Welcome to the NORTH SHORE CANOE CLUB Inc.

Squads & Training Schedule

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Our team of highly experienced club coaches will help guide your personal paddling journey and learning through the various squads and training sessions to meet athletes of all levels of ability. Whether you're 8 or 80, the North Shore Canoe Club has something to offer for everyone. 

“He waka eke noa” – a maori saying that means “we’re all in this together” or even better “we’re all in the same canoe”!

 

WINTER Squads & Training Schedule

This schedule is for registered club members only. Your coach will let you know which squad you should be paddling in when you join. 
If you are new to paddling, or aren’t yet a member please read our Membership and Try Learn Explore sections first. 

Please check this schedule from time to time as it can change between summer and winter seasons or due to coach availability. 

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
AM

6.00am & 6.30am
Training Squads

6.00am & 6.30am
Training Squads
6.00am & 6.30am
Training Squads
6.00am & 6.30am
Training Squads
6.00am & 6.30am
Training Squads

 

6.30am
Training Squads

7.00am
Youth & Adult
Development Squad 

 

PM  

 

4.30 - 5.30pm
Youth
Development Squad

 

 

 

4.30 - 5.30pm
Youth & Adult
Development Squad 

 

   

 

PLEASE NOTE:  THERE ARE NO COACHING SESSION ON PUBLIC HOLIDAY WEEKENDS

 

Squad Levels 

There are squads for all levels of ability. Your coach will let you know which squad you should be paddling in when you join.  

Development Squad
The intermediate squad are more competent paddlers who are able to self rescue if required, able to manage their own equipment before training sessions.  Squad members either own their own boats and paddles or are able to access club equipment. Many of the intermediate sessions will focus on the technical aspects of paddling and paddlers will spend a longer time on the water. These are coach directed sessions but athletes are expected to train semi-independently within the squad environment. Youth Development Squad is for under 18 years and Adult Development Squad is for over 18 years. During the winter months these groups may be combined due to it getting darker earlier. 

 

Training Squads
These training squads consists of athletes of all ages who are committed to improving their paddle technique and fitness. These sessions are coach-guided but athletes in this squad are expected to be able to train independently with or without other squad members. These sessions follow structured training programme set by the club coach and are aimed at assisting athletes wishing to compete in the annual CRNZ calendar of events. The coach will let you know which squad you are in based on ability. 

 

Other Important Stuff to Know

Lights – All paddlers will need lights to be able to paddle in the morning sessions once it is dark so get prepared. You can buy from the sports or bike shops. Ideally a small white light at front (not too bright), and red at the back.

Access Key Tags – We recommend that all club members have their own access key tag. You can acquire one through our Shop. There is a $30 bond per key tag and they can be collected from club coach Gavin before or after training sessions by arrangement. 

Boat Repairs – If you notice any damage to club gear please alert your coach ASAP. Please never put a boat away broken (even if it wasn’t you!). Let you coach know or email [email protected] so it can be repaired.