Cheat Training for Youth
This is a youth group with the regular Cheat Training schedule but meets on Thursdays for attainments and Saturdays for down river on the Potomac. Sign up online and look for “Cheat Training for Youth.”
In addition to new skills that you will help you up to the next paddling level, there is great financial value to this package, even if you have to miss a couple of the workouts. This program is designed for intermediate Class 3 paddlers who are looking to get out on the river early in the season.
It takes getting in shape to be comfortable in white water and to feel strong in your boat. When you work-out, over time, with persistence, you will develop balance, strength, endurance, and reflex skill. Spend quality time in your boat, and you will begin to feel that you belong on the river and that you are ready to take on more exciting challenges. These are coached workouts (as opposed to classes), so expect to be moving almost the whole time, and expect a larger class size than our usual 5:1 ratio.
You will need a long boat to keep up in these workouts. LAKS has a fleet of some “old-school” boats including Pirouettes and Corsicas that we will lend to the youth group for Cheat season. It will also help if you have a dry suit or an equivalent level of thermal protection.
To secure your spot in these exciting programs you will need to register online and pay in full. Register early, this one always fills up fast.
The program consists of:
- Attainment workouts on weekday evenings, every Thurs. 5-6 PM until dark, to build strength and boat control. 9 total
- Downriver workouts, Saturdays at 10 AM – 2PM , in March. 4 total
If your skills and conditioning are sufficient to go, as bonus you may join us on the Cheat for 4 Saturdays in April, and you may enter the Cheat Race.
The race is held the first Friday in May, kicking off a whole weekend of Cheat Fest events. Stay tuned to race info at Cheat River Race Facebook page .
Consult the calendar for other dates and times. Please use online registration.
All plans are weather and river level dependent, so we have to stay in touch. We communicate weekly using Google Groups. When you sign up we add your email address to the Google Groups list-serv.
The cost for the two month program is $380. This year the price includes long boat use, transportation to the Cheat on Saturdays in April, and shuttle fees.