Canoe/Kayak

2014 National Sprint Development Programs

Updated January, 2014

Introduction

The National Sprint Development Program of USA Canoe Kayak provides athletes and coaches opportunities to foster optimal preparation and competitive opportunities with the goal of attaining international competitive performances. All athletes within our Club based system are provided with opportunities to achieve their full athletic potential. The National Sprint Development Director working with the Sprint Coaches Association will identify the National Junior and Development Teams based on performance at the 2014 National Team Trials.

In 2014, the National Team Trials will be held in OKC April 25-26 to select the Junior World Championships Team and Olympic Hopes Regatta Team.

U18 - National Junior Team

U18 athletes competing at the National Team Trials are assigned points based on their results in the Junior single events.

These athletes are nationally ranked in canoe and kayak based on the overall point totals.

In 2014, the Junior World Championships will be held in Szeged, Hungary July 17-20. See the Selection Criteria posted here.

Athletes named to the National Junior Team will attend the Lake Placid Camp for canoe and the Oklahoma Camp for kayak and compete in the LPI.

U16 National Development Team

U16 aged athletes competing at the National Team Trials are assigned points based on their results in the Junior single final events.

These athletes are nationally ranked in canoe and kayak based on their overall point totals.

Athletes will be nominated to the Olympic Hopes Regatta – September 12-14, 2014, Piestany, Slovakia – based on their National Team Trials performance – see Selection Criteria posted here.

Athletes named to the National Development Team will attend the Lake Placid Camp and compete in the LPI.