A FUNtastic, Flexible, Paddlesport Challenge
Cross Stream Challenge aims to develop and challenge boat handling skills, develop strokes and moves, whilst blending Slalom, Freestyle, Polo, with a touch of Wild Water and Flat Water Racing maybe a bit of surf. The Cross Stream Challenge has been designed around the BCU Long Term Paddler Development Programme, offering something for everyone.
What underpins the Challenge is the total flexibility in its delivery, focusing on the paddler, not just the boat. The challenge will help to provide paddlers with developing skill based around a predetermined course in managed and measured environment. The challenge will fully open the doors of our sport for all paddlers, providing an opportunity to experience the many different disciplines and helping coaches spot where an individual is most motivated.
How does it work?
There are 5 starter challenges and a further 25 mover Challenges. Each Challenge has that little extra that will make a difference just when you really need to make that move happen.
Team Challenge, designed for two or more paddlers to paddle together over the same course.
Head to Head, some of the challenges will allow 2 boats (or teams) on the water at the same time. First team across the line is the winner.
Equipment Any Canoe or Kayak will do; single or double. You will also need 5 sets of slalom gates and 3 lines or, 5 sets of buoys if you cannot hang slalom gates.
Where can I deliver the Challenge?
The challenge has been designed to fit in to a variety of environments. The challenge has the flexibility to be adapted for use on your local stretch of water.
Who can deliver the Challenge?
BCU Level 1 Coach under guidance or BCU Level 2 Coach or above.
Where is the Challenge available?
The Cross Stream Challenge booklet and additional recources can be purhcased from our eshop