April 19th - 23rd ACA Canoe L4 Instructor Certification Workshop

April 19th - 23rd ACA Canoe L4 Instructor Certification Workshop


Course Description:

The American Canoe Association (ACA) has one of the best established paddlesport instruction programs anywhere in the world. The courses are comprehensive, but allow enough flexibility for individual teaching and paddling styles. The main benefit to taking the course is improving your understanding of paddling technique and theory, so you can paddle more efficiently and teach more effectively. A secondary benefit is the development process which can give you structured feedback on becoming an effective instructor. A third benefit are the significant insurance, liability, and networking benefits of ACA certification. Instructor development workshops are very rewarding and enjoyable, because of the opportunity for idea exchange.

This is an instructor development workshop and an instructor certification exam (IDW/ICE) for up to Level 4 Whitewater Canoeing (Class III Rivers). ACA courses are structured for several levels of certification for instance: Level 2 Essentials of River Paddling, Level 3 River Canoe, and L4 Whitewater. However, this is no guarantee that you will earn that level of certification. Not everyone will receive “Full” Essentials instructor certification, especially if this is their first exposure to formal paddling instruction. No worries! There are means for upgrading within about a year

Instructor Trainer Kent Ford: Kent's unique background includes twenty-five years of international racing and coaching, combined with similar experience teaching recreational boating to all levels of paddlers. His twenty videos and books on paddlesports have influenced the education of half a million paddlers. More info on Kent: http://www.performancevideo.com/kent_ford

Please contact CRI for more information.

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ACA Instructor Certification Workshops (ICWs) are the next step for individuals wishing to teach paddling technique and skill refinement to students. An ACA instructor certification course consists of both an Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) and an Instructor Certification Exam (ICE).

It is expected that participants should possess the paddling skills, technical knowledge, rescue ability, teaching ability, group management, and interpersonal skills commensurate with this level of certification prior to presenting themselves for evaluation as Instructor Candidates at an Instructor Certification Exam (ICE).