This course is for instructors who hold ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water) and would like to provide SUP lessons and coaching to improve technical paddling ability for recreational enclosed flat water paddling and/or deliver the ASI SUP Wise learn to SUP program.
It covers technical analysis of SUP paddling technique, identifying areas of incorrect technique and creating and delivering personal coaching plans for enclosed flat water locations.
Deliver and plan stand up paddle lessons and SUP activities and instruct, coach and assess technical skills to improve paddling ability for enclosed flat water locations.
Enclosed Flat Water locations are defined as:
inland waterways and bodies of water including creeks, rivers, lakes, lagoons, estuaries, canals
no wider than 1 km (0.6 miles)
with no swell or breaking waves
wind speed less than 12 knots
water depth no less than 3ft
free from hazards
no more than 250 metres from shore
Stand Up Paddle Instructor in the SUP or outdoor recreation industry.
Industry job roles that require SUP knowledge (e.g. marketing, sales, retail)
Create individualised SUP lesson plans
Assess paddling technique and provide feedback
Identify correct and poor paddling technique
Create personal coaching plans to correct poor paddling technique
Deliver ASI SUP Wise Enclosed Flat Water learn to SUP certificate course
Before starting this course, you must:
Have completed a minimum of 100 hours on water paddling
Paddle with correct technique, with power and safety in enclosed flat water locations, demonstrating: vertical shaft and blade fully buried at paddle entry / correct posture with hinging at hips / paddling straight with board moving forward with power (20-30 strokes per minute) / correct tracking and no yawing.
English speaking skills equivalent to IELTS 6 (Competent user: Generally you have an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings. You can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.)
The ASI Level 1 SUP Technical Coach (Enclosed Flat Water) course can be completed by:
Delivery option: Flexible Learning
To receive your certificate you need to sumbit video assessments and coaching plans.
Provide personal SUP paddling video and self assess paddling ability using the ASI paddling assessment form.
Complete 2 paddling video assessments provided by ASI.
Complete coaching program for 2 different students of your choosing with video submitted for each person.
Prepare an ASI SUP Wise Learn to SUP program for your location.