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OCSRA's November Updates

posted Nov 27, 2014, 12:07 PM by Ryan Blair

OCSRA’s 2014/15 Ontario Team Program Nominations

OCSRA is pleased to announce the list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for the 2014-2015 Ontario Team Program. 

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

Athletes nominated where selected using OCSRA’s 2014 Ontario Team Selection Criteria which was approved by the OCSRA Board of Directors and applied by the Selection Committee (HPC).

Congratulations to all athletes nominated!

Please note the Team nominations has been revised since posted on November 1, 2014.  Congratulations to Hayley Plante from Balmy Beach for her nomination to the Quest for Gold – OAAP program!


CKC’s Coaches Conference

OCSRA is partnering with CanoeKayak Canada (CKC) to host this year’s Coaches Conference on November 28-30 in Ottawa.   

32 Ontario coaches are taking part in the conference which is targeted towards coaches with Training to Train (T2T) and Training to Compete (T2C) athletes. 


Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) & OCSRA’s 2014 Summit and AGM

77 participants took part in the summit weekend.  Thank you to all the athletes, coaches, Board of Directors and parents for attending. 

We had some great presentations on the nutritional requirements of the Training to Train (T2T) athlete, preparing the T2T athletes on balancing life as a student athlete, proper technique for Olympic lifting and an inspiring presentation by Jason Dorland on how competition can be viewed. 

Presentation materials can be found on the site under the Athlete and Coach Information – Documents section.

Thank you to all the coaches who attended our year-end review and 2015 planning session on the Saturday night.  Information regarding the Ontario Team and Regatta Team selection criteria, improvements to our current programs and some new programs & activities for 2015 will be posted over the next few months.


OCSRA’s 2015 Spring Development Camp

Only 5 days left to register for OCSRA’s 2015 Spring Development Camp!

The camp will provide training opportunities for athletes in the late LTAD Training to Train (T2T)/early Training to Compete (T2C) stage (2014 U17 & U15 paddlers), and whose training objectives and competition goals are closely tied to performance results at the provincial and national level.  2014 U13 athletes may participate in the camp provided they meet the camp criteria.

The camp information package can be found here

Registration and camp deposit deadline is Monday, December 1, 2014.


OCSRA’s 2015 Winter Ski Camp

Information will come out shortly regarding Ontario’s winter ski camp.  The camp will be in North Bay during early February.

Stay tuned!