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Fundamentals of Movement in Paddlesport

This four 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.

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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 and analysing skills
  • Ability to use appropriate games, activities and practices to develop performance

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

  • Understand the three concepts that underpin the Fundamentals of Movement in Paddlesport (Balance, Coordination and Agility)
  • Understand the link between FUNdamentals of Movement in Paddlesport and the four concepts of Fundamental Paddlesport Skills. (Active Posture, Connectivity, Power Transfer and Feel)
  • Understand the application of three concepts through observation/performance of a variety of Fundamental Movement skills and Discipline Specific skills
  • Observe and evaluate performance in relation to three concepts at Novice (Cognitive), Practising (Associative) and Skilled (Autonomous)
  • Develop practices to improve observed areas in relation to the three concepts
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This is a water-based module delivered in 4 hours of contact time.

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

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On completion of the Fundamentals of Movement in Paddlesport 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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