The American Canoe Association (ACA) Instructor Training Courses are designed to provide experienced paddlers with the tools needed to share their skills with others. ACA Certification is a two-part process: the Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) is an interactive learning/teaching exercise and the Instructor Certification Exam (ICE) is the formal evaluation of skills.
The IDW focuses on modeling effective instruction of the skills, knowledge, and techniques necessary for successful completion of the ICE (which is primarily an evaluation process). In other words, this first portion is designed to "teach you how to teach stand-up paddling" and the second portion will test you on your ability to do so. Each candidate will be assigned basic teaching topics and instruction methods. The instructor trainer will then critique candidates on his or her presentation skills, general knowledge, and stand up paddling ability.
Certification is based upon both paddling and teaching skills and is not guaranteed. The instructor trainer (IT) makes the final determination of whether a candidate may be certified, and if so, at which level: Intro to SUP, or Essentials of SUP.
Instruction Level : L1–L2
Prerequisites : SUP Membership Package (or equivalent). All registrants must join the ACA before the course and purchase an ACA Instructor Manual.
2019 Dates :
Duration : 3 days
Time : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACA SUP L1-L2 IDW/ICE
"I was very impressed by your well organized and prepared class subjects, clear explanation for every individual step, allowing enough time to practice/perform things taught, the excellent ratio of instructor to student, providing friendly environment to interact with instructors and outstanding leadership."
Potomac Paddlesports is proud to be an award-winning, charter ACA Pro School.