AROCA club seminar

Venue: Birkenhead Yacht Club
Date: Sat 30th Sep 2017
Distance: Meeting

Pathways for Paddlers

What do you want to aim for as a paddler?  Setting goals for yourself as a paddler can be easy and necessary in light of the global positioning of waka ama as a sport. This session will introduce a technique called PATH- Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope. A strategy with a difference – it is a facilitated session with the addition of a grapher who assists you to draw using graphic symbols your strategic plan. You identify the target, the people, the time and values needed to complete your dream. This becomes an illustrated poster for your wall and your whanau and friends to be inspired by.  Coaches can also learn this technique to use with their own paddlers.

Health and Safety and Waka Ama facilitated by Sport Auckland

An over view of the Health & Safety Act and how it came into being,

What Clubs need to do whether they are totally volunteer managed or have employees,   Assisting with hazard risk identification and management,

Legal requirements for notification of incidents.   Youth and Adults coaching youths  in Waka Ama.  

Discussion from clubs around best practice they use or any issues that they would like help with.

Recipes for Success Session

The panel for this session will include gold medal (national and international) winning coaches in both sprint and long distance disciplines, male and female and through all grades from midgets to golden masters.

These successful coaches will share their knowledge and experience for what it takes to achieve that gold medal.  The coaches will cover a wide range of areas including paddler recruitment, technique, strength and aerobic training, selecting teams and addressing paddler and team issues.

There will be an open opportunity to ask questions relevant to your own needs.

The session will be particularly useful for coaches, but also others including paddlers and club managers.


Registration process

How:   Clubs will need to confirm attendees by email to  one email per club including all names or numbers would be appreciated (can confirm names after but you will be invoiced for the confirmed number amount).  Individuals can email a registration and confirmation will be sent to your club.

When:  Confirm names or numbers by 21st September to receive the $30 fee (this is to ensure venue and catering are suitable for the numbers).  If there is space after this date late entries may be possible but cannot be guaranteed.

Out of Auckland clubs can register interest in the seminar.  All AROCA clubs will get first priority for spaces but we will do our best to accommodate all interested paddlers/ volunteers.

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