Course Information


Overview:

Go the next step in your ASI SUP Instructor career.   Provide coaching to improve technical paddling skills. 
This course is available via a combination of e-learning and trainer led video workshop sessions. 

 


Aim:

Conduct assessment of stand up paddle skills, create training plans and provide coaching to improve performance, for recreational paddlers in enclosed flat water locations. 


Locations:

Qualified to coach at Enclosed Flat Water locations, 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

 


Career Outcomes:

    Stand Up Paddle Instructor or Coach in the SUP or outdoor recreation industry.
    Industry job roles that require SUP knowledge (e.g. marketing, sales, retail)


Topics Covered:

    • Identify human anatomy in relation to SUP  
    • Analyse use of the body, common mistakes 
    • Analyse use of paddle, and common mistakes 
    • Identify how to correct poor technique 
    • Identify injuries that can result due to poor technique
    • Understand stroke efficiency / cadence 
    • Identify suitable equipment and effect on technique
    • Assessing SUP performance using ASI assessment criteria and video analysis
    • Identify drills and skills to correct technique
    • Prepare individualised coaching plans to improve performance 
    • Identify the requirement for basic strength and conditioning exercises to assist in improving paddling technique.

Entry Requirements:

Before starting this course, you must:

  • Hold ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water) certificate

  • Have completed a minimum of 500 hours on water paddling experience.

  • Personal paddling ability.  
    Paddle with correct technique, with power and safety in enclosed flat water locations, demonstrating:  correct use of paddle, posture, reach and hinging at hips.
    Paddle at 50 strokes per minute.

  • English speaking skills.

Delivery Options:

The course combines the following:

  • Online learning theory
  • Optional video Zoom sessions (at scheduled dates)

ASI's E-learning Platform
ASI's e-learning platform provides access to training manuals, videos, reference materials and assessments.  Access is available for all the above delivery options.  


Course Requirements:

Step 1 - Theory 
Read the online modules
Complete short multi choice tests 
 
Step 2 - Attend Zoom workshop sessions (optional)
2 x 2 hour theory sessions at designated times
The video sessions provide an overview of key course content and opportunity to ask questions
 
Step 3 – Complete Projects

  • Submit video of yourself demonstrating personal paddling ability at the technical coach level (paddle stroke, cadence 50 strokes per min, enter/exit water, paddling on knees, stopping, turning)
  • Find one student. Take video and complete an assessment of paddle stroke skills for coaching feedback. Submit video and assessment coaching feedback form. 
  • Conduct Paddle Stroke Video Analysis. Using the video provided, complete the online assessment quiz of the paddle stroke. Identify incorrect and correct technique.   For 5 different paddlers. 

Other 

  • Submit a current water rescue certificate
  • Submit a current first aid certificate 

Other Information 

First Aid and Water Rescue Certificates                                                                            

Rescue and first aid certificates can be submitted before or after the training. 

Rescue:
As a minimum, you need a Flat Water Rescue certificate.  You can also hold a surf rescue certificate.    
The certificate date must not be expired. Certificates that are more than 2 years old are not accepted.
(ASI offers an e-learning SUP flat water rescue courses)

Find Approved Flat Water Rescue Training Providers  
Find Approved Surf Rescue Training Providers

Senior First Aid:  
The certificate date must not be expired.  Certificates that are more than 3 years old are not accepted. 
Online only or First Aid at Work certificates are not acceptable.  Topics should cover situations that could occur in outdoors environments.  A description of topics is at: Find Description and Approved Senior First Aid Training Providers​


Demonstrating Competency                                                                                             

If you cannot demonstrate competent paddling skills, you can resubmit video. 
First reassessment is free. 
Fees apply.  See FAQs about ASI Courses for re-assessment fees.   
 

Time to Complete                                                                                                              

You have 12 months to complete all course requirements.  At which time the enrolment will cancel. 


What we provide:

Online learning manual and videos
Access to ASI’s e-learning platform


Equipment:

The following equipment and clothing is required to complete the training:

  • Flat water stand up paddle board
  • Paddle
  • Coiled leash 
  • SUP clothing suitable for paddling
  • Access to 1 student for your project 

In addition, for E-learning theory: 

  • Computer to access ASI e-learning platform  
  • Video camera or mobile phone to take video 

Certificate issued:

ASI Level 1 Stand Up Paddle Technical  Coach (Enclosed Flat Water) Certificate
(valid for 12 months)


Additional certificate issued:

n/a


Renewal:

Renewal requirements.  click here


FAQs:

Do you have a question?  See the FAQ's page. click here

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