Instructor and Guide Training Courses
ACA Level 2 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop
Fri June 9 - Sun June 11, 2017. 8am-5pm each day.
This intensive 3-day course will help you develop the SUP skills and technical understanding needed to teach others to standup paddle safely & effectively. It's a great course for anyone who teaches SUP now or plans to in the future. Also suitable for anyone who desires total immersion into the sport of standup paddling. This fast-paced workshop includes sessions on personal skills, teaching & learning theory, leadership, paddling concepts, trip planning, incident management and much more. We'll review all the strokes & maneuvers, discuss board & blade dynamics, practice teaching models, go on a journey and have fun. Candidates will be assessed on their personal paddling skills, teaching skills, communication, demonstration skills, leadership and technical knowledge. 70% of the course will be on water, 30% on land. Successful candidates will be certified by the American Canoe Association at Level 1 or 2, but completion of the course does not guarantee certification. Candidates should have previous sup experience before this course. Limited to 10 candidates. The course will be taught by ACA Instructor Trainer Matt Palmariello.
Certification Prerequisites: First aid & CPR certification, 18 years of age or older, ACA membership
How to Sign Up: Click on the blue button below and fill out the form. You will be asked to pay an $80 deposit to reserve your spot. If you need to cancel for any reason you can receive a full refund up until 20 days before the course starts. You will be contacted by the instructor at least 4 weeks before the course starts with additional information about the course itinerary.