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SURF COACHING & PADDLE BOARDING INSTRUCTING OVERVIEW

PEMBROKESHIRE PADDLE BOARDING | SUP INSTRUCTOR COURSES

The official recognition acknowledging the relevance and appropriateness of the content of the ISA courses, comes from the Australian Coaching Council accredited Surfing Australia courses, from which the ISA programs have been customised for international use.  Twenty-five years of very successful development is contained in these programs and approaches.

Recognised  by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the world governing authority for the sport of surfing, the ISA Surf Coaching & Instructing Educational Program is the international standard for accreditation of Coaches and Instructors in the surfschool industry.

The ISA Coaching & Instructing Program is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities of those individuals who wish to obtain a scientific approach to the Coaching and Instructing of surfing.

SURF COACHING & PADDLE BOARDING INSTRUCTING OVERVIEW

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ISA COACHING & INSTRUCTING PROGRAM

  • To establish an international system of Coaching and Instructing Courses, improving the safety and efficacy of surf instruction around the world.
  • To further develop, through educational programs, a body of knowledge on which Coaches and Instructors may draw.
  • To provide Coaches and Instructors with employment opportunities, encouragement and support.
  • To advance surf Coaching and Instructing as a globally standardised and highly professional activity with stringent requirements.

Over time this program will expand to many other areas of professional development education for our great sport of surfing.  All ISA Coaches and Instructors must abide by the local laws and regulations of the area in which they work. All ISA Instructors must be a minimum of 16 years of age to become an accredited ISA Instructor but must work under supervision of an ISA Instructor over 18 years of age.  An ISA Instructor must be a minimum of 18 years of age to instruct without supervision.

COURSE OPTIONS

This level one course is the cutting industry standard for surf Instructors at quality surf schools around the world. This course has the broadest international appeal.
This level two course is for elite contest preparation. All level two Coaches MUST have completed and passed an ISA level one Surf Instructor course prior to approval as a level two Surf Coach.
The ISA’s newest course, this certification is designed for Flat Water SUP Stand Alone in lakes, bays, lagoons and all flat water settings.
This level 1 course combines a dual credential for both Surf and SUP with a broad range of technique applications as well as safety procedures.

The aim of the Sup instructor course is to accredited Sup Coaches with the competencies to effectively teach the beginner skills required for Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP).

this Sup skills manual sets out teaching keys and information for the beginner Sup rider on enclosed flat water and in waves no bigger than 0.5m. after completing the requirements set out in this module your Surf Coaching accreditation will be endorsed for either enclosed flat water SUP or SUP Surf by ISa. Only current ISA coaches (or approved equivalent) can gain endorsement with this program. as the general principles of surf coaching have already been covered in the Level 1 course, we are primarily concerned here with the skills involved in SP instruction and its safe enjoyment. as SUP develops we envisage periodic updates to this material.

SUP brings together the skills of long boarding and paddling in a very dynamic way. the SUP boards have dimensions much larger than the everyday long board and thus the technique needed to ride these boards also varies from it. Using the paddle adds another dimension to our surfing experience. Far from being an ornament, the paddle is our tool to harness and direct our new momentum to our advantage, enabling performance

beyond our expectations from our oversized equipment. as SUP is such a new and developing discipline of surfing, there are probably physical aspects of long term participation that are unknown to us at this stage. Certainly the excitement and addiction of SUP entices its new disciples to spend extended time in the water in the early stages of skill development, which will undoubtedly place heavy stress on backs, joints and muscles. this is why technique is important as a consideration in improvement and also why a managed approach to learning is essential to build
on established skills and to ensure participants are not too tired during sessions. accumulated strain
and tiredness during multiple training sessions
for participants must be identified by instructors. Sessions need to be of appropriate duration and interval to ensure students are able to learn and demonstrate skills before they become tired.

SURF COACHING & PADDLE BOARDING INSTRUCTING OVERVIEW

SURF COACHING & PADDLE BOARDING INSTRUCTING OVERVIEW

ISA SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSES

SURF COACHING & PADDLE BOARDING INSTRUCTING OVERVIEW

Flat Water

Paddle Boarding Course

Wave

Paddle Boarding Course

Down Winding

Paddle Boarding Course

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