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Learning Something New to Overcome Bad Habits

Language and Communication for Canoe and Kayak Coaches It’s a lot easier to learn something new than to re-learn something and overcome bad habits or inappropriate schema.  Coaches know this, and students know this too, so the very mention of ‘re-learning’ means an uphill challenge before we even start coaching.  So how can coaches use […]

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The Focus of Canoe and Kayak Leadership

Decision Making for Canoe and Kayak Leaders Have you ever wondered how really good leaders make the right decisions?  How do they know when to stop the group and put them in a safe place while they paddle something or scout ahead?  How do they know when to stop the group and change strategy? One […]

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The 4MAT System – the Easy Guide to Learning Styles when Kayak and Canoe Coaching

Canoe and Kayak Coaching Learning Styles The 4MAT System – the Easy Guide to Learning Styles when Kayak and Canoe Coaching Introduction The 4MAT system allows you to easily meet the learning styles of your students.  Many people find it useful because it is an easy structure which you can incorporate into all of your […]

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Information Processing for Canoe and Kayak Coaching

Information Processing for Canoe and Kayak Coaching When were learn, we are processing information.  It has been estimated that at any time we may have up to two billion pieces of information bombarding our senses.  Evidence suggests we can only process 7+/-2 pieces of information, so a key skill for coaches is being able to […]

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Learning and Your Conscious and Unconscious Mind: A Canoe and Kayak Perspective

Learning and Your Conscious and Unconscious Mind:  A Canoe and Kayak Perspective We are all aware that we have a conscious mind, and we could all benefit by building trust between it and our unconscious mind.  So what is our unconscious mind?  Our unconscious mind runs everything that we don’t do consciously. There’s a model […]

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Aiding Effective Learning for the Canoe and Kayak Coach

Aiding Effective Learning for the Canoe and Kayak Coach I’m always really curious about how students perceive the information shared with them.  I was speaking with several people recently who had all been taught the same things but by different coaches.  I found it really interesting that they formed completely different opinions about the content […]

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Focus, Attention and Sports Psychology for Canoeing and Kayaking

Focus, Attention and Sports Psychology for Canoeing and Kayaking My canoe and kayak coaching brings me into contact with many paddlers aiming to improve their sporting performance.  One key area that separates high performing athletes from others is their ability to focus and pay attention to the right things at the right times. Fortunately, this […]

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