Freestyle Support Module

Freestyle Support. A freestyle paddler performs a move with a paddle in the air.

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Freestyle Support Module is designed to assist coaches who want to gain more knowledge about the specialist discipline of freestyle.

The course introduces and explains the basic techniques and coaching strategies. With the syllabi written to focus on coaches who are likely to be supporting early development athletes, the Module seeks to support the continuing process of good coaching practice on the riverbank. Freestyle paddling skills are not required.

Freestyle Support Module Overview

Minimum age

16 years


  • Registration Fee for Delivery Centre Members
  • A British Canoeing Awarding Body Coaching Qualification
  • Age 16 years, or older

Course Length

6 hours

Course Documents

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Register at least 2 weeks prior to the training course

Course Content and Structure

By the end of this workshop, participants should have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand the role of the British Canoeing Freestyle Committee, International Canoe Federation and competition framework
  • Understand equipment design and its application to freestyle paddlesport
  • Understand the basic physical and mechanical properties of selected muscles
  • Be able to discuss and analyse selected movements and their application to freestyle paddlesport
  • Be able to perform analysis of movement patterns and problem solving
  • Be able to deliver practical activities to enhance students’ learning and understanding of movement
  • Demonstrate student-centred learning and application of knowledge

The course includes both practical and theory sessions.

Classroom sessions will be supplemented by demonstrations, group activities, videos and worksheet resources. Practical activities will focus on the core skills covered by the British Canoeing Freestyle Technical Manual. Coaches will work towards understanding these core skills, while building freestyle-specific coaching tools to aid the delivery of fun and productive freestyle sessions. The course is designed to be delivered indoors and/or outdoors.


Upon completion of the Freestyle Support Module, the course provider will submit successful participants for certification. Your Delivery Centre will then issue a certificate of attendance.

Find a Freestyle Support Module Course

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