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Foundation Paddle Sport Modules

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These modules fulfil the CPD (continual personal development) requirement for Trainee level 2 coaches, but are useful to any coach or paddler who wants to widen their knowledge of Paddle sport.

We offer the following modules, all of which can be run on request:

Fitness for paddle sports

Not just for our Olympic athletes! Ever felt tired at the end of a paddle, ever felt you could do with a little more energy.

This module could help you to last that bit longer on the river, and still have enough left to style that last rapid.


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Coaching the mind

Psycho mumbo jumbo? Definitely not! Ever had to psych yourself at the top of a rapid, ever had to talk one of your students into pushing their comfort zone a little, this module is designed to give us all the mental edge to improve our coaching and paddling.


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Performance planning for paddle sport coaches

This module is great for planning those progressive sessions, working on establishing students wants and needs and designing a plan to help them achieve their goals.


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Mentoring skills for paddle sport coaches

This one is a great introduction to this highly rewarding aspect of coaching.

It Is particularly useful to anyone looking to mentor new coaches, whether you a current Level 3 or above who has been asked to mentor a new TL2, or if you are a Trainee Level 2 one of your roles will be to mentor new Level 1s , this module will start to give you those skills.


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Outdoor education and paddle sport

Lots of us use paddling to help deliver other educational objectives, this module looks at how we can do that more effectively, it also looks at how we can use paddle sport to help our students have a better understanding of the environment.


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Coaching young paddlers

This one looks at how we as coaches can adapt our sessions to cater for the needs of our young, developing paddlers.

It looks at how we develop physically, mentally and socially and how that affects our paddling, it also looks at all the BCU initiatives to help you to become a better young paddlers coach.


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