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Slalom Excel Award

Slalom Excel Award

Your Slalom Excel Award will build on your existing skills to give you the ability to race and train in an advanced, slalom environment. You will explore new boat, body and blade movements and trajectories. As well as learning how to handle the challenges that forces of nature may bring with precision. It will give…
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Slalom Perform Award

Slalom Perform Award

Your Slalom Perform Award will progress your slalom techniques and skills. This will give you the ability to plan and apply decision making skills according to the environment. You will further develop your speed and ability to allow for confidence and proficiency in skills and kit for an enjoyable slalom session. You will continue to…
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Slalom Explore

Slalom Explore Award

Your Slalom Explore Award will help you develop a foundation in slalom techniques and skills to help you start your journey into slalom. It will help you develop your speed and agility to play on white water rapids. To have an enjoyable slalom session you will need to consider some key factors. These are the…
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Racing Excel Award

Racing Excel Award

Your Racing Excel Award is all about you being autonomous in your training and advancing your skills in all racing environments to ensure an enjoyable racing experience at a high-performance level, be this national or international. You will work with your Coach to ensure you have the skills and have put the preparation in place…
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Racing Perform Award

Racing Perform Award

Your Racing Perform Award is designed to give you the confidence and the skills to enjoy competing at a higher level. The award builds on your experience of sprint and marathon conditions and introduces the skills required for ocean racing. This award will delve further into the preparation required before and during a race. You…
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Racing Explore Award

Racing Explore Award

Your Racing Explore Award allows you to feel confident and to have fun in a racing canoe or kayak. It can form the start of your journey into racing. This award should give you the skills required to compete in entry level marathon and sprint events. Working with your Coach you will look at how…
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Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Award

Your Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Award will progress your skills on a SUP and introduce the skills required to have an enjoyable and safe day out on white water. This will be on rivers up to grade 2. When heading out onto the river you will need to make some key decisions to ensure…
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Stand Up Paddleboard Paddle Surf Award

Your Stand Up Paddleboard Paddle Surf Award will give you the personal and decision-making skills to enjoy your first wave riding experiences. You will learn how to catch, ride and exit a wave. In order to have an enjoyable day out surfing, you will need to make sure that we look at some key factors…
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River Raft Racing Award

River Raft Racing Award

Your River Raft Racing Award further develops your rafting skills. It introduces the specific skills needed to create a safe and enjoyable experience on natural rivers. It also prepares you to paddle the river without a Coach or Guide present. With natural rivers there are more environmental factors; you will need to know more information…
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Stadium Raft Racing Award

Stadium Raft Racing Award

Your Stadium Raft Racing Award is designed to introduce you to the specific skills that create an enjoyable and safe experience on an artificial, white-water course. You will expand your rafting and decision-making skills. As well as expanding your knowledge of any official race rules and tactics. Paddling on white water brings additional factors that…
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Flat water Raft Racing Award

Flat Water Raft Racing Award

Your Flat Water Racing Award will give you the ability to enjoy raft training and racing in a flat water environment. It will introduce you to the raft racing specific skills which create an enjoyable experience on the water. You will explore the factors which create a safe race or session on the water. Factors…
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Advanced Sea Kayak Award

Advanced Sea Kayak Award

Your Advanced Sea Kayak Award will give you the personal and decision-making skills to have a safe and fun day out in a sea kayak in advanced sea conditions. This award will expand your experience of sea kayaking to include a wide variety of sea conditions. This includes winds over force 4 and tides over…
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Coastal Sea Kayak Award

Your Coastal Sea Kayak Award is designed to progress your ability in appropriate decision making and paddling skills for an enjoyable, safe day out at sea. It should allow you to be confident in planning and undertaking journeys on the sea in a sea kayak or specific sit on tops. You will learn skills to…
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Sea Kayak Award

Your Sea Kayak Award gives you the skills and ability to have a safe, fun day out on the sea. It will give you the correct decision-making and personal skills with which you can plan an enjoyable and successful journey on the sea. You will look at the key environmental factors that will influence your…
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Polo Excel Award

Polo Excel Award

Your Polo Excel Award will further your own experience to allow you to have an enjoyable training session and game on the water. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of Canoe Polo and an indication of a high level of personal skill, teamwork and understanding of the polo game in training and competition. What’s involved?…
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Polo Perform Award

