Affiliates have gone through the entire PaddleFit Certification program by successfully completing PaddleFit Core and Pro and have reached the pinnacle of a PaddleFit coach. They have obtained the PaddleFit licensing and are able to fully implement the PaddleFit System. The Affiliates are able to provide a full assessment of paddling skills and fitness levels. They can also host all 3 types of PaddleFit classes (Water, Land, Complete).
PaddleFit Level 1 and Level 2 has evolved into PaddleFit Core. The definition of core: an essential and foundational part; a basic, essential enduring part. That definition is what PaddleFit Core represents: the essential and foundational elements of the PaddleFit coaching system. Our new certification model will reflect our commitment to being the best and providing an outstanding educational experience for our incoming coaches. By combining Level 1 and 2 into a comprehensive 2 day course will we be taking the necessary steps in raising the PaddleFit standard and creating an atmosphere and educational model to produce the best coaches. We are elevating the PaddleFit standards so this is not going to only be a name change. While most of the main components from Level 1 and 2 will be similar, PaddleFit Core will be a new, comprehensive 2 day experience. PaddleFit Core summary: • 2 day course • Day 1 will be an interactive teaching format with 20 to 30 videos, discussions and presentations • Day 2 will be on the water and involve both skill assessments and practical teaching sessions • Course will conclude with a comprehensive written exam as well as practical skill assessment • Full technique and physical assessment will be performed • Coaches will be introduced to the PaddleFit Technique Screen™ which is a technique assessment tool
This is the info that the Level 1 coaches have been taught during their certification process. Skills Taught During Level 1: 1. Basic SUP industry knowledge such as equipment and standards of practice 2. Safety 3. Laws and regulations 4. Rescue technique 5. Towing 6. The class: PaddleFit Basic. Our Level 1 coaches have learned how to teach the PaddleFit Basic class which is PaddleFit's version of an introductory to SUP class. Description of PaddleFit Basic: Our introductory class will focus on introducing you to the sport of stand up paddling (SUP) in a fun and safe manner. We will teach you the fundamentals as well as proper safety and this will be the foundation for your future paddling endeavors. You will need to be comfortable in the water and able to swim. You do not need to have any prior paddling experience to take this class.
PaddleFit Level 3 has evolved into PaddleFit Pro. The definition of pro: an expert that exemplifies great skill at his/her work and serves as a teacher, competitor or consultant. That definition establishes what type of individual that we are aiming to facilitate the development of through PaddleFit Pro. PaddleFit Pro is a comprehensive two day course that is going to challenge you both physically and mentally. Our goal is to have you understand and exhibit the attributes of a professional PaddleFit coach such as advanced technique, progressive training knowledge and advanced water skills. Taking what you learned in PaddleFit Core we are going to expand upon these topics and break them down to the expert level. Just like PaddleFit Core this is not going to be only a name change from Level 3. While many of the components from PaddleFit Level 3 will be included , PaddleFit Core is a full emersion into the PaddleFit system. PaddleFit Pro summary: • 2 day course • Advanced fitness and training concepts • Advanced technique teaching progression • Both days will be a mixture of interactive presentations as well as skill assessments and practical teaching sessions • Advanced physical testing and technique assessments including the PaddleFit Technique Screen™ • Course will conclude with a comprehensive written exam as well as practical skill assessment