Slalom Excel Award

Description

10 CPD Points

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 you a high level of skills to allow you to be in control throughout the session.

You will continue to look at the environmental factors to help you to make key decisions about when and where to paddle. You shall ensure that the kit you choose is appropriate for more advanced conditions. In addition, you will look at your impact on the environment when entering and leaving the water.

Warm ups and warm downs are very important to prepare you for a session. You and your Coach will look at your current warm up and warm downs to identify where you can improve. This will involve walking the course. You will also learn how to set a balanced and competitive slalom course in line with ICF rules and regulations.

As the conditions are now more advanced, you will need to have the skills to reflect this. You and your Coach will identify the techniques and tactics to help minimise your time around the poles. This will give you efficiency and effectiveness throughout your run.

What is involved

After each training session, you and your Coach will reflect on your session. Performing a good post-training assessment will help ensure your future sessions are positive experiences. You will look at other paddlers and video footage of yourself to see where technique can be improved. This will steer where your training will go next.

Each day we spend in a slalom boat further expands our skills and knowledge, creating a more enjoyable experience on the water. With no two training sessions ever the same, we never stop learning. Continually evaluating the choices we make creates a natural evolution of decision making and paddling ability.

Ready to begin?

Use our finder to find a course or a Coach to start your journey today!

Want to know more?

Read the award description here: Slalom Excel Award Description

If you are new to Slalom, you may wish to look at the Slalom Explore Award or the Slalom Perform Award.

If you feel you already have the experience or wish to progress further, then you may wish to look at the Slalom Coach Award. Use our finder to find a Coach or a course now.

Content

You will further advance your decision-making skills to deal with the more advanced conditions. You will also look at more advanced techniques to give you a confident and efficient performance during your session.

This will include:

  • Location
  • Getting Ready
  • At the Water
  • Pre-Session
  • Slalom Skills
  • Post Session
  • Future Development

Course Assessment

There is no formal assessment to the Slalom Excel Award. Each session you spend in a slalom boat will further expand your skill and knowledge. This leads to a more enjoyable experience out on the water. With no two sessions ever likely to be the same, you will never stop learning. You and your Coach will tailor the sessions around your own learning and development needs. The award will be certificated when you are ready!

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10 CPD Points
Course Description

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 you a high level of skills to allow you to be in control throughout the session.

You will continue to look at the environmental factors to help you to make key decisions about when and where to paddle. You shall ensure that the kit you choose is appropriate for more advanced conditions. In addition, you will look at your impact on the environment when entering and leaving the water.

Warm ups and warm downs are very important to prepare you for a session. You and your Coach will look at your current warm up and warm downs to identify where you can improve. This will involve walking the course. You will also learn how to set a balanced and competitive slalom course in line with ICF rules and regulations.

As the conditions are now more advanced, you will need to have the skills to reflect this. You and your Coach will identify the techniques and tactics to help minimise your time around the poles. This will give you efficiency and effectiveness throughout your run.

What is involved

After each training session, you and your Coach will reflect on your session. Performing a good post-training assessment will help ensure your future sessions are positive experiences. You will look at other paddlers and video footage of yourself to see where technique can be improved. This will steer where your training will go next.

Each day we spend in a slalom boat further expands our skills and knowledge, creating a more enjoyable experience on the water. With no two training sessions ever the same, we never stop learning. Continually evaluating the choices we make creates a natural evolution of decision making and paddling ability.

Ready to begin?

Use our finder to find a course or a Coach to start your journey today!

Want to know more?

Read the award description here: Slalom Excel Award Description

If you are new to Slalom, you may wish to look at the Slalom Explore Award or the Slalom Perform Award.

If you feel you already have the experience or wish to progress further, then you may wish to look at the Slalom Coach Award. Use our finder to find a Coach or a course now.

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