Canoe Polo Development Academy Initiative October 2016

Introductory Day

Dependant on the interest we intend holding an introductory days for those wishing to participate within the canoe polo academy on the date shown below. The day should be seen as a taster for those U21 year old canoe polo players both boys and girls (U23) who are both sufficiently ambitious and receptive to try and further development their individual play and game skills within a structured environment. The candidates fitness, ball and game skills will be assessed over the day and the process will involve feedback to each player. Ability levels and skills are important within the context of our assessment but more importantly and our emphasis throughout the day will revolve around ascertaining the individual’s appetite and self belief to continually improve.

10.00 a.m. Saturday October 22nd 2016 Liverpool

Development Opportunities

At the behest and with the support of the National Committee and the British Squads Management team the Canoe Polo Development Academy hosted by and using the Friends of Allonby Canoe Polo Venue in Liverpool along with the support of other clubs and club coach’s has been in operation since March 2015. Nigh on 50 young players in total have so far participated. With academic and personal commitment absences something of the average of 25/26 both boys and girls have been attending each weekend. The academy provides a pathway towards participants embracing an ambition to continue to improve.

The Vision

The aim of the initiative is to give the opportunity primarily to our U21 year olds (U23 Women) to develop their individual and game skills within a set progressive program. Weekends tend to revolve around a program of fitness, skills and games development with as many as 8 or so sessions of one kind or another at each weekend. The taster sessions scheduled for October will hopefully give you an insight into how the academy operates.

The Candidate

Potential candidates need to be sufficiently ambitious, and receptive to learn and develop further. Our expectancy is that the candidates are already participating within regional and or national leagues teams. As a bare minimum the candidate needs to demonstrate that they can effectively safely exit their boat of necessity in open water.

Interested? Then please email the following details to Mike Moffitt. Places are limited.

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Club
  • Left/right Handed
  • Preferred Playing Positions (first/second/third preferences)
  • NGB/British Canoeing Personal Awards (1 Star etc)
  • NGB Coaching or other Awards
  • Participating in Other Team Sports/Interests (team, ball/hand/eye coordination activities) e.g. Netball, Basketball, Handball, Hockey, Rugby, etc.
  • Playing Ability at the above alternative sports school/local/regional league etc.

Attending players will need to fill in a Parental Consent and Individual Medical Update. Further detail and joining instructions will be forwarded once the response is known.

Costs Administration Fee £10.00. Payable on the day. Closing date for entries: 15th October

Many Thanks
Mike Moffitt
Development Coordinator

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