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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: $1650 (+HST if athlete is over 15y) for the Full Year Program (Sept 1- August 31, 2020).  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: $1125 (+HST if athlete is over 15y) (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: 2019 Regatta schedule here   
  • All EOD club regatta fees (Gan $10, CP $10)
  • Ontario Championships ($30)
  • Sport Association fees (CKO $10, CKC $30, OCSRA $25, EOD $35)

**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


At the Canoe Kayak Canada National Summit in December, clubs from across the country voted to change the age classes associated with racing.  The new ages classes are under 10 (U10), under 12 (U12), under 14 (U14), under 16 (U16), under 18 (U18) and Junior meaning over 18.  U15 athletes have been moved up to race with the U16's and will now be competing on days with the older athletes and at the National Championships.  For more information on age classes please see below.  If you would like any additional information regarding these changes and how they may affect your child, please do not hesitate to contact the ORCC Executive Director and Head Coach Joel Hazzan (exec.director@orcc.ca).  

Racing Classes for 2019


Birth Year



2009 & after

Jan 1, 2009 or later


2008 & 2007

Jan 1, 2007 or later


2006 & 2005

Jan 1, 2005 or later


2004 & 2003

Jan 1, 2003 or later


2002 & 2001

Jan 1, 2001 or later


2000 & before

Jan 1, 2000 or later

2019 Event Schedule




Who is this for?


T2T athletes on water


- Train to train and Train to perform

June 8

Open House ORCC -everyone

June 15/16

Ontario Team Spring Development Camp

Welland, Ontario

- U13-U15 athletes; T2T

June 22/23

Tim Horton’s Dragon Boat Festival


- dragon boat athletes; ORCC Youth Crew

July 6

Gananoque Regatta


- U10, U12, and U14 campers & T2T

July 13

Carleton Place Regatta
CPCC - U10, U12, and U14 campers and T2T athletes

July 20

North Bay Regatta


-U10, U12, and U14 campers and T2t athletes 

July 21

North Bay Regatta


- U16+ athletes

July 27-28 EOD QualifiersRCC -any athlete attempting to qualify for Nationals + masters
August 10-12

 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 18

Ontario Championships


- U16 + athletes 

August 19

Ontario Championships


- U12 - U14 campers and T2T athletes

August 25

EOD U12 Fun Regatta

Petrie Island (Ottawa)

- all U12 and under athletes

August 27-31

National Championships

Regina, SK

- qualified athletes

Sept 1


Regina, SK

- P4L athletes

 Sept 28 Fall CampCPCC -any U12-U16 athletes

Oct 6

Ontario Long Distance Regatta


- T2T, T2P and P4L athletes


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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