News


OCSRA's 2018 Florida Development Camp registration is now open!

posted Oct 15, 2017, 10:13 PM by Ryan Blair   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 10:14 PM ]

Please go to the following link for full camp information and registration http://www.ocsra.ca/Athletes/spring-development-camp

OCSRA's Coach Development Projects

posted Oct 13, 2017, 12:07 PM by Ryan Blair   [ updated Oct 13, 2017, 12:19 PM ]

Coaches

OCSRA is offering two (2) professional development opportunities for Ontario coaches, including our Apprentice Coach Program and our new Para Coach Mentorship Project.

The Apprentice Coach Program (ACP) goal is to increase the number of Ontario coaches achieving international success by providing an enhanced coach development plan for coaches working with LTAD Training to Train and Training to Compete stage athletes.  

The Para Coach Mentorship Project (PCMP) goal is to increase the number of Ontario Para athletes achieving international success by assisting in development of OCSRA's Para Talent Identification & Talent Transfer Program.

For full projects details please see attached information sheets.  

All interested coaches should submit their application(s) to Ryan Blair by Tuesday, October 31st, 2017.  Coaches may apply for both projects.  

If you have any questions let me know.


--
Ryan Blair
Technical Director, OCSRA

OCSRA's draft 2017-2018 Ontario Team Program nominations

posted Oct 12, 2017, 8:44 PM by Ryan Blair

Please see attached the draft list of athletes who have been nominated for the 2017-2018 Ontario Team Program.  Final team nominations must be approved by our Board of Directors at our Annual General Meeting on November 4, 2017.

The Ontario Team Program offers three (3) types of support:  Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (“OHPSI”) program, Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (“OAAP”), and Ontario Development Team.   

Athletes nominated where selected using OCSRA’s 2017 Ontario Team Selection Criteria which was approved by the OCSRA Board of Directors and applied by the Selection Committee (HPC).  Note:  Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (“OAAP”) Para athlete nominations have been deferred until December 1, 2017. 

Full information on the selection process can be found at http://www.ocsra.ca/Athletes/athletes-documents.

Congratulations to all nominated athletes!

--

Ryan Blair
Technical Director, OCSRA
www.ocsra.ca
(647) 505-9476

2017 OCup 4 - Long Distance Regatta Results & Burgee Points

posted Oct 3, 2017, 9:02 AM by Ryan Blair

Please see attached the final OCup 4- Long Distance Regatta results, as well as burgee points and OCup Series points. 170 paddlers from 12 canoe clubs competed in the event, including 3 Quebec clubs.   

Congratulations to Rideau Canoe Club for winning the event with 326 points.  Balmy Beach was 2nd with 197 points, Richmond Hill 3rd with 144 points.  Thank you goes out to RCC for hosting the event, as well as the our EOD officials and volunteers.


This regatta was the final event in our 2017 OCup Series.  The top 3 overall points in each category are listed below. 

OCSRA OCup Series Grand Champion
  • 1st place - Rideau Canoe Club with 1644 total points
  • 2nd place - Mississauga Canoe Club with 1043 total points
  • 3rd place - Richmond Hill Canoe Club with 771 total points
OCSRA OCup Series Excellence Award
  • 1st place - Balmy Beach Canoe Club with 41 total points
  • 2nd place - Carleton Place Canoe Club with 33.1 total points
  • 3rd place - Mississauga Canoe Club with 31.3 total points

The OCup Series Grand Champion points combines a clubs total points from all four (4) OCup events.  The Excellence Award points combines a clubs total points from all four (4) OCup events, divided by the number of club participants in each competition. 


Finally, to all the volunteers who have made our events competitive, safe and fun for our paddlers this season THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU!

--
Ryan Blair
Technical Director, OCSRA
www.ocsra.ca
(647) 505-9476

OCup 4 Day 1 Results

posted Sep 30, 2017, 4:29 PM by Ryan Blair

See attached results for Day 1 of the OCup 4 - Long Distance Regatta.

OCup 4 - Long Distance Regatta draft draw

posted Sep 27, 2017, 11:35 AM by Ryan Blair

Coaches

Please see attached the draft draw for this weekends OCup 4 - Long Distance Regatta in Ottawa.  Any club changes to the draw can be sent to me by Friday at 5:00 pm or at the coaches meetings.


Saturday, September 30th - Coaches Meeting:
  • 2:45 pm at the finish line tower for Saturday events only
Sunday, October 1st - Coaches Meeting:
  • 7:30 am at the finish line tower for Sunday events only

If you have any questions please let me know.

Cheers,


--
Ryan Blair
Technical Director, OCSRA
www.ocsra.ca
(647) 505-9476

OCSRA's 2018 Florida Development Camp

posted Sep 22, 2017, 7:08 AM by Ryan Blair   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 7:20 AM ]

Please see attached OCSRA's 2018 Florida Development Camp information package.  OCSRA will be attending the same camp location as 2017 at www.riversideresorts.com in Homosassa on Sunday, March 11th to Saturday, March 31st, 2018 (2 and 3 week camp options available).

The camp is intended for athletes in the late LTAD T2T/early T2C stages (2017 U17, U16 & U15 paddlers).  2017 U14 athletes may participate in the camp provided they meet the criteria below:
  • competed at the 2017 OCup #1 - Ontario Team Trials OR
  • permission from both the paddlers Head Coach and OCSRA's Technical Director

All registrations must be completed online at www.ocsra.ca under the Athlete and Coach Information - 'Florida Camp' section.  Online registration will open on October 10th to 15th for 2017-18 Ontario Team members only.  General membership registration will open on October 16th. 

Full camp details, including payment requirements can be found in the attached information package.  Athletes are responsible for arranging for their own flights to and from Tampa airport (TPA). 

OCup 4 - Long Distance Regatta information & registration package

posted Sep 1, 2017, 1:42 PM by Ryan Blair

Coaches

Please see attached the OCup 4 - Long Distance Regatta information & registration package.  Hosted by the Rideau Canoe Club, OCup 4 is the final event in our OCup Series.

Registration for the event is due by Monday, September 25th by 5:00 pm.

There will be a coaches meeting on Saturday, September 30th @ 2:45 pm for Saturday events only.  A separate coaches meeting for Sunday events will be held on Sunday, October 1 @ 7:30 am.

OCup 3 - Ontario Championships Results & Burgee points

posted Aug 13, 2017, 3:55 PM by Ryan Blair   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 1:40 PM ]

Please see attached the final OCup 3 - Ontario Championships results, as well as burgee points and OCup Series points. 462 paddlers from 16 canoe clubs competed in the Championships.   

Congratulations to Rideau Canoe Club for winning the event with 1008 points.  Mississauga was 2nd with 526 points, Burloak 3rd with 459 points. 

Rideau's win puts them as the new OCup Series Grand Champion points leader, while Mississauga now sits on top of the OCup Series Excellence Award leader board. 

The OCup Series Grand Champion points combines a clubs total points from all four (4) OCup events.  The Excellence Award points combines a clubs total points from all four (4) OCup events, divided by the number of club participants in each competition. 

The final event in the series is the OCup 4 - Long Distance Regatta on September 30 - October 1, 2017 in Ottawa. 

--
Ryan Blair
Technical Director, OCSRA
www.ocsra.ca
(647) 505-9476

OCup 3 - Ontario Championships UPDATED Draw

posted Aug 12, 2017, 5:03 AM by Ryan Blair

See attached updated draw.

1-10 of 274