Which session is right for me?

NYKP holds three sessions per week. They have different objectives and are aimed at different levels of skill/experience.

SATURDAY

Our entry-level and social session. Targeted at individuals who want a more relaxed and fun set of games. It is also targeted at kayakers who are new to kayak polo. It will involve some basic drills on paddling, throwing and shooting, and allow time to practice personal skills, rescues and rolls. You should be:

  • Comfortable doing a wet exit and require minimal assistance to re-enter your boat
  • Comfortable or working toward being comfortable upside-down waiting for an assisted rescue
  • Working on your basic paddling skills and strokes
  • Curious about kayak polo skills, strategies and rules
  • Willing to take instruction and learn
SUNDAY

Our intermediate-level session. 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. 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
  • Actively developing intermediate paddling skills and strokes
  • Willing to take advice about kayak polo skills, strategies and rules
WEDNESDAY

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

I’ve Never Kayaked Before, Which Session Should I Join?

Due to intense aquatic engagement, our sessions are intended for paddlers with intermediate to advanced kayaking skills, especially using a decked boat. They are not recommended for those new to kayaking. Exceptions may be made upon speaking with session hosts on a case-by- case basis. We recommend the AMC pool sessions to get started http://www.nyckayaking.com.

What do I need to Bring?

We supply boats, paddles, spraydecks, life jackets (PFDs) and helmets. Please bring water shorts, rash guard, water shoes, water bottle and towel/shower stuff.

Can I Just Turn-Up at the Pool?

No – please sign-up below so we know you are coming. Without a minimum of 8 people signed up 48 hours in advance, pool sessions will be cancelled. Also, the pool door may be locked, so we will look out for you if we know you are coming. We don’t want wasted journeys!

Ready for Kayak Polo, please sign up to one of our upcoming sessions below

NYKP Wednesday Night Session

Held by New York Kayak Polo on 29 March 2017 8:00 PM

Please note: 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.

Regular session: drills followed by scrimmage. If you don't have experien... Read More


NYKP: Saturday Night Session

Held by New York Kayak Polo on 1 April 2017 5:00 PM

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.

Saturday Night Sessions are a little slower paced and ideal for... Read More


NYKP: Sunday Morning Session

Held by New York Kayak Polo on 2 April 2017 9:00 AM

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.

Sunday Morning Sessions are targeted at players who have fundam... Read More


NYKP Wednesday Night Session

Held by New York Kayak Polo on 5 April 2017 8:00 PM

Please note: 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.

Regular session: drills followed by scrimmage. If you don't have experien... Read More


NYKP: Local Tournament Mashup

Held by New York Kayak Polo on 8 April 2017 5:00 PM

The local tournament will be in a Mashup format for a balanced mixture of all levels of players, mostly from local and regional clubs. This is a great opportunity to get experience in a competitive but still friendly and supportive format. Players... Read More