Youth Racing Programs

at False Creek Sprint Canoe Club

Welcome to the largest sprint canoe & kayak club in British Columbia!! Come join us on the water!

We have many exciting Youth paddling options to help keep your kids active! Our youth paddling programs are structured based off the nationwide Canadian Sport For Life Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model, and more specifically, the Canoe Kayak Canada LTAD Model. This model is designed to help kids develop optimally through stages, acquiring fundamental skills and progressively building on their technical and physical skills.

All of our programs are designed to optimize age-appropriate learning and physical developments. Our younger-aged programs are all about setting the right foundations for kids in terms of skills, body coordination, fitness, etc. while having lots of fun. And as they get older, can continue to further refine their abilities, and perhaps train at a more competitive level if they want!



Join the FCRCC Youth Sprint Canoe and Kayak racing team!

False Creek Sprint Canoe Club offers 4 sessions per year, Fall (Oct-Dec), Winter (Jan-Mar), Spring (Apr-June), and Summer (July-Sept) perfect for those who want to learn more advanced paddling skills and try out racing.  Full-day summer sessions are are also available for the younger age groups!

We have four main paddling groups (listed below) based on age, level of fitness, paddling skills, and training goals. These stages of development follow the Long-Term Athlete Development pathway in the sport of Olympic Sprint Canoe & Kayak.

Transition across paddling groups is at the coach’s discretion and dependent on the paddler’s age, skill level, and goals.

Register for our Sprint Kayak & Canoe programs!

Youth Sprint Kayak & Canoe Racing Programs

New paddlers are welcome anytime throughout the season!

Contact us and introduce yourself if you’re unsure about which group to join, if you have any questions about how to get started or if you’re joining mid-season. We can ensure you have all the latest program details and the prorated program rate.

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