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|Start Date||End Date||Duration|
|Saturday 8th Apr, 2023||Sunday 9th Apr 2023||2 days|
You can choose to be a Sheltered water kayak coach or a Sheltered water canoe coach or both Sheltered water canoe/kayak coach for your pathway. If interested in SUP, please see SUP Sheltered water coach.
The Discipline Specific Training focuses on the ‘how’ to coach and ‘where’ to coach the technical and tactical discipline specific skills.
The course will help you plan and deliver quality, safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions in a sheltered environment, and you’ll explore specifics to help you coach some typical athletes/learners relevant to you/your discipline.
This two-day course provides the discipline specific training required to progress to the BC Sheltered Water Coach Assessment.
To attend the training, you will be required to have full Home Nation Association Membership
and have completed you BC Core Coach Training
Please follow link for registration requirements click here
Prior to training, craft-based coaches should ensure that their personal skills (and leadership skills) are well practiced. This allows you to focus on developing your ‘coaching’, rather than your ‘paddling’.
This can be quite difficult for a Canoe or Kayak (Sheltered Water) Coach to judge, given that this may be their first step on a qualification pathway. British canoeing have therefore provided a *checklist to help you review your skills. This is based on the standard required at assessment when you will need to show efficient and effective personal skills to facilitate safe, quality, enjoyable coaching sessions in sheltered water. This includes, in winds up (and including) Beaufort force 3, and will include Canoe and/or Kayak depending on the certification route you intend to follow. At the point of attending your Sheltered Water Training, we recommend that of the skills listed overleaf, most are ‘always’ or ‘sometimes’ present in your performance. This strong base of personal skills should then set you up well to focus on developing your coaching practice.
Checklist available, Coach Award/Course Guide/Personal Skills Guidance p 33 -35
Day 1: 9:15am Welcome, intro and paperwork
Evening session 19:30 – 21:00
Day 2: 09:15
The following list is of equipment we recommend you bring. All essential equipment is available from our extensive stores. We advise you not to rush out and buy kit for the course, but use it as a chance to find out what would best suit your needs. If you do have any of your own equipment do bring it along. Our staff will be required to vet for suitability equipment such as buoyancy aids and helmets. You should bring the following personal equipment with you: Footwear – wet suit boots, thermal tops, warm outdoor wear (fleece is ideal), hat, gloves, small first aid kit, vacuum flask, personal medication, notebook and pen.
Our equipment stores are by far the best around with a stock of over 100 boats from across the range of models there are plenty to choose from! If you’re thinking of buying a boat come along and ‘try before you buy’ and also get unbiased expert advice from our staff on the most suitable equipment for you.
Again participants are encouraged to bring any of their own personal equipment so they get the opportunity to be coached using the equipment they are most familiar with.
Residential course fee includes.
The course fee includes kit, equipment, in course transport, coaching, food and accommodation.
Course accommodation will be in shared twin ensuite rooms. If you would prefer not to share a room, single occupancy may be available for an additional charge.
Non-residential fee includes.
The course fee includes kit, equipment, in course transport, coaching, teas and coffee. Also includes two lunches and a dinner. (no b&b included)
As you are probably aware the current advice from the Northern Ireland Executive, Health Promotion Agency NI and Health & Safety Executive NI, as well as our expert group within Sport NI is that we cannot deliver any face to face courses for our customers including use of the Hot Rock Climbing Wall.
We know that you and many others like minded folk are very keen to get back on track with your plans to attend and complete a range of personal skills training and qualifications in a range of disciplines.
Believe us when we say we are equally keen to get outside with you and help you reach your goals and complete that journey.
How do we know? Because every day we get emails and phone calls asking when will courses resume and with every NI Executive mention of easing of restrictions the emails and phone calls are more frequent……