Goals: Goals and objectives of the class will be custom tailored to those participating. We will discuss the adjenda for the day's activities prior to hitting the river. From there it is up to the coach to adjust and change to plan based on observations made on the water. Students will receive individual feedback and an action plan to improve their performance on the river.
Style?: Students will be working with complex cause and effect relationships between body, boat, blade, and the water through a comforting confidence inspiring guided discovery coaching style. The focus will be on boat movement and working with the river rather than on specific strokes.
Class II Clinics: A roll is not required for the class II options but is strongly recommended. Private rolling lessons can be scheduled prior to the class through Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe. Students should be comfortable paddling class II rapids and have basic river running knowledge including experience self rescuing in the river.
Class III Clinics: A river roll IS required for class III options. Students should be comfortable paddling class III rapids and have an intermediate level of knowledge and experience.
Who is this guy?: The class will be run by Paul Kuthe, Program Manager of Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe. Paul has been an ACA Level 4 Whitewater Instructor for 11 years and is also an internationally trained British Canoe Union Level 3 Whitewater Coach with the Whitewater Safety and Rescue endorsement.
Location: A location will be selected a day or two in advance based on current conditions and water levels taken into account with the skill level of the group in mind. Plan to be on the water for a full day. Specific meeting times and locations will be specified through e-mails sent by the lead coach prior to the class.
Sign ups are handled here at Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe. Contact the OKCC for questions about tuition reimbursement.