“Sweetwater Coaching has extensive experience coaching all levels of ability, and is at the forefront of freestyle development. This experience and dedication has enabled us to develop and evolve coaching methods that will empower you to progress more rapidly towards your goals and aspirations.”

Dennis Newton, Freestyle Coach / Mentor.

FREESTYLE SESSIONS

Why not use one of our one-to-one / group sessions to give your freestyle more focus? Whether it’s taking advantage of the odd session to get some help to dial-in those tricks, rides or tailoring your own training programme, one of these sessions is for you.

Freestyle sessions offer all the latest coaching tools to ensure you maximise your progression both during and after your session. These sessions will give you new skills and an action plan to promote your continued development.

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop a solid foundation from which to build more advanced skills.
  • Gain the latest freestyle techniques, tricks and combinations.
  • Keep up to date with the latest developments in freestyle techniques and skills.
  • Increase your understanding of play holes and waves to enhance your paddling.
  • Attain essential skills to self-direct your own development.
  • Optional – Improve your understanding of the competition scoring rules.

Prerequisites: 

In order to get the best out of these sessions you should have fundamental boat control on Grade 3 water.  This includes manoeuvres such as breaking in/out, ferry gliding, and a consistent white water roll. You should also be reasonably fit.

Venue: 

Nottingham, England, UK.

Dates: 

As required – Please contact us to arrange a date.

You may be interested in:

Booking more than one session, see our multi-sessions for discounted longer-term programmes.

1:1 Session

£50

2 Hour

1:1 Coaching

1:1 Session

£70

3 Hour

1:1 Coaching

Small Group

£100

3 Hour

Between 2-4 People


FREESTYLE DAYS

Experience an intense day or two of top level coaching. Build a solid foundation and learn all the latest freestyle tricks using the latest coaching techniques and resources to maximise your progression (including video analysis, bank side drills, movement awareness and much more).

Make the most of your boating time and fast-track your freestyle skills.

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop a solid foundation from which to build more advanced skills.
  • Gain the latest freestyle techniques, tricks and combinations.
  • Keep up to date with the latest developments in freestyle techniques and skills.
  • Increase your understanding of play holes and waves to enhance your paddling.
  • Attain essential skills to self-direct your own development.
  • Optional – Improve your understanding of the competition scoring rules.

Prerequisites: 

In order to get the best out of the freestyle days you should have fundamental boat control on Grade 3 water. This includes manoeuvres such as breaking in/out, ferry gliding, and a consistent white water roll. You should also be reasonably fit.

Venue: 

Nottingham, England, UK.

Date:

As required – Please contact us to arrange a date.

You may be interested in:

Booking more than two days, see our multi-day for discounted longer-term programmes.

1:1 Coaching

£95

1 Day

1:1 Coaching

£150

2 Day

Small Group

£170

1 Day

Between 2-4 People

Small Group

£260

2 Day

Between 2-4 People


MULTI-SESSIONS

Want a longer-term structured programme with regular coaching? We provide a range of longer-term development packages for those wanting to learn all those nifty tricks and maximise enjoyment of the sport. Benefit from working with a personal coach who can track your progress and adjust your sessions to your current needs whilst achieving multiple goals and enhancing your progression.

Venue: Nottingham, England, UK.

Prerequisites:

In order to get the best out of these sessions you should have fundamental boat control on Grade 3 water.  This includes manoeuvres such as breaking in/out, ferry gliding, and a consistent white water roll. You should also be reasonably fit

Date:

As required – Please contact us to arrange dates and times to suit your needs.

You may be interested in:

If you have aspirations to compete for your National Team, then we also suggests checking out our world leading Athlete Development Programme (ADP).

Short-term

£65

If booking 3-6 Sessions

1:1 Coaching (3hrs)

Medium-term

£60

If booking 6 or more

1:1 Coaching (3hrs)


BOOST SERIES

Why not give your Freestyle a BOOST?

BOOST offers a series of 90min coaching sessions dedicated to exploring specific tricks. Starting with a short pre-session call to gain an insight into your needs, and a pre session video resource to help maximise your learning during the session.

BOOST uses innovative coaching methods and practices to provide confidence in exploring new tricks, and self-direct your own development.

The Boost series covers a comprehensive range of challenging tricks including Pan-am, Air Screw, Tricky-woo, Lunar and much, much more. The series also provides guidance on essential foundation skills required to make the best of each specific session.

Learning outcomes:

  • Know how to practice or refine new tricks.
  • Attain essential skills to self-direct your own development.
  • Understand river features and maximising on their potential.

Visit our BOOST Series page for further information.


FREESTYLE CAMPS

The world’s premier freestyle camps provide an action-packed programme delivered by the best coaches in the field. We apply the latest coaching techniques and comprehensive resources to maximise your progression throughout the camp, including daily video analysis and a final action plan to assist your future development…

NOTTINGHAM – FREESTYLE CAMPS

It’s all about the excitement of the ride and throwing down those nifty tricks! This camp focuses on learning to train, and learning to compete, with the aim of working towards achieving the rides that meet your aspirations, competitive or otherwise.

The camps are aimed at both intermediate and advanced paddlers. If you are just starting out in freestyle our coaches will fast track you forward. If you already have freestyle experience we guarantee to take you to the next level and open your eyes to new and progressive ideas such as combo’s, and ride strategies.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn the latest freestyle tricks.
  • Develop ride/competition routines.
  • Learn downriver freeride skills.
  • Attain essential skills to self-direct your own development.
  • Learn to use video analysis to improve your learning curve.
  • Understand river features and maximise on their potential.
  • Gain action plan to promote your continued development.

