development Program

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

Program overview

The Development program is a fun and relaxed introduction to year-round training for canoe/kayak. Targeted towards U10-U14 paddlers, 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 strongly recommended. Paddlers must be 9 or older by January 1, 2022 to participate. We encourage development paddlers to be multi-sport athletes and the program is designed to work around other sports during the winter months.

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

training schedule

The Development program runs weekdays from 4:30-6:00PM and Saturday mornings from 10:00-12:00PM. 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, 2021. Total program cost is $1850.00, which is inclusive of all fees (including boat storage, as well as the 2022 Summer Paddling Program fee).

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 ( that you qualify for the sibling discount and it will be provided to you.

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cancellation policy

Participants of the Development program may withdraw from the program at any time by notifying the Club Manager via email at All refunds will be subject to a $185.00 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 2022 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.