Canoe Sprint Coaching Course

Course Information

SG-Coach Level 1

  • To equip beginning coaches with basic theoretical and technical knowledge in canoe sprint so that they are able to coach safely and effectively
  • To standardize the canoe sprint technique
  • To prepare a new generation of coaches who are eager to learn, improve their craft continuously and share best practices with each other.
Course Duration: 50 hours
Course Dates: TBC
Course Fees:
  • Ordinary Affiliate: $400
  • Associate Affiliate: $500
  • Non-Affiliate: $600
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Must have at least 3 years of paddling experience in a sprint canoe/kayak
    • Must have competed in at least 3 recognized canoe sprint or marathon competitions (local/overseas)
    • Must have a 1-star or an equivalent certification
    • Must be able to satisfy the following pre-course assessment requirements:
      - Swimming test: Must be able to swim 200m confidently without assistance in any recognized stroke (Participants can provide swimming certificates with equivalent or higher competency to be exempted from the swim test)
      - Paddling test: Must be able to complete 200m within 2 minutes in Canoe/Kayak in a lane (if the participant does not have any canoe sprint racing experience)
  • Pre-course assessment may be requested latest by 11 October 2019. The cost will for each assessment test is $10 per participant.
To be certified as a SG-Coach Canoe Sprint Level 1 Integrated Coach, participants are required to:
  • Complete the 10 compulsory modules (Modules 9 and 10 will be conducted in the participant’s selected craft of choice).
  • Satisfy the requirements for a competent (C) or proficient (P) coach through a series of continued assessments during the course, including reflections, class participation and micro-coaching assessments.
  • Pass the Competency Assessment based on a coaching session that the participant will plan, conduct and reflect on.
  • Pass the Conceptual Competency Assessment (Quiz) on technical and conceptual understanding
  • If deemed Not Yet Competent (NYC) for any of the competencies at the course, the participant will be required to complete at least 10 hours of attachment with an assigned coach developer/senior coach within a span of 6 months. After which, the participant would be required to re-take the Competency Assessment to complete the course. The cost of re-taking the assessment is $50.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, the participants will:

    - Be mentored by an allocated coach developer/senior coach for a year
    - Require a valid First-Aid and CPR Certification, be MOE-registered, create a Ge-biz account, before they can coach at a school
    - Be involved with a community of beginning Canoe Sprint coaches where they will share coaching resources, information on related courses, discussions and communities of practice (CoP)

Course Schedule/Modules: Please click here.
Registration: Please click here.

Registration closes on (TBC).

Coaching Level 2

Objective: TBC
Course Duration: TBC
Requirements: TBC
To obtain the Level Two Canoe Sprint Coaching (Technical) Certification, participants are required to: TBC


For Canoe Sprint Coaching Certification Accreditation Policy, please click here.


For Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Application Form, please click here.


For more information, please email us at info@scf.org.sg.