National Elite Development Program: Canoe Sprint / Paracanoe

Melissa Hopwood, Friday, 20 June 2014

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The Australian Canoeing (AC) National Elite Development Program (NEDP) is one of the major initiatives underpinning the AC National Pathway Strategy.

The objective of the NEDP is to create and support environments which encourage emerging athletes to reach their full potential, prepare for international competition, and contribute toward AC’s Winning Edge targets.

In 2014/2015, the Canoe Sprint NEDP will operate under a revised format involving two separate components:

  1. NEDP State Development Squads
  2. NEDP Regional Development Centres

The program will also be expanded to support emerging paracanoe athletes through integrated training programs.

For more information on the revised NEDP Framework, please view the document “NEDP Overview: Canoe Sprint/Paracanoe”.

 

NEDP State Development Squads: Canoe Sprint/Paracanoe

NEDP State Development Squads aim to provide regular training and educational opportunities to the top ranked junior and, where relevant, emerging senior athletes, in the canoe sprint and paracanoe disciplines. Selected athletes will receive high quality coaching and development experiences, including interaction with national team coaches and performance support staff. NEDP State Development Squads will expose athletes to high performance practice environments and behaviours in order to accelerate development and prepare for transition to more advanced stages of the athlete pathway.

NEDP State Development Squads will operate on a state-based mini-camps framework. In 2014/2015 a shortened pilot program involving four mini-camps of one day duration will be held for each squad.

For more information on the NEDP State Development Squads, please view the document “NEDP State Development Squads: Canoe Sprint/Paracanoe”.

Expressions of interest for NEDP State Development Squad Head Coach and Assistant Coach Roles are now open. To submit an expression of interest for an NEDP State Development Squad coaching position please complete the online application form for coaches. Expressions of interest will close July 6, 2014.

Athlete applications for selection to NEDP State Development Squads are also now open. To nominate for selection, please complete the online application form for athletes. Athlete applications will close July 6, 2014.

 

NEDP Regional Development Centres: Canoe Sprint/Paracanoe

NEDP Regional Development Centres aim to recognise and support training centres that provide outstanding coaching, equipment, facilities, and training opportunities suitable for pre-elite athletes pursuing a high performance pathway in the canoe sprint and paracanoe disciplines.

Regional Development Centres will receive both financial and in-kind support from AC to ensure the ongoing provision of a high quality daily training environment and to encourage continuous improvement in program delivery and athlete performance in these centres.

For more information on the NEDP Regional Development Centres, please view the document “NEDP Regional Development Centres: Canoe Sprint/Paracanoe”.

Further details regarding the application and accreditation process for NEDP Regional Development Centres will be provided in the coming weeks.

For enquiries and more information please contact nedp@canoe.org.au.

 

 

Other Links
 NEDP Overview: Canoe Sprint/Paracanoe
 NEDP State Development Squads: Canoe Sprint/Paracanoe
 NEDP Regional Development Centres: Canoe Sprint/Paracanoe
 Submit an expression of interest to be an NEDP State Development Squad Coach or Assistant Coach
 Submit an athlete application for an NEDP State Development Squad
 Australian Canoeing National Pathway Strategy: Canoe Sprint 2014-2016