Yes, there are 2 USA clubs that are about 1 1/2- 1 3/4 hours away (so I do have a bit of an option there).....and there are a couple non-affliliated clubs within that same distance. Closest for either choice is 1 1/2 hours away, which is doable for me.
A few that are 2 1/2-3 hours away. Have to be realistic this is pushing what I can commit to.
And the rest in NY are downstate, which I'm not even going to fathom making the drive to the city or Long Island on weekends to train. That's just suicidal. :-)
I'm smack dab in the middle of the state, so anything in MA/CT/PA is also really isn't an option.
So, I think there are 4 total clubs that are within what I consider driving distance (I know a lot of people will go farther, but I have to be honest with myself between work, out of town schedule, and fostering that 5-10 hours of driving on a regular basis on the weekends is not appealing to me as much as I'd like to get into the sport).
Anyhow...so 2 affiliated clubs and 2 non affiliated clubs is what I'm coming up with through my google searches.
ETA...although I should probably contact all the ones even 2 1/2 or 3 hours away since where their addy on the website is doesn't necessarily mean that's where they train............just thought of that. Could be farther (nay!) or closer (yay!).
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Last edited by GSDElsa; 02-12-2010 at 12:31 PM.