Last week saw the release of the England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan which marks a significant change in direction, with more investment and resource to support clubs and their club coaches to develop talented junior paddlers and a reduction of investment in regional squads.
On June 1st we held a presentation to go through the detail of the plan and it is our intent to repeat this presentation and release it as a webinar on Wednesday 12th June from 12:30. Sign up to the webinar using the link HERE and please submit any questions you may have in advance.
The England Sprint Talent Programme have published an initial draft strategy and have gratefully received feedback that has been considered in detail. The England Sprint Talent Programme plan to publish a summary of this feedback along with the final England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan 2019-2025 in the early part of week commencing 27th May 2019.
The England Sprint Talent Programme would like to advertise at this point the opportunity to attend a club meeting after the June 1st regatta from 6pm in order for us to outline this plan in further detail.
Please register your interest to attend this meeting via the link HERE. Please Note: Each club is permitted to nominate one person to attend the meeting.
The next England Sprint Talent Programme Profiling event will be taking place on Tuesday 23rd October at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham. Profiling is open to any kayak paddlers who are in Boys/Girls Division B or above and any Canoe paddlers.
Paddlers will need to register for profiling through the link here. Any athlete wishing to attend the Sprint Profiling will need to register their interest by completing this form by noon on Friday 19th October 2018. Please Note: No entries will be accepted on the day.
If any England Sprint Talent Programme athletes are not able to attend then your squad coach can arrange a suitable time for you to be tested.
British Canoeing will be running a racing skills day on Saturday 18 August 2018 at Roadford Lake, Devon.
To register an interest in this day please use the online registration form
The Racing Skills Programme is established 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 look 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.
The Theme of the day: The Model Athlete
The factors with a beneficial effect to performance development. We aim to cover:
- Balance of training with school work
There were be 2x on water sessions, workshops and an open Q&A sessions for parents and coaches.
Attending this 2-hour workshop for coaches will give you an 18-month update to your CPD.
There will be a 45-min presentation once the athletes have started their 1st Session.
Please see here for information on the upcoming racing skills day and please click here for more details about the England Racing Skills Programme.
Any questions relating to this RSP day should be directed to Mark Hoile (Talent Pathway Manager – Canoe Sprint) (firstname.lastname@example.org), or contact Daniel Thompson (email@example.com) for any administrative questions you may have.
Any new athlete wishing to be considered for inclusion onto the England Sprint Talent Programme will need to register their interest by completing the form on the link below no later than 12:00 noon on Monday 3rd September 2018.
Profiling registration form
Full detail is contained within the England Programme Inclusion document which can be found via the additional link below.
Talent Programme Qualification Criteria
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) (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Daniel Thompson (email@example.com) 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