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Train to Train Development Program

Sprint Racing Introductory Competitive Program- Fully paid membership and registration is required in order to race under ORCC. 

Welcome to the train to train sprint program which offers the option to train year round for athletes looking to build on their training and racing regimen and experience the next-step in competition. Interested athletes must be ready to commit to a year-long training program.
Athletes compete throughout the summer at local regattas within the Eastern Ontario Division. Paddlers gain increasing technique in war canoe, and in single and team events in both the canoe and kayak.
Training continues during the off-water season with a compliment of strength and endurance training through swimming, running, paddle machines, weights and Nordic skiing.
**All participants must be ORCC members and must contact Head Coach Joel Hazzan prior to registration**
Safety is important to our club and all athletes will undergo a swim assessment that includes swimming 50 meters and treading water. All athletes, regardless of swim ability, are required to wear a life jacket while on or near the water.

Realizing that our participants have varying swimming abilities, the ORCC recommends that all paddlers strive to attain a progressive swim competency following the Red Cross Swim Kids program.


Program fee: $1700 (+HST if athlete is over 15years) for the Full Year Program (Sept 1- August 31, 2021).  Payment options are available.

The T2T Full Year program fee includes training for the spring, summer season, fall and winter. This fee includes all regatta costs excluding National Championships and any training camps will be additional.  

Summer Only Program Fee: $1160 (+HST if athlete is over 15years) (May 1-August 31) The T2T Summer only program fee includes training for the spring and summer season.  This fee includes all regatta costs excluding National Championships and Ontario Team Trials and any training camps will be additional.   Fall and winter training is available, but not included in the Summer only T2T fee as we recognize there will be varying commitment levels from our T2T athletes in the off-season.  

Spring and summer session includes: 

May - June: Monday to Thursday evenings and Saturday morning 

July- Aug:  5 sessions small group coaching + 5 sessions with regatta ready groups + war canoe

Regattas: 2020 Regatta schedule here   
  • All EOD club regatta fees are included (Gan $15, CP $15, NBCC $15)
  • Ontario Championships regatta fee of $35 is included
  • Sport Association fees (CKO $2, CKC $30, CKO-Sprint $25, EOD $35) are all included

**If an athlete does not attend one of the regattas, there will be no reimbursement of racing fees. 

Excluded extra costs:

  • Spring Training Camp  
  • CKC Nationals race fees
  • Ontario Team Trials fees

Racing Classes for 2020

2020 Division

Birth Year



2010 & after

Jan 1, 2010 or later


2009 & 2008

Jan 1, 2008 or later


2007 & 2006

Jan 1, 2006 or later


2005 & 2004

Jan 1, 2004 or later


2003 & 2002

Jan 1, 2002 or later


2001 & before

Jan 1, 2001 or later

2020 Event Schedule




Who is this for?


T2T athletes on water


- Train to train and Train to perform

June 13

Open House ORCC -everyone

June 20-21

Ontario Team Sports Camp Mississauga -all T2T athletes

June 27 & 28

Tim Horton’s Dragon Boat Festival


- dragon boat athletes; ORCC Youth Crew

July 4

Gananoque Regatta


- U10, U12, and U14 campers & T2T

July 11

Carleton Place Regatta
CPCC - U10, U12, and U14 campers and T2T athletes
 July 12 Carleton Place Regata  CPCC   -U15+ some T2T athlete may be asked to race both days

July 18

North Bay Regatta


-U10, U12, and U14 campers and T2t athletes 

July 19

North Bay Regatta


- U15+ athletes, some T2T athlete may be asked to race both days

July 25-26  EOD Qualifiers RCC  -any athlete attempting to qualify for Nationals + masters
August 8 & 9

 EOD Championships


- U10, U12, U14 athletes; T2T and all athletes trying to qualify for Ontario Championships (U10's do not race at Ontario Championships)

August 15

Ontario Championships

Welland, ON

- U16 + athletes 

August 16

Ontario Championships

Welland, ON

- U12 - U14 campers and T2T athletes

August 22

EOD U12 Fun Regatta

Petrie Island (Ottawa)

- all U12 and under athletes

August 25-29

National Championships

Ottawa, ON

- qualified athletes

August 30


Ottawa, ON

- P4L athletes

 Oct 3  Fall Camp CPCC  -any U12-U16 athletes

Oct 4

Ontario Long Distance Regatta


- T2T, T2P and P4L athletes

ORCC Credit Card Policy:

ORCC offers a variety of payment methods such as cheque, etransfer and credit card.   However, credit card transactions cost the club thousands of dollars every year.  In an effort to keep program pricing reasonable, we ask those participants who wish to pay by credit card to ensure you also pay the credit card convenience fee to help offset the costs to the club.  No convenience fee is charged for etransfers or cheque.


Please be aware of the ORCC Cancellation Policy:
  • Program cancellations will be issued a prorated refund calculated to one month from the receipt of the cancellation request and the withdrawal of the participant from the program.
  •  In the case of injury or illness, a medical certificate may be required.
**N.B. - “The ORCC reserves the right to refuse admission or cancel registrations in the programs at its discretion.” 
  1. Canadian Sport for Life - Long-Term Athlete Development  (an update that builds on the original 2005 paper)
  2. Mental Fitness for Long-Term Athlete Development  (written by a team of experts led by Karen MacNeill Ph.D. explains that mental fitness is just as necessary for success in sport as physical sport or technical comprehension)

Register for Sprint T2T Program

Upcoming Events

Email contacts: 

  • info@orcc.ca (general and program information)
  • camps@orcc.ca
  • recreation@orcc.ca
  • sup@orcc.ca
  • programs@orcc.ca
  • dragonboat@orcc.ca

Location: 1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin 

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