Slalom Coach

Description

20 CPD Points
  • Do you want to coach Slalom?
  • Want to support your club?
  • To start a career in coaching paddlesport?

If the answer is yes to any of those questions the Slalom Coach Award could be for you!

Why become a Slalom Coach?

First of all, you will be joining a community of like minded individuals, keen to learn, develop and have fun whilst sharing their love of paddlesport. The Coach Award takes what you know and supports you through formal and informal development opportunities, part of your journey will involve an assessment, but the assessment isn’t the end as we believe in life long opportunities for learning.

The Coach Award is used by the self employed, clubs, centres and organisations as an appropriate level of training for coaches who develop individuals paddlesport knowledge and skills in a Slalom environment.

What can a Slalom Coach do?

The Coach Award is designed for you, to support  you coaching  paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills.

You can coach in K1, C1 and C2 in the Slalom environment. This will include coaching beginners new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills.

As a Coach you can work independently or you could be deployed by a club, centre or organisation. Being a Coach allows you to design coaching to support their learners and provide British Canoeing Awards and Training such as:

Note: other experience, training or qualifications may be required find out more in our develop skills section.

There will be opportunities to develop and progress your own paddling skills and meet like-minded people during the course. Many of our course candidates develop long lasting friendships, connections and contacts.

Find out more:

Click through the tabs for more info or read the course guide here.

Challenge Cards:

Regardless of if your start to develop as a Slalom Coach or a seasoned pro this free online resource will be great for you and your learners. Click here for more information: Slalom Challenge Cards

Slalom Challenge cards

Registration

The Slalom Coach has two formal registration requirements, registration and assessment check-in

Coach Award Registration

Registration can take place at any on your development journey to gaining a Coach Award, the benefits of registering early are:

  • You will be registered on our learner management system and get access to all of our great resources including the Coach Award eLearning
  • Confidence that you meet the registration requirements for the award
  • We are able to contact you and share development opportunities with you

What does Registration cost?

Registration costs vary a little dependant on the qualification and where you live, for more information you can read the Registration Guide here.

How do I Register?

  • You will need to be an On the Water British Canoeing Member - join now British Canoeing Membership (On the Water)
  • You need to be at least 16 years of age to register
  • Once you're a member you access your membership portal and register through the dedicated platform
  • For more information you can use our Registration Guidance here.
Assessment Checkin

Check In is a process for coaches who are planning to attend a Coach Award Assessment course. The purpose of Check In is to confirm the coach holds all prerequisites, its free, quick and confirmation sent straight to your inbox*. This should then be shared with the assessor to confirm eligibility for assessment. It also gives you peace of mind that you have everything you need in place and you can focus on enjoying your assessment. Please do not try to check in unless you hold all prerequisites, including the completion of Coach Award eLearning module.

  • Confirmation of Check In will not be issued until the conditions are met.
  • Please Check In using your Membership Portal. Under the Menu tab, select Registrations.

*Note - as long as you meet the prerequisites, you will be automatically sent confirmation of your Check In. **Note – if you are aware that your record is out of date (for example your First Aid has expired) we recommend you email the check-in form to us with a copy of updated certificates.

Content

The Slalom Coach is made up of four formal elements, however for experienced paddlers/ coaches you could consider Accreditation of Prior Learning(APL) to move directly to the formal element that suits your development click here to find out more about APL.

Core Coach Training

Typically run over 2 days, the Core Coach Training will develop your understanding of the WHO and the HOW of coaching. You will explore different approaches to coaching, understanding and enabling learning, and some core coaching skills. You will also be supported in evolving your personal coaching development plan to enable you to take your learning into practice after the course. There are no formal Personal Performance Award or Safety Award requirements, however, to get the best from your course you need to feel comfortable in or on your craft and be able to independently paddle on sheltered water. We recommend holding the the Paddle Explore Award before booking on your training (or equivalent)

You can look at a Sample Programme here.

