Show search form

Coaching Young Paddlers

This module has been introduced in recognition of the hundreds of thousands of young people who are instructed by British Canoeing coaches every year and the importance of providing the best support and help to meet their needs.

This three hour module is designed to help coaches who may work with young people aiming at Olympic success or those providing someone’s very first experience in paddlesport. It aims to help coaches deliver sessions in a way that meet young paddlers’ needs, so that they want to come back for more and that they help young paddlers to be the best they can be, whatever their ability or aspirations.

​Very good, I found it interesting and informative.​

– Andy Game, Coaching Young Paddlers​

Find courses near you

Expand Course Content

By the end of this workshop participants should have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Describe the benefits of adapting practice and behaviour to meet the needs of young people
  • Plan and deliver coaching sessions to maximize learning and enjoyment
  • Recognise young people’s needs based on their physical, social and psychological development
  • Recognise the diversity of Paddlesport and the benefits to young people
  • List British Canoeing and Home Nation Association youth initiatives and have discussed methods and issues relating to implementation at their club/centre
  • Apply good practice when coaching young people
Expand Course Structure

This is a land-based module delivered in 3 hours of contact time.

Participants should be prepared to participate in practical activities as part of this course. The Coaching Young Paddlers Foundation Module is an attendance course and there is no formal assessment.

Expand Certification

On completion of the Coaching Young Paddlers Foundation Module the course provider will submit successful participants for certification.

British Canoeing will then issue an attendance certificate subject to a certification fee of £5 for British Canoeing members or £10 for non-members.

Expand Downloads

Find courses near you