Coaching Courses

Waka Ama NZ Coaching Courses

Click on the links below to be re-directed to the calendar event listing. Entries to be processed via the Waka Ama NZ online entry system through club admins. For those with two courses in one day, two separate entries must be processed. Please note these may be subject to change. More 2021 dates still to come!

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Waka Ama NZ Coaching Courses

FOUNDATION LEVEL

How to Coach: This module will cover skills and techniques to become an effective coach.

Paddling Basics: At the completion of this module the participant will be able to coach a novice paddler to a level that the paddler will be able to perform basic paddling skills. 

Steering Basics: At the completion of this module the participant will be able to coach a novice paddler to a level that the paddler will be able to steer a waka in low-risk conditions.

Waka Ama CBE Safety: The purpose of the Waka Ama Safety course is to encourage safe practices essential to paddling Waka Ama, in addition to that covered in Day Skipper and Boatmaster. Includes parts of the Waka Ama, equipment, emergencies, communication, weather, trip planning, navigation techniques, rules and regulations.

Waka Ama Quiz: The Culture of Waka Ama booklet provides new and existing members with basic information about the history and cultural aspects of waka ama so that all feel included. The online quiz is designed to help reinforce one’s knowledge and learning and promote those special aspects of our sport we often take for granted. quiz.wakaama.co.nz

DEVELOPMENT LEVEL

How to Coach W1 Basics: At the completion of this module, the participant will have the tools to coach a paddler to a level that they can control a single waka ama craft and participate in an event appropriate to their skill level.

Coaching Sprint Racing Skills: At the completion of this module, participants will have the tools to coach athletes to compete in National, Regional, and Club waka ama sprint events.

Coaching Distance Racing Skills: At the completion of this module, participants will have the tools to coach athletes to compete in National, Regional, and Club waka ama long distance events.

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Hall of Fame
  1. Oct 2021
    1. Te Tauihu o Te Waka a Māui Secondary School Sprint Champs (Sanctioned)
      Fri 29th Oct
    2. Sat 30th Oct Entries close: 3 days
    3. Manukau Kings & Queens of the Ramp W6 Series - Race 3 (Sanctioned)
      Sat 30th Oct
  2. Nov 2021
    1. Sat 6th Nov
    2. AROCA Taitamariki/Intermediate Regional Sprint Championship (Sanctioned)
      Sun 7th Nov
    3. Fri 12th - Sat 13th Nov Entries close: 10 days
    4. Sat 13th Nov Entries close: 9 Nov
    5. Thu 18th Nov
    6. Sat 20th Nov Entries close: 16 Nov
    7. Sat 27th - Sun 28th Nov Entries close: 23 Nov
    8. Sat 27th Nov Entries closed: 27 Nov
  3. Dec 2021
    1. Sat 4th - Sun 5th Dec Entries close: 23 Nov
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