Category Archives: Talent Pathway

  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)

  British Canoeing 2022 Canoe Sprint Junior, U23 and Senior selection polices

The International Panel is pleased to release the British Canoeing 2022 Canoe Sprint Junior, U23 and Senior selection policies.

Canoe Sprint Junior Selection Policy

Canoe Sprint U23 Selection Policy

Canoe Sprint Senior Selection Policy

All athletes wishing to be considered for Senior & U23 Team selection during 2022 should complete the online registration document by 16th March 2022 here or link: https://britishcanoeing.formstack.com/forms/pre_registration_form

The International Panel wish to thank all those involved in the development of the policies and in particular those who contributed their thoughts through the consultation process and wish everyone a successful 2022 season.

  U23 K4 Crew Boat Training Day – 5th March – HPP Nottingham

The Sprint Academy Coaching team will be running a planned training day for eligible U23 athletes to provide technical and crew boat development opportunities in support of their preparations ahead of the 2022 competitive season.

Further details and eligibility can be found HERE.

To express interest in being included within the March day please complete the application form HERE by Monday 21st February 2022. 

  England Canoe Sprint Talent Programme 2022-2025 Strategy

The England Canoe Sprint Talent Programme has recently released its programme strategy for 2022-25, which outlines the direction and focus of intent for the next three years.

This strategy is designed to create a more collaborative approach to supporting and developing young athletes.

Support from the England Talent Programme will focus on developing clubs, coaches and the wider environment where athletes spend the majority of their time. Working in partnership to support those that have the most contact and influence is how programme resources will be directed. Supporting the development of more clubs and environments will also encourage the sport to become more accessible to a broader range of society.
A news item covering this can be found HERE.
More details explaining the England Canoe Sprint Talent Programme Strategy can be found on our programme website HERE.

A webinar will be hosted on Monday 31 January at 7:30pm over Zoom to present the strategy further, please register through this link HERE.

  12th February U23 Winter Crew Boat Training Day at Wey Kayak Club

The Sprint Academy coaching team will be running a training day at Wey Kayak Club in February, for eligible U23 athletes to provide technical and crew boat development opportunities in support of their preparations ahead of the 2022 competitive season.
This training day on 12 February will give the athletes the opportunity to train together whilst developing their technique, individual and crew boat skills, and understanding of preparing to race. Specific workshops will be provided covering a range of relevant topics.
Coaches working with athletes at this level are welcome to attend in order to help develop their knowledge and experience of working with crew boats. Athletes can indicate their coaches’ attendance on the application form. 

For more information and to check your eligibility to attend these training days please read the following article.

To express interest in being included within the February day please complete the application form here by Monday 31st January 2022.

Further information relating to the content and delivery of the day will follow, once places are confirmed.
Kind Regards
Daniel

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Coordinator
Tel: 0115 9822094 EXT 4
Email: 
Daniel.Thompson@Britishcanoeing.org.uk

  U23 Winter Crew Boat Training Days

Across the winter period, the British Canoeing coaches will be delivering a series of training days for both athletes and their club coaches. The camps will provide development opportunities for athletes and foster an environment for coaches to share good practice.

The first three training days will take place on 8 January at Holme Pierrepont (HPP), February (date and location to be confirmed) and 5 March at HPP.

For more information and to check your eligibility to attend these training days please read the following article.

To express interest in being included within the January day, please complete the application form here by Monday 13 December 2021.
Kind Regards
Daniel

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Coordinator
Tel: 0115 9822094 EXT 5
Email:
Daniel.Thompson@Britishcanoeing.org.uk

  2021/22 TASS Application Window Opens

The England Talent Programme has been awarded 20 TASS places for 2021/22. This is a combined total for Olympic and paralympic disciplines across Slalom, Sprint and Paracanoe. 

Full inclusion detail is contained within the TASS nomination policy found here

Any athlete wishing to be considered for TASS for 2021/22 is invited to register their interest by completing the TASS application form found here by 23:59pm on Sunday 1st August. The TASS nomination policy and application form can also be found on the England Talent Programme website.

  Sprint Talent update

Richard Ramsdale, Head of Talent at British Canoeing, has issued an update to the work of the Sprint Talent programme. His introductory remarks are reproduced here.

“May was such a fantastic month, not only did we have events and races in Sprint and Slalom but we’ve also seen a great deal of success and achievement. Nottingham hosted the Sprint Crew Boat process, which saw nearly 50 athletes and coaches come together to develop their crew boat skills and trial different seat combinations ahead of the Sprint Junior and U23 GB Selection event in early July.

On the same weekend,on the other side of the regatta lake, the Slalom Junior and U23 GB Selection event was taking place. Congratulations to the 11 English Talent athletes that qualified to both teams and all those that qualified as a reserve. Success comes in many different ways and a huge congratulations is owed to all those who raced at the event, it was clear how much effort and investment has been committed over the last 14 months, in the most challenging of circumstances, well done to all!

It should be noted that neither event would not have been possible without the support of staff, coaches, parents, athletes and the wider community. It was great to see people back out on the water, in the sunshine, doing what they love! Long may it continue.”

The full update, including reports and advice on a variety of topics can be found HERE

  Sprint Talent Update March 2021

Welcome to the March Talent Update.

It is with a growing sense of positivity and optimism that we can all at last begin to look towards a return to paddling as we welcomed the announcement last month of the government’s road map to recovery.

It was encouraging to read that from 29 March outdoor sport facilities will be allowed to reopen, and people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports. We are still awaiting further guidance from the Department of Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) and Sport England on what this means and once this is published we will be working through what this means for our activity and any facility we access to ensure that we can begin to run England Talent Programme sessions as quickly as possible in a safe and controlled manner. More information and the Covid-19 mitigations in place governing these sessions will be communicated out to athletes through your programme coach or the Talent Covid Officer during this month.

This recent period has been hugely challenging for athletes, coaching staff and parents alike as everyone tries to balance conflicting priorities and demands. These last 12 months have been the challenge of a generation and one that we hope to never endure again. As a programme we are proud of all our athletes, their families and our staff in the way they have weathered the storm of the last year, showing grit, resilience and commitment throughout.

Best Regards,

Richard Ramsdale