Slip Clinic 2010
June 5 – 6, 2010
The Slip Clinic is a great opportunity for beginners, practiced beginners, intermediates and youth to improve their paddling skills and techniques. It is also a great opportunity for more experienced paddlers to get involved. We are asking every experienced boater to help by instructing, assisting, safety boating or just coming out for dinner, fun and campfire Saturday night! EVERYONE can be involved!
The philosophy of the clinic is to teach paddlers on water where they feel totally comfortable, with progression to more difficult skills and water after mastery of basic skills has been demonstrated.
Completed hard copies of the forms must be mailed to the appropriate coordinator at the addresses specified on the forms. Judy P. is coordinating the Adult Clinic this year. All students, instructors and assistants must be members of the Three Rivers Paddling Club to participate. Clinic and meal charges are detailed on the Registration Form.
Adult Participant Forms
Youth Participant Forms
The adult clinic is offered to all adult members of TRPC. This includes all students aged 16 and older. Adult clinic participation requires all the appropriate forms to be completed and submitted by May 22, 2010. If you are unable to download ADULT Slip Clinic forms, contact Judy P. (JPolczy777@aol.com).
The Youth clinic will be offered for children of member families who are at least six years old. It runs concurrently with the adult clinic. Children 16 years old or older may participate in the adult clinic, but the youth registration forms should be used. Youth clinic participation requires all appropriate forms to be completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian, as detailed below. Youth forms are available on the TRPC website. FORMS NEEDED: There is a variety of clinic forms available depending on your (your family’s) needs. All forms are available for download on the TRPC website. The forms and instructions are as follows:Prerequisite to participate:Membership Form- Must be completed by each non-member family or individual. You must be current TRPC member to participate in TRPC clinics. Adult Students & *Instructors:Adult Clinic Participation & Experience Survey Form – Must be completed by each adult student.*2010 Slippery Rock Clinic Registration Form -Must be completed by each family group (or individual participant) and each instructor.*ACA Release and Waiver (adults) – Each student and each instructor must complete an ACA Release and Waiver (one form for each participant). This form is found at the bottom of the 2010 Slippery Rock Clinic Registration Form. Youth Students:Youth Clinic Participation & Experience Survey Form (2-page form) – Must be completed for each YOUTH student. ACA Release and Waiver (minors) – Each minor student must have an ACA Release and Waiver completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian (one form for each minor student). Medical Release Form (for Youth Clinic) – Each minor student must have a medical release form completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian (one form for each minor participant). Youth Clinic Check-off List (for Youth Clinic) -Each minor youth clinic student must have a youth clinic check-off list completed (one form for each youth clinic participant). Adult Instructors:Clinic Instructors’ Request Form – Each instructor to complete and return ASAP to clinic coordinator. Please remember to include the Registration Form and ACA Release Form.
Connoquenessing Creek and Slippery Rock Creek
Instructors: Natalie Thomas and Jim Graham
Contact Natalie at 724-935-5482 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space in this clinic. Limit 10 students. You still have to register for the Slippery Rock Clinic, fill out the forms completely (including membership if you are not a member yet) and pay the costs listed on the clinic registration forms. Check the box on the bottom of the Boater Experience Survey Form. You must call or email Natalie to reserve your space and mail in your forms by the deadline. No form, no clinic. No late registrations. No additional cost for the Slalom clinic.
Requirements: You should have a combat roll/good self rescue skills and be an intermediate level paddler who wants to improve your technique in K1 or C1. Kids over 12 are welcome if they meet the above criteria and are self-sufficient regarding their equipment. A slalom boat is not required (although if you can borrow one, go for it), but is recommended. A longer plastic boat (8-13 ft. range) will also be suitable. Short play boats are not recommended as they are not designed for some of the things we will be covering (attainments, edge control, boat speed). If you do not have a long boat, please try to borrow one. Check with TRPC members who have boats that they may lend. Nat can lend 1 plastic slalom kayak (Perception Reflex- should fit the small to average sized person), first come, first served. We may or may not be using slalom gates, but we will use a lot of features of the river. This trip is designed for those who are interested in slalom racing or for those who just want to improve their technique. Everything we cover can im-prove your skills for regular river running. Topics Covered: Strokes (forward, sweep, duffek) & stroke combinations; stroke efficiency, boat control, edge control, eddy turns, peelouts, ferries (forward & back), attainments, river reading, attitude and boat speed. Dress appropriately for the weather & water temps, bring a lunch and drink for each day and aggressive attitude.
Registration Deadline and Mailing
The clinic continues to be very popular and fills early. Registration ends when the classes are filled or May 22, 2010, whichever comes first. No registrations will be accepted after the deadline.
Mail all completed ADULT forms, as listed above, with checks payable to “Three Rivers Paddling Club” to:
Slip Clinic, 6830 Italy Road, Export, PA 15632
Mail YOUTH Registration and Dinner forms, with checks payable to “Three Rivers Paddling Club” to:
Slip Clinic, 6830 Italy Road, Export, PA 15632
Mail all other YOUTH forms to:
Sue Knechtel, 132 Dave Street, New Brighton, PA 15066
2nd Annual World Kayak Hometown Throwdown
Slippery Rock Giant Slalom
Register at 6:00pm at Eckert Bridge on Slippery Rock Creek.
Race is free to participants of Slip Clinic.
Prizes are awarded via lottery to participants and race helpers, how you finish is simply for bragging rights.
Boats will race by class (Playboat, Creekboat, Longboat, and Open Boat)
Instructors and Assistants
Instructors and assistant instructors are needed! Remember the way you felt when someone taught you to paddle? Remember the way they cheered as you did your first wobbly eddy turn and smiled when you swam the last two rapids? Even if you haven’t taught before, you can help! We can put you with an experienced instructor. We also encourage you to participate in an instructors’ clinic prior to the event. All instructors must be 18 or over. You can even request a level to teach.
This year, we are planning a Saturday evening dinner (menu below) beginning around 6:00p.m. at Breakneck Campground, which is located across the road from Betsy’s Barn. Accommodations can be made to have Veggie Burgers on a limited basis. Dinner was great last year and we expect the same this year. There will be a charge of $15 per adult and $9 per child (ages 8 & under) if you want to join us. Alcoholic beverages will not be available, but BYOB. Everyone is invited to come out for dinner, even if you’re not attending the clinic.
- Pig Roast/ Veggie Lasagna
- Cheese Potatoes
- Green Bean casserole
- Linguine Salad
- Salad- Ranch & Italian dressing
- Cold drinks
Once again, the Cheesemans will be providing breakfast both Saturday and Sunday morning at the campground lodge. Cost will be $7 (pay at door). This has been a big hit since it began; you will get plenty to eat. It cannot get any more convenient than this!
Camping this year will again be at Breakneck Campground located on Cheeseman Road. The cost for camping is $7 per person for the grassy or gravel sites, payable upon arrival. The 10X10 wooden decks are $15 per night, the 3-sided hut is $25 and the “deluxe” cabin with electricity is $60 per night.
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