Coaching

Hi, I'm Phil I have been a Professional Paddlesports Coach for over 30 years, I teach beginners to advanced in canoe, kayak, sea kayak and SUP


Face to Face courses - 

email to arrange face to face courses...

 email for a booking form



At the moment I'm offering the following courses -

Sheltered Water SUP Discipline Specific Coach Training 7th/8th May - Sutton Coldfield SPACES



These are £170 per person, email for a booking form



If you want to gain a few CPD points for your British Canoeing Coach update, you want to learn something new or you just want to relieve
the lockdown boredom - you may want to join me on one of these online courses.


British Canoeing Coach Core.

This is the first step to becoming a canoe, kayak or SUP coach, it's a two day course now available in an online package of four 4 hour sessions. You have to attend all 4 sessions to gain the training. 

Full On Water British Canoeing membership is a prerequisite of this course.

You then choose which discipline you want, and do the Discipline Specific Training followed by an assessment - these will be face to face courses. 

This is an alternative way to access the two day Coach Core Training, it can still be done face to face.

Full details - here


Online Coach Core dates -

13th/14th/20th/21st January Evenings 5.30 - 9.30pm    FULL

9th/10th/11th/13th May Evenings 5.30 - 9.30pm    FULL      

5th/6th/12th/13th May 2022 - Afternoons 1.00pm - 5.00pm  SPACES

14th/15th/18th/19th July Evenings 5.30 - 9.30pm SPACES

Keep checking back, I'm trying to find more dates...

These are £170 per person, email for a booking form


Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning
Pre-requisite for Sea Kayak Leader and SUP Coastal Leader.

17th/18th/19th January 2022 6pm - 9pm FULL

28th/29th April/6th May 2022 6pm - 9pm SPACES

These are £75 for BC members. £85 non members including certificate fees



Foundation Modules


I can offer Mentoring for Paddlesports, Outdoor Education and Paddlesports, Performance Planning, Coaching the Mind, Fitness for Paddlesports, Intro to Paddleability on demand, email me for a chat about dates to suit you

These will be run on Teams, you can access from a browser.
If you fancy any of these, drop me an email and I'll send you a booking form.

If you want to do any of these, but the dates/ times don't work, drop me a line, I may be able to come up with a date that suits you.

You can pay by bank transfer or PayPay, details are on the booking form I'll send you.


Details of Foundation modules can be found HERE

Details of Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning HERE


I can offer bespoke paddlesport coaching to individuals or groups and can train and assess the following BC qualifications -

Leadership courses in Canoe, White Water Kayak, SUP and Sea Kayak

British Canoeing Paddlesports Coach Award

British Canoeing Paddlesports Instructor Award

Paddlesport Leader

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

Whitewater Safety and Rescue

Coaching Processes Course

Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Course

SUP Discipline Support Module

Canoe Safety Test

Bell Boat helm.

CPD Foundation Modules, evenings or half day.

Leader provider training and final assessments, in Canoe and Sea

Aquatic First Aid 1 (8 hour) and Aquatic First Aid 2 (16 hour).

Private tuition can be arranged at your convenience at the following rates -

Cost for one person is £250 per day

For two its £140 each

For three its £100 each

For four or more its £80 each

This is just for the tuition/assessing, boats and kit can be provided for a hire cost.

To discuss bookings etc email or ring me on 07771 620745