We face a challenge in the United States and that is that the American Canoe Association (ACA) does not have the staffing, infrastructure or funding to facilitate a year-round program that supports proper recruitment and training programs for our disabled Paracanoe Athletes.
The main objectives is to create a national program for the recruitment and development of new and existing Paracanoe Athletes using a remote training program, camps, clinics, and competitive events nationally and internationally.
The immediate need is to initiate the remote training program and start training camps in January 2020 in Florida. The Canoe-Kayak Paralympic Development Program brings the United States athletes tools and resources like a remote training plan, cadence sensors and analytical feedback for its athletes to be more competitive in international competitions ranging from Pan-American Championships, World Cup, World Championships and the Paralympics.
The additional component of the Canoe-Kayak Paralympic Development Program provides recruitment clinics (SportsAbility) that are open to the community which, expand and educate the community on preconceived notions of disability and focuses on the abilities of what a person can achieve. This allows for the recruitment of new para-athletes and the community to participate in the sport of canoe and kayak, and meet emerging elite and Paralympic athletes.
We are proud to be providing the solution to this issue and create a Canoe Kayak Paralympic Development program for The American Canoe Association (ACA) which is the Governing Body of Canoe Kayak.
Sponsors will not only benefit from increased brand awareness and marketing opportunities, but you will also have the opportunity to support America’s disabled athlete’s allowing consumers to view your brand in a positive light. #GoTeamUSA