Category Archives: Talent Pathway

  England Development Programme – Training Event

The England Canoe Sprint Talent Programme are pleased to announce details of their forthcoming England Development Programme (EDP) training event.

Date
8th and 9th February 2020 at Reading Canoe Club, The Warren, Reading RG4 7TH
Please note that no accommodation will be provided for athletes or coaches at this event.

Content
Each camp’s provision will be themed around the 4-phase race model (see below) and sessions will be structured as stage and age appropriate for U14-U16 athletes for the relevant point in the season.

1 – Start technique
2 – Transition into Race Pace
3 – Race Pace
4 – Race Pace endurance

Camp provision will be structured to ensure that learning and development occurs between events. As such, it is highly encouraged that athletes should attend these events with their club coach as this will support the intended learning outcomes of these weekends and each EDP core event will include coach development opportunities. The Talent Coach Developer will be present at this training weekend to provide support to club coaches.

This weekend will be building on the FIRST WEEKEND with an emphasis on the 3rd phase of the Race Profile model, with a focus on maximising Distance Per Stroke.

Programme Purpose
The EDP is a new addition to the pathway for 2019/20, the intent with this programme is to help identify and support emerging club-based athletes who are primarily under 16 and who may be challenging for the GB Junior team in the next 2-3 years, as well as supporting these athletes’ coaches within the clubs. The full Eligibility Policy is available HERE.

How to sign up
Athletes and coaches are invited to register for the February Development weekend using the link HERE before 5th February 2020.

  Canoe Sprint National Junior Crew Boat Process – 2020

The National Crew Boat Process for 2020 has just been published. The aim of this process is to help identify and build the fastest crew boats possible from athletes across the Home Nations (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) in order for them to participate and compete in the 2020 Junior GB Team selection process.

This is a British process developed by the British Canoeing Sprint Home Nation Group which is separate from the International Panel and the 2020 Canoe Sprint Junior & U23 selection policy.

This Crew Boat process does not in any way determine or impact upon GB team selection, which remains an open process that any athlete or crew can enter (regardless of their participation or progression through this Crew Boat process).

The International Panel is responsible for all aspects of developing, approving and managing the implementation of the GB team selection policy, which is wholly separate from this Crew Boat process and in turn not the responsibility of the British Canoeing Canoe Sprint Home Nation Group.

Use the links below to view the Crew Boat Process and/or the full British Canoeing 2020 Canoe Sprint Junior & U23 selection policy

    icon_pdf  Crew Boat Process

    icon_pdf  2020 Canoe Sprint Junior & U23 selection policy

  Women’s England Development Programme

The England Canoe Sprint Talent Programme are pleased to announce details of their upcoming Women’s England Development Programme (WEDP) training event.

Dates
15th December 2019 at the Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, Berks, SL4 6QP

Content
Understanding females in sport; the demands, the successes and the barriers.
There will be On-Water activity and a workshop taking place in the morning. In the afternoon the intent is to observe Reading Football Club’s women’s first team in their match against Tottenham Hotspurs. Along with this we are hoping for the opportunity to spend time with the players to ask questions and learn from their experience of being females in elite sport.

Programme Purpose
The purpose of Women’s England Development Programme (WEDP) is to help female athletes learn what it takes to be an elite female in sport, build a community of like-minded people and increase female-specific knowledge of what they need to thrive and excel in our sport.

It is the hope of the talent pathway that this can be used as an educational starting block within a young female’s journey in sport.

A key component of this programme is around learning and equipping athletes with a toolbox of thoughts, capacities and expectations to allow them to continue their hard work at their club with specific focus for them as individuals.

The eligibility criteria for the training event is as follows:


  • be a member of British Canoeing

  • Be an under-16 athlete (with discretion in exceptional cases to include under-17s)

AND


  • have been born in England or

  • have a parent who was born in England or

  • have been a resident in England for over three years by 30th September 2019

How to sign up
Athletes are invited to register for the December Women’s Development Programme (WEDP) day by using the link HERE before 9th December 2019.

  England Development Programme

The England Canoe Sprint Talent Programme are pleased to announce details of their upcoming England Development Programme (EDP) training events.

Dates
The upcoming winter dates are as follows:
2nd and 3rd November 2019 at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepoint, Nottingham, NG12 2LU
8th and 9th February 2020 club venue to be confirmed.

Please note: No accommodation will be provided for athletes or coaches at this event.

Content
Each camp’s provision will be themed around the 4-phase race model (see below) and sessions will be structured as stage and age approriate for U14-U16 athletes for the relevant point in the season.

