- Fall Training begins Sept 5, 2023
- Registration Opens in June
- Ages 14 – Adult
- Workout style- 8:1 Student to Staff Ratio
- Meets twice a week
- Free Gauley Trip or New trip if qualified
- Fall Lite meets Thursdays and Saturdays
- Fall Lite trip is Oct 7 & 8
Get ready for big water paddling by training on the the Potomac! The end of the summer is just the beginning of Gauley Season. With heavy emphasis on play boating and half slice technique, we will put you in every circumstance to get ready for class III and IV whitewater. You will, for sure, test your roll and get the feel of paddling through strong, turbulent whitewater. Fall Training consists of 4 weeknight clinics and 4 Saturday workout sessions.
You choose a weeknight-Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday! Featuring guest instructors, these weeknight clinics will challenge you philosophically, by asking you to think about how water and boat interact, physically, by putting you in big holes, and mentally, by pushing your comfort zone. Instructors this year may be Bobby Miller, Jordan Taylor, Steve-O McKone, and Matthew Hanlon. Weeknight classes are 5:30 – 7:30 pm, location will be determined based on river level and what the instructor’s lesson plan. Students will be notified of location through email.
Saturdays are 9-11 am, work-out style, meaning the whole Fall Training group will be practicing skills and training for fitness.
Participants who qualify will be invited on a free weekend trip to the Gauley. You may drive to Summersville, WV Friday night or Saturday morning. The whole group will run the Lower together on Saturday. After a fun day on the river, we will get dinner in town and break into two groups for the following day. Those who are ready will be invited to run the Upper Gauley, others can have redemption or a chance for more play on the Lower. Sunday we will have breakfast in camp and head out to the river, planning to take out mid afternoon and head back home.
2023 trip dates for Fall Training are:
Please register for the weeknight you wish to attend practice, and trip you wish to attend. Participants should have a play boat or half slice boat for Fall Training weeknight classes. Fall Lite should use a half slice or creeker. If you need to rent one send us a message requesting so.
Locations: Anglers, Little Falls, Great Falls MD, Great Falls VA, Gauley River in West Virginia.
Fall Training Lite
We are continuing our Lite program with a fall edition! We are going to be meeting Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30 and Saturdays 10 -12, in our half slice or creek boat to work on skills that we will need to tackle the New River and the Lower Gauley. To take this class you need to have a roll that is more than 50% reliable and a can do attitude because we will be pushing you!
Locations: Anglers, Little Falls, Fishermen’s Eddy, New and Gauley River in West Virginia.