On the 30th and 31st July, almost 20 Providers attended the SUP Coach Award Orientation at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottinghamshire.
The Providers got on the water throughout the 2 days, taking part in workshops covering SUP Sheltered Water, SUP Open Water, SUP White Water and SUP Race, working through delivering the relevant Discipline Specific training, as well as classroom based workshops talking through administration processes and supporting candidates.
The two days were facilitated by Darren Sherwood, Anthony Ing, Marie Buchanan and David Tidball.
This direct entry award allows you to coach anyone looking to start their journey on SUPs or those looking to continue to develop and progress their SUP skills.
This is a great opportunity to become a SUP Coach in your choice of discipline, covering Stand Up Paddlingboarding on Sheltered Water, Open Water, White Water and Race.
To become an SUP Coach, you would firstly attend the generic two day Core Coach training. On this practical course, you will explore different approaches to coaching, understanding and enabling learning, and some core coaching skills. This is a direct entry award and the only prerequisites of the Core Coach Training is National Association Membership.
The next stage is to select the relevant two day Discipline Specific Training. This practical training focuses on how to coach the technical and tactical skills for those using SUPs, in the environment you choose and will help you plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions.
Alongside of the practical training, you will engage in active, independent learning to develop your coaching skills out on the water. This is concluded by a 1 day assessment.
Existing UKCC Level 2 or Coach Award coaches can bypass the Core Coach training and go straight to the Discipline Specific training.