WHITE WATER KAYAK SKILLS COACHING

RAPID DEVELOPER - (BEGINNER) 2 or 5 days

White Water Kayaking definitely appeals to you - but you're not really sure where to start.  Our 2 or 5 day introductory courses will give you those all important fundamental white water kayaking skills.  We shall explore the basics and develop your technical and tactical awareness in this adrenaline fuelled environment.  We shall also cover those all important safety aspects, to foster independence so you can plan and execute your own river trips safely.  Our highly qualified, experienced and knowledgable coaches will tailor the course to your needs and wants, and ensure you leave hooked on your new sport.   

Previous flatwater kayak skills would be beneficial (especially for the 2 day course).

2 day or 5 day packages are available for this course.

Venue

Courses based normally near Aviemore, Scottish Highlands.  

OR contact us to discuss a tailor made course at a venue closer to you

Dates

Dates coming soon

OR contact us to arrange your own tailor-made booking

Price - 

Tailor made depending on trip requirements,

2 day course from £150 per person; 5 day course from £500 per person

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

RAPID DEVELOPER - (INTERMEDIATE) 2 or 5 days

This course is ideal for the Grade 2 white water kayaker looking to move from surviving Grade 3 nervously to styling it, playing the river and having the most fun possible!  We shall examine the technical, tactical, physiological and psychological skills that make good white water kayaking - all built on a solid platform of fundamentals that are tried and tested.  Our highly qualified, experienced and knowledgeable coaches will tailor the course to your needs and wants, and ensure you leave with cast iron frameworks and the tools to get out loving your local Grade 3 rivers.

2 or 5 day packages available for this course.

Venue 

Courses based normally near Aviemore, Scottish Highlands.

OR contact us to discuss a tailor made course at a venue closer to you

Dates

Dates coming soon

OR contact us to arrange your own tailor-made booking

Price

Tailor made depending on trip requirements,

2 day course from £150 per person; 5 day course from £500 per person

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

RAPID DEVELOPER (ADVANCED) - 2 or 5 days

This course is ideal for the Grade 3 boater who is looking to push to the exciting Grade 4 environment, and not just survive it, but style it.  The Grade 4 environment opens up new tactical and psychological challenges, and we start to explore the technical skills to tackle the "vertical" environment of bigger drops with more gradient.  Our highly qualified, experienced and knowledgeable coaches shall be on hand to help you tackle these challenges at a manageable pace, with the aim of getting you more comfortable in the envionment, aided by strong cast-iron fundamental skills that are tried and tested.  Quality individualised coaching will ensure you leave hungry for more Grade 4, and excited about developing your skills independently in the advanced white water environment.

 

2 or 5 day packages are available for this course.

Venue 

Courses based normally near Fort William, Scottish Highlands.

OR contact us to discuss a tailor made course at a venue closer to you

Dates

Dates coming soon

OR contact us to arrange your own tailor-made booking

Price

Tailor made depending on trip requirements,

2 day course from £150 per person; 5 day course from £500 per person

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

 

  

WHITE WATER CONFIDENCE BUILDER

Butterflies in the stomach at the put-in?  Shaky legs and a dry mouth as you're inspecting?  Lost your "mojo"?  Sound familiar?

Now is the time to slay those demons, get your psych back and feel the love for white water kayaking once again!  

There is no doubt about it - white water kayaking is as much a head game as it is about the strokes and tactics.  The course is specifically designed to cater for those paddlers that just can't shake those nerves when on the river, but are itching to overcome them and push their boating forward.  You may have had a recent "epic" which has knocked your confidence, and just haven't been able to get back on good form.  We know you care passionately about overcoming those barriers and improving your white water skills, and this course provides you with: strong technical and tactical frameworks you can rely on more to kill those nerves, specific anxiety control methods, physiological routines to to aid psychological well-being and so much more.  Our experienced coaches help you work through this with our renowned calming and relaxed approach.

This course is deliberately low ratios - either 1:1 or a maximum of 1:2.

As it is tailor made and individualised, it is suitable for any level of white water paddler, can be any duration (concurrently or with a break in between).

Venue

Courses normally based in Scotland.

OR contact us to discuss a tailor made course at a venue closer to you.

Prices

Tailor made depending on your requirements

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

ROLLING CLINICS

The whitewater kayak roll is arguably an essential skill for any whitewater paddler looking to venture into more intermediate and advanced environments. Nonetheless, it is complex - a variety of jig-saw pieces are required to fit together with good timing to execute the move.  As with any skill, some people are lucky and pick it up almost instantly, whilst for the majority it requires time and effort.

"Practice makes Perfect" is the age old adage, but with the kayak roll - the RIGHT practice is essential.  This means the roll needs to be the type that is appropriate for you, your make-up and your craft - and must have a solid technical basis, with exercises that will help you celebrate success rather than foster frustration.  We shall give you all of this and more.  

Our knowledgable coaches have proven experience delivering rolling clinics, and have tried and tested methods and exercises that will help you on your way to success.  Whether you are starting from ground zero, have been practising for a while and are "nearly there", whether you wish to make your roll bombproof on the river, sea or loch, or if you wish to roll on your off-side, we can definitely help.

 

Courses can take place either indoor pool based or outdoors on the river, loch or sea depending on your specific requirements.

 

Courses can be tailor made for individuals, pairs or larger groups who are at a similar stage in their rolling journey.

 

Venue

Courses normally based in Scotland.

OR contact us to discuss a tailor made course at a venue closer to you.

Prices

Tailor made depending on your requirements

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

    

BESPOKE WHITE WATER KAYAK COACHING

No matter what kind of coaching you are looking for: beginner or advanced? 7 days of 1 day? - Rapid Development is on hand to give you the best possible experience.  Scotland has some of the finest white water rivers in the UK, and offers fantastic venues.  Scotland is our home, but equally we can provide an international experience for you as well.  Our qualified, knowledgable, friendly and experienced coaches will strive to make sure your experience is tailored to your needs, wants, aims and aspirations.

To discuss your next white water kayak coaching course, simply e-mail us or message us on Facebook.

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