What is the Whitewater Leader?
The Whitewater Kayak Leader award is designed to allow you to lead groups of kayakers on whitewater Class 2(3) rivers. It was formerly known as the 4* Whitewater Leader award.
Your coach is most likely to be the man you see pictured here; Owner and Head Coach Oli Kershaw
Oli has paddled around the world and guided whitewater from Class 2 to Class 5 in 13 countries at the time of writing. His experience of everything from big volume to steep creeking means the knowledge he imparts comes from experience, not theory.
With a sport that's progressing as fast as whitewater kayaking, we believe you have to continue to push yourself to be able to teach the most modern and advanced techniques. That's what we do, and very few others do it too.
All our coaching at Next Level comes from real boating experience across the globe and our coaches are all top boaters in their personal time. When they're not coaching you, they're sending 70ft drops in Chile, styling big volume in Norway, or competing in World Championships, so you can rest assured our techniques have been tried and tested! How many other coaches can say that?
The venues we use will depend on where we are running the course. We will endeavour to use a variety of venues across the training course to help ensure you get the chance to put your new skills to test in a multitude of arenas. We will help to suggest which techniques to use in which areas and allow you to play with how each technique works for you as a leader. We will always operate on Class 2/3 rivers.
3rd - 4th October 2019 - Dartmoor - £165
18th - 19th November 2019 - North Wales - £165
27th - 28th January 2020 - Dartmoor -£165
22nd - 26th June 2020 (including WWSR) - France - £495
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Whitewater Leader Training
Our 2-day Whitewater Leader Training course. Please choose your dates from the dropdown menu.
Whitewater Leader Training - Private Group Booking
Our 2 day Whitewater Leader Training package, just for you and your friends so choose the dates that suit you.
Price is per person with a minimum of 4 people.
For more than 8 people please get in touch directly.