Since you are considering this course, you already know how much fun recreational stand up paddling is.
Recreational or flat water stand up paddling is not just fun, it is also extremely easy, or at least, a lot easier than most people think it is, as long as it is performed properly.
Having said that, the imminent question to arise is — if it is so much fun and so easy, why would you be creating a whole course on how to teach it?
The purpose of this course is dual.
First off, we are aiming to bring awareness to the inherently dangerous nature of flat-water stand up paddling. Yes, stand up paddle boarding, as strange as it may seem, can be dangerous and even fatal. It saddens us to report that many lives have been lost due to improper use of stand up paddle gear or due to poor guiding skills. We strongly believe that with enough knowledge, education, proper instruction and skill development more and more people will safely enjoy this positively life-changing activity for years to come.
Secondly, we believe that like any other outdoor activity stand up paddling deserves respect and attention. The more you delve into its rich world and the more you become aware of its intricacies, the more fulfilling it will become for you, your friends and your students. Imagine packing up a dry bag with your camping gear and taking a trip across the Florida Keys.
The methodologies that we are giving you are the result of us having taught various forms of paddle boarding to tens of thousands of clients throughout the years. While keeping in mind that every one learns differently, we have chosen what we consider the most essential and the most practical.
We are going to keep this course as simple as possible. Our philosophy is that ignorance leads to complexity and fear, while understanding leads to simplicity and confidence.
This online course is organized in 35 Lessons. All Lessons are delivered to you in video and/or written form. At the end of each lesson there is a Quiz that will help you evaluate and enhance your understanding of that particular segment. After successful completion of all the Lessons you will be awarded a Certificate Of Completion.
- A Brief History Of Flat Water Stand Up Paddling
- How To Use This Course
- Paddle Board Construction – Overview
- Hard Boards – Construction & Care
- Inflatable Boards – Construction & Care
- Paddle Board Anatomy 101
- Guild’s Formula
- Fin Architecture
- Paddle Anatomy & Care
- Safety Gear
- Extra SUP Gear
- SUP Gear – Clothing
- Paddling Techniques – Kneeling
- How To Safely Fall
- Paddling Techniques – Standing
- The Sweet Spot
- Forward Yin Stroke & Reverse Yin Stroke
- Why Yin Paddling
- The Draw Stroke
- The Sweep Stroke
- Paddle Stroke Conclusion
- Safety Tips
- Towing & Rescue Principles
- Towing Techniques
- Rescue Techniques
- The Float Plan
- Reading The Weather
- Guiding & Teaching Tips
- Flow And The Quality Of Life
- Code Of Ethics
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Further References & Research
- Final Notes
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Your access is unlimited and it does not expire. Have fun with it!
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Teacher Training – Recreational Stand Up Paddle Guiding