Wednesday nights are for mixed competitive play (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.
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.