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1998 NRC Coaches Clinic

FOR REGISTRATION INFO CONTACT:

NRC Executive Director
Eileen Ash
(W) 704-488-2176 ext. 108
FAX: 704-488-2498
E-mail: eash@dnet.net

TYPE EVENT: Slalom Coaching Instruction
DAY/DATE: Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15
CAMP MAX: 15

SKILL LEVEL:
This camp is designed to help youth program instructors and weekend or "parent" coaches become familiar with slalom techniques and how to COACH those techniques. Participants should have some experience coaching, teaching or paddling whitewater and preferably a fundamental understanding of slalom technique.

CHECK IN:
Friday, March 13 at 6pm in Kleinrath Hall at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC. Call 704-488-2175 if you need directions.

CAMP SCHEDULE:
Note: Detailed schedules will be given at the Friday night meeting

DAYTIMESESSIONPLACE
Friday7pmOrganizational MeetingKleinrath Hall
Saturday8amClassroom sessionKleinrath Hall
9am* On water technique sessionNantahala Gates
1pm* On water "How to coach slalom technique"Nantahala Gates
4pmHow to best utilize video for trainingKleinrath Hall
7pmClassroom SessionKleinrath Hall
Sunday8amRound Table discussionKleinrath Hall
9am* On water technique sessionNantahala Gates
1pm* On water "How to coach slalom technique"Nantahala Gates
3pmWrap up

REGISTRATION:
Registration must be received, with full payment, by the Nantahala Outdoor Center Programs Office by Friday, March 6. After that time there will be a $25 late fee. The Programs Office cannot accept phone-in registrations and there is no registration on the day of Check in.

WEEKEND COST:
Coaching: $100.00 (no discounts for days not attended)
Lodging: No Lodging Package. Call for available lodging:

Meals: No Meal Package

CANCELLATIONS:
Full Refund: Through March 5
50% Refund: March 6 - 12
No Refund: March 13 or Later

TRAINING AREAS:
Nantahala bridge gates (class I-II), Kleinrath Hall

COACHING:
Mike Larimer (US Olympic Team Coach), Scott Strausbaugh (US Junior Team Coach) and Wayne Dickert (USCKT Slalom Program Director)

OTHER COMMENTS:

  • Focus of this camp is on coaching slalom technique.
  • Coaches will be in their boats (composite or plastic) for the technique sessions. Non-paddlers can also participate from shore.
  • We will be primarily focusing on kayak technique but will also include technique for C-boats too.
  • Classroom sessions will include: video review, how to schedule workouts, coaches certification program, philosophy of coaching, parents as coaches, athlete progressions, keeping a training log and organizing workout.
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