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How to Coach Rolling

Course Overview

Whether you are a club coach or a volunteer that coaches kayaking, why not improve your skills to include coaching an effective roll.
During these two days in our indoor heated pool you'll examine the ins and outs of teaching others how to roll. You'll develop an understanding of what is and what isn't good technique, a firm idea of the stages of development, learn about how and when to demo, look at what equipment and teaching aids are available and discuss the pros and cons of video analysis.

On top of all that you'll also cover:

  • How to observe and analyse tips for evaluating performance

  • How to correct ingrained bad habits

  • How to match techniques to body shape and ability

  • How to keep your group motivated to keep on learning



Experience Required

Ideal for an active club coach with a solid personal roll who would like develop their skills to include coaching rolling.

Scheduled Dates

Detailed Course Notes

You should be 18 years old to attend this course.

Is it for me?


Ideal for an active club coach with a solid personal roll who would like develop their skills to include coaching rolling.



Course Content


Whether you are a club coach or a volunteer that coaches kayaking, why not improve your skills to include coaching an effective roll.
During these two days in our indoor heated pool you'll examine the ins and outs of teaching others how to roll. You'll develop an understanding of what is and what isn't good technique, a firm idea of the stages of development, learn about how and when to demo, look at what equipment and teaching aids are available and discuss the pros and cons of video analysis.


 

On top of all that you'll also cover:


 
  • How to observe and analyse tips for evaluating performance

  • How to correct ingrained bad habits

  • How to match techniques to body shape and ability

  • How to keep your group motivated to keep on learning

What's Included In The Price?

Whether you choose to stay with us or you have alternative accommodation nearby, the following items are included in the total cost.

    Free tea, coffee or selected hot drinks for the duration of your visit
    Afternoon tea & homemade cakes
    Instruction/coaching
    Equipment hire
    Free (low-speed) wifi access in the bar & dining room
    In course transport
    Railway station pick up & drop off (please call to arrange)
    Parking with CCTV surveillance
    Free use of climbing wall, gym, MTB skills course & rolling pool


    If you choose to stay with us, these items are also included in the total cost:

    Accommodation the night before your course
    Accommodation during your course
    Breakfast & evening meal
    Bar Lunch/packed lunch

Accommodation For This Course

Plas y Brenin Main House

Your course is based at Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales, LL24 0ET.



If you are staying with us,

If you have chosen to add accommodation onto this course or holiday it is usually in the main house in a comfy en-suite room (normally shared with another guest). Each room has tea and coffee making facilities and all bed linen and towels are provided.

This includes accommodation the night before your first day. Your room will be available from 6pm. On your last day you will need to vacate your room by 10am. It is sometimes possible to arrange to stay an extra night please phone 01690 720214 for availability and cost.

Secure storage facilities, showers and toilets are available for you to use on your departure day once you have checked out of your room should you need them, please ask at reception.

Also included, if you chosen to add accommodation, are all your meals - breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea and freshly baked cakes and a three course evening meal. Please bear in mind an evening meal is not provided on the night before your course or on the last day of your course but our bar will be serving meals from 7.00pm until 8.45pm.




If you are are not staying with us but coming in each day,

If you choose to come in daily for your course or holiday you will need to arrive ready for a 9am welcome talk on the first day. For the rest of your course or holiday you will need to be here for 9.15am. We return from a full day of activity, usually in time for tea and cakes at 5pm (included).

There are more activities from 5.30 - 6.30 on some days of your course or holiday, please check on the first day.

For most of our awards and qualification courses there will be further evening sessions on some days which you need to attend, please check on the first day.

There is an 8pm adventure talk by one of our coaches on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday evenings which you are welcome to come to. Find out more about the upcoming talks here.

On the final day you will be finished by 5pm.

For courses based on-site our bar will be serving lunches from 12pm until 2pm or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

If your course is based away from the centre then you will need to bring a packed lunch with you. Each evening our bar serves evening meals from 7pm until 8.45pm if you wish to eat here.

You can arrange to have any of the following meals - breakfast, packed lunch and a three course centre dinner, by contacting our customer services team on 01690 720214 or
info@pyb.co.uk.

follow this link for more details



What Equipment Do You Need To Bring?

  • Personal paddling clothing

  • Footwear to cope with bank and boat

  • Swimming costume/trunks

  • Warm clothes for when you get off the water

  • Warm hat, gloves, neck gaiter/buff, sun hat

  • Towel

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Bouyancy aid

  • Helmet

  • Drinks bottle

  • Flask

  • Lunch bag/box

  • Personal first aid kit

  • High factor sun screen

  • Midge repellant

  • Large kit bag (for wet paddling kit)

  • Notebook and pen

  • Dry bag

  • Boat (it must be very clean both inside and out if you wish to use it in our pool)

  • Paddle

  • Spraydeck

  • Throwline

  • Goggles

  • Noseclip/ear plugs if you use them

The following items are available for you to borrow from our equipment stores free of charge so you don't need to rush out and buy them.


  • Wetsuit

  • Paddling cag

  • Buoyancy aid

  • Helmet

  • Dry bag

  • Large kit bag (for wet paddling kit)

  • Boat

  • Paddle

  • Spraydeck

Our equipment stores stock wetsuits socks, noseclips and ear plugs which you can purchase if you find you need them during your course



Customer Reviews For This Course

Brilliant course if you coach rolling

TM

This course was really fantastic. I'm a Level 1 coach for my club and had been asked to take a series of sessions aimed at teaching teenagers to roll. To be honest I arrived at the course feeling my coaching toolbox for teaching those teenagers rolling was pretty empty! I left with a stack load of tools but more importantly an understanding of a structure for using those tools to journey towards a good roll. I've ended up feeling both confident and really enthusiastic about heading to the pool to coach rolling next week!

On the first day we practiced exercises ourselves that lead progressively towards a good roll. The second day we had a short warm up period and then our willing guinea pig came in. She'd never tried to learn to roll before and we took it in turns to run sessions to take her towards a roll. Between us we videoed most of it and that forms a great resource for reminding us of the exercises. Loads of other stuff was covered: stretches, troubleshooting, different rolls, making a roll robust, using video feedback etc etc. Our instructor patiently answered every question we had - and there were a lot!

Highly recommend this course if you coach rolling.


excellent 2 day course to develop your coaching skills

Shane Clark

This was the first time this course has been run. Day one was about coaching and mentoring each other to make sure you had a great 'coaching roll'. First part of the day focusing on the theory and then using the pool to coach each other. Great Learning environment and feedback from Sid and Andy. Day two was about coaching a paddler how to role. An excellent second day.
Overall excellent value. 2 days coaching from national coaches, unlimited use of the pool, excellent facilities of Plas y brenin and two days accommodation. Outstanding.




Not found what you were looking for?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run any of our courses on a date that suits you and your friends. Or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too. Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.

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