We’ve had a close look at the new personal performance awards due to be introduced in January 2019. With a bit of updating our coaches and leaders will be able to work with new paddlers to gain these new awards. One of our coaches has already gone through the updating and is accredited by British Canoeing as a provider for the Paddle Start and Paddle Discover awards.
It seems to us that British Canoeing want to get away from a tick box approach to assessing skills and instead want to instill a coaching philosophy of supporting and developing new and developing paddlers in a way that keeps them interested and engaged in the sport.
If you want to learn more about the awards click on the link below or copy it into your browser.