Do you Stand up paddle? Do you like to teach people how to stand up paddle? this is your chance to be come a certified coach as well as how to really help people and your self become a better paddler.
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Get PaddleFit Certified
The mission of the PaddleFit Coaching System is to create the best coaches that SUP has to offer by providing a challenging, fun and informative educational environment that trains and graduates PaddleFit ambassadors. These PaddleFit ambassadors will provide a fun and safe SUP and fitness experience for their clients. Our educational program will guide you in ways of PaddleFit and give you the tools to become the PaddleFit coach that you want to be, whether that is teaching basic lessons and rentals, teaching SUP technique and fitness classes or coaching the next generation of elite athletes. From Level 1 through our Affiliate program, our focus will start off with water safety and progress towards advanced coaching and fitness techniques. Along the way we will introduce you to each of our classes from PaddleFit Basic to PaddleFit Complete and everything in-between. We are constantly working and refining the program at PaddleFit HQ in San Diego California (also known as Area 33). Our team is dedicated to providing you with a tested system that you can learn and implement in your area. PaddleFit is also an educational provider for the top 3 fitness certification bodies, so you will be able to earn Continuing Educational Credits (CEC's) from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and American Council on Exercise (ACE).
PaddleFit Level One Certification
PaddleFit Level 1 is a foundational course with the nucleus being water safety including the laws and regulations surrounding SUP. Level 1 will also cover industry knowledge such as equipment design and proper equipment sizing as well as basic paddling and teaching skills in a group setting. You will learn how to teach the class "PaddleFit Basics" which is an introductory to SUP class. You will be sent materials to study before you take the course and take an exam when you arrive to take Level 1. The exam will cover the basic laws and regulations surround the sport of SUP. You will need to be able to show that you are a confident paddler and communicator during the course. This will be accomplished by completing and passing our physical, written and verbal tests.
Level 1 Certification course work and manual
Water safety, rescue and towing techniques
SUP laws and regulations
Introductory SUP instruction called PaddleFit Basics
Group and class management
Use of PaddleFit Level 1 logo and marketing materials
Discount insurance through PaddleFit
Access to discounts with PaddleFit brand partners
Fulfills requirements for WPA Class 1 (add. $35 to take WPA test)
First Aid/CPR Certified
Intermediate paddling skills or better (paddle straight, control the board, comfortable in varying conditions)
Understanding the basic concepts of SUP
Pass pre-course exam on SUP laws and regulations
1 Day Course Fee:
Yearly Instructor Fee: