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Strength and Conditioning

This module is designed to introduce the basic movements of strength and conditioning.

It is designed is to support coaches from all disciplines of paddlesport and is to be used by British Canoeing coaches in support of paddlesport coaching.

Following full participation in this workshop attendees should feel confident that they can run safe and effective sessions designed to give paddlers a really solid foundation in strength and conditioning.

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

  • Have an understanding of what is meant by the term ‘strength and conditioning’ and be able to respond to others concerns regarding the safety of this activity for young athletes.
  • Understand how a full body to approach to strength and conditioning is likely to be of greatest benefit to paddlers.
  • Understand the potential benefits of resistance training for the young/beginner paddler.
  • Understand and be able to coach good form in a range of fundamental strength and conditioning movements.
  • Be able to organize these exercises into an effective session.
  • Be able to promote an effective and safe coaching environment.
  • Understand where the information contained in this workshop fits into the bigger picture of a paddler’s overall development.
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    This module is scheduled to be a full-day course and runs or 6 hours.

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

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    On completion of the Strength and Conditioning 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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