South Niagara Canoe Club

Your Destination For Paddling Sports

Youth Racing U14 & U16 program Details

previously known as Developmental 

SNCC’s Youth Racing Sprint Canoe/Kayak programs U14 (under 14) and U16 (under 16) focuses on teaching basic skills in sprint canoe and sprint kayak for youth ages 10-16* in an encouraging and fun-focused environment.  At the conclusion of the term, the paddler will be familiar with the joy of an active lifestyle and a heightened ability to enjoy the beautiful Welland Recreational Waterway. The program content is the “Learn to Train” of Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development pathway. This program provides an opportunity to be in single boats, as well as learn introductory principles of sport training and healthy approaches to sport.

Participants will have a chance to compete locally if interested (not required).


  • Paddlers must be between 10- 16 years of age to participate in U16 
  • Paddlers must bea between 10 -14 years of age to participate in U14

Recommended (not mandatory):

  •  One week of Canoe Kids Summer Camp is recommended as prior experience.
Next Steps: See our Youth Racing Plus program for a stepping stone to our U21 High Performance Youth Racing program

*Exceptions will be considered for younger children.  Please email 

    Program Schedule 2022:

    U14 Tuesdays & Thursdays

    U16 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

    • Spring Session:  May - June
    • U14 May  17, - June 29
    • U16 May 16 -  June  30
    • Summer Session:  July - August 
    • U14 July  4 - August 30
    • U16 July 5 -  August  31
    • Fall Session:  September - October 
    • Winter Session:   tbd

    Pricing 2022:

    • Spring 
    • U14 - $100, 
    • U16 - $115
    • Summer 
    • U14- $120, 
    • U16- $150
    • Autumn tbd   
    • Winter  tbd 
    • Non-members additional:  
    • U14 -$40,
    • U16 - $60

     Prorated fees available for late registrations while space is available.  Contact for late registration pricing.

    Register below for Youth Racing Program U14 & U16

    Register Below

    No events available

    Paddling location

    Welland International Flatwater Centre

    16 Townline Tunnel Road

    Welland, ON 

    Contact Us 


    108 Thorold Road East

    Welland, ON L3C7A6

    Many thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support! 

    Very special thanks to photographer and SNCC friend Anthony Gallaccio of Welland.

    © 2021 South Niagara Canoe Club
    South Niagara Canoe Club is a registered non-profit corporation.

    Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software