The two day Core Coach Training is open to all paddlers regardless your discipline or previous coaching experience.
In this practical course, you will explore different approaches to understanding and enabling learning. You will also be supported in evolving your personal coaching development plan to enable you to take your learning into practice after the course.
For qualified coaches this can form part of your continuous professional development and has a value of 20 CPD points.
During the two days you will explore subjects that will help you understand:
- The learning journey of the paddlers you coach
- How to coach learners with different needs
- Structures for practice, to enable your learners to get the most from sessions on the water with you.
Around the main sessions you will also explore (with the support of your tutors):
- Your role as a coach
- Maximising your development through reflective practice and your personal development plan.
If you’re interested in progressing to one of the 22 discipline specific Coach Award qualifications your tutors will support the planning of your next steps.
This two-day, face-to-face training course introduces the shared coaching content that is relevant to all coaches at this level.
Full Home Nation Association Membership
To get the most out of your Core Coach Training, you need to feel comfortable in or on your craft and be able to independently paddle on sheltered water. We recommend you consider the Paddle Explore Award (or equivalent level of experience) before booking on your Core Coach Training.
You will also need a base level of knowledge about the discipline(s) you wish to coach; this provides the content of WHAT you will be coaching. Whilst the British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor eLearning covers the expected prior knowledge of the HOW to coach content. Your course provider can provide further guidance.
This 2 day practical course will cover:
- Overview of training course
- Role of the Coach
- Coaching pathway and journey to assessment
- Structure of British Canoeing qualifications
- Where coaching starts
- The learners’/athletes’ journey
- Enabling learners/athletes to learn – understanding feedback
- Coaching to develop learners’/athletes’ learning
- Coaching philosophy
- Session planning
- Coaches’ decision-making
- Creating an optimum learning environment
- Structuring practice sessions for the learner/athlete
See more information here https://paddlesuptraining.com/courses/coach-award/
BRITISH CANOEING REGISTRATION:
There is no need to register for this course, however if you do choose to register you will get access to the Coach Award eLearning and support materials.
WHAT DOES REGISTRATION COST?
Registration costs vary a little dependant on the qualification and where you live, for more information you can read the Registration Guide here.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
- You will need to be an On the Water British Canoeing Member – join now British Canoeing Membership (On the Water)
- You need to be at least 16 years of age to register
- Once you’re a member you access your membership portal and register through the dedicated platform
- For more information you can use our Registration Guidance here.
Registration is through your membership portal that can be found here: https://britishcanoeing.azolve.com/Account.mvc/SignIn .
What do I do after the Core Coach Training?
You can proceed to Discipline Specific Training when you feel ready (and when you have the prerequisites in place), or you can repeat the Core Coach Training if you wish to further develop your understanding of the content.
£200 per person including all necessary equipment
We require 4 candidates for this course to run. Please get in touch to register your interest so we can look at putting one together or if you have 4 candidates we can sort a date.