Sunday, November 27, 2016

November Nights

Adventure Club - Night Paddle

Thursday night paddle with the Adventure Club off Niarbyl was such a stunning experience. phenomenal sky full of stars and the Milky Way so clear, bio-luminescence sparks spraying off the kayaks as we journeyed...

 Chimp Paradox - workshops with Leonie Lightfoot

A few of our Coaching team attending the Friday evening lecture at the Gaiety Theatre, where Leonie introduced the Chimp Paradox model (Sport Psychology), and ways to Manage the Chimp!
I then attended the Saturday morning workshop, where Leonie (Lay-ne) addressed specifically Maximising Performance by Managing the Chimp in Adolescents.

Terrifically engaging workshop and a subject where there is much more to learn : 0

 Junior Paddlesport

 Saturday afternoon's training sessions at Western Swimming Pool, Peel.
Four back to back sessions, Junior Paddlesport students from 6yrs upwards, and Adults Paddlesport training also running at the other end of the pool. Next week is the last sessions in this training block, till 7th January! 

The Seven Kingdoms

Training hard through the winter to increase performance next summer!

Today's Adventure Club Training

Sunday mornings Adventure Club weekly Sea Kayaking training session too place at the Sound, with spring tides and very little wind, plenty of challenging exercises : )

Catch you on the water soon!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sharing Info

Its been a month of adventurous Experiences since the last Blog update. 

A lot of great ideas and practice shared, from the Isle of Man - UK - Europe - United States... so much to learn, so many experiences yet to enjoy : )

Sea Kayaking - Isle of Man 

Today's Adventure Club training (this morning), and beginners sea kayak trip this afternoon were both delightful to be on.

 Junior Paddlesport

 Saturday's Junior Paddlesport program at Western Swimming Pool, Peel. Week 2 of this block of sessions, including students right through our Skills Development Pathway, from Start to Fundamentals, and students on Long Term Adventure Development.

National Coasteering Charter

The Isle of Man post-season regional training seminar took place on Friday at Maughold, sharing systems and practice from the NCC Coasteering Symposium in Newquay earlier this month. Also developing emergency systems for Manx waters.

Awards Finalist

Adventurous Experiences was again a finalist on Thursday evening, at the Isle of Man Awards for Excellence, in the Corporate Social Responsibility category, (for the 3rd year running)!
This is terrific recognition of our Youth Scholarship - Development and Leadership Program.
Delivered by Adventurous Experiences, in association with Conister Bank.

Great to be there to watch Sam win the Equiom Award for Young Achiever of the Year!
Further recognition of the exemplary work your doing with PB Sports Performance.

October Half Term Adventures 


Coaching in the USA

Greg and Paula Kayak Waveology organise the Autumn Gales training in Stonington, Connecticut.

I flew out on 25th October to work with them, alongside Nigel & Eila from Sea Kayaking UK, Harry & Gavin London Kayak Co, the legendary Axel Schoevers from the Netherlands, Peter Jones from N Wales, Dale Williams USA, and lots of local Rough Water Guides.

Worked all manner of courses including British Canoeing 4 Star Sea Leadership Assessment, 5 Star Leader Training, technical strokes sessions, and physically challenging training days. Its a lot of fun with that whole team!!

Watch VIDEO by Ofer Cohen

National Coasteering Charter (NCC) - Symposium

I flew back in from the USA after 9 days away, and back out the same day to Newquay (via Manchester) to attend the NCC National Meeting on the Friday, followed by the Coasteering Symposium through the weekend. Some more excellent training and sharing of good practice, rescue scenarios with  Newquay RNLI, plus some socialising...

Then flew back home to the Isle of Man to the very busy training season here : )

Adventure Club - Isle of Man

Our regular Sunday morning Sea Kayaking training for Adventure Club members on the Isle of Man.

and the training continues...

Catch you on the water soon!
Keirron & the Team

ps. A Seasonal Article : )