Celebrate our U11 Athletes
Our U11's are the future of our sport. The ADCKC has established a series of goals to direct the U11 Programs at our clubs.
- To retain participation and enthusiastic interest of our atom paddlers by providing a safe, encouraging environment for them to have fun, to improve their skills, and to compete. We should attempt to ensure that every atom paddler has an experience that is positive and self affirming.
- To improve and set a minimum skill level for our atom coaches
- To create a standard framework for atom coaches now and in the future
Some of the keys to a successfull U11 program are highly skilled and trained coaches, the "Canoe Kids" toolkit designed by CanoeKayak Canada, fun and motivating regattas and a badge system to reward and recognize advancement.
All Canoe Kids resources can be found here.