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RYA Scotland Instructor Conference 

RYA Scotland Instructor Conference 2017 at Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross on the 25th of February from 10.00 until 16.30. Registration Open!  

Please complete the form in the download section to the right and return to Gail, by the 19th of February.  

Session information     

  • 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 results.  
  • Assistant 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. 
  • Teaching 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 engaging.
  • Honda 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. 
  • Interactive 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. 
  • Delivering 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. 
  • Questions 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.  
  • Inspectors 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 Nikki.

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