Our Sunday sessions are targeted at individuals who have fundamental kayak polo skills and are learning strategy and rules. The games are competitive and faster-paced, led by our more seasoned players, but care is taken to accommodate newer players. We generally start with drills to develop skills. If you don’t have experience with kayak polo, or with paddling a closed cockpit kayak with a sprayskirt — rolling or doing a wet exit — please attend one of our Saturday Night Sessions first. We will also be holding several introductory sessions specifically aimed at bringing new players onto the pitch, so stay tuned!
For this session, you should, at least, be:
>> Comfortable upside-down waiting for an assisted rescue
>> Actively working toward a roll or self-reliant with your wet exit and re-entry
>> Actively developing intermediate paddling skills and strokes
>> Willing to take advice about kayak polo skills, strategies and rules
PLEASE SIGN-UP EARLY: A minimum of 8 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.
Pool opens at 9:00am. If arriving later than 9:30am, please let someone know so we can open the door… or be prepared to wave from the door and wait till someone sees you!
On Sundays, we need to be out of the pool and have it ready for the next group by 12:00 noon. Please plan accordingly.
Club & Facility Cost: Two free trial sessions are available for newcomers; season or per-session fees are due for everyone else ($20/session, but please see our website for up-to-date season rates).
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, http://www.nykayakpolo.org/the-game/
What to bring: swimsuit, rash guard, towel/shower stuff.