The Coach Awards are designed for people who wish to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills within a chosen discipline. This may include, for example, technical/tactical skill development, physical/ psychological development, or helping people develop the skills so they can paddle safely without the need for a coach.
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
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.
The Core Coach Training will explore different approaches to coaching, understanding and enabling learning, and some core coaching skills. You will also be supported in evolving your personal coaching development plan to enable you to take your learning into practice after the course.The Discipline Specific Training focuses on HOW to coach the discipline specific skills and WHAT you will be coaching. The training explores how to coach technical and tactical skills. The course will help coaches plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions and explore specifics to help coaches coach some typical athletes/learners relevant to you/your discipline.The syllabus is based on the knowledge, understanding and skills that the coaches need to ensure the athletes/learners in their care are appropriately provided for. This includes:
- assessing athlete/learner performance and needs
- designing and delivering progressive practice/training sessions to meet these needs
- managing safety
- creating an enjoyable motivating learning environment
- skills to support your own personal learning and professional development
For more information on the content covered in the Coach Award programme, please read the Coach Award Course Guide.
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.