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ERIC Number: ED465492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction: Skills and Techniques.
Poff, Raymond; Stuessy, Tom
This paper briefly presents ideas and techniques that can facilitate effective whitewater kayaking instruction. Instructors often focus so much on the mechanics of specific skills that they overlook less obvious, but equally important, aspects of instruction. These aspects include the underlying purposes and guiding principles of kayaking instruction. Students' progression in learning and success in kayaking may depend on the teacher's knowledge of and ability to communicate these aspects. Sections of this report cover ice breakers, stretching exercises, orientation to the equipment, students' level of comfort or fear under water, wet exits from the kayak, proper posture, the Eskimo rescue, the instructor rescue, forward strokes, the sweep stroke, the stern draw, the Eskimo roll, and issues of risk and student judgment. A resource section lists seven books and six videos on whitewater kayaking, with brief annotations. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A