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Youth Competitive Sprint Programs

Programs are led by coaches that are NCCP, Standard First Aid and CPR certified. All have Pleasure Craft Operation cards and current Criminal Records checks. Paracanoe athletes are part of our high performance team! Click here for more information on Paracanoe.

The St. Albert Canoe Kayak Club currently offers sprint canoe kayak programs to members aged 10 and up. These programs provide instruction and training for beginners and experienced paddlers alike in the Olympic sport of flat water canoe and kayak.

  • U14 Program: kids aged 10-14 learn paddling skills, enjoy the beautiful Cardiff Pond, make friends, while doing age-appropriate athletic training that follows Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) principles. The goal is to develop water sport skills and confidence while having a great time in a safe and supportive environment.

  • U16 Program: the High-Performance training group is where competitive sprint canoers and kayakers may perfect and enhance their strength and skills while working towards excellence in the sport. This group empowers athletes to compete at regional, provincial, national, and even international paddling events.

  • U18 Program:  for experienced canoers and kayakers who are committed to attaining their training and racing goals. This program is tailored to meet individual athlete needs, and therefore does not always follow a standard schedule. The U18 Schedule changes weekly depending on the load of the training cycle, the competition schedule, and the coaching assessment of athlete needs. Each week the schedule is communicated via email from the Head Coach.

Schedules & Pricing

Program Cost: $400

U14, U16, and U18 programs run from May through October (late registrations accepted!).

  • Training runs Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri: 5-7pm

    • 5-5:30pm​ run or soccer

    • 5:30-6pm strength training

    • 6-7pm on-water paddling


Winter training is also available during the off-season for an additional fee.

Two female kayak paddlers in the Youth Competitive Sprint Program in a blue kayak

Registration is now open for this program!

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