It is proposed that Maidstone Canoe Club hold a Coaching Symposium for both budding and qualified coaches.
Presentations will be both theoretical and practical. Any suggestions for inclusions will be gratefully received for consideration. If anyone would like to present or deliver a coaching session, that would also be acceptable. Subjects might include coaching techniques, forward paddling, open, racing, or kayak, freestyle etc.
It is suggested that the symposium be held during a weekend day in January: 5th or 6th, 12th or 13th, 19th or 20th, 26th or 27th. Please forward your date preference, and suggestions to Bill Norman, Chair of Coaching Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
The symposium will be offered to other clubs so that ideas and skills can be shared across a wider community of boaters.
Leanne & Dean have re-organised the racing boat store so that all Club paddles are on one side, and all private paddles are on the other. Please ensure you put them back in the correct place.
More importantly, there is now no excuse for using other people's private paddles - use a Club one if you don't have your own.
Just a quick reminder that the Women & Girls Come & Try sessions are happening this Saturday, 15th September. Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested in trying out kayaking, canoeing or other paddlesports in a female-friendly supportive environment. See the main calendar pages for the morning session and afternoon session details, and contact email@example.com for more or to book a space.
The next Committee meeting will be next Wednesday night (12th September); if you want anything brought up, requests or suggestions, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lee Valley Whitewater Centre re-opens to the paddling public this Saturday after the excitement of the Olympics. Thereafter it looks like it's going to be open every Saturday & Sunday all day, and from 6pm on Friday nights.
It's an ideal opportunity for someone to organise another Club trip there, and also makes a great short-notice whitewater paddling trip if you've got a couple of hours free one weekend.
Details, dates, & online booking are here.