Melbourne Canoe Club (MCC) provides regular and ongoing slalom coaching to paddlers from beginner to experienced levels in the form of a number of 8 week programs co-inciding with school terms. Our Paddlepower introductory program is designed for new paddlers with fun games and activities on the water. Regular MCC Squads cater for any level and age of paddler to learn general kayaking skills. The RATS(Racing and Training Squad) is for committed Slalom paddlers with their own equipment. Downriver(Wildwater) training squads with beginner and advanced sessions are also available.
Quickstart Program – $60 per term (1 x 30min session per week/6 weeks)
This program is designed as an introduction to paddling. The sessions are fun and incorporate games while teaching kids and adults basic paddling skills.
YOU MUST BE A MCC MEMBER TO APPLY FOR THE BELOW COACHING PROGRAMS
MCC Coaching Squads – $90 per term (or $130 if using club gear) (1 session per week/8 weeks)
These programs offer a range of levels to paddlers with beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions and work on stroke and water technique, incorporating slalom gates, river trips and rolling workshops.
Wildwater training sessions – $80 per term (1 session/8 weeks -boats provided)
This program offers paddlers an opportunity to learn a new discipline that will complement their canoe slalom training, many of the worlds top Canoe Slalom Athletes have used Wildwater training to improve their fitness and whitewater skills and many compete in both disciplines. Melbourne Canoe Club has some of Australia’s top junior and senior Wildwater paddlers with 6 athletes making the Australian Team this year and a fresh new group of juniors beginning training.
Level 1 Rats – $180 per term (4 sessions per week/8 weeks) (must have own gear)
This program is for paddlers who want to take their paddling to the next level and will commit to on water training three times per week and one off water fitness session. The program will include tech, Kinetics, fitness and race support at Yarra Series Competitions. Paddlers will work with their coaches and learn how to write out training plans and incorporate off water fitness into their training regime.
Level 2 Rats – $200 per term (5 sessions per week/8 weeks) (must have own gear)
This program is offered to paddlers who have competently completed all the level 1 training and are at a level where they are ready to commit to at least four days of on water training per week and one off water fitness session. Paddlers in Level 2 will be expected to have completed an on and off water training plan (including 1-2 gym or body weight training sessions per week), with their coaches prior to commencing the term and will be assessed each term with on and off water testing.
Level 3 rats – $220.00 per term ( 6 sessions per week/8 weeks)
All applications for Level 3 must be forwarded to Warwick Draper for approval.
This program is for paddlers who are committed to higher level of training and are committed to at least 6 days of training per week and must have competently completed level 1 & 2 programs. Level 3 paddlers will be expected complete an on and off water training plan (including 2-3 gym or body weight training sessions per week), with their coaches prior to commencing the term and will be assessed each term with on and off water testing.