During this two day training course, you'll be putting what you learned during your Performance Coach Core Training into context on some of Snowdonia's spectacular white water locations. As part of the third level certificate in coaching paddlesports, you'll cover; managing a safe and effective coaching environment, delivering coaching within an annual programme, developing motor skills and cognitive skills.
You'll have built on what you learned on your Performance Coach Core training by applying it practically on white water. You'll leave being one step closer to your Performance Coaching Award.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll visit as many different white water environments as possible to apply the principles you learned on the Performance Coach Core Training Course. We'll cover considerations for coaching solo or tandem crews during this practical application. On day two, you'll also deliver a practical coaching session to help develop an appropriate action plan.
You'll be a British Canoeing Canoe Coach and have completed British Canoeing Performance Coach Core Training in the last 2 years. In addition, you will have attended at least one British Canoeing Intermediate Module and have experimented with applying its content into your coaching.
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. You just bring yourself, your 'can do' attitude, and determination to achieve excellence.
All you really need to bring is sufficient base clothing to wear, and some suitable footwear. Our stores have a wide range of Peak UK soft wear as well as paddles and poles. We have an extensive selection of kayaks 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 your own kit. Waterproof note pads and a means of capturing images may be useful.
The Performance Coach award is about improving your coaching. To get the most from this course you'll need to be active as a canoe coach in moderate water conditions, want to improve and have an open mind.