1 – Start technique
2 – Translation into Race Pace
3 – Race Pace
4 – Race Pace endurance

Camp provision will be structured to ensure that learning and development occurs between events. As such, it is highly encouraged that athletes should attend these events with their club coach as this will support the intended learning outcomes of these weekends and each EDP core event will include coach development opportunities. The Talent Coach Developer will be present at these training weekends to provide support to club coaches.

Programme Purpose
The EDP is a new addition to the pathway for 2019/20. The intent with this programme is to help identify and support emerging club-based athletes who are primarily under 16 and who may be challenging for the GB Junior team in the next 2-3 years, as well as supporint these athletes’ coaches within the clubs. The full Eligibility Policy is available HERE.

To be added tp the EDP camp mailing list in order to receive information when these training events are open to register please complete the form HERE.

How to sign up
Athletes and coaches are invited to register for the November Development weekend using the link HERE before 25th October 2019.

  England Talent Canoe Sprint Talent Update Mailing List

The England Talent Programmes vision is to become a world leading talent programme, built on exceptional club partnerships and structures, contributing to Great Britain becoming one of the best nations in the world by 2028.

As demonstrated by the work currently underway through the Talent Club Partnership Programme there is the very real desire to further strengthen the talent environments within clubs as an integral and fundamental part of the athlete talent pathway within Sprint Racing. We launched the England Talent Canoe Sprint plan in early June 2019(HERE). This plan marks a significant change in strategic direction for the Talent Programme and we want to ensure that we are working stronger together in partnership and collaboration with the English club system.

To this end we would like to keep you updated and aware of the Canoe Sprint Talent Programme activity, Talent Parent Programme and opportunities part of the England Development Programme days through our monthly newsletter.

Please complete the form HERE to confirm that you wish to receive these monthly Talent Updates and your name will be added to our mailing list.

  Squad (EPS) and England National Talent Squad (ENTS) Qualification Criteria and England Development Programme (EDP) Eligibility Policy published

As you are aware over the last few months we have conducted a review and public consultation of the England Talent Sprint Programme. There is a very real desire through collaborative working to further strengthen the talent environments within clubs. The long term ambition is to establish clubs as an integral and fundamental part of the talent pathway within Sprint Racing in order to help drive the depth and standard of the sport to new levels to ensure that the performances that were on show at the Junior World and European Championship earlier in the summer are repeated and built upon.

The England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan was released in June. This plan marks a significant change in direction, with a reduction of investment in regional squads more support and resource for clubs and their club coaches to develop talented junior paddlers. The England national programmes remain a key component of the England Pathway and today sees the release of the Qualification Criteria and Eligibility Policy for each of the programmes.

The Qualification Criteria and Eligibility Policy links below have been updated due to some feedback received. We have clarified a point around which discipline performances are able to register matrix scores. This clarification does not impact on the Qualification Criteria principles or application process.

We are sending a statement out to all England Talent Programme athletes, coaches and parents around the updated links in case they have downloaded the previously uploaded policy document.

England Talent Canoe Sprint Programme Qualification Criteria 2019/2020

England Talent Canoe Sprint Programme EDP Eligibility Policy 2019/2020

England Talent Canoe Sprint Qualification Criteria Infographic 

Kind Regards

Daniel Thompson
Talent Programme Administration Officer
British Canoeing

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

  2019/20 TASS Application Window Opens

The England Talent Programme has been awarded 20 TASS places for 2019-20. This is a combined total for Olympic disciplines across Slalom and Sprint.

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

Any athlete wishing to be considered for TASS for 2019-20 is invited to register their interest by completing the TASS application form found here by 12 noon on 12th August 2019.

The TASS nomination policy and application form can also be found in the Key News Items sidebar on the England Talent Programme homepage

  England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan Webinar

Over the last few months we have conducted a review and public consultation of the England Talent Canoe Sprint Programme. There is a very real desire to further strengthen the talent environments within clubs as an integral and fundamental part of the athlete talent pathway within Sprint Racing. The England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan has been released recently 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.

This direction was established with the introduction of the Talent Club Partnership Programme launched in 2017 and this plan will serve to underpin and support the work of all English clubs within the Sprint pathway.

The England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan is subject to British Canoeing Board approval, the document on the link below sets out the strategy for the England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan through to 2025. Its delivery will of course be reliant in the continued support from the key stakeholders including Sport England and the clubs within British Canoeing.

icon_pdf  England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan

Please see HERE a webinar which explains the England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan through to 2025.

  England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan

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.