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ISA and Surfing GB Level 2 Surf Coach Award

ISA-Surfing GB Surf Coach Level 2 

Prerequisites: 

  • A current Level 1 Award (that has been held for a minimum of 6 months) A current Beach Life Saving qualification
  • The ISALevel 2 Coach has been surfing for at least 5 years and has good personal surfing ability.
  • The ISA Level 2 Coach is competent to coach surfers of all levels from Beginners through to Elite Level surfers.
  • The Level 2 Coach need only have a very basic knowledge of surfing competitions as these do not form part of the award.
  • The Award is to be the Industry Minimum Standard for all Senior Coaches working at Surfing GB Approved Surf Schools.
  • This Award is a prerequisite for those wishing to become Standard Trainer Assessors. 


ISA Level 2 coaching course


COURSE DELIVERY

 

Day 1. 

9. am  Meet greet , intros etc. Course overview

9.15.  Performance analysis / video performance

Discuss the benefits etc of film recording .The ways in which we break down a manoeuvre into 3 phases. & isolate the mechanics and the interaction of each component.

Use the Floater manoeuvre in the course workbook as a run through and workshop with the group.

Then pick a 1-2 manoeuvres off the trainers DVD and verbally go through it with the group asking for feedback etc.

11.00

11.30  Video analysis test.

Written analysis by students templates supplied.

Choose 1 manoeuvre from the trainers DVD , usually Round house cutback by Taylor Knox.  . allow 45 mins Approx.

Allow 15 mins per phase .

Normally  45 mins-1 hour to cover the 1 chosen move.

1pm Lunch

2pm Principles of Fitness .

Presentation  by TA and discussion with group . 

3pm Sports coach UK Film . Principles of training.

3.30. Skill drills for Surfers

TA to present / discuss various drills that can  be used with advanced surfers. Use examples from course book and some from  Ripstix  [ Martin Dunne ] or some personal ones . 

4. pm     Group workshop.

Group are split into small Buddy groups and asked to design 2 different skill drills.

They should then present their ideas to the rest of the group .

10 mins to brainstorm 10 mins for delivery .

4.20pm Tea break 

4. 40 pm. Diet & Nutrition for surfing.

TA to present info on diet etc for surfers .

Allowing discussion  time etc incorporate group

5.30 pm  approx -  6pm  Finish

 

Day 2

9am Surfer Joe programme planning test

Group is split into smaller groups and given the case study / handout of Surfer Joe.

The group are given approx. 1 hour to design a training prog. Including fitness, diet, skill drills, lifestyle, equipment etc.

Groups are asked then to discuss and compare their progs and present their ideas.

Allow approx. 30 mins for this.

The students must then individually hand in these assignments for marking.

10.30 am. Tea break 

10.50 am Practical coaching session Fault correction.

TA to run through the template in course book, highlighting some of the key points that the coach should be looking for from their surfers performance.

i.e. paddling, position in line-up, commitment, manoeuvres repertoire etc. 

11.30 Practical  beach session

Buddy pairs , 1 in surf 1 as coach . 30 mins in water.

Coach’s to make written evaluations /comments. 

Then swap / reverse  roles for the  30 min session.

TA to film /video the sessions.

1pm lunch

2pm.

Coach’s verbal feedback on their given surfer

Also any improvement / correction strategy to employ for the pm session.

 & Video playback from am session 

2.30 pm Practical surfing / coaching session as am

4pm Tea break 

4.20 pm Class session

Feed back and review from coach’s etc.

TA to playback film footage for comment etc.

Written feedback and comment sheets to be handed in for marking by TA.

Also if time allows TA to play Ripstix film ‘Secrets Of Power Surfing ‘ to reiterate points covered in the day. This film is not essential but is recommended if there is sufficient time at end of day.

Approx. 40 mins playtime.

5.30 pm finish

 

Day 3

9 am. Health & Safety for surf coaches/ schools

TA to discuss /present BSA surf school regs.   Basic Code of Conduct & Child protection  policies.  NOP’s & EAP’s  1hour 15  mins approx. 

10.15 tea break 

10 35. Risk Assessments

 TA to present and discuss How to compile a Risk Assessment.

i.e. the 5 steps.

Then workshop  session by group members

TA to lead asking the  students to give us their ideas and items / issues and findings they have recorded  for the RA’s.

Use a white board for this.

The idea of the session is for everyone to learn from each other. 

TA to then throw in some scenarios etc that may come up in the work place or that have not been mentioned by the group.

11.50 pm . Health & safety and Law

TA to present info on the law, and H& S at work act.

i.e Duty of Care. Negligence, loco parentis, liability, Reporting of accidents RIDDOR.

12.40 pm

TA to give some scenarios from NCF book ‘Creating a Safe Coaching Environment

Pages 6- 10.

Ask questions to the group and probe for ideas / answers. 

Students then asked to Hand in their pre course task of compiling their Risk Assessment , NOP , EAP,  for marking by the TA

1 pm. Lunch

2pm  LECTURETTES

Students to give their presentations

Approx 15 mins. per candidate4.30 – 5.30 pm Finish /conclude.

 

We look forward to having you on our course

Course Dates

Pembrokeshire Surf & Sup Centre

At Pembrokeshire and West Wales' Premier Surf & Sup (Stand up Paddle Boarding) School we offer a full range of surfing and SUP stand up paddle boarding lessons and equipment hire, from a half day tuition to week long courses, Kids' Clubs, surf camps and more.

The surf courses are run at:
Newgale, Broadhaven, Freshwater West, Stackpole & Manorbier.

 

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