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Fundamental Paddlesport Skills

This three hour practical workshop has been developed for paddling or non-paddling coaches working with paddlers in their first few years of paddling activity.

The workshop can be tailored to suit coaches from Level 1 through to Level 5 from any discipline.

This workshop aims to help ensure that paddlers develop quality skills during their formative years by expanding coaches’ understanding about what is required to add quality to performance; observation skills, and; ability to use appropriate games, activities and practices to develop performance.

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

  • Understand the four concepts that underpin quality paddlesport skills (Active posture, connectivity, power and feel)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the four concepts through performance of a variety of discipline specific skills
  • Observe and evaluate performance in relation to the four concepts
  • Develop practices to improve observed areas of weakness
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This is a water-based module delivered in 3 hours of contact time.

Participants should be prepared to participate in practical on-the-water activities as part of this course. The Fundamental Paddlesport Skills Foundation Module is an attendance course and there is no formal assessment.

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On completion of the Fundamental Paddlesport Skills 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.

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