Junior Jets 2024

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Junior Jets 2024

Rates: Varies depending on course
Dates: Starts May 8th (4 Weeks)
Age: 8+

 

Junior Jets Returns. First Group Starts May 5th.
Registration Open!

Junior Jets Surfski Course

Welcome to the Junior Jets Surfski Course, an exciting and dynamic paddling program designed for kids aged 9-15! Our course provides an introduction to performance paddling, focusing on surfski techniques and skills. Paddling experience is strongly recommended for participants.

Course Highlights:

Skills and Activities:

  • Forward Stroke Instruction: Learn the fundamentals of an effective forward stroke for maximum efficiency on the water.
  • Self Rescues: Gain confidence in handling self-rescue situations, an essential skill for any paddler.
  • Surfing Waves & Technique Mentoring: Master the art of surfing waves with expert guidance and technique mentoring.

Fitness and Fun:

  • Running and Bodyweight Strength Exercises: Enhance your overall fitness with running and bodyweight exercises tailored for young paddlers.
  • Mini Races and Interval Workouts: Engage in friendly competition through mini races and interval workouts to boost endurance and speed.

Advanced Techniques:

  • Forward Stroke Analysis: Receive personalized feedback on your forward stroke technique to refine your skills.
  • Complex Self and Assisted Rescues: Dive into advanced rescue techniques with both self and assisted rescues.
  • Racing Tactics and Structured Training Plan: Learn racing tactics and follow a structured training plan to elevate your paddling performance.

Coach Bio: Meet your dedicated coach, Seth Putnam-Rea:

  • Assistant Paddling School Director at Deep Cove Kayak.
  • Certified Level 2 Instructor with Paddle Canada.
  • Extensive experience coaching children with a supportive and friendly approach.
  • Surfski racing enthusiast, competing globally in events such as the Canadian Downwind Championships, The Gorge Downwind Champs, and more.
  • Proud participant in the 2019 Ocean Racing World Championships in France.

Why Choose Junior Jets Surfski Course?

  • Positive learning environment.
  • Supportive and caring coaching approach.
  • Endless energy and enthusiasm for paddling and fun!
  • Opportunities to participate in races, tide race paddling, and more.

Don’t miss the chance to join a community of young paddlers, where learning and fun go hand in hand! Enroll in the Junior Jets Surfski Course and embark on an exciting journey of skill development and paddling adventures.

Spaces are limited, so secure your spot now!

$40 non-refundable registration fee (per person per camp). 14 days notice before start of camp is required to reschedule or to cancel for a refund (not including the non-refundable $40 registration fee)

Seth Putnam-Rea is the Assistant Paddling School Director at Deep Cove Kayak and a certified Level 2 Instructor with Paddle Canada. He has extensive experience coaching children. Seth is supportive, friendly and has endless energy! He has competed in Surfski races around the world such as the Canadian Downwind Championships, The Gorge Downwind Champs, The King and Queen of the Bay in New Zealand and the 2019 Ocean Racing World Championships in France! Seth prides himself on creating a positive learning environment where children feel supported and cared for and where they are always learning and having fun!

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Intermediate (Age 9-15)

PrerequisitesPaddling Experience is strongly recommended. Ideally participant has completed a Beginner Jr Jets Course or taken a kayak lesson.
Core Skills TaughtIntroduction to performance paddling, Forward stroke instruction, Self rescues, Surfing waves & technique mentoring. Forward stroke analysis, Complex self and assisted rescues, Race tactics, Applying a structured training plan, & Tide race paddling.

Monthly – Starting in May

DatesTimes
Sunday Mornings9am – 10:30am
Wednesday Evenings6pm – 7:30pm
Each course has 8 lessons packed into 1 month. A midweek session and a Sunday session.
No of Sessions8
Price$350 (excl tax)

$40 non-refundable registration fee (per person per camp). 14 days notice before start of camp is required to reschedule or to cancel for a refund (not including the non-refundable $40 registration fee)

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