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Guidance & Resources

As well as helping others to enjoy paddlesports and achieve their full potential, there are many other considerations coaches have to be aware of. These include legal aspects, health and safety, inclusivity for all and best practice in running coaching sessions.

For many, this can be a difficult area to keep on top of. So here we provide you with an up to date summary of the key issues that affect how you operate as a coach, how you engage with others, and how you can ensure you are conducting coaching in an effective and legal manner.

Knowledge Bank

British Canoeing's Knowledge Bank is an online platform, where coaches can access articles, research and tips to inform their coaching.

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Inclusive Coaching

To support disabled people’s participation in all aspects of paddlesport, we offer a wide range of inclusive coaching support resources and programmes.

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Competition Disciplines

As part of our commitment to developing coaches from all paddlesport disciplines, British Canoeing supports the specific needs of coaches operating in different competitive disciplines.

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Remits & Ratios

Together with the Technical Groups, British Canoeing has developed guidance on appropriate qualifications and ratios suitable for a range of paddlesport instructional, coaching and leadership situations.

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Long Term Paddler Development

We have a dedicated site for Long Term Paddler Development.

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Coaching Codes

Explanation of updated coaching codes which appear on Membership cards.

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Coaching Specific Policies and Procedures

Document download, resource area for Coaching Specific Policies and Procedures

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