Central Squads

Central Squads

CR CATS paddlers in Division 2 and above are eligible to join Central Squads.

Some of our Division 3 paddlers will get the opportunity to take part in some of the development squad days at Alva as ‘invites’.

Central Squads operates above whatever the club organises and enables our better paddlers to attend training camps at Pinkston, Tully, Holme Pierrepont and Lee Valley along with paddlers from other Scottish Clubs.

It is run by Jane Gibson from Strathallan CC and welcomes paddlers from CR CATS, Breadalbane, ESKC, Aberdeen, Pinkston Panthers and Forth CC.


Central Squads Program  – Winter 2019/2020

You can see different views of the calendar using the options on the top right hand side of the calendar.

The Winter program for November to end February can be viewed here –

Nov 2019-April 2020 updated 1Nov2019


The training plans for March to June will be determined once the 2020 Race Calendar is known.

Central Squads contacts






Please complete the register for each Central Squads session held.  If you are not sure whether a register has been done, please do one anyway.  2 registers are better than none!



If you have a gmail account, click the ‘gmail’ link , otherwise click the ‘web’ link.

Central Squad calendar  :  gmail link  or weblink
HPP GB Slots                      :  GBlink

Doodle Polls

Please complete the doodle polls for the training days and camps you would like to attend.

These are used as a basis to organise coach resource.  Please can you keep these up to date with your plans and if you need to update your attendance because you can now attend or can no longer attend, please update the doodle poll and add a comment.

Numbers for camps will be finalised 4 weeks before any camp.  Withdrawal after this may be charged as these camps need to cover the coaching costs.

Central Squads Kick Off Weekend sessions 

Here is a program to follow to build strength without using weights