Onboarding: Racecourse Checkout Score Sheet This form is used to evaluate new hires (guide schoolers or experienced guides from elsewhere) for the class III Rio Grande Racecourse. Rate each candidate on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 representing perfect execution of the skill or concept. A score greater than 70 is a passing score. Please note, copies of this form submission will be sent to 1) the new hire, 2) business owner, 3) training manager, 4) KRA office manager. New hire's name:* First Last New hire's email address:* Evaluating guide's name:* First Last Evaluating guide's email address:* Date of Checkout Run:* Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY Racecourse flowrate (CFS):*Auto-FailWere there any preventable or unnecessary flips?*YesNoIf "Yes", then please explain the situation.*Were there any preventable or unnecessary swims?*YesNoIf "Yes", then please explain the situation.*Were customers removed from the boat for any emergency situation?*For example - wrapped or pinned raft, stuck in such a way that guests needed to be removed from the raft, etc. YesNoIf "Yes", then please explain the situation.*Were there any guide swims?*YesNoIf "Yes", then please explain the situation.*Did the evaluating guide have to step in at any time to rectify a situation?*YesNoIf "Yes", then please explain the situation.*Rigging, De-rigging, and effectiveness on the beach1) Understands how to independently rig one's own raft:*Including cross-thwart strap, spare paddle, throw rope, extra gear, sweep kit/cooler, etc; rig to flip while minimizing entrapment risks.12345Explain as needed.2) Understands loading and unloading one or multiple rafts on trailers, vans, etc.*Understands use of ratchet straps, cam straps (when applicable), single-strap for single boat, straps for multiple boats, roof racks when applicable:12345Explain as needed.3) Actively participates in the outfitting of customers and crew on the beach, reloading boats, preparing snacks, de-rigging, etc. Understands his/her role and timing to run clean efficient trips.*12345Explain as needed.Training the Crew4) The guide gives clear and concise paddle commands.*12345Explain as needed.5) The guide understands loading and positioning of stronger/weaker/heavier paddlers:*12345Explain as needed.6) The guide is able to train the crew to paddle effectively, in unison, using a variety of commands early enough to build confidence in their crew and avoid mishaps along the way.*12345Explain as needed.7) The guide gave an effective high-side conversation in advance of any critical issues.*Considering the guide's control of the boat (or lack thereof), was this conversation delivered well in advance of any potential high-side maneuvers? Did the customers understand what this means? Did the guide have the customers practice high-side maneuvers in advance? Did the guide use too many words or leave out any important information? 12345Explain as needed.8) Ability to model, demonstrate, and teach quality strokes, and ability to assist paddlers in refining the quality of their strokes as needed.*Ability to perform “demonstration quality” modeling, i.e., the ability to teach these strokes using a step by step progression, using demonstrations that clearly emphasize the key points to the customers.12345Explain as needed.9) The "Bump!" command was called when appropriate, with no surprises to the customer.*The guide must understand when to call critical bumps. The guide must not "Cry wolf" by calling bumps that did not happen. The guide must also have reasonable control over his/her raft so that one is not calling 'bumps' as an excuse for lack of control 12345Explain as needed.Paddling Skills10) Understanding of angles and how to use them effectively.*12345Explain as needed.11) Understanding of back strokes and how to use them effectively.*12345Explain as needed.12) Understanding of speed and speed management.*The guide demonstrates control of his/her raft by managing speed effectively. He/she understands how to use the current, how to j-stroke, how/when to ferry or back-paddle to manage speed and spacing, among other things.12345Explain as needed.13) Understanding of spacing, order, keeping the pace.*The guide demonstrates enough control over his/her raft to maintain appropriate spacing, order, and ability to keep the pace. The guide understands their how their performance can affect other passengers on other rafts.12345Explain as needed.14) Understanding of how to quickly and effectively get unstuck.*The guide may make multiple attempts, however, should immediately understand how to use strokes and currents (not trial and error), not over-work the crew or have crew paddling on rocks, minimize the movement of passengers inside the raft, and avoid moving passengers outside of the raft.12345Explain as needed.15) Understanding of Directionals (left/right side executing different commands simultaneously), calls commands with clarity and confidence, and knows how/when to use for effective navigation.*12345Explain as needed.Guiding Skills16) Knows the names of the class II & III rapids, and correctly names each rapid upon entry.*12345Explain as needed.17) Guide calls commands correctly and confidently, without hesitation, indecision, or lacking confidence.*12345Explain as needed.18) Guide is familiar with the lines and/or ability to read and run clean lines that result in clean trips.*Taking unconventional lines, lacking boat control, or "oh sh!t, I'm going for it!" doesn't equate to "read and run" abilities. 12345Explain as needed.19) Guide is able to use the crew appropriately without over-working them, or under-working them.*12345Explain as needed.20) The guide proactively reminds the crew to brace before engaging technical rapids.*12345Explain as needed.