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Is parental pressure in sport always harmful?

The formula for Performance is defined as: Performance = Potential – Interference. One of the greatest personal dilemmas that interferes with optimal performance and negates an athlete’s true potential in their sport is performance anxiety. Last year, performance anxiety was the...

10 top tips for recovery after training

Written by Paul Yates | Gentoo Sports Training hard is great, and necessary to improve your paddling to a good level but its not the only thing you need to get dialled in. You need to be able to recover...

Ten suggestions on kayaking in hot climates locations

By Jez Jezz At one time in everyones paddling life, you will paddle in a destination that is just bloody hot. As a paddler who has been instructing for nearly two decades living in Australia and having successfully followed the summer...

‘My road to gold’ with Birgit Fischer – the most successful paddlesport athlete ever

Extract from the book 'MEIN WEG ZUM GOLD' by WPA Academy member Birgit Fischer. The first chapter of the book 'Das Gold Rennen' is about her 'Golden Race' at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, translated to English by Ulla...

Downwind paddling, a never ending evolution

By Nick Murray, TC Surfski | Surfski News This summer I didn’t have the bandwidth to blog about downwind paddling, but it certainly wasn’t for lack of interest. As I sit down to write this, I’m on a 13 hour...
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Training day, Rainy day, Fun day!

Video edit: Lisa Maenpaa from Finland This video features the TIP Europe group for 2017. TIP stands for Talent Identification Program. It's a collaboration with the European Canoe Association (ECA). There are eight athletes from seven different countries in the TIP group....
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CloudTimer – Smartphone Timing

Advertorial – CloudTimer is one of Sportscene’s advertisers Using everyday mobile devices, the CloudTimer has given amateur sporting organisations and events access to a professional timing and judging solution. Originally developed for use within canoe slalom competition, the timing system...

Brain doping – the newest weapon in the quest for athletic performance

By Gianni Merlo | AIPS President Let's face it - doping has sadly become the main issue facing sport.  Almost every day we are bombarded by news of doping scandals at all levels.  Athletes, federations, and clubs are under constant...
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Visualisation, a crucial skill to aid success

Elite athletes embrace this skill as a crucial aspect of their preparation for important events. Having done all the groundwork – be it physical preparation or training - is simply not enough unless you have also developed the skill...

How to find satisfaction as an athlete, regardless of the outcome

By Cory Rublee | Canada (22-12-2014) I wrote the following essay as a way to organize my thoughts about my current state as an amateur athlete. I've been on and off the Canadian national canoe team for 7 years, but have...

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Up the creek without a paddle…

By Richard Fox | Sportscene If you’re planning to attend the canoe sprint world championships in Racice, Czech Republic, in August, make sure to check...

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