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Paddle Canada Basic SUP Instructor Course with Drew Climie

Paddle Canada

Basic SUP Instructor

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.


Expected Outcome:

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.

Course Dates:

June 10, 11, 12

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Course Details:

Course Fee

  • $395 + GST per person (group lesson)

  • Contact me for private lesson pricing

  • Plus $99.99 + GST annual Paddle Canada membership fee (paid directly to Paddle Canada)

Course Agenda

  • Friday Evening, 2 hours - Basic and Advanced Skills Refresher and Assessment

  • Saturday and Sunday, 8 hours - A mix of land and water based lessons and practice teaching, plan to get wet both days

Equipment

  • Equipment is not included, bring your own or contact me for weekend rental information

  • What you will need: SUP board, paddle, leash, properly fitting PFD with a whistle 

Location

Prerequisites:

  • At least 16 years of age.

  • Current Paddle Canada membership.

  • Paddle Canada Advanced Skills course or equivalent

  • Current certification in Standard or Wilderness First Aid with CPR (minimum 14-16 hours) ** Not required to take the course but required by Paddle Canada before you start teaching with your new certification **

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.

Paddle Canada Basic SUP Instructor Course in Vancouver, BC

Next Course Dates

  • June 10th - 12th 2022

  • Friday June 10, 4:30 - 6:30 pm - Skills refresher/assessment 

  • Saturday June 11, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Sunday June 12, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Equipment Rental

If you have your own gear, awesome! If you need to rent gear please indicate on the form what you need. Rental prices indicated on the form are for the full weekend. 

Registration

Please fill out the form below to register for this course.

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© 2022 Drew Climie

I acknowledge that my work takes place on unceded and traditional shared territories of the Coast Salish peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.I recognize these nations and peoples as the founders and custodians of the lands and waters.