Prerequisites:

In order to get the best out of this course you should feel confident on grade 3 white water. You must have a reliable white water roll (90%+ effective). You should also be reasonably fit.

Price

5 day Course £275 / 3 Day Course £200

Dates:

Due to Covid-19 we are currently reviewing dates.


PLATTLING – FREESTYLE CAMPS

Plattling is one of the best freestyle features in Europe (used for both ECA European and ICF World Championships). The feature’s friendly, fun and forgiving – with almost every hole and wave tricks possible here.

Our base will be Plattling (Lower Bavaria), offering freestyle activities within walking distance. Plattling is a vibrant community with an abundance of activities off the water too, including many musical concerts, and food festivals.

It’s all about the excitement of the ride and throwing down those nifty tricks! This camp focuses on learning to train, and learning to compete, with the aim of working towards achieving the rides that meet your aspirations, competitive or otherwise.

This course is perfect for all freestyle ability levels. If you are just starting out in freestyle our coaches will fast track you forward. If you already have freestyle experience we guarantee to take you to the next level and open your eyes to new and progressive ideas such as combo’s, and ride strategies.

Learning outcomes;

  • Learn the latest freestyle tricks.
  • Develop ride/competition routines.
  • Attain essential skills to self-direct your own development.
  • Learn to use video analysis to improve your learning curve.
  • Understand river features and maximise on their potential.
  • Gain action plan to promote your continued development.

Prerequisites:

In order to get the best out of this course you should feel confident on grade 3 white water. You must have a reliable white water roll (90%+ effective). You should also be reasonably fit.

Price:

5 day Course £TBC / 3 Day Course £TBC

Dates:

Due to Covid-19 we are currently reviewing dates.


SORT – FREESTYLE CAMPS

Enjoy one of the best freestyle destinations in Europe. Explore your potential on the river La Noguera Pallaresa with its many rapids, fun lines and opportunities for downriver freeride, including the venue of the 2019 World Freestyle Championship.

Our base will be Sort, capital of el Pallars Sobirà, a county set in the north of Catalonia. Known for its friendly locals, festivals, amazing landscapes, and of course the whitewater of the La Noguera Pallaresa, you’re only ever a short walk or drive away from the day’s action.

It’s all about the excitement of the ride and throwing down those nifty tricks! This camp focuses on learning to train, and learning to compete, with the aim of working towards achieving the rides that meet your aspirations, competitive or otherwise.

This course is perfect for all freestyle ability levels. If you are just starting out in freestyle our coaches will fast track you forward. If you already have freestyle experience we guarantee to take you to the next level and open your eyes to new and progressive ideas such as combo’s, and ride strategies.

Learning outcomes;

  • Learn the latest freestyle tricks.
  • Develop ride/competition routines.
  • Learn downriver freeride skills.
  • Attain essential skills to self-direct your own development.
  • Learn to use video analysis to improve your learning curve.
  • Understand river features and maximise on their potential.
  • Gain action plan to promote your continued development.

Prerequisites:

In order to get the best out of this course you should feel confident on grade 3 white water. You must have a reliable white water roll (90%+ effective). You should also be reasonably fit.

Price: 5 day Course £TBC / 3 Day Course £TBC

Dates:

Due to Covid-19 we are currently reviewing dates.


OTTAWA – FREESTYLE CAMP

With the chance to paddle one of the best play boating rivers in the world – the opportunities to progress your freestyle skills are limitless. Now add world class coaches into the mix and you have a melting pot for an action packed holiday that provides accelerated learning and a whole lot of fun.

Depending on the water levels during the trip we will also offer the opportunity to experience other world class play waves such as the ‘Lachine’ on the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal, and ‘High Tension’ on the Gatineau River.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop the latest freestyle moves and combos.
  • Link manoeuvres and combos into routines.
  • Attain essential skills to self-direct your own development
  • Injecting new creativity into your paddling.
  • Know how to use video analysis and other tools to improving your learning curve.
  • Understanding river features and maximising on their potential.
  • Optional – Understand how to maximising your rides scoring potential.
  • Gain action plan to promote your continued development.

Prerequisites: 

In order to get the best out of this course you should feel confident on grade 3 white water. You must have a reliable white water roll (90%+ effective). You should also be reasonably fit.

Price:

£TBC

Dates:

Due to Covid-19 we are currently reviewing dates.


ADP – WORLD CLASS CAMP

World Class is one of the most progressive freestyle training environments in the world. Using our world renown ADP methods; here’s an experience that’s all about competitive freestyle athletes moving their performance to another level and fulfilling potential.

ADP World Class is a culmination of over a decade of thinking, training and planning with freestyle athletes including world champions. It’s an intimate, immersive gathering where we explore how to access your full potential. It’s a holistic performance programme where all aspects of mental, physical, technical, tactical development are explored to improve your training and competitive game.

The approach for this 10 day camp is all about finding, then recognising these insights, and grabbing hold of and using the ones that work for you. It’s days of total freestyle immersion, with interdisplinary sports science specialists.

Prerequisites: 

We are inviting people who are either on or close to national team level to attend this camp. People with big goals (goal setting is a prerequisite to this camp), who are prepared to step over the threshold and commit to being their best in training and competition. If you’re unsure please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Price:

£TBC

Dates:

Due to Covid-19 we are currently reviewing dates.