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 standardise 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:

• 16h theory + 19h Pre-reading/E-learning

• 8h Practical

• 10h Coaching Attachment + Competency Assessment

• 2x 1h Theory and Foundational Sport Science Examination

Course Dates:

• 24 September – 25 September 2022: Proficiency test of technical ability in sprint canoe/kayak

• 1 October 2022 – 21 October 2022: Online Theory (E-Learning @ SportSG-ED)

• 22, 23, 24, 29 October 2022: Sport-specific Online Theory & Practical Session

• 30 October 2022: Coaching Competency Assessment

• 5 – 6 November 2022: TENTATIVE Make-up Dates

• November 2022 (TBC): SG-Coach Foundational Sport Science, SG-Coach Theory.

Course Fees:
  • Affiliate: $420
  • Non-Affiliate: $520 

(including $20 SportSG-ED Admin fee) 


√ Must be at least 18 years of age (born in 2004 or earlier)

√ Must be medically fit* (*To complete Medical Indemnity Form. Participant is
required to provide a doctor’s certification if the answer is “Yes” to any conditions.)

√ Must have a 1-Star Personal Skills Award or an Equivalent Certification

√ Must have competed in at least 3 recognized canoe sprint or marathon competitions
or time trials (local/overseas)

√ Proof of swimming ability: At least Swim Safer Silver or able to swim 200m unaided (video evidence).

√ Attend and pass compulsory proficiency test of technical ability in Sprint

   o Able to paddle 2km (with a turn) under 11 min (MK1) / 12 min (WK1) / 12
min (MC1) / 13 min (WC1)

   o Able to exhibit a general proficiency in the following technical skills:

        > Keep the craft stationary and adjust position/ manoeuvre
appropriately when required
        > Execute a Start from stationary position
        > Paddle straight and within allocated lane
        > Execute a 180 degree turn within 4 lanes
        > Exhibit a general technical proficiency and able to demonstrate the
use of Rotation and Hip/Leg Drive in a Sprint Kayak / Canoe stroke
        > A skills assessment test post-2k Time Trial may be carried out to
ascertain the proficiency of the participants if necessary

√ Valid Standard First Aid with AED certification (For NROC)

    o Participants are strongly encouraged to have a valid Standard First Aid by the start of the course

To be certified as a SG-Coach Canoe Sprint Level 1 Integrated Coach, participants are required to:

To be certified as a SG-Coach Canoe Sprint Level Full Integration Level 1 Coach*,

√ Attendance must be 100% of the course. All participants are expected to be punctual before each session (at least 5 minutes before stated class time) and actively participate in all sessions.

√ Complete and submit on time all reflections, quizzes, assignments, micro-coaching
assessments and online e-learning resources provided throughout the course.

√ Score at least 80% (40 out of 50 questions) to pass both the SG-Coach Foundational Sports Science (FSS) and Theory Examination done on SportSG-ED (online portal) in an invigilated classroom setting

√ Participants have a maximum of 2 x 2 consecutive attempts per FSS and Theory Assessment, after which an additional administration fee will be imposed for further attempts

√ Complete the 10hrs coaching attachment sessions planned with respective assigned coaches or programmes

√ Pass the Competency Assessment based on the continuous assessment throughout the course and a coaching session that the participant will plan, conduct and reflect on in selected craft (K1 or C1).

Any participant who is deemed “Not Yet Competent” for the Competency Assessment will be required to complete another 10 hours of attachment with an appointed coach before attempting another Competency Assessment.

Upon successful completion of the modules 0-12, the participants will:

√ Require a valid Standard First-Aid and AED Certification before they will receive the SG-Coach Level 1 Full Integration Canoe Sprint Coaching Certificate

√ Require to be on the NROC and MOE-IRS registered before they can coach in MOE schools

√ Be involved in a community of beginning Canoe Sprint coaches where there will be shared coaching resources, courses, discussion and communities of practice (CoP) managed by coach developers

Course Schedule/Modules: Please click here.

Please click here for Registration.

Closing Date: 22 September 2022

Registration Procedure: Please click here.
Registration Forms:

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.