For more information on the Core Coach Training click the Tile Below

Slalom Coach Training

Typically run over 2 days the Discipline Specific Training focuses on HOW to coach the WHAT (discipline specific skills) and WHERE you will be coaching. The training explores how to coach technical and tactical skills. The course will help you to plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions and explore specifics to help you coach typical learners in Freestyle. There are no formal Personal Performance Award or Safety Award requirements, however, to get the best from your course you need to feel comfortable in your craft and be able to independently paddle on sheltered water. We recommend holding a Personal Performance Award such as the Slalom Explore Award. (or equivalent)

You can look at a Sample Programme here.

Coach Award eLearning

The Coach Award eLearning is an online set of activities that need to be completed before assessment when completing the BCAB Coach Award. These activities are only available once you have registered for the Coach Award, after which, a log in will be generated and sent to you. You can register at anytime, but it must be complete before you Check-in for assessment. The activities inside this eLearning package are:

  • Coaching Philosophy
  • How Learners/Athletes Learn
  • Stages of Learning
  • Enabling Learners/Athletes to Learn
  • Coaching To Develop Learner/Athlete Learning
  • Coach’s Decision Making
  • Information Gathering
  • Creating an Optimum Learning Environment
  • Structuring Practice Sessions
  • Games With Aims
  • Reflective Practice
  • Planning Coaching Sessions
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Deployment Matters
  • Welfare of Learners/Athletes
  • Equality and Learner/Athlete Needs

Slalom Coach Assessment

We believe in assessments for learning and you will definitely learn a lot from your assessment, to find out more click on the assessment tab.

Course Assessment

We do everything we can to take the stress out of assessments, we are focused on the journey and not the destination. The experience will be safe, engaging and enjoyable, with the you at the heart of the process involving you in as much of the decision making as possible.

As soon as you are considering taking your assessment we encourage you to 'Check-in'. This free peace of mind registration checks you have everything in place for your assessment - find out more on the Registration Tab.

Once your checked in you can arrange an assessment either by using the booking now tab to find an advertised course or by using the Provider Finder to 'find' a Slalom Coach Assessor.

Typical Assessment

Your assessor will guide you through the stages of arranging your assessment, discussing with you the best times and dates for the assessment, helping you ensure you have someone to coach and the appropriate assessment conditions on the day.

Your assessment will include:
  • Assessment Discussion Task
  • Practical Coaching
  • Rescue Skills
  • Personal Skills
  • Background Knowledge, Understanding and Experience

You can look at the Assessment Day Pack here. (Download and print a copy for your assessment day).

You can look at the Assessment Guidance here.

Help and Support for your Assessment

Every coach will prepare differently for their assessment, however we have provided a couple of examples of preparation for your Assessment Discussion Task here:

You also might find it useful to prepare for the discussion around your Background Knowledge, Understanding and Experience by logging your coaching experience in a logbook like this Coaching and Leadership Logbook you can also use the headings suggested and make your own!

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20 CPD Points
Course Description
  • Do you want to coach Slalom?
  • Want to support your club?
  • To start a career in coaching paddlesport?

If the answer is yes to any of those questions the Slalom Coach Award could be for you!

Why become a Slalom Coach?

First of all, you will be joining a community of like minded individuals, keen to learn, develop and have fun whilst sharing their love of paddlesport. The Coach Award takes what you know and supports you through formal and informal development opportunities, part of your journey will involve an assessment, but the assessment isn’t the end as we believe in life long opportunities for learning.

The Coach Award is used by the self employed, clubs, centres and organisations as an appropriate level of training for coaches who develop individuals paddlesport knowledge and skills in a Slalom environment.

What can a Slalom Coach do?

The Coach Award is designed for you, to support  you coaching  paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills.

You can coach in K1, C1 and C2 in the Slalom environment. This will include coaching beginners new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills.

As a Coach you can work independently or you could be deployed by a club, centre or organisation. Being a Coach allows you to design coaching to support their learners and provide British Canoeing Awards and Training such as:

Note: other experience, training or qualifications may be required find out more in our develop skills section.

There will be opportunities to develop and progress your own paddling skills and meet like-minded people during the course. Many of our course candidates develop long lasting friendships, connections and contacts.

Find out more:

Click through the tabs for more info or read the course guide here.

Challenge Cards:

Regardless of if your start to develop as a Slalom Coach or a seasoned pro this free online resource will be great for you and your learners. Click here for more information: Slalom Challenge Cards

Slalom Challenge cards

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