New York Kayak Polo (nykayakpolo.org)
is a non-profit organization with the
aim of promoting
the sport of Kayak Polo (also known
as Canoe Polo) in the New York City
Everybody is welcome to come and learn this exciting sport!
Upcoming events: NYKP
Spring Splash Fundraiser.
In the Winter we play on
Sundays between 9 am and 12 noon at Saint
Peters College Pool in
Jersey City and on Wednesday evenings between 8:30 and 10:00pm at
the same pool. For a map, directions and
a more detailed schedule click
on the tabs on the left.
It's a game like water polo but on small kayaks.Two teams
with 5 players each play against each other; in small kayaks
2m above the water. The idea of the game is to outscore the
opposite team. Strategies such as zone defense, full court press,
break are typical in Kayak Polo. Paddlers move the ball by throwing
it, dribbling it, passing it to a team member, or shooting it
at the opposing team's goal. When a player is in possession
of the ball, an opposing player may hand tackle him with a hand
on the upper body or kayak tackle their boat to upset balance.
The object is to force the player in possession to lose control
of the ball. The opposing player can also choose to block passes
and shots with a paddle, as the ball is being passed or shot.
Informational Movie in YouTube
Members shall renew their membership, since their dues help to pay
for the new equipment we have been acquiring.
Membership is $170 per year and it entitles
them to the use of
the public boats and gear during all the practices in the
Hudson and in
tournaments. However, this year membership does not include insurance and
ACA members as well.
this link to become and ACA member, remember to type New
York Kayak Polo as the Paddle America Club you are a member of.
Otherwise, a $10 fee for insurance per event will be collected from
anyone, members or nonmembers.
In addition, nonmembers must pay a $10 fee for gear use per day.
Click on the link to the left for the most accurate info.
To contact us, you can email us at nykayakpolo *a*t* gmail .com or
the yahoo group nykakaypolo
For the most up to date information join the Yahoo group nykayakpolo
drop us a line about practices and games or email nykayakpolo at gmail D0T com.
Click to join nykayakpolo