The Basic Flatwater Stand Up Paddle board Instructor course is designed to provide a nationally recognized certification in the instruction and administration of the Paddle Canada Stand Up Paddleboard Program.
Learn to teach others the wonders of SUP! Learning styles, teaching techniques, and practice teaching sessions are emphasized. I'll introduce the basics of group management, decision-making, risk assessment, organizing and presenting effective on-land and water lessons, detecting and correcting common challenges with strokes and rescues, and providing meaningful feedback to students.
Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to instruct within the Paddle Canada Flatwater Paddleboard programs, self-rescue and tow with confidence, paddle gracefully in windy and wavy conditions, plan and execute lessons with clear objectives and learning outcomes, and demonstrate good judgment in group management, safety and weather. You will receive a Paddle Canada Flatwater SUP Instructor certificate.
There is a fee for the course (this varies based on hosting facility) and a second fee for your Paddle Canada membership paid directly to Paddle Canada.
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Equipment is not included, bring your own or contact me for weekend rental information.
What you will need:
It's recommended you've had an opportunity to practice skills learned in the Advanced Course before going for your Basic Instructor. The Friday 2 hour refresher/assessment class is a great way to review technique but practicing before class is advised.
To be a great instructor it's best to be proficient one skill one level above the one you are teaching.