Canoe England Coaching Conference November 2013

by Ian Tokelove
Canoe Slalom. Coaching with GB Canoeing

Canoe Slalom coaching with GB Canoeing

The Canoe England Coaching Service has announced the Programme for this year’s Coaching Conference, which will take place at Alexandra House, Swindon SN4 0QJ on the 23rd and 24th November 2013.

There are 28 workshops on offer, including both indoor and water-based sessions as well as the pilot course for the BCU Stand Up Paddleboard Support Module.

The programme also includes the following Guest Speakers:

Deb Pinniger on Inspiring and understanding young peoples’ lasting involvement in paddlesport: value, trust and cooperation: Saturday 9.30am

Julian North on Understanding participant and performer wants and needs: a new segmentation approach to inform paddlesport environments, activities and coaching: Saturday 2.00pm

Chris Hodgson on Understanding motivation, participation and reward structures in adventure sport: Saturday 5.15pm

You can book your place on this event by completing a 2013 Conference Booking Form. Early booking is advised, as Canoe England have had unprecedented interest in the event and places on some workshops may be limited.

The Coaching Conference Workshops include:

  • From Goal Setting to Action for Recreational Paddlers
  • Introduction to Doorstep Sport
  • Environmental Awareness for Coaches
  • Avoiding Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Challenges Facing Disabled Athletes in Sport
  • Snappy Apps
  • Supporting Young People from School to Community Sport
  • Paddling for Fitness and Health
  • Avoiding Burnout in Paddlesport
  • The Natural Environment and the Sea Kayaker
  • Canoe England Resources – Making Your Life Easier
  • If You Are Not Having Fun, You Are Not Learning
  • The Significance of Structural and Symmetrical Strokes
  • Coaching for Independence
  • Surfski and the Paddling Midlife Crisis… a Perfect Match!!
  • Coaching and Developing Talented Athletes: The Myths Uncovered
  • Keeping the Paddler in Mind
  • CommunicationBridge (Deaf Awareness for Coaches)
  • Making Skills Development Fun
  • How to Deliver Engaging Sessions For Adults
  • Positive Framing – Helping Paddlers be their Best Self
  • Winter Paddling Indoors
  • Developing Long-Terms Skills in Open Canoeing; Solo
  • Discovering Sea Kayaks
  • From Mentoring to Coaching – Sustaining Great Coaching to Improve Performance
  • Developing Long-Terms Skills in Open Canoeing; Solo and Tandem
  • BCU Stand Up Paddleboard Support Module (Pilot)
  • BCU Slalom Support Module
  • BCU Intermediate Module Coaching the Mind

See the 2013 Conference Programme for more information.

Image credit: GB Canoeing


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