WHITE WATER KAYAK SKILLS COACHING

ADVANCED WHITE WATER KAYAK -  2 or 5 days

Grade 4 Developer 

This course is ideal for the Grade 3/4 white water kayaker looking to move from surviving Grade 4 nervously to styling it, playing the river and having the most fun possible!  We'll be looking to build confidence on more complex rapids and steeper terrian whilst developing all the necessary skills of: mindset, creativity, solid technical and tactical frameworks, safety and rescue techniques, as well as anxiety cotrol.  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 you out loving your local Grade 3/4 rivers.

2 or 5 day packages available for this course.

British Canoeing personal performance awards can be included as part of this course if desired.

Venue 

Courses are based near Fort William, Scottish Highlands (unless otherwise stated)

2022 Dates

2 day course - 2nd and 3rd April, with Giles Trussell

5 day course - 3rd - 7th October - Liam Green

5 day course - 22nd-26th October, with Matt Haydock & Liam Green

2 day course - 19th and 20th November, with Liam Green

Price

2 day course £200 per person; 5 day course £500 per person

Enquiries and Booking:

For more details or if you have a query, please CONTACT US

To join us on any of the course dates listed above, please BOOK HERE

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INTERMEDIATE WHITE WATER KAYAK -  2 or 5 days

Grade 3 Developer

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.

The British Canoeing personal performance awards can be included as part of this course if desired.

Venue 

Courses based near Fort William, Scottish Highlands (unless otherwise stated)

2022 Dates

5 day course - 11th-15th April, with Matt Haydock & Ben Squires

2 day course - 30th April and 1st May, with Liam Green

2 day course - 1st and 2nd October, with Liam Green

5 day course - 2nd-6th November, with Matt Haydock & Ben Squires

Price

2 day course from £200 per person; 5 day course from £500 per person

Enquiries and Booking:

For more details or if you have a query, please CONTACT US

To join us on any of the course dates listed above, please BOOK HERE

IMPROVER WHITE WATER KAYAK -  2 days

Grade 2 & 3 Developer

This course is ideal for those who have just started to get into their white water kayaking, and paddled a few river trips at Grade 2, perhaps the odd Grade 3 rapid on a good day.  At the moment though, success is "hit and miss" and you are very much looking to develop more confidence, understanding of how the river environment works, and some quality input on how to improve your personal and tactical skills.  You are looking to move from surviving Grade 2+ 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 2+ rivers.

You will need all of your own equipment, transport and accommodation (if required) for this course.

2 or 5 day packages available for this course.

The British Canoeing personal performance awards can be included as part of this course if desired.

Venue 

Courses based in the Scottish Highlands 

2022 Dates:

16th and 17th April (Perthshire), with Liam Green

18th and 19th June (Perthshire), with Liam Green

23rd and 24th July (Aviemore), with Ben Squires

27th and 28th August (Aviemore), with Ben Squires

24th and 25th September (Aviemore), with Ben Squires

22nd and 23rd October (Aviemore), with Ben Squires

Price

2 day course from £200 per person; 5 day course from £500 per person

Enquiries and Booking:

For more details or if you have a query, please CONTACT US

To join us on any of the course dates listed above, please BOOK HERE

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SUMMER DAM RELEASE COACHING DAYS
1 day courses


In the Scottish Highlands, Summer doesn't necessarily mean dry rivers.  With an annual dam release schedule, this provides Scotland with guaranteed white water on some quality dam release sections all across the Highlands.
These 1 day coaching courses are designed to help you get some input to help you develop your personal skills, hone your tactics, build confidence, and most of all - have some fun in the sun with our expert coaches. 

We offer these days on the following dam release sections:
River Awe (Argyll) - for Grade 2/3 paddlers

River Garry (Invergarry) - for Grade 3 paddlers
Upper and Lower Tummel - for Grade 3+ paddlers
Upper and Lower Moriston - for Grade 4 paddlers
Please contact us if you are unsure as to whether or not these days are for you.

 

The British Canoeing personal performance awards can be included as part of this course if desired.

2022 Dates:

TBC

Price

£100 per person or £250 for a 1:1 session

Enquiries and Booking:

For more details or if you have a query, please CONTACT US

To join us on any of the course dates listed above, please BOOK HERE

FREESTYLE KAYAK DEVELOPER
1 day 

This 1 day course is designed for those white water paddlers who are looking to develop their freestyle kayaking skills, with some individualised coaching from Sam Clegg - a talented freestyle, white water and surf kayaker.  The course will include plenty of instruction and video feedback on how to develop more control, and expand your range of freestyle moves in a play hole and on waves; not to mention how to get playful on eddy lines.  To get the most from the course you'll be happy side-surfing and maybe sometimes flat spinning in a hole as a minimum, and have a reliable roll.  The course will be heavily individualised, and will develop your personal skills in line with your current ability and aspirations.

Venue:
River Garry, Invergarry

2022 Dates:

TBC

Price

£100 per person or £250 for a 1:1 session

Enquiries and Booking:

For more details or if you have a query, please CONTACT US

To join us on any of the course dates listed above, please BOOK HERE
 

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BOOF CLINIC
1 day 

This 1 day course is designed to help you give you some input on developing your boof on a variety of different drops.  With lots of individualised coaching from talented white water kayaker, Sam Clegg, plus lots of video feedback, you'll get the chance to re-run drops several times, and develop the various components involved with approach, take-off and landing.  You'll leave with a much better idea of what you are trying to do, how to apply tactics to specific drops, and the ability to analyse your own performance in the future.

Venue:

Based near Fort William


2022 Dates:

TBC

Price

£100 per person or £250 for a 1:1 session

Enquiries and Booking:

For more details or if you have a query, please CONTACT US

To join us on any of the course dates listed above, please BOOK HERE

BESPOKE WHITE WATER KAYAK COACHING

Prices starting from £200 per day

No matter what kind of coaching you are looking for: beginner or advanced? 7 days or 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, please CONTACT US