Coach Award Core Training
October 12 @ 9:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm£185 – £1300
The Coach Awards are designed for people whose core function is to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills within the discipline chosen. This will include coaching beginners new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills in the given discipline/environment. The coach is able to plan, deliver and review progressive sessions safely, effectively and independently.
There are 18 options available covering all of our main disciplines and environments.
The Core training is the initial 2 days of the coach award journey. 2 days of getting to grips with the coaching ideas and principals to help build your coaching toolbox on your journey to becoming a coach. This 2 day course is compulsory for all of the 18 pathways, although once you have completed it once it covers you for as many of the pathways you wish to follow.
The Core Coach Training will explore different approaches to coaching, understanding and enabling learning, and some core coaching skills. You will also be supported in evolving your personal coaching development plan to enable you to take your learning into practice after the course.
The syllabus is based on the knowledge, understanding and skills that the coaches need to ensure the athletes/learners in their care are appropriately provided for. This includes:
- Assessing athlete/learner performance and needs
- Designing and delivering progressive practice/training sessions to meet these needs
- Managing safety
- Creating an enjoyable motivating learning environment
- Skills to support your own personal learning and professional development
- Full Home Nation Association Membership
You will also need a base level of knowledge about the discipline(s) you wish to coach; this provides the content of WHAT you will be coaching. Whilst the British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor eLearning covers the expected prior knowledge of the HOW to coach content. Your course provider can provide further guidance.
Kit is a never ending topic! For the most out of the course please bring along suitable craft and equipment of which you would take with you on a days coaching in a sheltered water environment. Throughout the course we will discuss the pros and cons of equipment so having a wide selection across the group is a great resource.