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Paddle UK 2-Day Freestyle Paddlesports Coach Training

£ 220

Newton Abbot

Paddle UK 2-Day Freestyle Paddlesports Coach Training
Minimum age: 16
Newton Abbot
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Custom
£ 220

Activity Highlights:

This two-day training focuses on coaching the technical and tactical skills for Freestyle paddlers. It is designed to help you plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, and progressive coaching sessions.

Key Details

  • Skill Level: Intermediate – Advanced
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Locations: Multiple Locations
  • Instructor: Dan
  • Age Requirement: 16+ years
  • Capacity: 6 places

Key Skills

  • Personal Skills: Refine kayaking techniques, including boat control and navigating complex rapids.
  • Leadership: Develop leadership abilities, including decision-making and group management.
  • Safety and Rescue: Learn advanced rescue techniques and incident management in fast-flowing water.
  • Environmental and Ethical Considerations: Emphasise responsible paddling practices and environmental stewardship.

Course Breakdown

On the first day, you’ll join your peers and the instructor to explore various ideas and theories, immersing yourself in the environment from a freestyle coach’s perspective. This day is all about experimenting and gaining hands-on experience, focusing on developing your own kayaking techniques and understanding group management in challenging river environments.

The second day brings the opportunity to put your newfound knowledge to the test with real students. You’ll design and deliver progressive coaching sessions, assessing athlete performance and needs, managing safety, and creating a motivating learning environment. The day includes practical application, allowing you to implement new ideas and concepts while receiving ongoing feedback and support.

Location

We cover various locations in the UK for our courses.

Most of our kayaking courses take place on the River Dart in Dartmoor – meeting point TQ13 7NT.

We also run courses at:

  • Lee Valley White Water Centre (EN9 1AB)
  • The National White Water Centre (LL23 7NU)
  • Holme Pierrepont White Water (LL23 7NU)

We also travel to individuals and clubs to run training and assessments, covering most of England, up to Nottingham and Wales.

You can check the location on the booking form below. If you are unsure, feel free to contact the adventuro team who can help you book onto the right date for you, or organise a location for your session.

Prerequisites

To participate, you need to be a member of a National Association, have completed Paddle UK Core Coach Training, and be at least 17 years old.

Why Choose Us

With over 32 years of combined experience, our team comprises outdoor professionals who have not only coached but also competed internationally. This wealth of knowledge allows us to personalise your activities, ensuring a safe and enjoyable learning environment.

Our commitment is to your development, aiming to equip you with the skills to enjoy the outdoors independently and safely. Additionally, we are a 1% for the planet business, giving back to the outdoors with every booking.

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What's Included:

  • Highly experienced delivery team
  • All course fees associated with course delivery
  • Two days of content in a safe and fun learning environment

What's Not Included:

  • Freestyle Craft (if water-based)
  • Personal paddling equipment
  • Any safety equipment you would carry on the water
  • Lunch and water
  • Notepad and pen
  • Transport to and from the meeting point

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need to bring your own freestyle craft, personal paddling equipment, and any safety gear you usually carry.

We may be able to provide equipment hire at an additional cost. Please contact us using the contact details on your booking confirmation to confirm availability and pricing.

No, you will need to bring your own lunch and water for both days.

Participants must be at least 16 years old to join the training.

Yes, you should have completed British Canoeing Core Coach Training and be a member of a National Association.

To see details of the Core Coach training, please scroll to the bottom of this page and take a look through our other sessions. 

Yes, we offer multiple locations for training, so you can select the one most convenient for you.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Custom Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible.

Cancellations made more than 14 days before the course start date will receive a full refund, minus any non-refundable deposit, if applicable.

Cancellations made within 7-14 days of the course start date will be eligible for a 50% refund.

Cancellations made less than 7 days before the course start date will not be eligible for refunds.

  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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