- Selection Criteria
- Athlete Dev Model
- Athlete Development Program
- Barton Bantams
- Performance Funding
- Club Recognition Program
- Coaching Education
- 2015 Junior Sprint Events
- FitDex Testing
- Meet the Team
The USA Canoe Kayak’s National Sprint Development Program has offered this recognition since 2007.
USA Canoe Kayak’s National Sprint Development Program has offered this recognition since 2007. The Silver and Gold Awards began in 2012 with the Platinum Level introduced in 2014.
There are three annual categories plus the new perpetual Platinum Level:
BRONZE AWARD – MINIMUM of 200 km
SILVER AWARD – MINIMUM of 300km
GOLD AWARD – MINIMUM of 400km
PLATINUM LEVEL – MINIMUM of 600km kayak & 500km canoe*
*Athletes achieving the Platinum Level will have their name listed annually
Athletes must be eligible for the Bantam U14 National classification in that calendar year – 2014.
Athletes accumulate the kilometers under the guidance of a Club coach or Club volunteer during training sessions.
Bantams tally their Fall sprint canoe or kayak kilometers over a “six week” period. Athletes that accumulate 200 km will receive the Bronze Award - 300km, the Silver Award - 400km, the Gold Award. The athlete will receive the Barton Bantam recognition certificate from USA Canoe Kayak. The athlete is allowed to paddle doubles with another eligible athlete of the same gender BUT is limited to only one double paddle workout per week over the six week period – maximum 6x in doubles.
Charts to track/tally the athletes’ kilometers can be found HERE (Please remember to adjust the dates to when your club participates in the challenge).
The athletes will have their names posted on the USA Canoe/Kayak website.
Current records – as of May 30, 2015
Kayak Men – Evan Truesdale, SDCKT, 2014 - 751km
Kayak Women – Elena Wolgamot and Sierra Noskoff, BCKST, 2015 - 773.170km
Canoe Women – Azusa Murphy, SCKC, 2012 – 272km
Canoe Men – Paul Chevallier, SDCKT, 2013 - 411km