2014 Australian Canoe Polo Development Camp

AC, Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The Australian Canoe Polo Technical Committee encourages people from all over the country, and of any age and ability, to enjoy three days of intense training on and off water in Adelaide.

      Website:                 https://www.facebook.com/polocamp

Date:                       21/22/23 January 2013

Venue:                    Mawson Lakes, Adelaide, South Australia

Cost:                        $101.10 (the registration website charges an additional 2.2% for Visa and MasterCard users)

The Australian Canoe Polo Technical Committee encourages people from all over the country, and of any age and ability, to enjoy three days of intense training on and off water in Adelaide. Players, coaches, officials and parents can improve knowledge and skills – and will help build on an already friendly and inclusive learning community. The camp comprises day and evening sessions. Players who are 13/14 years and over may benefit from attending all sessions.  Younger players needs should be discuss with the organisers.

The Camp aim:

People will improve all aspects of player’s skills and learn official duties for managing competitions in a great time of training guided by  Australia’s experienced coaches.

Participants will focus on personal goals. An emphasis includes longer-term goals of reaching elite ability.  The camp is not to try canoe polo for the first time  - attendees must have at least 6 hours of playing experience.

Transport, Accommodation and Catering:

-      Travel to and from Adelaide is participants’ responsibility to organise, locals can help with transport around the city.

-      Accommodation is participants’ responsibility but Adelaide residents will give guidance and some homestays may be negotiated (ask Angus).

-      Meals, except breakfast, are in the cost structure (with thanks to volunteer caterers).

Parent/guardians may pay a small fee to cover catering for them.

Registrations and payments are to be submitted by 6pm 10 January 2014  (see below).

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

The camp cost is $101.10 and an additional 2.2% charge by  the Registernow website for Visa and MasterCard users.

For advice or help contact Angus Robb BUT Register and pay for the development camp here.

Email:  angusrobb_5@hotmail.com or call Mobile: 0411  51 54 69

 

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Camp participants must be a paid up member of Australian Canoeing through a canoe club.

PROGRAM

The program will be made available in November.

TRANSPORT:

Ensure you arrive at the venue for an 8am start on 21 January 2014.

Participants / parents of under 18s must arrange and pay for transport to and from Adelaide. Note: Advise Angus Robb by  email of your flight details as soon as you have booked. Airport pickups can be organised.

MEALS:

Participants must bring a camping cup, bowl, plate, knife, water bottle, fork & spoon.

Meals provided by the organisers are:

Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22: Lunch and dinner.  

Thursday 23: Lunch. Snacks and water for all three days will be provided on all days.

Note: Dietary needs will be catered if you fill out that section of the registration form.

EQUIPMENT:

Participants supply their own playing equipment including a ball, for effective training.

If you do not own a ball, borrow one from your state or if you need equipment tell Angus.

PARENTS and OTHERS PLEASE NOTE:

The camp concludes late Thursday afternoon. If you wish to stay for the Australia Day Invitational (weekend) competition, we may be able to help with accommodation and transport advice.

AUSTRALIA DAY INVITATIONAL COMPETITION

The Australia Day Invitational Competition is on Saturday 25 January and Sunday 26 January 2014. (The Australia Day Weekend). This competition is separate to the development camp and is organised by the Northern Districts Canoe Club. (This is a South Australian club for whom Ian Heard is the contact.) We  encourage athletes and officials who have attended the Development camp in the preceding days, to use their new knowledge and skills at the event.

Register here.