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Overview

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 2018-2019

Coaching Staff

Head Coach/High Performance Coach:  Aaron Huston

Founder/Coach: Alan Anderson

Assistant Coach: Katie Guardinu

Assistant Coach: Andrew Field

Assistant Coach: Allyson Morse

Assistant Coach: Bryse Paffile

Assistant Coach: Payton Chiou

Coach Intern:  Justin Rowntree

Training Location

Skansie Park and Team Highlander Gym 

Training Season

Approx: October 1st – September 25th

Monthly Fees

Group 1 -Coach Aaron Huston and Coach Payton Chiou: $180/month.  Practice on water 4-8x/week.  Gym sessions 3-5x/week.  Gym fee of $30/month required.  

Group 2 - Coach Katy Guardinu and Coach Bryse Paffile: $155/month year round. Practice on water 4x/week.  Gym sessions 2x/week by coach invitation at an additional cost of $30/month.  

Group 3 - Coach Allyson Morse and Coach Andrew Field: $155/month year round. Practice on water 4x/week.

Group 4: Coach Allyson Morse and Coach Intern Justin Rowntree: $45/month October 1st-February 28th.(then athlete joins Group 2) Water practice every Saturday and one pool session per month. 

Masters Program: Coach Allyson Morse: $65/month.  Adult program.  Meets 2-3x/week. 

Para athlete Program: Coach Bryse Paffile: $65/month.  Meets 2-3x/week

Commitment Requirement:  Athletes/families must commit to a minimum of 3 months with GHCKRT.  

 

National Governing Organization Registration

All members of GHCKRT must obtain and maintain a current American Canoe Association (ACA) competition membership independently and provide a copy of proof of membership.  The ACA is the national governing body for US Sprint Canoe and Kayak.

Equipment

The team provides boats, paddles, and personal floatation devices (PFDs) for new athletes.  Athletes are encouraged to purchase a boat and paddle with coach input (see equipment tab).  Athletes 12 and under are required to wear a PFD at all times on the water.  All athletes are required to wear a PFD from Nov 1st - Mar 1st.  

Regatta Fees

The average athlete will attend between 4-6 regattas.  Local regattas will cost about $40-90 for boat transport and race entries.  Attendance at the National Championships is highly encouraged for Groups 1 and 2, and those fees are set each year at the time of the event but usually range 300-400$.  The location of Nationals rotates every year between the East Coast, West Coast and Central US. 

Family Commitment/Requirements

Fundraising -- The team actively fundraises for capital purchases(boats, chase boats etc) and large events. All families are expected to participate. 

Volunteer hours -- The club is run by volunteers.  All families are expected to participate.