Athlete profiling is an essential process in helping to identify areas for refinement in an individual's own paddling and physical development. It helps us plan and support the development of the next generation of world-class paddlers.
The athlete profiling days take place twice a year, in Spring and Winter, and present both a challenging and exciting opportunity for athletes to progress in the British Canoeing Talent Pathway. Profiling days are filled with tests and assessments that help athletes recognise their strengths and also to identify areas for potential growth and development.
Talent Programme White Water Affinity and Skill Set Assessment:
The skills sets tested during Profiling represent the foundations of what it takes to win at an elite level, and are developed with the help of Senior Olympic Podium Coaches.
Please follow the links below to view video clips that show good examples of the relevant skills in action. Be sure to practice the skill set in evidence and as detailed in the ‘White Water Affinity and Skill Set Assessment Benchmarking Criteria’. You are not trying to replicate the ‘move’ but looking to practice the core components of the move so that they can be applied and demonstrated on any other white water course and in any other gate combination.
Please refer to the ‘White Water Affinity and Skill Set Assessment Benchmarking Criteria’ for marking specifications.
Image credit: © Nigel Hooper