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The course fee includes instruction, food, accommodation, in course transport and full access to tollymore stores, drying rooms etc
Before you can register on this course you need to fulfil the following criteria:
You need to be aged 16 years are over
Need to understand the basics of manoeuvring a canoe and kayak through participation or observation
Need to register with CANI
Have an interest in paddlesport and be keen to learn more
The course is available as a boat based or bank based option. Those wishing to be boat based Level 1 Coaches will be required to complete the following also:
Foundation Safety and Rescue Training
The new 2 Star or old 2 Star in Canoe and Kayak
This is the first step on the paddlesport coaching ladder. We run this four-day training and assessment course over two weekends or four days intensive. The programme is designed to develop your ability to plan. deliver and review safe, ethical, effective, paddling sessions.
Over the four days you will develop ‘how to coach’ skills alongside gaining a technical understanding of ‘what to coach’ novices in canoes and kayaks.
The course will provide training in:
Preparing coaching activities
Establishing a safe working environment
How to prepare participants for coaching activities
How to deliver prepared sessions
Evaluating the effectiveness of personal coaching practice
How to manage effective and appropriate rescues
The staff working on our Level 1 Coach Award are mainly level 5 coaches as we acknowledge the very crucial role that Level 1 Coaches play in introducing people to paddlesport and recognise the importance that they receive the best of support, guidance and training from the very start. On the course you will also be introduced to a range of games and activities used to reinforce you’re coaching. Of course having access to our experienced staff means that you glean from them any number of ‘hot tips and handy hints’ for your next coaching session on the water.
Who is the course for?
The Level 1 Coach is predominately an assistant coach, this training is aimed at those who are keen to introduce ‘first timers’ to canoeing and kayaking. The course is designed to be as accessible to as wide a range of individuals as possible for example:
A non paddling parent of a child in a club
A paddler / non paddler who would like to help coach in their local club
Someone wishing to work in the outdoors
Our equipment stores are by far the best around with a stock of over 100 boats there are plenty to choose from!
All you will need to bring is footwear suitable for the water, a long sleeved top for under your wet suit and a towel /toiletries.
Participants are encouraged to bring all personal equipment including safety equipment so they get the opportunity to be coached using the equipment they are most familiar with.
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