delighted to be running a racing skills day on Saturday 19 May 2018 at Leighton Buzzard 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 in January 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.
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.
Racing Skills is open to those coaches, parents and athletes who wish to compete in racing kayaking or canoeing. It will mostly be aimed at U13 upwards.
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.
Racing Skills Day information and link to online registration form
Racing Skills Booklet v3
Any questions relating to this RSP day should be directed to Owen Shephard (England Regional Pathways Coach and Sprint Futures – Canoe Sprint) (email@example.com) or Daniel Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any administrative questions you may have.
Closing date for applications is 4:00pm on 15 September 2017.
More information about these profiling days can be found in this BC news article : Sprint Profiling Days 2017 and on the BC Profiling page, which has a link to the application form on the right-hand side, just above the two PDFs.
The link to the application form is also here : Autumn 2017 Profiling Application Form .
The Autumn 2017 profiling days are the weekend of 30 September and 1 October 2017.
The Sprint Racing Junior GB Teams Selection Policies are available to review and British Canoeing invites your feedback. The feedback form is now live on the British Canoeing website on the
Here are the results of the On-Water Profiling session held on Saturday 18th March 2017:
March 2017 On-Water Sprint Profiling Results
Anyone wishing to attend the spring profiling session on 18-19 March 2017 at Holme Pierrepont will need to register their interest by using the form available on a link from the British Canoeing Profiling page.
The form can be accessed directly here.
Responses must be submitted by Friday 24th February 2017.
Here are the results of the On-Water Profiling session held on Saturday 1st October 2016:
October 2016 On-Water Sprint Profiling Results
For those of you attending the On-Water Profiling session this Saturday, please find attached the schedule for the day:
Athlete Guide to On-Water Sprint Profiling
On and Off-water Profiling will take place at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham on the 5th and 6th March 2016. Deadline for registration is 22nd February 2016.
The registration form is here: Canoe Sprint Profiling Registration Form
Here is the criteria for England Talent Programme inclusion criteria for the winter period 2015-16.
England Talent Programme – Canoe Sprint Inclusion Criteria – Winter 2015-16
Any athletes who meet the Regional Talent Academy (RTA) criteria and wish to be considered for a place on a squad must complete the Online England Talent Programme Sprint Application Form 2015-16 no later than 12:00 noon on Monday 12th October 2015.
Profiling for all Canoe Sprint Talent athletes will take place at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham on the weekend of the 10th and 11th October 2015. Anyone wishing to attend will need to register their interest by completing the Online Registration Form no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday 30th September as detailed below:
Open to all athletes, Girls / Boys C standard or above, On-Water Profiling will take place at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham on Saturday 10th October 2015, and the format will be similar to March 2015 – with tests over 75m, 250m and 5k.
Please note that there will also be a parent / coach workshop currently scheduled to run from 9:30am until 11:00am – full details of the content of the workshop are being finalised and will be circulated via the Talent Coaches in due course.
Open to the Olympic Development Programme (ODP), the English National Talent Squad (ENTS) and Super Regional Squad (SRS) athletes, Off-Water Profiling will take place at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham on Sunday 11th October 2015. This will include a physio assessment, psychology screening and strength testing.
Regional Talent Academy (RTA) Off-Water profiling will be conducted locally during October, further details of which can be obtained from your Regional Talent Academy Coach.
Register your interest
To register, any athletes interested in attending profiling are requested complete the Online Registration Form no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday 30th September 2015.