Quick Tip: How to Choose the Right Paddleboard Coach
It seems like everywhere you click or scroll these days, you’re bombarded by several options for coaching be it in person, remote/online, or in groups. Here are our top 10 tips to consider when hiring a new coach.
1.) What is their level of teaching experience?
2.) Does the teacher actively participate in the sport at any level?
3.) Is there a pre-interview session before you buy to discuss your objectives and learning style?
4.) Is the teacher capable and skilled in bio mechanics, anatomy, and functional movement assessment?
5.) What is the methodology of correction and analysis they will use for you?
6.) How experienced are they using remote video coaching?
7.) What will the response time be after you send your video in?
8.) Are their options for in person private on water with video available?
9.) Are they using current technique of the top World Cup pros? (Some are still using the older techniques that are not applicable to the new boards, paddles, and athletes of today.)
10.) Does your coach run a thorough equipment and student assessment? Paddle length, blade size, board length width and volume, height, weight, pre-existing health and injuries, special needs, etc.?