Flatwater Schedule 2009

Schedule and Curriculum

Start Time
TopicDuration
8:00amOpening Circle. (Ryan)
  • Name Game. Leader: _________________
  • Introductions
  • Plan for the day
0:30
8:30amPump Up Boats 

"Put-in" Coordinator (need 1-2)
(1) _____________________
(2) _____________________

0:30
9:00amChange into River Gear
Trainees need wetsuits
Fit Trainees with PFDs    
0:30
9:30am
Instructor model a Safety Talk
(Split into smaller groups?)

Modelers (need 2-4):
(1) __________________
(2) __________________
(3) __________________
(4) __________________

0:30
 
 Break into small groups (2-3 Trainees)
 
10:00amHow to sit in the boat
Practice on land
Practice in the water
0:15
10:15am      Trainers model Paddle Talk
Prep paddlers as if you were about to run Meatgrinder
0:15
10:30am
Trainees practice Paddle Talk
0:30
11:00am
Guide Strokes and Commands
  • Explain, Show, Practice
  • Paddle around the pond
    • Calling Commands
      • Loud and Proud
    • Boat Control
      • Keep the boat straight
      •  (Un)balance Crew
  •  Introduction to Momentum Control
    •  Call Turn, Halt with Sweep
    •  Sweep, Halt with turn
    •  And other tricks

1:00
12:00pm
Hot Lunch
0:45
12:45pmWritten Test
0:15
1:00pm   Demo boat flip technique with full group

Demonstrators/Coordinators (Need 2-3)
(1) ___Ryan C____
(2)_____________
(3)_____________
0:30
 
 Break into small groups (2-3 Trainees) 
1:30pm
Self Rescue
Rescuing others
0:30
2:00pmPractice flipping boats in small groups
Every Trainee should execute a flip at least once.
1:00
3:00pm
Clean up
  • Rinse gear
  • Dry, deflate, and roll boats
  • Take down base camp
  • Load trucks
"Take-Out" Coordinator (need 1-2)
(1) _____________________
(2) _____________________


1:00
4:00pm 
Closing Circle, Announcements (Ryan, et al)
0:30
4:30pm
Depart
 
   
   
   
   

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