Slalom Support Module

Slalom Support. A paddler heads down the water and navigates a green pole.

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Slalom Support Module introduces and explains the basic techniques and strategies for coaching slalom paddlesport.

The Module seeks to support the continuing process of good coaching practice on the riverbank, with syllabi written to focus on coaches who are likely to be supporting beginners.

Slalom Support Module Overview

Minimum age

16 years


At the point of registration, the following prerequisites are required:

  • Registration Fee
  • 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:

  • Identify the key demands of introductory slalom performance
  • Recognise and understand the key elements of the basic slalom strokes
  • Recognise and understand the key elements of basic stagger technique and regular upstream technique
  • Recognise and understand the elements of preparation, delivery and review within an introductory competition environment (linked to Paddlesport Instructor and/or Coach Award Syllabi)

Running over six hours, practical activities will address the core skills covered in the Canoe Slalom Technical Manual.

Coaches will work towards understanding these core skills whilst building slalom-specific coaching tools to aid the delivery of fun and productive slalom sessions.


After completing the Module, candidates receive a letter confirming attendance and are sent a Slalom Discipline Support Module Logbook. The Logbook is used to record work done out in the field with a mentor and focuses on developing the key technical elements covered within the Module. Candidates who successfully complete the Logbook should return it to their Delivery Centre for certification.

Find a Slalom Support Module Course

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