Archive | Goals, Aims and Objectives

Goal Setting For Paddlers

Setting Your Paddling Goals Research shows that those who set goals have a greater chance of being successful in their pursuits.  Yet very few of us set personal goals about our canoeing and kayaking.  Here’s one way of doing this simply and easily – using the benefit of hindsight. Find a quiet place where you […]

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Continuing Professional Development

Excellence in Canoe and Kayak Coaching Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is becoming more important in all areas.  It even spills into many of our recreational activities such as kayaking and canoeing, where we have requirements to attend coach update days or find other ways of keeping up to date. I’m a strong believer in keeping […]

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Learn to Canoe and Kayak Using “Deliberate Practice”

Using ‘Deliberate Practice’ when Coaching Canoe and Kayak Skills Research shows that you can learn to canoe and kayak more effectively by using “Deliberate Practice”.  There is nothing controversal about the idea that expertise will only be achieved through a great deal of practice, but “Deliberate Practice” has two key components. time and energy from […]

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Canoeing and Kayaking Leadership – is that all a group needs?

White Water Canoe and Kayak Leadership I’ve taken part in numerous canoe and kayak training and assessment courses – skills courses, coaching courses, BCU courses, update courses – and all stress the importance of good leadership in outdoor adventurous activities. Leadership is the topic of articles and chapters in books – it almost seems that […]

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New Year Resolutions – What Are Your Goals?

New year is a time for resolutions, planning and deciding what it is you really want to achieve in your paddling next.  One of the best and proven methods of achieving this is to set goals and targets.  Many people are confused by goal setting – some people set SMART objectives, others decide on outcomes, […]

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