To better serve the members of our club, we have adjusted our events as we move towards the late season.
The originally planned mashed up will be moved to 4/29. Instead, we will have special programming for this Saturday with a Kid’s program hosted by Nancy from 5:30-6:30, followed by a Special Intro Session/Roll Clinic dedicated to Newer players.
We (Darren and Erik) will be helping newer players with some basic paddling/ball handling skills and some rolls! The goal is to help you concur the biggest fear as a beginner in KP and bring you up a level so you can feel more comfortable interacting with our advanced players. So please seize the opportunity and let’s get better! We welcome seasoned old-bies to join us as well.
PLEASE SIGN-UP EARLY: A minimum of 12 people are needed to schedule this session. If less than 8 people are signed up 48 hours before the session, the session will be cancelled.
Saturday Night Sessions are a little slower paced and ideal for new(er) and developing players. Drills will be adapted to the turnout and skill levels of participants, and friendly scrimmage games will follow. Saturday Night Sessions are ideal for existing kayakers who would like to try or get into kayak polo. If you are not a kayaker and if you don’t have experience paddling a closed cockpit kayak with a sprayskirt–rolling or doing a wet exit–please message the session organizer or attend one of our Saturday Night INTRO Sessions first. Please check our session descriptions to see which of our weekly sessions is best for you.
Important: On Saturday nights we need to be out of the building by 8:30PM. Please check the Meetup schedule and put everything away if a session is not schedule for the next morning on Sunday.
Club & Facility Cost: Two free trial sessions are available for newcomers; season or per-session fees are due for everyone else ($125/winter season or $20/session). See <a href=”http://files.meetup.com/10825092/NYKP_2016_MembershipFees.pdf”>2016 Membership Fees in the Meetup Files section for more info.
Insurance Cost: ACA Membership ($30/year) or a one-time event fee ($5) for insurance is required and due separately from club and facility fees for all participants (including free trial participants). Newcomers can pay the $5 fee upon arrival (or apply as new ACA members in advance). Regulars: please confirm that your ACA membership is up to date. For the ACA membership discount ($10), select “New York Kayak Polo” as your Paddle America Club.
ACA Waivers: every calendar year, all participants must sign a new ACA waiver (paper or online). See Insurance – Paddle Clubs of America section of ACA site, <a>www.americancanoe.org,</a> for waivers or the online form.
About Kayak Polo: <a href=”http://www.nykayakpolo.org/the-game/”></a>http://www.nykayakpolo.org/the-game/
What to bring: swimsuit, rash guard, towel/shower stuff.