RYA Scotland Instructor Conference 2017 at Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross on the 25th of February from 10.00 until 16.30.
Please complete the form in the download section to the right and return to Gail,
by the 19th of February.
Push the Boat Out and Open Days– Robin Nicol
and Robin Paris will look at converting visitors to members
or course bookings, looking at the individuals journey during the day and how
should you encourage them to come back to your club or centre.
Coaching Conversations - Clive
Grant will explore
techniques for creating effective coaching conversations, and some of the
pitfalls to avoid.
- Chart Plotter and Shorebased Pack
& Lifejacket demo - Vaughan Marsh & Kevin Aitken. Vaughan will go through the new
Yachtmaster Shorebased packs in detail and we are using the chart plotter in
the classroom. Kevin Aitken from Aitken
Sports will talk through Crewsaver’s Range of lifejackets and will demonstrate
their features when inflated.
- Portsmouth Yardstick scheme -
Jack Fenwick will talk about how you can use the new PY
online system and National Handicap scheme at your club to get the fairest
Instructor Training - This workshop will look at what you
should include in assistant instructor training and ways to help support new
instructors at your club or centre.
Tidal Theory for sailing and Powerboat - This workshop will look at what tidal information you need
to cover in the PBL2, NSS syllabus and suggestions to make it interesting and
Youth RIB – Jane Campbell Morrison and Simon Patterson
have considerable experience in delivering training and development
in powerboating for young people, and look to share their enthusiasm and ideas
with workshop participants. Positive and negative aspects of youth and junior
powerboating will be considered, along with the equipment needed, and of
course, how to train for and win the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championships. The
workshop will include input from the young people who have taken part, as well
as instructors who have delivered powerboating for young people.
IRPCS - This session is designed to help you deliver this all
important subject, whilst engaging with all of your students possible learning
styles in a fun and interactive style.
Stage 4 and the advanced modules - This workshop will explore what is needed to run an advanced
module and look at ways to structure the programme. It will include ideas of
making your sailing sessions fun whilst covering the key points.
for RYAS Team - James Allan CEO, Liza Linton Development Manager and Nikki
Stewart Coach Education Development Manager will be there to answer your
questions on centres, clubs, qualifications or about the sport in general.
Update (Coach Assessors, Powerboat Trainers and Windsurf Trainers only) Update for Inspectors for Training Centres, discussing
common issues and any changes to the process.
Loch Leven Community Campus is a
fantastic location and has lots of parking in a large car park to the rear of
the building. The postcode is KY13 8FQ. Please visit Traveline
Scotland for details if travelling by public transport.
There will be stands with products and information from
leading industry suppliers. It is a
great opportunity to come and meet lots of other Principles and Instructors from Clubs and
Centres across Scotland as well as learning new skills to help develop your
instructing and coaching. There will be the chance to network with
centres and clubs who are looking for new instructors and also share ideas on
delivery or courses.
If anyone would like any further information, please contact
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