The two day British Canoeing Stand Up Paddleboard Open Water Training is for anyone operating further afield and wanting to coach the relevant skills that the environment presents, then the Stand Up Paddleboard Open Water Coach could be the right choice. Operating up to 500 meters from the shore with winds up to force 4.
You will coach paddle-boarders in the open water environment. This will include coaching beginners new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills as well as tactics.
Run over 2 days the Discipline Specific Training focuses on HOW to coach the WHAT (discipline specific skills) and WHERE you will be coaching. The training explores how to coach technical and tactical skills. The course will help you to plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions and explore specifics to help you coach typical learners on Open Water.
You will also be supported in evolving your personal coaching development plan to enable you to take your learning into practice after the course.
You can look at a Sample Programme here.
Full Home Nation Association Membership
Completed British Canoeing Coach Core training or an existing UKCC Level 2 Coach (or you can APL but you will need to speak to British Canoeing directly- click here)
You are required to have completed the Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Training (or equivalent) before booking your training.
There are no formal Personal Performance Award or Safety Award requirements, however, to get the best from your course you need to feel comfortable in or on your craft and be able to independently paddle on sheltered water. We recommend that you hold the SUP Sheltered Water Award and experience of paddle-boarding in open water before booking on your training to ensure your have the personal skills required.
This 2 day practical course will cover:
- Coaching Philosophy
- How Learners/Athletes Learn
- Stages of Learning
- Enabling Learners/Athletes to Learn
- Coaching To Develop Learner/Athlete Learning
- Coach’s Decision Making
- Information Gathering
- Creating an Optimum Learning Environment
- Structuring Practice Sessions
- Games With Aims
- Reflective Practice
- Planning Coaching Sessions
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Deployment Matters
- Welfare of Learners/Athletes
- Equality and Learner/Athlete Needs
See more information here: https://paddlesuptraining.com/courses/stand-up-paddleboard-open-water-coach/
BRITISH CANOEING REGISTRATION:
Registration can take place at any point on your development journey to gaining a Coach Award, the benefits of registering early are:
- You will be registered on the British Canoeing learner management system and get access to all of our great resources including the Coach Award eLearning
- Confidence that you meet the registration requirements for the award
- British Canoeing are able to contact you and share development opportunities with you
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 already be an On the Water British Canoeing Member
- 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 Discipline Specific Training?
You can proceed to Assessment 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. See our Coach Assessment Page for more information.
£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.