"Get your kayaking skills professionally coached online NOW"
Kent Ford teaches and certifies instructor candidates for paddle schools across the US and worldwide. These instructors often comment that the most productive part of the development and certification course is the video feedback. It's true. Nothing beats the training and feedback you get with a personal coaching session from a professional coach. Now you you can get video coaching without having to attend a course simply by uploading your own video.
Your feedback video will not only diagnose your strengths and weaknesses, but will explain in detail how to fix any faults you may have using the best video analysis technology. The opportunity to get various aspects of your paddling analyzed next to proper modeling makes it simple to understand, adapt and develop to help you have more fun on the water.
All you need is a video camera and an internet connection and we can begin to improve many aspects of your paddling. You submit a video (specifications below), and then we edit it with instructional commentary, using arrows and split screen examples with proper techniques so you can learn effectively. We also provide a written prescription for the drills you can do that will help most directly.
This is your chance to be coached wherever or whenever you want by an American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer Educator, Kent Ford. As an inductee in the International Whitewater Hall of Fame, former US Team assistant coach, and veteran instructor he strives for a pleasant and engaging style.
Here are the benefits you get with this great system...
After purchase, simply upload a segment of video. About 3-5 minutes is usually ample. We can work with most file formats.
Email us with location of your video, and your goals.
Post to dropbox, google drive or another online file system for delivery.
We typically return your feedback video within 2 weeks.
Provide video from front. Paddler full frame.
Three roll attempts will probably be ample for initial consultation.
Three hip snaps on side of pool or on a friends bow.
Forward stroke Lesson-
Provide video from side view.
and from front view.
Do each at ¾ speed and at full speed.
Provide video from catching 3 eddies consecutively in water that is easy for you
and catching 3 eddies in water that is slightly pushy for you
and surfing (or trying) a wave
Provide video of a draw to move sideways
reverse paddle straight line
sweep stroke to turn
paddle your boat thru a carving circle
I recently received 'volunteer of the year' award from the ACA for helping with their SUP curriculum and spearheading ACA involvement with SUP. When I accepted the award (a total surprise and I had to accept the award and say a few words) the first thing I thought of was the course I took from you back in 1998 in Moab, UT. That was the first experience I had with the ACA, and your professionalism and expertise with regards to paddlesports instruction made a lasting impression on me. I am very fortunate to have taken that course and wanted you to know that your passion and dedication have been an inspiration to me. Jimmy Blakeney- Paddlesports Professional