PEEWEE (UNDER 13) & BANTAM (UNDER 15)
Mic Mac A.A.C. offers programs for athletes in both age groups under the PeeWee (U-13) and Bantam (U-15) umbrella.
PeeWee’s are under 13 as of January 1st on the year of competition.
Bantam’s are under 15 as of January 1st on the year of competition.
These athletes learn to paddle in canoes and kayaks in singles, doubles and fours as well as war canoes (canoes for 14 athletes and a coxswain). Each age group has a coach to lead them everyday along with specialized coaches to train in C-15 and group boats while learning safe boating skills, team building, leadership skills and sportsmanship.
An average day in each program includes instruction in both kayak and canoes with the schedule running from 9:00am – 4:00pm daily. There are designated supervised lunch breaks along with time for swimming and socializing within each group.
These age groups each have two regular regattas and a championship regatta throughout the summer as well as the opportunity of participating in other regattas depending on their skill and ability.
- Lifebelt or Life Jacket
We have a full operational canteen that is open all day every day. Mic Mac A.A.C. has full size lockers available for rent $25.00 on a first come first served basis. There are a limited number of spaces for personal boat storage at a cost of $75.00 per boat. These spaces are for racing canoes and kayaks used within the training program not pleasure boats such as sea kayaks.
The proposed regatta schedule for 2016 is as follows:
|PeeWee (U-13)||Maskwa (Kearney Lake)||Sat. July 16/16|
|Bantam (U- 15)||Maskwa (Kearney Lake)||Sun. July 17/16|
|PeeWee (U-13)||Lake Banook (Dartmouth)||Sat. July 30/16|
|Bantam (U-15)||Lake Banook (Dartmouth)||Sun. July 31/16|
|PeeWee/Bantam||Lake Banook (Dartmouth)||Thurs. Aug 18/16|
|PeeWee/Bantam||Lake Banook (Dartmouth)||Fri. Aug 19/16|
|PeeWee/Bantam||Lake Banook (Dartmouth)||Sat. Aug 20/16|
The participants are not required to participate in every regatta although we ask that this information be made available to the coaching staff to prepare crews. Each regatta is a day long event and not always held on Lake Banook. This gives opportunity for our athletes to experience other venues as well as other venues the opportunity to welcome our athletes. Athletes will be required to bring their singlet, life belt or PFD and bun for race day.
There are other regattas such as Canada Games Core Team, Olympic Challenge and the Natal Day Knock-out involving the above age groups. Participation will be based on the coach’s discretion.
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