As restrictions ease we are delighted to see more people getting on to the water with coaching and leading taking place, as well as running British Canoeing Qualifications and Awards.
Unfortunately, for many instructors, coaches and leaders, there has been very little activity over the past year or have been unable to operate for a significant period.
We encourage you to consider yourself and the staff/volunteers you may employ/deploy in ensuring that if there is any skill fade, that you engage or provide the appropriate training and put systems in place to support getting back to delivering high quality safe paddleport activity.
Although we know many have remained active and maintained fitness levels, this may not apply to everyone and this should be considered when planning activities.
Venues that are normally used may not have been visited for some time. Carrying out checks and seeing if any changes have occurred during this period is advised, such as rock falls, etc. This may require a review and revision of risk assessments previously carried out.
Equipment may not have been used for some period. Take time to do thorough checks on any equipment being used, either provided or paddlers bringing their own.
In this months newsletter, we are pleased to share that the NEW Delivery Partnership is now live, providing an opportunity for all instructors, coaches and leaders to promote their experience and services. This edition also includes a reminder about keeping up to date, your opportunity to nominate your UK Coaching Hero as well as an update to our Coaching Podcast.
You can become a Delivery Partner today! The new Delivery Partnership is open to coaches, leaders and guides, as well as sole traders, activity centres, hire providers, etc., in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, as well as Internationally.
Becoming a Delivery Partner gives you the opportunity to join a supportive scheme to help you develop and grow your paddlesports activity.
Find out more and become a Delivery Partner today!
Instructors, Coaches, Leaders, Raft Guides and Bell Boat Helms can deliver some of the Personal Performance Awards. All aspirant Providers will need to complete the Provider eLearning. The eLearning provides 10 CPD points and access to a range of logos to use for your marketing and promotion. Click here to start your eLearning today!