The Discipline Specific Training focuses on how to coach the discipline specific skills. Discipline Specific Training courses are 2-days. The training is designed for those working towards a Coach Award and is also suitable as stand-alone training.
What are the Prerequisites?
Full Home Nation Association Membership
Relevant Leadership Award for some disciplines (as listed on page 19)
Core Coach Training (or equivalent, as listed on page 18)
What preparation do I need to do?
You will need good knowledge of the discipline(s) you wish to coach as this provides the content of WHAT you will be coaching. Your course provider can provide further guidance.
Prior to training, boat-based coaches should ensure that their personal skills (and leadership skills) are well practiced. This allows you to focus on developing your ‘coaching’, rather than your ‘paddling’. Specific guidance for those attending Sheltered Water Training is here:
Personal Skills Guidance
We strongly recommend that all coaches following boat-based qualification pathways ensure that their personal skills are well-practiced when they attend Discipline Specific Training courses. This allows the coach to focus on developing their ‘coaching’, rather than ‘paddling’ skills.
This can be quite difficult for a Canoe or Kayak (Sheltered Water) Coach to judge, given that this may be their first step on a qualification pathway. We have therefore provided a checklist overleaf to help you review your skills. This is based on the standard required at assessment when you will need to show efficient and effective personal skills to facilitate safe, quality, enjoyable coaching sessions in sheltered water. This includes, in winds up (and including) Beaufort force 3, and will include Canoe and/or Kayak depending on the certification route you intend to follow.
At the point of attending your Sheltered Water Training, we recommend that of the skills listed overleaf, most are ‘always’ or ‘sometimes’ present in your performance. This strong base of personal skills should then set you up well to focus on developing your coaching practice.
What will we cover?
On your Discipline Specific Training course you will focus on how to coach technical and tactical skills. The course will help you plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions and you’ll explore specifics to help you coach some typical athletes/learners relevant to you/your discipline.
What do I do after the Discipline Specific Training?
Practice. Your independent and supplementary learning are important to help you develop your coaching skills, see overleaf. You can proceed to Assessment when you feel ready (and when you have the prerequisites in place). You can also repeat (or access different) elements of training if you wish to strengthen, broaden, recap or refresh your knowledge and understanding of the content.
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