Category Archives: Talent Pathway

  Sprint Talent Update

A Sprint Talent Update from British Canoeing has been issued with items focused on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on various aspects of the talent programmes. The full Update can be found HERE

  Womens England Development Programme – 14/15 March Training Weekend

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

This training weekend will be taking place on Saturday 14th March & Sunday 15th March 2020 at Reading Canoe Club, The Warren, Reading RG4 7TH.

The purpose of the Womens 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 the 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.

This weekend will be building on the first Women EDP training day (report HERE). More information about this training weekend can be found HERE.

Sign up for this camp fo athletes can be found HERE, sign up closes on 10th March.

  International Coach Programme 2020

The England Talent Sprint Programme is pleased to announce ‘The International Coach Programme’, a new addition to programme provision for 2020.

This programme is a key part of the England Talent Canoe Sprint Talent Plan and will support the development of a national talent system based more strongly in clubs, under pinning and driving our Athlete, Coach and Club development programmes.

The International Coach Programme provides a structured and supported learning opportunity for club coaches to experience Canoe Sprint competition at an international level working alongside Great Britain Team coaches at the Olympic Hopes regatta durint the 2020 Canoe Sprint international season. Coaches will be supported in this process by the Talent Coach Developer who will hwlp to structure and facilitate event attendance in a manner designed to support the learning needs of the individual club coach.

It is intended that exposure to the international racing standards will enable the club coach to better understand and appreciate what is required to race at this level, in order to help them best support and develop their own athletes within their club. For more detail and how to apply please see the full Policy HERE

  England Canoe Sprint Talent Programme 2020-21 Qualification Criteria

The 2020-21 England Sprint Talent Programme Qualification Criteria has been formally launched. The coaching group have invested a great deal of deliberation and thought in its development. The criteria is aligned to the WITTP model and presents an evolution of the previous year’s – reflective of both a raising standard and ambition for the programme. As per last year there are presentations planned throughout the season to ensure that the process, policy and criteria are understood.

The full details of the Qualification Criteria are available HERE

  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.

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.

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