Get the fundamentals right and your students will learn to paddle quickly and well.
Posture, Connectivity, Power Transfer and Feel are the key to many sports, and paddling is no exception.
The Level 1 Coach course is the entry-level qualification for paddlesports coaches in the UK. Of all our courses, this is our flagship course, most of our repeat custom for instructor training comes from this course, and most of the candidates come back to us again and again.
Level 1 Coaches will be able to run unsupervised taster sessions at specific locations for clubs or centres (providing certain conditions are met) and assist higher level coaches by delivering suitable elements of a coaching session. Level 1 Coaches can teach basic skills in any type of paddlesport craft (canoe,kayak, SUP, Coracle etc) and can assess the BCU Paddlepower and Paddlesport ‘Start’ awards.
Duration - 4 days combined Training and Assessment
Pre-Requisites - 2 Star Award (either ‘new’ generic award, or both ‘old’ awards in Kayak and Canoe), Foundation Safety and Rescue Training. The 2 Star award is not required if the coach is to be bank-based.
The level 1 coach course is all about teaching. It is four days of looking at managing groups, safety, Skills, Skills breakdown, coaching tools and coaching styles.
This course will educate and improve your coaching for any sport. four days of training and assessment tasks with a great balance between theory and practice.
The course uses both canoes and kayaks to help develop you as a rounded paddlesports course, but all the elements of the course apply to both single and paddle bladed disciplines, whether your back ground is in white water, expeditioning, sprint, marathon, slalom, polo or any other discipline the fundamentals from this course will improve your coaching.
Session titles -
Risk assessments - Child Protection - Safety briefs - IDEAS - VAK - coaching styles - Try a boat - Fundamentals - Manual Handling - roles and responsibilites - rescues - LTPD - Paddlepower - stroke breakdown - Lesson planning - Personal Kit - Games.
Boat & Kit Hire included.
The cost of the course includes Lunch
Please check our live calendar for latest dates, or ring 01993 844722 to book a time that suits your needs.