U10/U12/U14 Sprint Canoe Kayak Racing - Summer
Up to 8 weeks between July 4 am August 25, 2023
U10: 8 or 9 on January 1, 2022, born 2013 or 2014
U12: 11 or under on January 1, 2023, born 2011 or 2012
U14: 13 or under on January 1, 2023, born 2009 or 2010
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding July and August civic holidays
Morning drop off from: 8:30am
Afternoon pick up until: 5:00pm
8:00 AM Early drop off is also available for a fee when registering
Full Days, Monday to Friday
Full Summer (up to 8 weeks): $1200.00
Half Summer (up to 4 weeks) $ 600.00
Full Days, 3 Days per week
Full Summer (up to 8 weeks): $ 900.00
Half Summer (up to 4 weeks) $ 450.00
Half or Split Days, Monday to Friday
Full Summer (up to 8 weeks): $ 750.00
Half Summer (up to 4 weeks) $ 375.00
NBCC offers three program options for Summer Sprint Registration, each one available for the Full Summer (up to 8 weeks) or Half summer (up to 4 weeks). Parents can select any of the weeks in July and August when they register. In all cases, parents will be asked to indicate whether their child wishes to compete at regattas.
The three program options are:
Full Days, Monday to Friday - this option runs from 9:00 to 4:00 Monday to Friday for the weeks selected when registering. Drop off is between 8:30 and 9:00 AM with pickup between 4:00 and 5:00 PM.
Click HERE to register for Full Days, Monday to Friday
Full Days, 3 Days Per Week - this option runs from 9:00 to 4:00 on the Days and weeks selected when registering. Drop off is between 8:30 and 9:00 AM with pickup between 4:00 and 5:00 PM.
Half or Split Days, Monday to Friday - NBCC Splits each Summer Sprint Day into 4 training blocks: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, 10:30 to Noon, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM and 2:30 to 4:00 PM. The morning blocks will be used to coach Canoe, Kayak and Team Boats/War Canoe and the afternoon blocks will be used for Dryland Training/ and Canoe/Kayak. This option runs Monday to Friday on the weeks selected; parents can select any two training blocks when registering, drop-off and pick-up times are 15 minutes before or after the block times selected.
Click HERE to register for Half or Split Days, Monday to Friday
These programs are suited for both novice and experienced athletes alike. Activities include on-water practices per day, running, soccer, outdoor games, and body weight strength training with plenty of water and sunscreen breaks mixed in.
Paddlers will learn about water safety rules and how to balance, paddle, and race in sprint kayaks and canoes. Each session they will do a warmup, practice/work out, and cool down.
Although Sprint Racing is a competitive program, NBCC recognizes that younger athletes may not feel ready for competition at first and parents may be reluctant to commit several summer weekends to the sport, regatta participation is encouraged but not mandatory. However, coaches need to prepare practices, crews and race entries throughout the summer so NBCC needs to know whether the paddler plans to compete or not at the time of registration. U10 athletes are generally not entered in regattas unless requested; U12 athletes typically compete at 3 regattas per year including one in North Bay. U14 Athletes compete at those same U12 regattas but can also attend additional U16 events in Ontario and National Championships. See the Regattas page for more details about regatta dates and locations.
The Registration fee for this program covers:
- Program delivery (coaching, use of facilities and equipment)
- Canoe Kayak Canada, Canoe Kayak Ontario and Eastern Ontario Division (EOD) affiliation fees
- Entry fees for all regattas
- Insurance costs
NOTE: Any Canoe Kids or Intro to Sprint fees paid will be deducted from the Full Day, Monday - Friday, program fee if the Full Summer option is selected.