Courses & Qualifications

Polo Coach

Launching in January 2018 this qualification is part of the restructured coach awards from BC.  Candidates will attend 2 days core coach training followed by 2 days polo specific coach training.  Each candidate will then receive an action plan leading to a one-day assessment.  Ideal for most coaches from coaching novices to coaching national league teams.
The next level, Performance coach is being developed.
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Paddlesport leader award

Qualifies paddlers to lead 'journeys' in sheltered open water, canals and slow moving water.  There are no prerequisites, you can go straight to assessment if you feel you can meet the assessment criteria or attend a training course.  
A typical assessment  is one day paddling on open water and one day on slow moving water looking at candidates leadership skills, paddling skills and rescue/ safety skills. 
You could do assessment in polo boat if able to rescue all other craft from kayak (kayak, canoe, SUP etc).

UKCC Discipline Support Module Canoe Polo Level 1

The day is designed for coaches from all paddle-sport disciplines who would like to deliver structured canoe polo sessions within their club or group and clubs who would like to develop their new coaches or polo players.

The module looks at what is required for canoe polo both from a performance point of view and logistical point of view. How we structure a polo session to aid safe enjoyable learning and how we build up polo related skills with our paddlers in order to take part in competitions and be able to play set tactics.

Syllabus Level 1 Module.

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Personal performance awards

Are currently being reviewed and consulted on (replacement for star awards).