White Water Kayak Coach - Advanced
Course Dates & Booking
To book a place on this course, click on a date above to book and pay for the course, then complete and submit the Booking Form. If the following dates are not suitable, or you want to make a private booking for your club or centre, please get in touch.
The British Canoeing Advanced White Water Kayak Coach award enables you to coach other paddlers to develop their performance on advanced white water (grade 4). From continuous rapids, to steep drops and slides, an advanced white water coach will be able to work out the key development needs of the paddlers they are coaching and work with them to develop their performance.
Developing technical understanding and analysing body movement is what we do best. Over the two days we’ll help you to use these skills to develop your coaching on advanced white water.
The first day will be spent breaking down paddling in advanced white water, helping you to develop precise pictures of tactics and techniques so you have criteria to assess your students potential for development. We will share tips and work with you to facilitate your coaching development and cover using video analysis as a positive learning tool for your clients.
We will cover fundamentals of Advanced White Water coaching such as; ensuring students have their tactics and river reading sorted; checking that they can build and maintain blade pressure to effectively drive their boat; developing stroke timing and blade placement; using late/lazy ferries to see the lip; working on students ability to carry lateral momentum; launching the boat effectively and perfecting boofing.
We’ll bring in real students for you to coach on the second day to put theory into practice and allow you to play with new ideas and gain feedback to help guide your future development as a coach.
There is the opportunity for ongoing mentorship and the possibility of observing other courses delivered by Kinetic Paddlesports in advanced white water environments. Please contact us for further details regarding this.
We run both scheduled assessments and bespoke on demand assessments.
We strongly believe assessments should be a learning experience and we’ll work with you to ensure the assessment fits you.
You can either bring your own group to coach, which could be a continuation from previous sessions , or we can arrange a new group for you to coach for the day.
Prior to the day you’ll have sent us your discussion task from previous coaching sessions - were more than happy to help with this process.
You’ll deliver a coaching session that meets the needs of the group you are coaching in an advanced (grade 4) environment.
Go paddling! Spend some time analysing what you do as a paddler, and what makes the difference when you hit your smoothest lines.
For training courses - Core Coach Training, and Advanced White water Leader
For assessment - Registration and Assessment check in - please send us these at least 2 weeks prior to the course
Further information available from British Canoeing here.
Your choice of kayak
Footwear suitable for advanced conditions
Dry suit (available to hire), or cag and dry trousers
Plenty of thermals to wear under dry suit
See our Kit Hire page for pricing.
Our scheduled assessments are based around Fort William to make use of the most reliable advanced white water in the UK. If you would like a course in another location please get in touch and we can work together to make it happen.
What Happens Next?
Once you have completed your training, you’ll leave with a clear action plan for your progression towards assessment. To develop your paddling further, you may be interested in a bespoke coaching session.
To book a place on this course, click on a course above to book and pay for the course, then complete and submit the Booking Form. If the following dates are not suitable, or you want to make a private booking for your club or centre, please get in touch.