Coaches and leaders, we salute you. Without your skill, passion and commitment, paddlesports in the UK simply would not be enjoyed by as many people – whether they’re happy weekend paddlers or the dedicated athletes proudly taking their positions on the winners’ pantheons at the Olympics and World Championships.
Just as you are dedicated to the needs of paddlers, we are dedicated to supporting you in every aspect of your coaching. Here you can learn more about the many ways British Canoeing supports you as coach – from coaching qualifications, to resources, to financial support.
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Coaching & Leadership News
Meet Julia, on her journey to become a Race Coach
Julia's recently started her Racing Coach training, after spending a few months watching her youngest daughter having fun on the canal and thinking she could have fun too!
Sea Kayaking in Lanzarote
Hear from Juan, who's enjoying running the Sea Kayak Award due to the flexibility of the new awards.
Hear from Zoe, who talks us through her journey to become Advanced Sea Kayak Coach
Hear from Zoe, who booked her Advanced Coach and Performance Coach Assessments in the same month and now hopes to make a difference working with female and less confident paddlers.
Which qualification is right for me?
With a range of direct entry qualifications now available, clubs, centres and organisations may be wondering which qualification is right for the activities they run. This guidance will give you a clearer understanding of the options available to you and your paddlers looking to start or continue their journey on the qualification pathway.