Sprint Support Module

Sprint Support. A sprint paddler concentrates on her strokes.

The British Canoeing Awarding Body ‘Sprint’ Support Module introduces and explains the basic techniques and strategies for coaching sprint paddlesport.

With syllabi written to focus on coaches who are likely to be supporting beginners, the Module seeks to support the continuing process of good coaching practice on the riverbank and is designed to assist coaches who want to gain more knowledge about the basic techniques and strategies for coaching sprint paddlesport.

It is written to focus on coaches who are likely to be supporting beginners and seeks to support the continuing process of good coaching practice on the riverbank.

Sprint Support Module Overview

Minimum age

16 years

Duration

6 hours

Prerequisites

Register at least 2-weeks prior to the training course. At the point of registration, the following prerequisites are required:

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

Find a Sprint Support Module Course

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Course Documents

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Course Content and Structure

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

  • Identify the key demands of introductory sprint performance
  • Recognise and understand the key elements of the basic sprint techniques
  • Recognise and understand the key elements of crew boats and basic training principles
  • Recognise and understand the elements of preparation, delivery and review within an introductory competition environment (linked to Paddlesport Instructor and/or Coach Award Coaching Syllabi)

Completed over 6 hours, the course includes both practical and theory sessions. Classroom sessions will be supplemented by demonstrations, group activities, videos and worksheet resources. Coaches will work towards understanding core sprint racing skills, while building specific coaching tools to aid the delivery of fun and productive sessions. The course is designed to be delivered indoors and/or outdoors. A Sprint Technical Manual is currently under development, this will provide further support in the syllabus topic areas.

Certification

After completing the Module, candidates receive a letter confirming attendance. During the course, candidates are issued with a Sprint Racing 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.