Is It For Me?
This two-day training course is for those who have completed their BC Performance Core Coach Training and are ready to start the journey towards BC Performance White Water Kayak Coach.
The course will look to apply the ‘how’ of coaching – developed on your BC Performance Core Coach Training – with the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of white water kayaking.
The two days discipline specific will then look at putting all the elements of the BC Performance Core Training course into practice in the white water environment.
This two-day course is open to anybody who has done the BC Performance Coach Core Training course, has attended the appropriate Intermediate Modules and/or BC Moderate Water Endorsement and has the Moderate Leadership Award in their chosen discipline. As a qualified BC Performance White water Kayak Coach you will be able to work in a coaching capacity and lead groups in an experienced and specialist role. This role is aimed at the coach working in a medium-term role with the students they are coaching.
The two days discipline specific will then look at putting all the elements of the BC Performance Coach Core Training course into practice in the white water environment. This will include looking at the BC Performance Coach ‘hows’ of coaching in a medium term student environment as well as the discipline specific ‘whats’ of developing performers in moderate white water conditions. The discipline specific two days is a compulsory part of the BC Performance Coach Training Programme.
The course will finish by giving you a clear action plan as to how to progress to a BC Performance White Water Kayak Coach Assessment.
If there is any way you would benefit from us tailoring the learning programme to meet any learning or physical specific needs, please let us know a soon as possible so we can look at helping with this. We have a good range of kayaks and canoes at the Lodge, however if you want to bring your own specific boat with you please feel free to.
For further information and more detailed syllabus please contact the SCA on 0131 317 7314 or look on the Coaching part of the website;
What Will I Need?
Glenmore Lodge has a large, and very comprehensive store of up to date clothing and equipment. You are welcome to use your own equipment and pick and choose odd items from the store. Your instructor will want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity.
If you are thinking about buying equipment but are not too sure what to get we would advise you to come and try our equipment and then make your purchases after the course. We have a range of most equipment items you can try during the course and there is advice on hand from other students as well as the staff.
We have a range of some of the latest river kayaks from Pyranha and Dagger. Our Open boats are all new from Hou Canoes, Mad River, Wenonah and Venture. Our paddling clothing is from Peak and we have a wide range tailored to your discipline. We use a range of paddles depending on the activity, Werner for river kayaking and canoeing. There are specialist additional open boating items such as poles and sails.
GLENMORE LODGE CAN SUPPLY:
- Bouyancy aids
- Spray decks
- Wet suits
- Wet suit bootees
- Small drybags
- Dry suits (only for out of season kayak courses)
- Paddling Trousers
- Paddling Neoprene Gloves/mitts
- Split Paddles
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES.
Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.
- Informal clothing for leisure wear
- Insulating layers – at least two mid weights
- Fleece/insulated jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Hat & gloves***
- Vacuum Flask & Water Bottle ***
- Box or bag for packed lunch.
- Blister kit/ small first aid kit
- Personal toiletries & medications (towels are provided)
- Suncream – you just never know! ***
- Sunhat and sun glasses & cord
- Insect Repellant – it may be midgey!***
- Spare towel
- An alarm clock
- Waterproof Notebook***
Glenmore Lodge also has a pool, gym & climbing wall – so don’t forget your swimming/gym/climbing kit!
Items marked *** are available in our shop subject to availability.