Our more advanced session. Targeted at individuals who are ready for fully competitive games (which will involve potential hand tackles) and are interested in training toward being NYKP team members in local/national tournaments. Our senior players direct drills and guide with gameplay. You should be:
Comfortable upside-down waiting for an assisted rescue
Actively working toward a roll or self-reliant with your wet exit and re-entry (having a roll is strongly recommended)
Competent with intermediate to advanced paddling skills and strokes
Actively learning and seeking advice for intermediate to advanced 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.
Wednesday Sessions are targeted at players who have fundamental kayak polo skills and are learning strategy and rules. Expect drills followed by competitive scrimmage. 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.
The pool becomes available at 8:00pm. If arriving later than 8:30pm, please let someone know so we can open the door… or be prepared to wave from the door and wait till someone sees you!
Club & Facility Cost: Two free trial sessions are available for newcomers; season or per-session fees are due for everyone else ($250/winter season, $300/Annual, or $20/session).
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.