ACA SUP Instructor

ACA SUP Instructor

ACA Level 1: Intro to SUP Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW)

Requirements

Minimum 18 years old. Must be current ACA member. Ability to pass a L1 skills assessment.

Course Description

For those looking to become a Stand-Up Paddleboard Instructor at an introductory level.  This course is flatwater based and requires candidates to perform fundamental paddle strokes in a neutral stance on the board.  Learning to effectively teach a lesson using various methods is a focus of the course.  Safety and rescue techniques are also covered. The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national organization dedicated to promoting paddlesports education. To learn more, visit their website at www.americancanoe.org.

Instructor

Brandon Slate

Venue

RMOC / Trout Creek Reservoir / Cottonwood lake

2022 Dates

TBD

Cost

$300

Details
  • Equipment NOT provided, but available to rent.

ACA Level 2: Essentials of SUP Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW)

Requirements

Minimum 18 years old. Must be current ACA member. Ability to pass a L2 skills assessment.  In order to be eligible for certification, participants must have passed an L1 ICW.  However, you can sign up for both courses simultaneously in anticipation of success.

Course Description

For those looking to become a Stand-Up Paddleboard Instructor. Level 2 is flatwater based. This course continues to focus on developing thoughtful and organized lessons while building on more advanced paddle strokes and maneuvers.  Candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to move into various stances on the board.  Safety and rescue techniques are also covered. The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national organization dedicated to promoting paddlesports education. To learn more, visit their website at www.americancanoe.org.

Instructor

Brandon Slate

Venue

RMOC / Trout Creek Reservoir / Cottonwood lake

2022 Dates

TBD

Cost

$300

Details
  • Equipment NOT provided, but available to rent.

ACA Level 3-4: Whitewater SUP Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW)

Requirements

Minimum 18 years old. Must be current ACA member. Must be currently certified as a L2 Instructor and able to pass a L3/L4 skills assessment.

Course Description

For those looking to teach SUP on the river. Must have basic understanding of river hydrology and able to move in and out of current.  Maneuvers need to be performed in both regular and goofy stances.

Instructor

Brandon Slate

Venue

Salida river park. Class II section.

2022 Dates

May 9-10

Cost

$300

Details
  • Equipment NOT provided, but available to rent.

ACA Level 5: Advanced Whitewater SUP Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW)

Requirements

Minimum 18 years old. Must be current ACA member. Must be currently certified as an L4 Instructor and able to pass a L5 skills assessment.

Course Description

For those looking to teach SUP on the class III Whitewater. Must have solid understanding of river hydrology and able to perform maneuvers in regular and switch stances while on class III features.

Instructor

Brandon Slate

Venue

Arkansas River. Lower Brown’s Canyon

2022 Dates

May 16

Cost

$150

Details
  • Equipment NOT provided, but available to rent.

ACA SUP Instructor Update

Requirements

Minimum 18 years old. Must be current ACA member. Must be currently certified as an Instructor at any level and able to pass a relevant skills assessment.

Course Description

For those looking to update their ACA Instructor certificate. We can update levels 1-5.

Instructor

Brandon Slate

Venue

Trout Creek Reservoir. Arkansas River.  Lower Brown’s Canyon.

2022 Dates

L1: TBD

L2: TBD

L3/L4: one day between May 9-10 as determined by instructor

L5: May 16

Cost

$150

Details
  • Equipment NOT provided, but available to rent.
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