The new Paddle Australia coaching framework links to the FTEM athlete pathway, now used widely in Australian sport.  For more information on the FTEM pathway being employed by Paddle Australia, please visit our website. More information on the new PA Coaching Framework and Qualifications can also be found on this website.

Obviously, given the number of paddle disciplines, the whole Framework is going to take time to complete. We have started with the development of two new courses, related online material and qualifications being:

·       Foundation Coach – Flatwater (Sprint, Marathon ad Paracanoe)

·       Foundation Coach – Slalom

The Paddle Australia Coaching Handbook

See the posts below to go directly to your course.

Lea Race coaching

What? Wanna kick some ass!?  Wanna chance to win big money!? Learn some tips to improve your performance at the Lea Extreme Race. Also suitable for boaters who just want coaching on how to safely tackle the Lea and nail a boof. When? Sunday 8 August, 9am – 3pm Where? Meet at the paddock at […]

Advanced Skills Kayak Coaching

It’s happening again folks!  Last years advanced skills coaching course was a huge success leaving everyone asking for more, so here it is again!  We have some fantastic coaches coming along, many of whom have represented Australia in their various disciplines and all with a great variety of skills and attributes to share. This year […]

Introduction to Coaching

Paddle Tasmania is delighted to deliver the Introduction to Coaching course.  The course is designed to enable the beginner coach to gain their Introductory Coach qualification after successful completion of all requirements. Costs: PA paddle club and direct members: $50 program fee, $60 registration for 3 years Non members: $95 program fee, $60 registration for 3 years […]

Foundation – Flatwater

Foundation coach: (F2 – T1) Foundation coach works with paddlers who wish to gain an introduction to discipline specific skills. The Foundation coach is for coaches training paddlers for state level competitions. Conditions: Conditions should be relevant to the discipline and within the cababilities of both the participant and equipment Costs: $40 program fee plus $0 […]

Foundation – Slalom

  Foundation coach: (F2 – T1) Foundation coach works with paddlers who wish to gain an introduction to discipline specific skills. The Foundation coach is for coaches training paddlers for state level competitions. Conditions: Conditions should be relevant to the discipline and within the cababilities of both the participant and equipment Costs: $190 program fee (includes online […]