ISA Level 2 Surf Coach Course information
This course is a blend of practical and theory. The cost is £450.00 which includes 12 months International Surfing Association & Surfing England memberships, manual, work book & administration fees.
Course Module overview
Training surfers a holistic approach
Understanding the judging criteria
Principles of training
Elements of fitness
Development and maturation
Lifestyle and nutrition
Balance and forceFundamental movements
Movement patterns of core manoeuvres
Novice surfing skills
Analytical skills for surf coaches
09.00 Meet and greet, introductions and Course overview
09.15 Performance analysis / video performance
11.30 Video analysis test.
Written analysis by students templates supplied.
Choose 1 manoeuvre from the trainers DVD.
14:00 Principles of Fitness.
Presentation by Course Presenter and discussion with group
15:00 Sports coach UK Film. Principles of training.
15:30 Skill drills for Surfers
Course Presenter to present & discuss various drills that can be used with advanced surfers. Use examples from course book and some from Ripstix [Martin Dunne] or some personal ones.
16.00 Group workshop.
Group is split into small Buddy groups and asked to design 2 different skill drills.
They should then present their ideas to the rest of the group.
16.40 Diet & Nutrition for surfing.
Day Finish - 18.00
09.00 Surfer programme planning test.
Groups are given +- 1 hour to design a training programme to include fitness, diet, skill drills, lifestyle, equipment etc.
Groups are then asked to discuss and compare their programme and present their ideas. +- 30 minutes.
The students must then individually hand in these assignments for marking.
10.50 Practical coaching session & fault correction.
11.30 Practical beach session.
Buddy pairs, 1 in surf & 1 as coach. 30 minutes in water.
Coach’s to make written evaluations /comments.
Then reverse roles for the remaining 30 min session.
TA to film /video the sessions.
14H00 verbal feedback on their given surfer.
Also any improvement / correction strategy to employ for the afternoon session.
& Video playback from the morning session
14H30 Practical surfing / coaching session as am.
16H20 Class session
Feed back and review from coaches
TA to playback film footage for comment
Written feedback and comment sheets to be handed in for marking by TA.
Day Finish 17H00
09H00 Health & Safety for surf coaches and surf schools
10H35 Risk Assessments
Then workshop session by group members
11H50 Health & safety and Law
12H40 Course Presenter to give some scenarios from NCF book ‘Creating a Safe Coaching Environment ‘
Students then asked to Hand in their pre course task of compiling their Risk Assessment, NOP, EAP, for marking by the TA
Approximately 15 minutes per candidate
16H30-17H30 Wrap up and Finish