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    • Fall training begins Aug 16, 2021
    • Fall training lite begins Aug 19
    • Ages 14 – Adult
    • Workout style- 8:1 Student to Staff Ratio
    • Meets twice a week
    • Free Gauley Trip or New trip if qualified
    • $470 per person

Fall Training

Get ready for big water paddling by training on the the Potomac! The end of the summer is just the beginning of the season for intermediate and advanced kayakers. 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- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Fall Training Lite on 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, Steve-O McKone, Sam Stone, and Tom McEwan. 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. 2020 trip dates are:

2021 trip dates 9/18-19, 10/2-3, 10/16-17

Please register for the weeknight you wish to attend practice, and email [email protected] with the Gauley weekend you wish to go. Participants should have a play boat or half slice boat for weeknight classes. 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 spending time in our half slice, full slice, or playboats to work on skills that we will need to tackle the New River with Stephen Wright 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.