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Junior Blades Courses - 2018

Last Updated 8th Jan 2018

Junior Blades One (11 16)

The Blades One course is the first step in learning how to Row and Scull. On the course you will learn how to use an indoor rowing machine effectively, learn how to get afloat safely and learn the basic techniques of sculling individually and within a crew. The course will also help you to get to know basic terminology about your boat and oars.

We aim to keep the course as practical and active as possible. Physical exercises are kept gentle on the body as individuals learn the technique; frequent breaks are incorporated into sessions, making the course suitable for all. Instructor feedback is continuous due to a maximum ratio of one instructor to four participants, enabling everyone to progress techniques quickly.

All participants start off at the same level, and there is no pressure to learn quickly. Everyone will make mistakes but the most important thing is to have fun, meet new people and learn something new and if you have any worries the recreational rowers will usually be on hand to tell you first hand what to expect!

Prior experience required:   None

Duration: 4 Days (2 Hours / day)
Days: Monday to Thursday inclusive
Cost: 65
Times: 09:30 - 12:00
Coach to Student ratio: 1:4
February Half Term Summer holidays
Feb 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd July 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th
July 30th, 31st, August 1st, 2nd
Easter Break August 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
April *3rd*, 4th, 5th, 6th August 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th
April 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th August 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd
August *28th*, 29th, 30th, 31st
Spring Half Term
May *29th*, 30th, 31st, June 1st
.
October Half Term
Oct *29th*, 30th, 31st, Nov 1st

These are the main courses that shall be run. Should demand dictate, more will be run.

*Where there are Bank Holidays on a Monday, the courses will start on a Tuesday.




Junior Blades Two (11 16) - NEW FORMAT STILL IN EFFECT

This is a progression on from Blades 1, with the aim to further boat skills into a smaller racing shell. This will allow refinement of skills learnt from Blades 1 and a progression into smaller boats.

NEW FORMAT - by condensing the course to be over two days, with 2 sessions per day and a short break in between, there is more time in the boat and less time waiting around for the parents!

Prior experience required:   Blades 1

Duration: 2 Days (4 hours / day)
Days: Monday and Tuesday inclusive
Cost: 60
Times: 09:00 - 13:00
Coach to Student ratio: 1:4
February Half Term Summer holidays
Feb 19th, 20th, July 23rd, 24th
July 30th, 31st
Easter Break August 6th, 7th
April *3rd*, 4th August 13th, 14th
April 9th, 10th August 20th, 21st
August *28th*, 29th
Spring Half Term
May *29th*, 30th
.
October Half Term
Oct *29th*, 30th

These are the main courses that shall be run. Should demand dictate, more will be run.

*Where the Bank Holiday is on a Monday, the course will be Tuesday/ Wednesday.




Junior Blades Three (11 16) - NEW FORMAT STILL IN EFFECT

This is a progression on from Blades 2, with the aim to further boat skills into a fine sculling boat. We find that after completion of Blades 3, Juniors are able to join any club and participate fully.

NEW FORMAT - by condensing the course to be over two days, with 2 sessions per day and a short break in between, there is more time in the boat and less time waiting around for the parents!

Prior experience required:   Blades 2

Duration: 2 Days (4 hours / day)
Days: Wednesday and Thursday
Cost: 60
Times: 09:00 - 13:00
Coach to Student ratio: 1:4
February Half Term Summer holidays
Feb 21st, 22nd July 25th, 26th
August 1st, 2nd
Easter Break August 8th, 9th
April 5th, 6th August 15th, 16th
April 11th, 12th August 22nd, 23rd
August 30th, 31st
Spring Half Term
May 31st, June 1st
.
October Half Term
Oct 31st, Nov 1st

These are the main courses that shall be run. Should demand dictate, more will be run.

*Where the Bank Holiday is on a Monday, the course will be Thursday/ Friday.




For further information, please contact Mike Hnatiw or Daniel John at CBWAC.

Tel: (029) 2035 3912 or email: mhnatiw@cardiff.gov.uk or daniel.john@cardiff.gov.uk