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Club Volunteer Conference 2019

sportscotland Glenmore Lodge

Club Volunteer Conference 2019

sportscotland Glenmore Lodge

Club Volunteer Conference 2019

sportscotland Glenmore Lodge

Club Volunteer Conference 2019

sportscotland Glenmore Lodge

Club Volunteer Conference 2019

sportscotland Glenmore Lodge
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Date: 
26/04/2019 to 28/04/2019

The annual Club Volunteer Conference will take place in 2019 between April 26th-28th, at Glenmore Lodge. 

This highlight in the calendar is an action packed weekend to support club members from across Scotland. We have workshops suitable for complete beginners, aspiring coaches, club officials and committee members. Previous events have attracted around 100 volunteers from clubs throughout Scotland. 

The main conference takes place all day Saturday and Sunday with a range of workshops. There is also an optional dinner at 6pm on Friday, followed by workshops on Friday evening. 

As this is a subsidised event to support SCA Affiliated Clubs all delegates must be SCA Individual Members and a member of an SCA Affiliated Club. The SCA is very grateful to all the volunteers involved in delivering the event.

LOCATION
Glenmore Lodge The sportscotland National Centre in the heart of the Cairngorm’s is again partnering us in delivering this event. Use of their equipment, excellent facilities and helpful staff are reasons enough to go back year after year! 

WORKSHOPS

We have many different workshops to choose from so there is something for everyone! Take a look at the full workshop descriptions below. Registration is from 5pm on the Friday, followed by dinner (optional) and workshops. On Saturday early evening there are a number of drop in sessions that are avialable for you to attend, no need to book. There are options for a full weekend, full day or half day workshops on both Saturday and Sunday. 

Bookings will be opening soon in the SCA Portal!

Check out some of the highlights from last year!

 

Friday Evening Workshops

SCA Drop In - An opportunity to chat through anything SCA.
 
Rope Work for White Water - A look at simple, safe effective rope work for those operating on white water. This is a practical workshop covering throwlines, lengths of tapes and karabiners. If time allows it will also cover mechanical advantage, what to carry and where to carry it.
 
Coaching Paddlers with Additional Needs - A look at practical issues when coaching paddlers with additional needs such as autism & ADHD. What do we need to know and how to adapt our coaching to fit the needs of those we are coaching. This would be an excellent addition to those that have already done the Paddleability module (although not required).
 
Tidal Planning for the Sea Kayaker - What do we need to know and where do we find out the information. This is for all those that need a little bit of help with understanding tides and how to use the information. Useful for all levels of paddler but aimed at those new to paddling on the sea.
 
How to get the most out using video as a coaching tool - A new workshop for this years CVC. Video has been around in coaching for a long time. However, with the smartphone and tablet being able to be taken on the water how can we use them more effectively. Here we will look at the most common apps (as well as the video that you have on your phone / tablet) and how to use it while coaching. 
 
Paddleability - Foundation Module - looking at helping coaches be more inclusive when introducing paddlesports.
 
Strength & Condition for Paddlers - An opportunity to look at ways that you can prepare you and / or your paddlers for paddlesport. A practical workshop that will cover key physiological principles to allow you to look after and ultimately prepare yourself for paddling.
 
Mentoring - Mentoring is something that will help us all improve. Mentoring can take many forms from a very formal relationship to the more informal one. This workshop is about what is succesful mentoring and how to get the most out of it. 
Rolling Improvement Friday Evening Sam Dean An evening spent looking at improving your roll. Whether you can roll every time or have a shaky 50/50 roll then let’s look at some common faults and ways to rid them from your performance.

Saturday Full Day Workshops

Performance Canoe - Make your canoe behave and perform with / for you! The ultimate canoe day where we will look at performance gains on the white water and get everything smooth and polished.... Suitable for those paddling at grade 2 already. Solo or tandem available. 
 
Intermediate / Advanced WWK - A full day on the white water and something for those working in grade 3 and above. Spend the day with the coaches looking at improving and performing! 
 
Improver WWK - This is a workshop for grade 2 white water kayakers looking to move onto grade 3. Those who are nervous on grade 3 and would like some help would also get a lot from this workshop.
 
Sea Kayak Rough Water Control - This is a workshop for sea kayakers who need help in the rough stuff. If you paddle at 3 star standard (no requirement to hold the award) then let us take you onto rougher water and help you with your sea reading, boat handling and tactics for when the sea is doing its best to push you about.
 
Improver Sea Kayak - This is a workshop that will cover essential skills for taking more responsibility during a paddle. From planning the day, running the logistics and then on water skills such as manoeuvring, positioning as well as general paddling skills. It is a busy day!
 
