Practice With NSPN
- NSPN conducts numerous scheduled practice
sessions throughout the year
- In practice sessions, paddlers can work
on specific skills.
- on their own.
- with peers.
- under the guidance of someone more knowledgeable.
- Having others around while you practice is
- actual instruction.
- spotting, such as a bow rescue after a failed brace or roll.
- observing and giving tips.
- suggesting new things to practice.
- multi-person maneuvers, such as assisted rescues.
- for the conviviality, practice sessions have been known to involve
more chatting than paddling!
- Lake sessions are open to all paddlers without charge or advance signup.
- Pool sessions are open to paid members only and require a charge to
cover the cost of renting the pool (typically $15-20, sometimes more
for a formal class) and advance signup and payment because of space
limits in pools.
- Watch the NSPN calendar and message board for exact scheduling and,
for pool sessions, signup procedures.
- There is frequently a PPPO (Post Practice Pig-Out) after practice
sessions, just like the PPPO after trips; so save some time and bring
money and a change of clothes to enjoy a good time at a local restaurant
with your practice-mates.