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.
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.
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.
You'll put what you've learned on day one into practice by applying it with some real students.
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 residential 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.
All you really need to bring is swimwear. Our stores have a wide range of Peak UK soft wear as well as paddles and poles. We have an extensive selection of different styles of canoes and O39kayaks from a range of manufacturers. This is an ideal opportunity to try something new if you'd like to. If you prefer the familiar, feel free to bring along your own kit. A means of capturing video would also be really useful to take away some footage.
There's no specific preparation necessary - you just need to be an active coach with an interest in coaching rolling.