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CPD for Coaches - Scottish Canoe Assoication

CPD for Coaches

CPD for Coaches - Scottish Canoe Assoication

CPD for Coaches

CPD for Coaches - Scottish Canoe Assoication

CPD for Coaches

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We have a wide range of CPD options for coaches including the Coaching Matters courses (1 day) and Foundation (normally 3 hours) / Intermediate (6 hours) modules. Dates for these courses can be found in the Events Calendar or Events Listing

If you are looking for information on the British Canoeing Coach Update Scheme (inc CPD), click here

Here is a list of recognised CPD courses and how long they update you for. 

Foundation Outdoor Education and Paddlesport

This 3-hour module is aimed at Level 1 and 2 coaches.  This module is designed to introduce Paddlesport coaches to the key concepts of coaching in the outdoors.

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Foundation Coaching Young Paddlers

This 3-hour module is aimed at Level 1 and 2 coaches.  This module has been introduced in recognition of the hundreds of thousands of young people who are instructed by BCU coaches every year and the importance of providing the best support and help to meet their needs. It is designed to help coaches who may work with young people aiming at Olympic success or those providing someone’s very first experience in paddlesport. It aims to help coaches deliver sessions in a way that meet young paddlers needs, so that they want to come back for more and that they help young paddlers to be the best they can be, whatever their ability or aspirations.

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Foundation Fundamental Paddlesport Skills

This 3-hour practical workshop has been developed for paddling or non-paddling coaches working with paddlers in their first few years of paddling activity. The workshop can be tailored to suit coaches from Level 1 through to Level 5 from any discipline.

This workshop aims to help ensure that paddlers develop quality skills during their formative years by expanding coaches:

• understanding about what is required to add quality to performance
• observation skills
• ability to use appropriate games, activities and practices to develop performance

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Foundation FUNdamentals of Movement in Paddlesport

This 4 hour practical workshop has been developed for paddling or non-paddling coaches working with paddlers in their first few years of paddling activity. The workshop can be tailored to suit coaches from Level 1 through to Level 5 from any discipline.

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This 4 hour practical workshop has been developed for paddling or non-paddling coaches working with paddlers in their first few years of paddling activity. The workshop can be tailored to suit coaches from Level 1 through to Level 5 from any discipline. 

 

INTRODUCTION:

This workshop aims to help ensure that paddlers develop quality skills during their formative years by expanding coaches: 

  • understanding about what is required to add quality to performance
  • observation and analysing skills
  • ability to use appropriate games, activities and practices to develop performance

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

By the end of this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Understand the 3 concepts that underpin the Fundamentals of Movement in Paddlesport (Balance, Coordination and Agility)
  • Understand the link between FUNdamentals of Movement in Paddlesport and the four concepts of Fundamental Paddlesport Skills. (Active Posture, Connectivity, Power Transfer and Feel)
  • Understanding the application of three concepts through observation/performance of a variety of Fundamental Movement skills and Discipline Specific skills
  • Observe and evaluate performance in relation to three concepts at Novice(Cognitive), Practising(Associative) and Skilled(Autonomous) 
  • Develop practices to improve observed areas in relation to the three concepts

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Foundation Paddle-Ability Introduction to Disability Awareness

The aim of the module is to modify attendees’ perceptions of people with disabilities; their attitude towards this sector of the population, and; to consider how they may adjust their coaching / approach to be more inclusive. The following learning outcomes are considered to fulfil this aim.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
• Understand how disabled people may view themselves in society and those factors that may prevent them from fully participating in paddle sport.
• Establish basic communications skills with people with disabilities
• Apply existing coaching skills to meet the needs of participants with disabilities
• Select equipment and make minor modifications to it, so as to make paddle sport more inclusive
• Describe the Health and Safety issues when working with people with disabilities
• Use appropriate terminology
• List the range of disabilities that may be encountered
• Describe how the Equality Act (2010) affects paddle sport organisations

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Foundation Fitness for Paddlesports

This 3-hour module is aimed at Level 1 and 2 coaches.  It is designed to introduce competition and recreational coaches to the key concepts of fitness – training, nutrition and physiology. It is intended as a standalone module such that paddlers and coaches can attend with no prior knowledge of sports science should be able to attend and access all the delivered material.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
By the end of this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Provide the details of a normal balanced diet
  • Explain the links between diet and performance
  • Discuss conditioning training for their paddlesport discipline(s)
  • Identify the benefits of strength training for canoe and kayak
  • Describe the reasons behind planning for and regularly monitoring fitness programmes for
  • paddlers

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Foundation Coaching the Mind

This 3-hour module is aimed at Level 1 and 2 coaches.  It aims to introduce coaches to the role of mental skills in paddlesport development and performance and to relate the area of mental skills training to coaching and paddler development and provide some working definitions.

• Introduce the concept of mental skills training to coaches in the paddlesport environment
• Introduce the basic concepts of imagery training
• Introduce the basic concepts of concentration training and styles
• Introduce the basic concepts of optimal arousal and arousal control strategies

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Foundation Swimming Pool

This 3-hour module is aimed at Level 1 and 2 coaches currently using or wishing to make use of swimming pools for paddlesport sessions.

