Category: Coaching

JDS Skills Day 3 – Reading

The Marathon Racing Committee, Sprint Racing Committee and BC Talent Department are pleased to announce that our third JDS Winter Series event is open for sign up. The event will be held at Reading Canoe Club on Sunday 29th January and will be led by Tim Scott & Paul Dimmock. 

The day will have a crewboat focus, specifically K4/C4’s. The day will focus on improving technique and working better as a crew boat. The morning session will be focussed more on skills and drills with the afternoon an opportunity to put those skills into action. 

We have 14 K4s available for the day and as such, kayak numbers will be capped at 56. This will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Since its inception in September 2021, the JDS has proved hugely popular with our earlier event at Elmbridge attracting 70 juniors from 21 clubs. While the uptake has been fantastic, we are having to dilute the content to manage the varied ability levels. Additionally, this requires a high number of coaches to support the sessions. As such, we will be sticking to the standards set out on the website (and below) more rigidly than before. 

The eligibility criteria for Kayak paddlers is as follows: 

  • U13 or above 
  • Girls – Girls C or above (Sprint Division) and/or Div 5 marathon or above for U16’s / Div 4 marathon or above for U18’s
  • Boys – Boys C or above (Sprint Divisions) and/or Div 4 marathon or above for U16’s or Div 3 marathon or above for U18’s

The eligibility criteria for Canoe paddlers is as follows: 

  • U13 or above
  • Girls & Boys – Any paddler who has competed at a Sprint National Regatta

We have changed our sign up process from using a Formstack to using British Canoeing’s membership system, JustGo. This will require you to create an account if you don’t already have one. For those with British Canoeing membership, this should be your normal account details. 

To sign up for the event, please click HERE. As a reminder, the cost is ÂŁ10. Sign up closes on Friday 20th January at 17:00. Late entries won’t be accepted.   

2023 UK Anti-Doping Prohibited List

Check the Prohibited List ? – Not knowing is not enough.

The 2023 Prohibited List is available to read now and comes into effect on 1 January. Read about the Prohibited List over on UK Anti-Doping‘s website below.

Under 23/Senior Athlete Survey

The MRC is currently reviewing how we support U23/Senior Athletes within the canoe marathon racing committee. After the success of the junior development squad, we want to get some feedback from our U23/Senior Athletes and their coaches around what we can do to help them reach their potential. 

You can find the form here. Please fill in this form honestly and thoroughly so we can use your feedback and ideas to develop our next steps.

The survey will close to responses at midnight on Friday 18th November.

Junior Development Squad – Event 2 sign-up open!

The Marathon Racing Committee, Sprint Racing Committee and BC Talent are proud to launch the second JDS day of the 22/23 season. Sign-up is open via our website here and closes on the 25th November.

If your athlete does not meet the required standards but you believe, as their coach, they would be capable, please contact Holly Mobbs and Charlie Barwis to discuss.

Coaches are also invited to attend the day for opportunity to earn 10 cpd points. Sign up for coaches can be found here.

2022 Paddlesport Coaching and Leadership Conference

The 2022 British Canoeing Paddlesport Coaching and Leadership Conference is taking place at Eastwood Hall, Nottingham on 19/20 November.
To book your place please follow this link – note the early bird booking closes on Friday 9 September.