development Program

With multiple variations to suit multi-sport athletes, our Development program is the perfect introduction to year-round training for canoe/kayak.

2022/23 REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 5th, 2022 at 9:00AM!

Program overview

The Development program is a fun introduction to year-round training for canoe/kayak. Targeted towards paddlers who will be U12 or U14 the following year, this program is open to anyone with an interest in further developing their fitness and paddling skills. Athletes practice year-round to work on the technical, mental, and physical skills necessary for success in our sport.

Program requirements

Previous completion of the summer paddling program is a prerequisite. Paddlers must be 9 or older by January 1, 2022 to participate (entering U12 or U14 in 2023). 2022 U10s should discuss with the Lead Development Coach prior to registration as to whether the program is appropriate for them. We encourage development paddlers to be multi-sport athletes and the program is designed to work around other sports during the winter months.

training schedule

During the on-water season (September/October and mid-April-June) the Development program runs weekdays from 4:30-6:00PM and Saturday mornings from 10:00AM-12:00PM. The winter schedule is TBD but may vary slightly due to outside rental availability (pool, fieldhouse, etc.). A specific practice schedule will be sent each weekend for the following week. Paddlers should come prepared for on- and off-water activities every day as the plan may change due to wind or weather conditions.

off season training

Development paddlers are usually on water from mid-April through October and cross-train off the water from November through mid-April. Our off-water programming includes age-appropriate strength training, running, swimming, yoga, technical work and analysis, soccer, and much more.

start date & cost

Begins September 6, 2022, and ends June 24, 2023 (program also includes the Summer Paddling Program, which runs July/August 2023) . Total program cost is $2000.00, which is inclusive of all fees (including boat storage, as well as the 2023 Summer Paddling Program fee). *Development 2022/23 Program Now Full*

Siblings both registered in year-round programs receive a discount - the second child (and any subsequent siblings) will receive a 10% discount off the base program fee. After registering, please notify the Club Manager (info@maskwa.ca) that you qualify for the sibling discount and it will be provided to you.

Note: Maskwa will enforce and comply with all required public health measures.

Join our development program

ready to sign up?

Development registration takes place annually in August for the upcoming training year (September – June).

 

To register, go to the Register menu at the top of the page, and choose the program from the drop-down. (Note: if you do not see the program you are looking for, it means registration is currently not available).

 

cancellation policy

Participants of the Development program may withdraw from the program at any time by notifying the Club Manager via email at info@maskwa.ca. All refunds will be subject to a $200.00 early withdrawal fee. Those who have paid in full for the year will also be prorated based on length of attendance in the program. All participants who withdraw early also lose their guaranteed spot in the 2023 Summer Paddling program, and will need to register and pay separately for Summer Paddling. No refunds will be issued if a participant is required to leave as the result of a conduct concern.