This handbook is an invaluable source of information for both novice and expert. For the beginner, it provides an overview of all aspects of the different paddle sports, whilst the expert can use it as an update to the current theory and practice.
A manual of coaching techniques, advice and guidelines for the canoe and kayak coach. This book is a mine of useful information and practical tips. If you aspire to be a better canoe or kayak coach, this is the book for you. The book divides into three sections: Part One deals with coaching theory and fundamentals such as psychology and physiology explained in terms that make sense to a practical coach. Part Two looks at generic coaching skills that will provide useful tools whatever discipline the coach is involved in. It works its way from introducing people to canoesport right through to coaching elite athletes. Part Three looks at specific aspects of canoesport such as slalom, racing, sea kayaking, white water kayaking, open canoeing and freestyle.
A new volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series from the International Olympic Committee, this volume Canoeing provides an accessible and comprehensive summary of the topic. Provides a concise, authoritative overview of the science, medicine and psycho-social aspects of canoeing Offers guidance on medical aspects unique to the training and coaching of canoe athletes The only book on this subject endorsed by the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Written and edited by global thought leaders in sports medicine
Paddling in kayaks and canoes offers enormous scope for young children, teenagers and adults alike in terms of recreational fun, touring and camping holidays. This book provides practical advice on where to paddle, clothing and equipment, how to get into a kayak and a canoe, how to capsize safely, how to hold the paddle, and the skills needed to move and roll the boat. It also explores the fast and furious sports of white water paddling, play boating and surfing, and the competition scene. Illustrated with step-by-step sequences and over 600 inspirational photographs, this practical guide is a onestop reference source for aspiring paddlers everywhere.
This concise introductory handbook is packed with expert advice and contains all the essential information a novice needs to hit the water while providing a quick reference for the more experienced paddler.
This book is a modern guide to sea kayaking by one of the leading exponents of the sport who is also a highly respected coach in this field. Gordon Brown is a BCU Level 5 sea coach based on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He shares his knowledge with you in his own succinct humorous style and very visual approach. In this book Gordon covers topics of kayaking history, physiology, boat and paddle dynamics, seamanship and navigation, safety and rescue, weather forecasting, caves, rockhopping and tidal races, expeditions and overnighting, as well as a wealth of tips and resources for the sea paddler. This is a visually stunning book printed on 170gsm silk paper filled with top quality photographs. Over seventy photographs and illustrations help to make this an essential modern manual for the sea kayaker.
An all-new edition of the original comprehensive South Pacific guide, completely revised and updated with over 85% new material. Stanley provides an accurate portrait of all 15 insular territories of Polynesia and Melanesia, offering an insider's knowledge, spirited commentary, and adventurous coverage. Contains nearly 200 concise, reliable maps, glossary, and index. (Moon Publications)
If you're looking for a book that will improve your knowledge and technical instruction skills in land, water, and snow and ice sports and activities, this is it Technical Skills for Adventure Programming: A Curriculum Guide is an all-in-one resource, based on current methods, that will guide you in becoming a skilled adventure instructor in the classroom and in the field. This book includes -comprehensive units with lesson plans for 12 popular outdoor adventure activities; -7 to 15 progressive, pedagogically sound lesson plans for each unit, featuring foundational teaching methods, experiential learning activities, and assessment strategies for adventure technical skills; -a CD-ROM with printable lesson plans and supporting materials for each unit that make it easy to print only what you will need in the field; and -an overview of the teaching process as it relates to adventure-based activities, including discussions of adventure education theory, learning styles, experiential learning and teaching, and outdoor teaching tips and considerations. Edited by nationally known outdoor adventure educators, this book allows you to tap into the knowledge and expertise of skilled instructors who present progressive technical skills for these activities: -Backpacking -Canoeing -Caving -Ice climbing -Mountain biking -Mountaineering -Nordic skiing -Rafting -Rock climbing -Sea kayaking -Snowshoeing -Whitewater kayaking Throughout the guide, the expert instructors share insights, best practices, and field-tested lesson plans that help you teach essential skills to new outdoor and adventure enthusiasts. Lesson plans include a topic overview, equipment information, basic skill instruction, Leave No Trace practices, and safety considerations. You'll also find outcomes and assessment protocols for each lesson as well as information on modifying some of the activities to include people with disabilities. The format of the lessons provides you with the flexibility to select and use the plans and assessment strategies appropriate for your group's ages, ability levels, time constraints, and settings. Both a classroom and field-friendly guide, Technical Skills for Adventure Programming: A Curriculum Guide supports common practices and standards of the Wilderness Education Association, Outward Bound, Leave No Trace, the American Mountain Guide Association, the American Canoe Association, and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. And it will prepare those with experience to confidently teach a dozen popular land-based, water-based, and winter activities.
White water safety and rescue for canoeists, kayakers and rafters. A completely revised new edition now in full colour throughout. You can find presentation resources of the photos and illustrations below. The writing of this book started when I tried to put some notes together as course notes for the safety and rescue courses I was running at Plas y Brenin. It soon became clear what a huge topic it is and in sheer frustration I explained to a friend that I would have to write a book to cover it properly. His answer was, "Why don't you?" This is the result. I hope you find it enjoyable and informative. What's new in the 2nd Edition? Full colour and new photos throughout. The text has been completely revised and numerous small but significant improvements have been made. The principles of safety and rescue have been unified and the mneumonic CLAP adopted. This is to make it easier to remember them and fall in line with current practice in the teaching of white water safety. The rescue section has been reorganized to fit in more closely with the TRTTG 'low to high risk' model. The rafting sections have been completely rewritten by Geraint Rowlands. The chapter 'Planning a Descent' has been extended to cover factors to be considered when travelling abroad. One-handed signals as used by Paul O'Sullivan in his chapter in the BCU Canoe and Kayak Handbook have been adopted.