This course is for the instructor looking to teach SUP beyond beginner level on a commercial basis. This is the completely online version of the Level 2 course – you will have to submit assignments and complete a test, but the entire process can be completed from your own location, you do not have to attend any training or assessment sessions. To see the various other ways of taking the Level 2 course check the course page here.
You may be wondering whether an online-only course can be a valid way to complete an instructor course. Rest assured, it is no easy shortcut to a qualification! Check out our FAQ pages for much more information on this. Check out the reviews of this and the other Level 2 courses here.
Level 2 SUP instruction is about taking the progressor to the next levels of paddleboarding: improving their turning skills and increasing their repertoire of turning techniques, introducing new stances, taking them into more challenging conditions, and of course, improving their general paddling skills.
This online lessons in this course cover the theory, safety understanding and background knowledge to take your clients on their journey of progress. There are 11 lessons in this online course, which will take about 4 hours to complete, plus however long it takes you to complete your assignments and pass the final test.
To complete the qualification as a Level 2 SUP instructor, you must already be fully qualified as a Level 1 instructor.
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Progressor sessions can vary wildly in content, aspiration and the ability levels that you’re working with. This lesson looks at the sort of thing you can expect to be working on in progressor lessons, including what you can teach progressors, what lesson formats to use, and other considerations.
This lesson looks at the sequence of turning techniques that can be taught to progressors. The lesson discusses the sequence of turns to teach, how to coach each of the various turns, the refinements and adjustments to make them work even better, and the mistakes your clients will make.
This lesson looks at some of the main inefficiencies that progressors tend to exhibit when paddling. The information here, combined with the information in the previous lesson on what proper paddling should look like, will combine to give a good general feel on how to start finding your way into paddle stroke coaching.
This lesson looks at the board, paddle and other equipment requirements for working with progressor paddlers. While it is possible to achieve a reasonable amount of progressor instruction using basic beginner boards, you really do need the right gear in order to progress properly into faster paddling, improving balance and more advanced environments, particularly for paddle surfing etc.
Whereas beginner SUP lessons follow a very standard and predictable format, no two progressor lessons are alike, especially when working towards specific goals such as improving sup performance for racing or surfing. Therefore, planning the lesson in advance is a great way of ensuring that the right things get covered. This lesson looks at the sort of things you might include, and gives some example lesson scenarios.
Did you know that paddleboarding is on the school curriculum? If your local school(s) have students doing physical education at NCEA level then they could be doing paddleboarding as part of that. In this lesson we describe the various NCEA unit standards on offer and how to go about making them happen.
Feedback in coaching is a massive topic and becomes ever more important as you move into the realms of higher performance sport. In this course we just touch upon it, with a look at the difference between instruction and coaching, the factors that influence learning, the principles of coaching, motivation & feedback.
The final bits and pieces to complete the course.1 Test | 15 mins