British Canoeing SUP Discipline Support Module

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The British Canoeing SUP Discipline Support Module is designed to assist (aspirant) coaches and leaders who want to gain more knowledge about the specialist discipline of SUP. The course introduces and explains the basic techniques and strategies for working with SUPs.

The course is a mix of theory and practical activity to ensure everyone has time to try things out. The module seeks to support the continuing process of good practice on the water, with the syllabus written to focus on people who are working with beginners.

Module aims

  • Provide a background to the various disciplines within SUP
  • Introduce different types of equipment including the issues of equipment design, size and modification to suit all individual requirements.
  • Introduce and develop the coaches/leaders knowledge of SUP specific techniques and tactics
  • Support the coach or leader apply coaching/leadership skills when working with SUPs
  • Explore SUP safety and rescue techniques

Download the syllabus (pdf)

Summer / Autumn 2017 dates

  • Friday 29 September 2017 (10.00–16.00) Spaces remaining
  • Friday 27 October 2017 (10.00–16.00) Spaces remaining
  • Friday 24 November 2017 (10.00–16.00) Spaces remaining
  • Friday 23 February 2018 (10.00–16.00) Spaces remaining
  • Friday 23 March 2018 (10.00–16.00) Spaces remaining
  • Friday 27 April 2018 (10.00–16.00) Spaces remaining
  • Private dates and locations by arrangement. Please email

Use the calendar below to pick your date and book online.

Bespoke courses

Can’t see a date that works for you? We’ll deliver a course for you (4 minimum). We have delivered courses all over the UK from Chichester to Cumbria and have a range of boards and paddles (including premium race boards) to try if you don’t yet have your own. Contact us for details.

Course length: 6 hours (1 day)

Prerequisites: Although the course is designed for coaches and leaders (or aspiring coaches/leaders), there are no formal prerequisites.

Registration and certification fees:

  1. You do not need to complete a CR Form ahead of attending.
  2. British Canoeing certification fees can now be collected here (see below) and passed on to them.

Duration: Six hours (10am–4pm)

Venue: Baltic Wharf, Bristol Floating Harbour (and UK-wide)
Course price: £80 including board hire
Certification (to British Canoeing): £17.50 members, £25 non-members
Contact us about our group rates.

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Description

Module aims This module aims to provide an overview of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and the fundamental techniques and skills for coaching SUP. The course is recommended for existing paddlesports coaches interested in pursuing SUP and developing coaching/analysis skills specific to SUP. This module will:

  • Provide an insight into current SUP development including the role of the BCU, Water Skills Academy (WSA), British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA), Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI) and Adventure Activities Licencing Service (AALS)
  • Introduce the different types of equipment including the issues of equipment design, size and modification to suit individual requirements
  • Provide a background to the various disciplines within SUP paddling and the specific techniques that apply to each
  • Provide a fun and informative way of using practical based coaching techniques to improve candidate’s understanding of SUP on sheltered water, enabling the coach to build a solid background for paddlers to progress into their chosen area of SUP
  • Provide coaches with SUP specific observation and analysis information
  • Reinforce the transferability of technique and skill between other paddlesport disciplines and SUP

Learning outcomes By the end of this module participants should be able to:

  • Understand the world wide development of the sport and the role of the various bodies on the field – BCU, ASI, BSUPA, Sport England and AALS
  • Understand equipment design and its application to SUP paddlesport
  • Be able to discuss the different activities that take place on an SUP
  • Understand the different types of board available, their characteristics and the different techniques used on them
  • Be able to deliver practical activities to enhance candidate’s learning and understanding of handling an SUP efficiently
  • Demonstrate candidate centred learning and application of knowledge appropriate to the coaching of an SUP paddler

Reviews

We’re proud of the excellent feedback we receive from course participants:

Spring 2017

  • I was definitely in the cynical category before the session but was really encouraged by the sport itself, the coaching I received and your very genuine approach.
  • You led the course with a knowledge and enthusiasm that was infectious. Thank you for an excellent course. We look forward to introducing many young people to the world of watersports through SUP!

Autumn 2016

  • Fantastic course, good venue and range of skills covered. Awesome set up – thanks!
  • A great introduction to teaching SUP skills. Nice progression and fun too. Nicely linked to kayak/canoe skills and awards. Thank you!
  • Really good progression from very basic skills up to more advanced.
  • Tim was excellent. Pitched to exactly the right level for all the candidates. Fun and informative without being patronising.
  • Great venue for introducing the sport!

Summer 2016

  • Great course. Having started the day with minimal SUP experience I felt very at ease by the end of the day. Tim was also a good listener which is often rarer than you might think from some coaches.
  • Best BCU course I’ve ever been on. Thank you SUP Bristol!
  • I found the SUP course fun and informative. Good course. Very enjoyable, enthusiastic instructor. Very informative. Good to try different types of boards. Practically based.
  • Great structure and well organised. Good intro to SUP. I’m looking forward to the future!
  • Good pace to the course with opportunities to practice. Good fun, delivery was good. Approachable and open to ideas. Much appreciated!
  • Great practical hands on course giving useful skills and ideas for running sessions. Nice pace and content. Informative up-to-date information with a knowledgable, enthusiastic instructor in a great setting! The course was adaptable to weather challenges and there was an excellent variety of boards to try at the end too.

Spring 2016

  • Clear, concise information. Enjoyable. Fun. Lovely coffee. All go! (as in, not too much sitting about!)
  • Well presented, informative with interesting discussion points and useful progression ideas. The safety session was invaluable.
  • I found this course fun and informative. Tim was very approachable. I particularly liked the play with safety and towing options. I’m keen to learn more!
  • Friendly and informative, nice and relaxed. Facilities are good. Friendly, informed instruction. Practically based for the majority and where appropriate. Good variety of equipment and facilities

Additional information

Group size

Prerequisites

Stamped CR form, Existing BC Level 1 coach or above

Course numbers

Friday 30 October 2015 – 45974, Friday 27 November 2015 – 45975, Friday 29 January 2016 – 45976, Friday 26 February 2016 – 45977, Friday 25 March 2016 – 45978

Registration

Please visit the British Canoeing website and download a Coach Registration form. Return it to your home nation head office at least two weeks prior to the course start date. Canoe England forms can be emailed to [email protected].