Improver Canoe - River skills - If you have some canoe skills but would like to get more control on the river then here you are – your perfect masterclass to help you master your craft! Spending time as a solo paddler on grade 1/2 water where river skills such as crossing currents, precision lines, accuracy and of course understanding of trim will all be on the agenda.
 
Traditional Canoe Skills - Beyond the paddle! Time to embrace sails, ropes and poles as a means to keep the journey going. Using both open water and river this will look at how you go between these traditional canoe skills.
 
Womens WWK Development - An all women day on the river. Looking at developing control and finesse in your paddling so you can style the lines with ease and confidence. You should be at 3 star standard (no need to hold the award) to take part in this workshop.
 
Improver SUP - Plenty of paddlers have been getting into SUP. Now here is your chance to have a day with a coach developing control, power and finesse in your paddling. The day will also cover essential skills of dealing with common incidents.
 
Getting into Surf Kayaking - Here you go – surfs up! Get to the beach and learn how to catch those waves.

Saturday Morning Workshops

Stroke Work for Canoeists - What’s in a name – Indian stroke, J stroke, Knifed J, Box stroke, Pitch stroke! Let us help! Develop an deeper understanding of the strokes and learn how they how work so that you can add more options for moving your canoe. Whether you are tandem or solo this is for you. Suitable for those that have done some canoeing and above.
 
How to Coach Rolling - This workshop is aimed at those who coach or aid others with their roll. We will look at building up progressions, practices and exercises that can help you to help others.
 
Strength & Conditioning for Paddlesport - A workshop to look at how we can prepare ourselves better for paddlesports. No previous experience in this area is required.
 
Open Water Rescues - A workshop to take your rescues out into open water. This is a practical workshop that aims to look at simple and effective ways to deal with paddling incidents in the open water. Suitable for all craft and for those that are 2 star standard and above.
 
Coaching Rescues - All paddlers should be able to deal with simple paddling scenarios. If you are coaching others or helping others in how to do rescues then this workshop aims to look at ways to help with the progressions for coaching rescues.
 
Kayak - Forward Paddling Clinic - Forward paddling is the most essential of skills. This workshop is aimed at improving our technique. We will spend time out on the loch improving our understanding and practices to drive the kayak further for longer. Suitable for any kayak and paddlers of all levels.

Saturday Afternoon Workshops

Improver Rolling - Got a roll that needs refinement? Then here you go the workshop that aims to help you get to the next level.
 
All about 'Play' - A workshop aimed at how we can use 'play' to aid us in improving our performance for when it matters. Learn about the theory then put it into practice. Suitable for all crafts and all paddlers.
 
Putting the Fundamentals into Action - Suitable for all paddlers and all craft. This half-day workshop will take place out on the loch and aims to help  you put the fundamentals into your paddling. We will cover critical areas of balance – using good posture and connectivity, agility – using posture, power transfer and connectivity, coordination – using posture and connectivity. These along with the ability to feel and work with the water will get you control and mastering your craft.
 
Stroke Work for Canoeists - What’s in a name – Indian stroke, J stroke, Knifed J, Box stroke, Pitch stroke! Let us help! Develop an deeper understanding of the strokes and learn how they how work so that you can add more options for moving your canoe. Whether you are tandem or solo this is for you. Suitable for those that have done some canoeing and above.
 
Efficient Rescues - Use this workshop to improve how you rescue. Look at ways your boat is outfitted that ensures it works for you. This workshop will be suitable for all paddlers and all abilities. Develop efficient strategies to aid your rescues.
 
Kayak - Forward Paddling Clinic - Forward paddling is the most essential of skills. This workshop is aimed at improving our technique. We will spend time out on the loch improving our understanding and practices to drive the kayak further for longer. Suitable for any kayak and paddlers of all levels.

Saturday Evening Drop In Sessions

These are drop in sessions, no need to book, just turn up. 
 
SCA Personal Performance Awards - An opportunity to chat with the SCA around your club.
 
Club Development - An opportunity to discuss and share ideas on how to keep a club sustainable and developing.
 
Sea Kayak Sailing - A look at sea kayak sailing systems and how to set your sea kayak up.
 
Kayak Welding - Where to start / Kit required - give it a go on a kayak - we will supply kayak!
 
Canoe Outfitting - Look at how to set up your canoe and why!
 
OC1 Rolling - Time in the pool giving an OC1 a go at rolling!
 
Weather - An opportunity to discuss some weather options / where to source / apps / interpretation.
 
White Water Kayak Outfitting - A look at options and how to set up your white water kayak.
 
