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British Canoeing Core Coach Training

June 26 - June 27


Body Boat Blade is hosting a British Canoeing Core Coach Training. Taught by Todd Wright of Synaptic Sport LLC.

The Core Coach Training is open to all paddlers regardless your discipline or previous coaching experience.

During this course, you will explore different approaches to understanding and enabling learning. You will also be supported in evolving your personal coaching development plan to enable you to take your learning into practice after the course.

For qualified coaches, this can form part of your continuous professional development and has a value of 20 CPD points.

To get the most out of your Core Coach Training, you need to feel comfortable in or on your craft and be able to independently paddle on sheltered water.

Additional Registration Fee: $40 if you would like the course to be submitted to BC and added to your credentials


During the training, you will explore subjects that will help you understand:

  • The learning journey of the paddlers you coach
  • How to coach learners with different needs
  • Structures for practice, to enable your learners to get the most from sessions on the water with you.

Around the main sessions you will also explore (with the support of your tutors):

  • Your role as a coach
  • Maximising your development through reflective practice and your personal development plan.


Pre Requisites

    There is no pre-requisite training required for participation in the Core Coach Training and the only course requirement is that you are a member of British Canoeing (BC Membership) if you want results submitted.

    It is highly recommended that learners complete a Coach Registration Form (CR), this will provide you with access to Core Coach and Develop your Coaching Craft e-learning.

Lodging & Food:

Course Tuition does not include food or lodging. You must provide this for yourself.

There is camping available at Deception Pass State Park, Washington Park, and plenty of air bnb/hotel/motel options available in Anacortes.

Place & Time:

The course will be held at Bowman Bay State Park in Anacortes, WA. We will start promptly at 8:30am.

Required Equipment:

Well fit, comfortable, properly outfitted boat
Life vest
Thermal Protection
Closed Toed Paddling Shoes
Safety equipment appropriate to a protected/flat water venue.
Dry Bag with spare insulating layers, so that you can remain comfortable and engaged in the ‘learning environment.’
Waterproof notebook and writing utensil
Food and water for each day
Any additional items that you may require to remain comfortable and engaged in the ‘learning environment’ for up to 6 hours (sunscreen, insect repellent, medications etc.)
A device to access the internet (laptop, tablet, smartphone)
Other Courses: 
If you would like to compliment this training with Wilderness First Aid (WFA), or are interested in the training, Todd will also be offering a SOLO WFA course. Please let us know if you have any questions and use the link to register/get more info!
Risk management
Discussing CLAP and Risk Management tactics


June 26
June 27
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Deception Pass State Park / Bowman Bay
Bowman Bay Boat Ramp
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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