ACA INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT AND CERTIFICATION COURSE
with Kent Ford
2013 DATES (please register with the host organization):
Bend, OR March 23-27 register with Tupalo Creek Canoe and Kayak
Durango, CO April 17-21 register with Four Corners Riversports at www.Riversports.com
Salida, CO May 27-31 register with Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center rmoc.com
Salida, CO July 31- Aug 4 Private course for Colorado Whitewater. If space available, register with Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center rmoc.com
Course Description The American Canoe Association (ACA) has one of the best established instruction programs anywhere in the world. The courses are comprehensive, but allow enough flexibility for individual teaching and paddling styles. The main benefit to taking the course is improving your understanding of paddling technique and theory, so you can paddle more efficiently and teach more effectively. A secondary benefit is the development process which can give you structured feedback on how you sit as an instructor. Of course, the insurance, liability, and networking benefits are significant if you choose to pursue certification. Instructor development workshops are very rewarding and enjoyable, because of the opportunity for idea exchange.
Instructor Trainer Kent Ford
Kent's unique background includes twenty years of international racing and coaching, combined with similar experience teaching recreational boating to all levels of paddlers. His twenty videos and books on paddlesports have influenced the education of half a million paddlers. Kent is an American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer Educator.
More about kent.
Level 4 Whitewater Kayak This is a instructor development workshop and an instructor certification exam (IDW/ICE) for level 4 Whitewater. ACA courses are structured for several levels of certification for instance: Introduction to Paddling, River Kayaking (formerly Moving Water), and Whitewater. Our courses are targeted at instructors who expect to be teaching on whitewater. However, this is no guarantee that you will earn that level of certification. Not everyone will receive “Full” whitewater instructor certification, especially if this is their first exposure to formal paddling instruction. No worries! There are means for upgrading within about a year.
Instructor Updates Current ACA instructors may join the first two (and on approval last two) days of the class to fulfill every 4 year update requirements. (on space available basis).