This module aims to offer practical advice and guidance for gaining access to swimming pools, and for getting the most out of pool sessions. It is designed to equip coaches with a good working knowledge of paddlesport activities taking place within a swimming pool environment.The module includes a practical, on-the-water element.

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Foundation Performance Planning for Paddlesports Coaches

This 3-hour module is aimed at Level 1 and 2 coaches wishing to develop their ability to improve a performers' development.  This module intends to develop a vocabulary in coaches to understand how to articulate a threephase breakdown of the performers needs. Firstly the accurate breakdown of the type of paddling in focus, secondly complete a performance profile of a paddler and thirdly to the construction of a development plan to move the paddler accurately forward in the desired context. This ambition is not a narrow one and might be based purely on a desire to be a ‘better’ paddler physically, skilfully or mentally or it may have competitive intentions. For instance it could be based on a future holiday trip for which fitness is an issue, a first attempt at a slalom event or the Exe decent or it may be that the jump to the next class of water needs a stronger mental attitude, which at the moment is lacking. The detail will be closely aligned to chapters 2 and 18 of the coaching handbook.

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Foundation Strength and Conditioning

This module is designed to introduce the basic movements of strength and conditioning. It is designed is to support coaches from all disciplines of paddlesport and is to be used by BCU coaches in support of paddlesport coaching. Following full participation in this workshop attendees should feel confident that they can run safe and effective sessions designed to give paddlers a really solid foundation in strength and conditioning. 

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Foundation Mentoring for Paddlesports Coaches

This 3-hour module is aimed at Level 1 and 2 coaches wishing to develop their mentoring skills, so they can help with the development of other coaches.  The module intends to equip coaches with a definition of modern mentoring. Identifying its principles, elements of best practice and the vocabulary which current mentor education embraces.

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Intermediate Coaching the Mind

 This 6 hour module is primarily aimed at British UKCC Level 3 Candidates but anyone with an interest may attend.

By the end of this module participants should be able to:

  • Reflect and develop upon understanding of performance and arousal
  • Discuss application of control stratagies such as attentional focus and imagery
  • Explore factors and influences of personal motivation and how coaches can influence the motivational climate
  • Investigate how personal thought can influence behaviour

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Intermediate Optimising Fitness Performance for Paddlesport Part 1

This module is designed to introduce methods and concepts that are aimed at learning how to optimize efficiency and effectiveness when preparing for a performance. The module follows on from the Foundation Modules; ‘Fitness for Paddlesport’ and Performance Planning for Paddlesport Coaches’. It explores physiological concepts and how they apply to paddlesport, the relationship between how our body creates energy for exercise and diet, and looking at how this may change for different population groups (child to the elite). Participants on the course will cover methods of profiling and look at how all of the above are linked and can be put into planning. Finally, there are some take away tasks to put the new knowledge into action giving plenty of food for thought!

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Intermediate Optimising Fitness Performance for Paddlesport Part 2

Part 1 primarily looked at optimizing performance through nutrition, Part 2 focuses on activity and the person doing the activity, linking how we create energy for exercise with activity. This module begins with learning about our body and understanding how it works introducing the concept of proprioception, it then moves on to analyzing the different methods of conditioning looking at relevant examples. Warm ups, cool downs, and stretching are all discussed, explained and critiqued as to when to use and not use. Scenarios of common injuries are given and more importantly the prevention of them. All of these concepts are then discussed as to how they fit into a medium or yearly plan to meet various goals.

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Coaching Matters

Coaching Matters events are one day workshop style events held across the country and delivered in partnership with the sportscotland national outdoor training centre; Glenmore Lodge. 

2017 events cover the following topics:

1. Paddlesport Pathway

  • A look at the outline of what British Canoeing offer
  • Individual considerations – options / pathways

2. Fundamentals of Movement: Balance, Agility and Co-ordination in action

3. Aiding paddlers to become independent

  • How we can understand their motivations
  • Helping them to make decisions
  • Use of ‘games’ to develop their thinking / application

Coaching Processes

This two day course is aimed at members of the coaching scheme who wish to develop and expand their practical skills and theoretical knowledge, with regard to canoesport coaching delivery. It was one of the prerequisites of the old Level 4 Coach Award. The coaching processes course is open to coaches of any level. In addition, the course is generic with regard to the various disciplines of paddlesport. It is intended that the course will be as practical as possible with candidates participating, and gaining Top Tips’ for practical coaching sessions and increasing their own coaching process knowledge. 

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Intermediate Paddle-Ability Module

This module builds on the background knowledge obtained in the Foundation Module and provides coaches with further knowledge to enable them to better coach people with disabilities. The module includes teaching styles, aspects of the environment and Health and Safety that a coach needs to be aware of to deliver effective sessions to people with disabilities.

The aim of the module is to alter coaches’ perceptions about people with disabilities and their own attitude towards this sector of the population. Coaches should consider how they may obtain the best out of people with disabilities through a combination of their knowledge of the sport, adaptive equipment and the needs of disabled people.  

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
•    Describe the likely requirements of differing groups of people with disabilities 
•    Describe the different communication / delivery styles that are appropriate for different disability groups
•    Describe, select and make minor modifications to the different equipment that is available to maximise the abilities of people with various disabilities
•    List the Health and Safety issues when working with people with disabilities, particularly in relation to manual handling and rescues

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