If you are keen to coach sailors at your club or looking to improve your skills and techniques to coach racing to youth and adult sailors, the Level 2 Coach Course if for you!
What experience do you need to be a Level 2 Coach?
If you are not sure if you are suitable to apply please contact us to talk it through.
RYA Racing Coach Level 2 Definition: ‘A qualified RYA Racing
Coach Level 2 is a good club racer with personal knowledge of club
and/or regional racing and a broad basis of coaching skills. They will
be able to deliver and award Start, Intermediate and Advanced Racing
where appropriate, working at affiliated clubs or recognised training
The course to become an RYA Racing Coach Level 2 is an intense weekend
looking at the theory of coaching and applying it in a practical series
of on the water exercises. Each candidate will be expected to run
complete sessions including a brief, on the water exercises with
feedback and a debrief. The aim of the course is to provide candidates
with skills and techniques to coach racing to youth and adult sailors.
Eligibility to become a Racing Coach Level 2
- A UK sailor or sailors who are working with UK clubs
- Appropriate racing experience (guide = good club racer)
- Appropriate current racing knowledge (classes/pathways)
RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate
A valid RYA recommended first aid certificate (6 hours duration and covering hypothermia)
- Minimum age 16. Level 2 Coaches aged under 18 should be appropriately
supervised by an adult who is either a Senior Instructor or a Racing
Coach Level 2 or above.
- An RYA member
- Previous instructing experienced is preferred but is not essential if the candidate has suitable alternative experience.
- Safe & Fun certificate (valid for up to 12 months before the course starts)
Online Application Required (via main RYA website)
Courses In Northern Ireland
The RYANI aim to run up to 2 courses each year. These are normally between Autumn and Spring. Please check the RYANI Calendar or contact us to check for a local course.
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