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Coaching Matters 2018 Dates Released

Tue 23 January 2018

We are pleased to confirm the programme of Coaching Matters events for 2018. Coaching Matters are the popular CPD events at venues across Scotland, delivered in partnership with sportscotland National Centre, Glenmore Lodge. Attendance at Coaching Matters counts as Coaching CPD valid for 3 years.

The workshops are open to coaches of all levels and disciplines and normally take place on sheltered water environment. This year we will continue the theme getting to know the paddler and how to aid them on their learning journey. This will include critical areas of feedback and how we structure our practice sessions. This will ultimately bring us to looking at how we as coaches make decisions about ‘how’ we coach. Throughout the day there will be coaching input and discussions in all craft with implications for the various environments we paddle / coach and lead in. Specific needs: If there is any way we can tailor the course to meet any learning or physical needs, please contact us as soon as possible.


Please bring equipment to be comfortable in during on the water sessions – getting wet is not planned but we are happy to accommodate if candidates want to do some wet sessions. Please bring a boat in your main discipline (the one in which you hold your primary coaching award).


0900: Arrive and registration.
0915: Welcome and introductions, introductions of people and introduction of day.
0930: Paddlesport Pathway.
  • A look at the outline of what British Canoeing offer
  • Individual considerations – options / pathways
1030: Helping our learners to learn
  • Understanding Feedback
  • Structuring Practice
1230: Lunch
1300: Coaches Decision Making
  • The purpose behind our decisions 
  • An opportunity to explore the options we have as coaches to run our sessions
  • The tools to aid decision making in our coaching 
  • The traps we may fall down on
1600: Review & Questions
1630: Finish



To book your place online log in to the SCA Portal, click on the course you want above or phone 0131 317 7314. 

Coaching Matters events have been very popular in the last couple of years and are often fully booked well in advance so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Courses are open to Full or Junior SCA members (including Family Adult / Family U18). Full payment is required at the time of booking.

These events are subsidised by sportscotland and the SCA and cost £40 per candidate.