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.
Coaching in advanced conditions is a challenge for both you and your students. We've been doing it for years. Let us help show you how.
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.