Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning. A weight rack in a gym.

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Strength and Conditioning Foundation Module is designed to introduce the basic movements of strength and conditioning.

It seeks to ensure that coaches can be confident that they can run safe and effective sessions, designed to give paddlers a solid foundation in strength and conditioning.

Strength and Conditioning Overview

Minimum Age

Module open to all ages


No prerequisites

Course Length

6 hours



Course Documents

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No registration required

Course Content and Structure

By the end of this Module, participants should have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Have an understanding of what is meant by the term ‘strength and conditioning’ and be able to respond to others’ concerns regarding the safety of this activity for young athletes
  • Understand how a full body to approach is likely to be of greatest benefit to paddlers
  • Understand the potential benefits of resistance training for the young/beginner paddler
  • Understand and be able to coach good form in a range of fundamental movements
  • Be able to organise these exercises into an effective session
  • Be able to promote an effective and safe coaching environment
  • Understand where the information contained in this Module fits into the bigger picture of a paddler’s overall development

Participants should be prepared to participate in practical activities as part of this Module. The Strength and Conditioning Foundation Module is an attendance course and there is no formal assessment.


On completion of the Strength and Conditioning Foundation Module, the course provider will submit successful participants for certification. Your Delivery Centre will then issue an attendance certificate.

Find a Strength and Conditioning Course

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