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Slalom Support Module - Part 1

The course introduces and explains the basic techniques and strategies for coaching slalom paddlesport.

The module seeks to support the continuing process of good coaching practice on the riverbank, with syllabi written to focus on coaches who are likely to be supporting beginners.

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Coaches wishing to attend one the Slalom Support Module – Part 1 are required to register with before they are able to attend the course.

It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the training course. At the point of registration the following prerequisites are required:

  • £17.50 Registration Fee for British Canoeing members
  • A British Canoeing Coaching Qualification
  • Age 16 years, or older

Note that experienced slalom athletes can by-pass Part 1 with a reference from a current British Canoeing Slalom Support Module Director; a reference section is available in the Slalom Discipline Support Module (Part 1) Log Book. Please email coaching@britishcanoeing.org.uk to request a logbook.

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

  • Identify the key demands of introductory slalom performance
  • Recognise and understand the key elements of the basic slalom strokes
  • Recognise and understand the key elements of basic stagger technique and regular upstream technique
  • Recognise and understand the elements of preparation, delivery and review within an introductory competition environment (linked to British Canoeing Level 1 and/or Level 2 Coaching Syllabi)
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    Running over six hours, practical activities will address the core skills covered in the British Canoeing Canoe Slalom Technical Manual.

    Coaches will work toward understanding these core skills, while building slalom specific coaching tools to aid the delivery of fun and productive slalom sessions.

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    After completing the module candidates receive a letter confirming attendance, and are sent a British Canoeing Slalom Discipline Support Module Part 1 Logbook.

    The Logbook is used to record work done out in the field with a mentor, and focuses on developing the key technical elements covered within the module. Candidates who successfully complete the logbook should return it to their Home Nation for Certification.

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