How To Coach Rolling
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

How To Coach Rolling

  • Paddle
  • Kayaking
  • Intermediate


If you're a club coach or a volunteer who coaches kayaking, why not improve your skills to include coaching an effective roll? This two day course in our indoor heated pool will equip you to help your students gain this vital skill. You'll develop an understanding of what makes a good technique, a firm idea of the stages of development, and learn about how and when to demonstrate. You'll also discover what equipment and teaching aids are available, and explore the pros and cons of video analysis.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

We aim to help you understand how to coach rolling, and give you the practical progressions to do this. You'll leave knowing how to; observe and analyse tips for evaluating performance correct ingrained bad habits match techniques to body shape and ability keep your group motivated to continue learning


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

Day 1

You'll spend day one in our heated pool looking at teaching progressions, and dealing with common problems encountered. There'll be a mixture of coaching theory, practical activities, problem solving and experimentation.

Day 2

You'll put what you've learned on day one into practice by applying it with some real students.

Experience Required

You should be an active club coach with a solid personal roll.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

We want to help you focus on achieving your goals, so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. What's more, you'll have access to our extensive range of paddling equipment and clothing to use whilst honing your chosen skills. This gives you the perfect opportunity to test out that new piece of kit you've had your eye on. You just bring yourself, your 'can do' attitude, and determination to achieve excellence.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

Start your training

2 Days
Start Date
26th October, 2019
Spaces left
2 Days
Start Date
9th January, 2020
Spaces left
This course will help you become

A more effective coach of rolling

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