Sat 4-Sun 5 Jun 2022 British Canoeing Core Coach Training
June 4 @ 9:00 am – June 5 @ 5:00 pm
This is an ‘external’ course being run by Steve Rayner, with a possible hefty subsidy for Club Members!
Have you ever thought about becoming a Paddlesport Coach? This 2-day course (suitable for teens and above) is a good way to start!! Contact Steve to discuss suitability and eligibility for subsidies!
The British Canoeing Coach Award is an entry point qualification which offers discipline-specific pathways across all disciplines. The Award is designed for people whose core function is to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills within the discipline chosen. This will include coaching beginners new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills in the given discipline or environment.
The Coach Award content is delivered through 2-day Core Coach Training and 2-day Discipline Specific Training (22 disciplines currently available, including Sheltered Water Kayak and/or Canoe; White Water Kayak; White Water Canoe; and Open Water Canoe).
The two-day Core Coach Training course introduces the shared coaching content that is relevant to all coaches at this level, exploring different approaches to coaching, understanding and enabling learning; and some core coaching skills. It is not specific to any one discipline and will make use of a variety of craft to explore different approaches to coaching and introduce some core coaching skills. The course will be a blend of classroom and water-based activity; and you will also be supported a personal coaching development plan to enable you to take your learning into practice after the course.
Subsequent Discipline Specific Training will then focus on how to coach discipline-specific technical and tactical skills, helping coaches to plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions and explore specifics to help coach typical athletes/learners relevant to the discipline.
Candidates need to have:
- Full ‘on the water’ membership of Canoe Wales / British Canoeing (etc.); and
- A base level of knowledge about the discipline(s) you wish to coach.