White Water Courses

Utilising the best sites in the UK and abroad coupled with our vast coaching experience allows us to tailor our courses to your exact requirements.

We recognise that just as each individual who comes to us for coaching is unique, the courses we provide should also be unique. That’s why we work within a framework rather than to a fixed program. We will work with you to set the pace you like, and focus on the skills that will allow you to get the most out of this incredible sport.

All of the programs are designed and delivered to expand your skills, grow your confidence and meet your specific objectives, so that you go away inspired and fuelled with the right knowledge and skills to progress.

If you don’t see a course that suits you, please get in touch and talk with us. We can easily arrange one to-one sessions, bespoke or British Canoeing courses or assessments you need. For more details on how to arrange a bespoke white water course, trip or experience please click here > customising your course

 

Momentum (Introduction)

12Aimed at those wanting to explore the new possibilities of white water kayaking, whilst developing a solid skills foundation. There is no better way to start your white water journey.

The learning outcomes:

  • Exciting introduction to grade 2/3 white water.
  • Develop confidence in the white water environment.
  • Gain a solid skill foundation using the latest up to date river techniques.
  • Reading and understand white water hydrology.
  • Identifying & understanding hazards.
  • Create an easy to follow action plan to continue improving long after the course.

Pre-requisites: In order to get the best out of this course you should have fundamental boat control on Grade 2+ moving water.  This includes manoeuvres such the beginnings of breaking in/out, ferry gliding, and a white water roll (60% effective). You should also be reasonably fit.

Further information: Momentum Overview (PDF)

Price: £160 Dates: See Calendar

 

Synergy (Intermediate)

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Ready to take the next step up in your white water quest? This course is all about becoming a fluent, decisive and more creative paddler on Grade 3(4). Throughout this course you’ll learn a range of mental skills that will enhance your focus and empower you to become a more confident and consistent paddler.

The learning outcomes:

  • Injecting new creativity and personal growth into your paddling.
  • Learning the latest dynamic boating techniques and tactics.
  • Develop a sound understanding of white water hydrology.
  • Using visualisation to enhance your learning and performance.
  • Building confidence in your ability by strengthening your focus on the right things.
  • Dealing with adversity and managing arousal and anxiety levels.
  • Become a self-directed learner through your experiences and targeted reflection.
  • Improving your learning curve through goal setting.

Pre-requisites: In order to get the best out of this course you should have fundamental boat control on Grade 3 water.  This includes manoeuvres such as breaking in/out, ferry gliding, and the beginnings of a white water roll (70%+ effective). You should also be reasonably fit.

Further information: Synergy Overview (PDF)

Price: £160 Dates: See Calendar

 

Evolution (Intermediate – Advanced)

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Involves maximising utilisation of as many river features as possible to flex and progress your skills on Grade 3/4 rivers. This is a sound way to practice the necessary skill sets that are required to deal with the diverse demands of more advanced white water environments (Grade 4/5).

Throughout this two day course our coaches will refine and enhance your river running skills whilst you get to know the river like never before.

The learning outcomes:

  • Learn the latest river running skills and current thinking.
  • Overcoming a plateau in your performance.
  • Tactical knowledge of reading, selecting and achieving lines.
  • Efficiency in your application of technique and manoeuvres.
  • Learning how to fine tune input from your senses to deal with challenging environments.
  • A greater understanding of mental rehearsal and how to best develop and apply it.
  • Increase confidence in your paddling abilities and benchmark your level of performance.

Pre-requisites: In order to get the best out of this course you should feel confident on grade 3/4 white water. You must have a reliable white water roll (80%+ effective). You should also be reasonably fit.

Further information: Evolution Overview (PDF)

Price: £160 Dates: See Calendar

 

Steep Creeking (Intermediate)

Creeking Int Image 1This two-day course is designed specifically for paddlers to gain a first taste of this exciting environment. Aimed at developing a baseline of skills in a supportive environment to run drops and small falls with confidence. By the end of this course you’ll have acquired a solid foundation from which to further explore steep creeking and continue your development.

The learning outcomes:

  • Gain skills to meet the challenges of running slides, drop and waterfalls.
  • Tactical knowledge of reading, selecting and achieving lines.
  • Greater understanding of mental skills and how to best apply them.
  • Attain essential skills to self-direct your own development.

Pre-requisites: In order to get the best out of this course you should feel confident on grade 3+ water. You must have a reliable white water roll (80%+ effective). You should also be reasonably fit as there is a certain amount of trekking with boats.

Further information: Steep Creeking Int Overview (PDF)

Price: £160 Dates: See Calendar

 

Steep Creeking (Intermediate – Advanced)

Join us and immerse yourself in the exciting world of steep creeking. This is a two day action packed program aimed at intermediate to advanced boaters who want to improve performance and gain experience in this challenging environment. During the course you’ll explore a hand-picked selection of the best runs the UK has to offer. You’ll get the best coaching available to operate in this environment with precision and understanding using the latest coaching tools.

The Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain the latest skills to meet the challenges of running slides, drop and waterfalls.
  • Increased tactical knowledge of reading, selecting and achieving lines.
  • A greater understanding of mental skills and how to best apply them.
  • Understanding of scouting techniques and assessing risk.
  • Attain essential skills to self-direct your own development.

Pre-requisites: In order to get the best out of this course you should feel confident on grade 3/4 water. You must have a reliable white water roll (90%+ effective). You should also be reasonably fit (as this course involves is a certain amount of trekking with boats).

Further information: Steep Creeking Adv Overview (PDF)

Price: £160 Dates: See Calendar

 

Extreme Race Development (Intermediate – Advanced)

EXRACEDEV Product Banner 1024x684 v2Join us for this action packed white water experience designed to help you eliminate barriers to improvement, better your race times, or just experience the thrill that comes with a rapid descent.  We bring our extensive competitive coaching experience to assist you in mastering 4 key areas to meet the demands of extreme racing; including physical conditioning, performance thinking, technical refinement of your skills, and tactical application of these skills to meet the race objectives.

You will also learn a range of useful drills/exercises for these four key areas, so you can continue to master these skills long after your course is over.

Learning Outcomes;

  • Gain the latest river running skills (including running drop and falls) and current thinking.
  • Bring new challenges to improve your general river running skills.
  • A greater understanding of what it takes to be a successful competitor.
  • Attain essential skills to self-direct your own development.

Pre-requisites: In order to get the best out of this course you should feel confident on grade 3/4 water. You must have a reliable white water roll (90%+ effective). You should also be reasonably fit (as this course involves is a certain amount of trekking with boats).

Further information: Extreme Race Development Overview (PDF)

Price: £160 Dates: See Calendar