You're an active sea kayak coach and want to extend your coaching remit and repertoire to include advanced conditions (sea state 5, Beaufort wind 5 and above, Advanced surf (1m>) and tidal flow over 2 knots). On this two day practical course, our experts will work with you to explore different approaches to coaching, understanding and enabling learning. You'll develop some core coaching skills as they apply to coach Sea Kayaks in Advanced Tidal Waters. We'll also help you to compile your personal coaching development plan to take away and continue putting what you learn into practice.
You'll be one step closer to achieving your Sea kayak Coach (Advanced Water) Award Qualification.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
On day one your focus will be on applying the Coach Core behaviours to the advanced sea environment before applying them to a coaching session on day two. You'll have peer feedback and observation as well as trainer feedback. We'll then finish with an action planning session to prepare you for assessment.
Prior to attending the course you must have completed a number of prerequisites;
Full Home Nation Association Membership
Core Coach Training
Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Award
Your personal paddling skills should be well developed so that the full focus of the the course is on coaching skills.
We recommend that you're able to demonstrate the skills you've developed from the Advanced Sea Kayak Leader award.
You'll also need good knowledge of the discipline of advanced sea kayaking, as this provides the content of what you'll be 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.
You should be an active paddler in advanced conditions.