Polo Perform Award

Your Polo Perform Award will give you a greater understanding of the skills and equipment required for an enjoyable game of Polo. As a result you will delve deeper into the techniques and tactics that will begin to improve your game. Working with your Coach you will tailor your programme to you, focusing on areas…
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Polo Explore Award

Polo Explore Award

Your Polo Explore Award will help you in starting to develop your ability to apply appropriate decision making to underpin your skills for participating in the game of Polo. With your Coach you will look at the decision-making skills that will allow you to undertake an enjoyable paddling session on the water. You will start…
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Freestyle Award

Freestyle Award

Your Freestyle Award will give you the ability to have a fun and exciting freestyle session on moving water, waves, holes and eddy lines. Together with your Coach you will look at the factors that affect your decision on when and where to go out. You will gain proficiency of skills and equipment use to…
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Flat Water Freestyle Award

Flat Water Freestyle Award

Your Flat Water Freestyle award enables you to develop the foundation moves of freestyle. It can be run on any flat water making it the perfect opportunity to get into freestyle without the need for access to white water. You will work alongside your Coach to practice and perfect your freestyle moves within a safe…
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Advanced Freestyle Award

Advanced Freestyle Award

Your Advanced Freestyle Award is designed to advance your skills. It will enable you to become a competent all-round freestyle paddler. You will work with your Coach to create a proficient use of skills and equipment to enjoy and be in control throughout your freestyle session. This Award will give you the confidence in looking…
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Advanced Canoe Award

Advanced Canoe Award

Your Advanced Canoe Award will enhance your canoe skills and your ability to make appropriate decisions for safe days out canoeing in advanced conditions. As with all of the Personal Performance Awards, your award will be tailored around you and what you wish to achieve. You will work alongside your Coach to build on your…
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Progressive Canoe Award

Progressive Canoe Award

Your Progressive Canoe Award is designed to progress your judgement, decision making and your understanding of journeying. you work with your coach to tailor your progression and as a result you will be more confident to plan and undertake canoe journeys regardless of where you paddle. Where can you use it? Working with your Coach…
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Canoe Award

Canoe Award

Your Canoe Award endorses your skill, judgement and decision making when journeying in a Canoe. It is tailored to each paddler and will give you the ability to plan and undertake safe journeys. This award empowers you to make key decisions at the right time. You will learn to judge how environmental factors, the location…
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Freestyle Coach

Do you want to coach Freestyle? Want to support your club? To start a career in coaching paddlesport? If the answer is yes to any of those questions, the Freestyle Coach Award could be for you! Why become a Freestyle Coach? First of all, you will be joining a community of like minded individuals, keen…
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Sheltered Water Kayak Coach

Kayak Coach

Do you want to coach kayaking? Want to support your club? To start a career in coaching paddlesport? If you answer yes to any of those questions, the Kayak (Sheltered Water) Coach Award could be for you! Why become a Kayak Coach? First of all, you will be joining a community of like minded individuals,…
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Sheltered Water Canoe Coach

Canoe Coach

Do you want to coach canoe? Want to support your club? To start a career in coaching paddlesport? If the answer is yes to any of those questions, the Canoe (Sheltered Water) Coach Award could be for you! Why become a Canoe Coach? First of all, you will be joining a community of like minded…
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Core Coach

Coach Core Training

The two day Core Coach Training is open to all paddlers regardless your discipline or previous coaching experience. In this practical course, you will explore different approaches to understanding and enabling learning. You will also be supported in evolving your personal coaching development plan to enable you to take your learning into practice after the…
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Advanced Surf Safety Rescue

Advanced Surf Safety & Rescue Training

Do you surf? Do you want the skills to stay out of trouble? Want to know what to do if either you or others get into trouble in the surf? The Advanced Surf Safety & Rescue Training will help you surf with more confidence! Your course will support you to consider safe practices, provide practical…
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Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning

Open Water Navigation & Tidal Planning Training

Do you paddle on the sea and do open crossings? Want to understand the importance of tides and weather information? Our Open Water Navigation & Tidal Planning Training course can help you to paddle open water crossings with confidence. As a result your course will support you to consider the weather, tides and provide ideas…
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