You want to be a discipline specialist coach who can plan, implement and analyse long-term development programmes of up to a year. This three day generic course is part of the third level certificate in coaching Paddlesports and is ideal if you're in charge of a club or centre that delivers regular linked paddlesports sessions.
This aim of this course is to help you to start the necessary skills development to design, manage, monitor and analyse effective coaching as part of an annual programme.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll spend day one looking at performance profiling, with day two focusing on coaching strategies for long-term retention. Your third day will be spent coaching and developing an action plan.
You need to be active as a coach in moderate water conditions. You'll also need to have completed British Canoeing Coach Core Training and a British Canoeing Applied Coach training in your chosen discipline. You should have attended the Intermediate Coaching the Mind module.
Coaching performers over a prolonged period is a very rewarding aspect of coaching. Long-term planning for this process is essential as is developing your paddler's own abilities to analyse and understand their performance. The Performance Coach course will help you to develop these essential skills.
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 coach in moderate water conditions, want to improve and have an open mind.