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ISA Stand-up Paddleboarding Instructor Courses

ISA Course Overview

The ISA's Intermational Surf Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructor Ac-Creditation Program is desihned to develop the skills, knowledge and  abilities of these individuals who widh to obtain a scientific approach to the instructing of surfing and SUP

QUALIFICATION INFORMATION

PRE-REQUISITES

ISA Flat Water SUP Coaching Accreditation.

ACCREDITATION PROCEDURE

1. Attend a SUP Surf coaching course

2. Complete your 10 practical coaching hours, this includes completed session records and venue analysis signed off by a supervisor coach

3. Hold current safety certificates as per Flat Water accreditation

4. Complete workbook and return to ISA Course Organiser / Course Presenter

On completion of these requirements your ISA SUP Surf coaching accreditation will be endorsed and a new coaching card will be issued. The coaching card can be used as evidence to gain employment with a ISA affiliated SUP school.

RE-ACCREDITATION

Your SUP Surf accreditation is added to your current SUP coaching accreditation and remains current whilst that accreditation is current. Providing there are no complaints registered against the instructor, the updating process will occur as part of your current SUP coaching re-accreditation.

CONTENTS

Workbook Instructions 2 Qualification Information 3 SUP Surf Skills Assessment Sheet 4 Venue Analysis and Coach Session Records 6 Competency Checklists 26 Practical Coaching Hours Table 31 Coach Information Card 32 Workbook Final Checklist 34 Contacts

Acknowledgements..................................................

Course overvies day 1..............................................

Course overview day 2..............................................

ISA Surfing Accreditation Program..................... .................

ISA’s SUP Instructor Accreditation Program........................

Module 1: Role of the instructor ................................

Qualities of a good instructor................................................

The community roles............................................................

Environmental Organizations................................................

Module 2: Safety of the paddler in your care................

Duty of care.........................................................................

Safety guidelines..................................................................

Paddling and weather conditions.........................................

Hazards................................................................................

Access.................................................................................

Risk management................................................................

Venue analysis.....................................................................

Practical session 1: Venue analysis and beginner SUP lesson demonstration

Module 3: Equipment for the beginning SUP rider .........

Equipment............................................................................

Maintenance & Stroage.........................................................

Module 4: Instructing methods .....................................

How to teach skills................................................................

Teaching methods................................................................

Instructional Evaluation.........................................................

Inclusive instructing..............................................................

Presenting the lesson............................................................

The essence of instructing....................................................

Module 5: Skill Development........................................

Characteristics.......................................................................

Core Skills..............................................................................

Kneeling.................................................................................

Standing.................................................................................

Paddling.................................................................................

Dismount...............................................................................

Paddle turning........................................................................

Class Control and Safety........................................................

Enclosed flat water SUP skills................................................

Module 6: Program planning .......................................52

Planning the lesson................................................................

Workshop 1: Planning the lesson...........................................

Practical session 2: Delivering the planned lesson................

Practical session 3: Demonstrate basic SUP skills.................

Workshop 2: Assessing lesson delivery.................................

Appendix 1: Assessment...............................................62

Venue analysis assessment sheet..........................................

Lesson planning assessment sheet.......................................

Lesson delivery assessment sheet.........................................

SUP skills assessment sheet..................................................

Post course checklist.............................................................

Appendix 2: National Training Standards ........................68

ISA Recommendations...........................................................

ISA Standards Checklist..........................................................

Appendix 3: Steps to level 1 accreditation ......................70

Accreditation requirements....................................................

National instructor accreditation scheme...............................

Level 1 SUP instructor details...............................................71

Appendix 4: Further Information......................................72

Contact Details......................................................................

Online Shop..........................................................................73 

Organisations / Reading & Resources...................................74 

QUALIFICATION INFORMATION

PRE-REQUISITES

ISA Flat Water SUP Coaching Accreditation.

ACCREDITATION PROCEDURE

1. Attend a SUP Surf coaching course

2. Complete your 10 practical coaching hours, this includes completed session records and venue analysis signed off by a supervisor coach

3. Hold current safety certificates as per Flat Water accreditation

4. Complete workbook and return to ISA Course Organiser / Course Presenter

On completion of these requirements, your ISA SUP Surf coaching accreditation will be endorsed and a new coaching card will be issued. The coaching card can be used as evidence to gain employment with a ISA affiliated SUP school.

RE-ACCREDITATION

Your SUP Surf accreditation is added to your current SUP coaching accreditation and remains current whilst that accreditation is current. Providing there are no complaints registered against the instructor, the updating process will occur as part of your current SUP coaching re-accreditation.

Do you have a passion to teach surfing? Our surf instructor courses will give you the skills and knowledge to teach a variety of different clients using industry developed techniques formulated by experts in this field.

For this qualification to be valid you must hold a valid lifesaving qualification such as the SLSGB Surf Lifeguard or SLSGB Surf Coach Safety and Rescue award. 

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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