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Blue Chip SUP Instructor Training
Blue Chip SUP School is part of Blue Chip SUP Training Centre and is owned and operated by Brian Johncey trading as Blue Chip SUP Training, an entirely separate business from the Blue Chip Board Store.  Blue Chip SUP Training Centre trains SUP instructors as part of British Canoeing Discipline Support Module for SUP at our water based centre (Thames Sailing Club)




British Canoeing
is the National Governing Body (NGB)
for paddle sports in the UK






The British Canoeing SUP Discipline Support Module is designed to assist anyone who wants to gain more knowledge about the specialist discipline of SUP. The course introduces and explains the basic techniques and strategies for working with SUPs. The course is a mix of theory and practical activity to ensure everyone has time to try things out.

Cost of the course:   £80   Click here to book up 



Course venue: 

·        Thames Sailing Club, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4HH click on the link for map. Surbiton Railway Station (17 minutes from Waterloo) is only 10 minutes walk away from TSC see the link above. (there is parking at the Club) Sailing Club, Portsmouth Road,

  • Prerequisites:

  • The course is designed for experienced SUP paddlers, BC coaches and leaders (or aspiring coaches/leaders) ; candidates will be expected to demonstrate a good level of competence on a board in at least the following SUP skills:

    • Key elements of efficient and effective SUP paddling.
    • Prone paddling
    • Kneeling and Standing
    • Trim, edge and balance
    • Efficient forward bi-lateral paddling
    • Moving sideways -sculling
    • Steering –cross bow strokes
    • Turning – Step back pivot and sweeps
    • Towing methods
  • Aspiring candidates are advised to have a valid First Aid endorsement prior to attending this course as/span> this will be required prior to delivering any SUP introduction courses

  • If you are uncertain as to your ability to complete this DSM course, please click here for more details of what will be expected from you paddling skills

Overview

  • The SUP Discipline Support Module is designed to assist participants understanding of the specialist discipline of SUP.
  • The course introduces and explains the fundamental techniques and strategies for SUP paddlesport.
  • The course is a mix of theory and practical activity

Module Aims

  • Provide a background to the various disciplines within SUP.
  • Introduce different types of equipment including the issues of equipment design, size and modification to suit all individual requirements.
  • Introduce and develop the knowledge of SUP specific techniques and tactics
  • Explore some SUP safety and rescue specifics
  • To organise and safely run an introduction to SUP session in the sheltered water environment.

Course Length

  • 6-hours
  • (starting at 09:00)

Delivery

  • The module includes both practical and theory sessions as detailed below.
  • Theory sessions should be embedded with practical examples where appropriate.
  •   6 HoursLearning Outcomes
    By the end of this module participants should be able to:

    • Understand the worldwide development of the sport and the role of the various bodies on the field including British Canoeing, Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI), British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA), Sport England and Adventure Activities Licencing Service (AALS).
    • Understand equipment design, size and modification to suit individual requirements.
    • Provide a background to the various disciplines within SUP paddling and the specific techniques that apply to each.
    • Understand the different types of board available, their characteristics and the different techniques used on them.
    • Understanding of handling an SUP efficiently
    • To organise and safely run an introduction to SUP session in the sheltered water environment
  • Course Syllabus:
    • SUP Background
    • Introduction to Equipment and SUP Environments
    • SUP Safety
    • Foundation skills on a SUP
    • Running an introduction to SUP
    • Rescues specific to SUP
    • Rescues specific to SUP
    •  

    • After the Course

      • After completing the module candidates receive a certificate of attendance from their Home Nation
      • British Canoeing Member certificate cost is £17.50  (this cost is included in your course booking)
      • Non-member certificate cost is £25.00
      • On completion of your course you will receive a credit card style Blue Chip SUP instructor ID card

      The following course prices include the cost of the British Canoeing certificate of attendance
      and a Blue Chip SUP Accredited Instructor card
      Course Date 20th July '18 24th Aug '18 21st Sep '18
      Course Number   DS-000275 DS-000276 DS-000277
      British Canoe Member
      DSM course with certificate at £17.50 £97.50
      British Canoe Non-Member
      DSM course with certificate at £25 £105.00
    • NOTE:- we require a minimum of 3 for these instructor couses to take place.





  • Is this SUP Instructor course suitable for you



    This course is not designed for beginners, we will NOT be teaching you how to paddle.
    During the course, you will be asked to demonstrate a good level of competence on your board in at least the following SUP skills:
    • Key elements of efficient and effective SUP paddling.
    • Prone paddling
    • Kneeling and Standing
    • Trim, edge and balance
    • Efficient forward bi-lateral paddling
    • Moving sideways -sculling
    • Steering –cross bow strokes
    • Turning – Step back pivot and sweeps
  • SUP rescue
    You will be spending time in the water during the "on the water session" which will include technique instruction on:

    • Towing methods
    • Recovering a paddler back onto their board
    • Removal of an unresponsive paddler from the water
    • Swimmer recovery
    • Games applicable to skill development on an SUP

  • If you are not a competent paddler and unable to demonstrate these basic paddling skills during the course, then you will not be able to teach SUP beginners how to paddle and this course may not be for you.