Friday, 3 April 2009

BSA Surfing instructor & SLSA Beach Lifeguard Courses uk

ISA Surfing instructor & Beach Lifeguarding courses Wales

BSA Coaching Mission Statement The BSA Surfing Coach & SLSA Lifeguard Accreditation Scheme is structured to train and accredit BSA surf coaches & SLSA lifeguards to a suitably qualified and experienced training standard.
BSA Surf Coaches are encouraged to expand their knowledge and experience by attending coaching courses run by other organisations such as the National Coaching Foundation (NCF) and SLSA lifesaving courses run by the Surf Life Saving Association (SLSA) and others.
Attendance at coaching and lifesaving courses (approved by the BSA), run by suitably qualified bodies, and the possession of a current SLSA life saving award (BSA approved) are prerequisites for accreditation as a BSA surf coach.
Each of the BSA Surf Coach Awards is valid for 3 years and there is a detailed syllabus (and course manual)
. Some of the specific objectives of this scheme are to further the development of surfing in all its forms by:
· Producing coaches who are competent to deliver quality surf coaching to participants, both individuals and groups (including teams), at all levels and thereby developing higher levels of knowledge and skill of the sports participants.
· Making BSA Surf Coach Training and Accreditation Courses available to surfers throughout Britain.
· Developing, through educational & training programmes and by other methods, a body of knowledge on which BSA surf coaches may draw.
· Providing BSA coaches with opportunities, encouragement and support, for further self-improvement and with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career as a professional BSA surf coach.
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The surf instructor course from the British Surfing Association (BSA) is the official qualification required for working as a surf instructor or surf coach in this country and abroad. The BSA qualification allows you to seek employment at hundreds of surf schools in Britain and in countries all over the world. The course covers all aspects of surf education including surf safety, surfing techniques and group management. Successful trainees go on to work as surf instructors or surf coaches, introducing beginners and helping improvers enjoy wave-riding or take their surfing to the next level.BSA SURF COACH

In order to Surf Instruct at a BSA Level 1 standard, you will also need to hold or gain the NARS Beach lifeguard award:

Have at least two years personal surfing experience

The BSA Level 1 Coach will demonstrate that their Personal Surfing Ability is of an acceptable standard. They will further demonstrate that they are competent to coach surfers (on land and in the water) from Beginners (never surfed before) through to Intermediate Level (able to paddle outside, catch green waves and ride right and left whilst performing basic manoeuvres).

Level 1 is aimed at individuals, with experience of surfing, who are new to surf coaching and who wish to coach basic surfing techniques.

The Level 1 Award is the minimum requirement for Surf Club Coaches, School Teachers and others wishing to teach the sport as BSA Accredited Coaches.