Learn about our Coaching Squads and Quick Start program!

Sessions run alongside school terms.

The Level 1 Quickstart program is designed as an introduction to paddling on flat water. These sessions are fun and incorporate games while teaching children and adults basic paddling skills in order to develop confidence and competence on the moving water. The sessions will run for 45minutes from 4:30 pm – 5.15 pm on Monday/Wednesday, over 6 weeks, starting on the 10th of October.

Registration for Term 4 Quick Start is available here.

The Coaching Squad program offers paddlers at a beginner to intermediate level the opportunity to further develop slalom-specific techniques in an extended 1-hour session beginning at the start of each new school term. The program will run for 8 weeks. Due to popular demand, we have added an option to participate in an extra session per week. Note: You must be an MCC member to participate in this program. More details can be found on the “Coaching Programs” page, located here.

Registration is available here if you intend on using club gear and here if you own your own equipment (incl. boat).


To decide which of our programs is right for you, please check our Coaching Programs page.

Click below for instructions on enrolling for the first time.


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Where do we paddle?

For MCC coaching events, head to the Canoe Launch area at Westerfolds Park, Templestowe.

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