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L1-L2 Essentials of Standup Paddleboarding IDW/ICE


Level 1 - 2: Essentials of Stand-Up Paddleboarding Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) & Instructor Certification Exam (ICE)

The American Canoe Association instructor certification process is rigorous, educational, and fun. This three (3) day intensive course will challenge participants both mentally and physically. The IDW-ICE helps students to become acquainted with the ACA model of effective instruction; paddling and leadership necessary in standup paddleboarding; and the teaching techniques, paddling skills, technical knowledge, rescue and safety competencies required for successful completion of the Instructor Certification Exam. Participants are recommended to have passed an L2 Skills Assessment prior to participating in the L1-L2 Essentials of Standup Paddleboarding IDW-ICE.

During the IDW-ICE we will focus on fine-tuning each candidate’s personal skills, rescue, group management and teaching, as well as expanding knowledge in various aspects of the paddle sport. Each participant will be assigned mini dry-land and on-water topics to present to the group. This dress rehearsal will allow the candidate to receive valuable feedback from their peers and the IT/ITE on their ability to accurately transfer information to students.

Course Location: Paddle-N-More in Myers Park, Lansing, NY
Course Dates: May 1 - 3, 2017
Instructor Trainer Educator: Charlie MacArthur
Instructor Trainer Candidate: Jennifer Miller

Important Note: As an ACA Instructor Candidate, you must have or complete the following prior to the course beginning:

  • -Participants must have experience and have an intermeidate standing in standup paddleboarding at the level they wish to obtain certification - Although fun, this course is not a time to learn how to standup paddleboard!
  • -Must have an ACA Instructor Manual prior to the course
  • -To participate in this course, you must have the ACA and Safety Education and Instruction Council (SEIC) fees paid in advance and be considered in ‘good standing.’
  • -The ACA operates under the bylaws presented by the SEIC Policy Manual and you as an ACA Instructor must know this manual as it governs your actions as an instructor and helps to keep you in good standing.

Simply being a part of the course does not guarantee certification at any level. There are four (4) outcomes to this course:

  • -Pass with your full ACA Level 2 Instructor Certification
  • -Pass with a Level 1 w/ continued towards Level 2
  • -You are considered continued at Level 1
  • -You may fail the necessary requirements and will need to repeat the course

To determine if this course is the best fit for you, please read the Course Essentials and Expectations informational sheet.

Price: $325 – early bird; $395 after April 14, 2017. Registration ends one week prior to the course. Registrations will be taken after this date, but you must have a conversation with the instructor trainer prior to being accepted.

For questions please email jennifer@paddle-n-more.com.  Once you register, your instructor trainer will email you with all the necessary information for participation in this course.

Cancellation Policy: A cancellation request must be received at least one week prior to the scheduled lesson/special event/course instruction. In the event that you do not cancel within this time period, you will not receive a refund.

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