Rope Work - Rope work for white water paddlers.
 
Sea Navigation - A look at the resources required and how to use them.

Sunday Full Day Workshops

Performance WWK - Make your kayak behave and perform with / for you! The ultimate white water kayak day where we will look at performance gains on the white water and get everything smooth and polished....
 
Womens Open Canoe - An all women day on the river / open water. Looking at developing control and finesse in your paddling so you can style the lines with ease and confidence. You should be happy to paddle on open water / grade 1 & 2 river.
 
Leading WWK Trips - This workshop is for those that are 3 star standard and above (there is no need to hold the award). It sets out to help look at critical leadership skills to help have successful trips. Everyone can be a leader, if you have some knowledge of how then you can be more useful for the trips that you are taking. Reading the environment, tactics for running the river, communication strategies and positioning will all be covered.
 
Leading Sea Kayak Trips - This workshop is for those that are 3 star standard and above (there is no need to hold the award). It sets out to help look at critical leadership skills to help have successful trips. Everyone can be a leader, if you have some knowledge of how then you can be more useful for the trips that you are taking. Reading the environment, tactics for journeying, communication strategies and positioning will all be covered.
 
Leading Canoe Trips - This workshop is for those that are 3 star standard and above (there is no need to hold the award). It sets out to help look at critical leadership skills to help have successful trips. Everyone can be a leader, if you have some knowledge of how then you can be more useful for the trips that you are taking. Reading the environment, tactics for running the river, tactics for dealing with wind, communication strategies and positioning will all be covered.
 
Practical White Water Rescues - If you spend any time on white water then come and look at some top tips and handy hints for dealing with simple, common scenarios. Regardless if you have done the WWS&R or not, regardless of canoe or kayak then this one day workshop is for you.
 
Sea Kayak - Personal Safety Skills - This one day workshop out on the sea aims to look at critical personal safety. What to carry, where to carry it along with the means to look after yourself. Rolling, getting back in / on your kayak and self-rescues will all be part of the day.
 
Sea Kayak Sailing - A day looking at how to use sails while on a journey. This will cover how to set it up as well learning how to sail.
 
Traditional Canoe Skills - Beyond the paddle! Time to embrace sails, ropes and poles as a means to keep the journey going. Using both open water and river this will look at how you go between these traditional canoe skills.
 
Surf Kayak Development - Done some surf kayaking before? Here you go – an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the surf zone. Reading the environment, tactics for catching and riding the waves along with managing the environment will all be covered.

Sunday Morning Workshops

Developing your Canoe Coaching - A half day workshop for canoe coaches that could do with more ideas to add to their tool box.
 
Beyond FSRT - Done your FSRT? Then here is a workshop that aims to recap and then build on those skills. This workshop can / will be tailored to individual needs. Suitable for 2 star paddlers (not required to hold the award) and beyond and is desirable (not essential) if paddlers have completed the FSRT.
 
Fundamentals of Movement -This workshop is all about understanding the 3 concepts that underpin the Fundamentals of Movement in Paddlesport (Balance, Coordination and Agility). Suitable for all craft.
 
Rolling Progressions - Struggling with your roll? Or do you have to help others who are struggling. Let us help with variety of tasks and games that will aid in progressing the roll.
 
All about 'Play' - A workshop aimed at how we can use 'play' to aid us in improving our performance for when it matters. Learn about the theory then put it into practice. Suitable for all crafts and all paddlers.
 
Introduction to SUP - A half-day workshop to introduce you to the delights of Stand Up Paddling. This is suitable for all!

 

Sunday Afternoon Workshops

Developing Your Kayak Coaching - A half day workshop for kayak coaches that could do with more ideas to add to their tool box.
 
Fundamentals of Paddlesport - Foundation module - this module aims to introduce and develop coaches understanding of what adds to quality to paddlers performance, observation skills and practices that can be used to develop performance.
 
Improver SUP - Done SUP before? Then this is for you. This half day workshop will help with developing power and control on the board.
 
Rolling Games - Rolling is fun. Let us show games that we can play. These may just seem to be silly fun but you will see how they can develop a strong reliable roll in no time at all. Suitable for all, although if you have a roll (however shaky) or are coaching rolling you will get more from it.
 
Efficient Canoe Rescues - Use this workshop to help improve your canoe rescues. Look at ways your boat is outfitted that ensures it works for you. This workshop will be suitable for all paddlers and all abilities. Develop efficient strategies to aid your rescues.
 
All about 'Play' - A workshop aimed at how we can use 'play' to aid us in improving our performance for when it matters. Learn about the theory then put it into practice. Suitable for all crafts and all paddlers.