Discipline Support Module - SUP

This course is designed to assist coaches who want to gain more knowledge about the specialist discipline of Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP).

The course introduces and explains the basic techniques and coaching strategies for coaching SUP. The course is a mix of theory and practical activity to ensure everyone has time to try things out. With syllabi written to focus on coaches who are likely to be supporting beginners, the module seeks to support the continuing process of good coaching practice on the riverbank.

By the end of this workshop participants should have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Provide an insight into current SUP development including the role of British Canoeing, BSUPA, ASI and AALS
  • Introduce the different types of equipment including the issues of equipment design, size and modification to suit all individual requirements
  • Provide a background to the various disciplines within SUP paddling and the specific techniques that apply to each
  • Provide a fun and informative way of using practical based coaching techniques to improve students understanding of SUP on Sheltered water, enabling the coach to build solid background for paddlers to progress into their chosen area of SUP.
  • Provide coaches with SUP specific observation and analysis information.
  • Reinforce the transferability of technique and skill between other paddlesport disciplines and SUP


Coaches wishing to attend the Stand Up Paddlesport Support Module are required to register with before they are able to attend the course.

It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the training course At the point of registration the following prerequisites are required:

  • £17.50 Registration Fee for British Canoeing members (completed and stamped CR Form)
  • A British Canoeing Coaching Qualification
  • Age 16 years, or older

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