This development level craft training plan focuses on the first six months for a new paddler or younger paddlers who have paddled previously although not with a structured and progressive training plan. The plan consists of two sessions of paddling per week from the start of the season in mid spring and finishing at the end of the summer around the time of youth national championships.
Experience has shown that new and younger paddlers may only attend session 2 training for the first months due to their skill development and so time, patients and encouragement must be used by the coach while athletes learn their new skill.
During these first months it is very important for the coach to use the Principles of Training to help develop the skills and variations of the individual athlete and allow for progressive overload and reversibility. Emphasis is also about enjoyment of learning the new discipline and this experience with your surf club mates.
Rick’s commitment and dedication to all aspects of coaching and development shine through at grassroots levels as well as on the national and international scene.
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