The Surf Insight ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor course in Sri Lanka
Currently due to Covid-19 we have no availablity for ISA courses until further notice.
‘Teaching is the introduction of a new skill and concept. Coaching is the perfection of that skill and the understanding of that concept.’
– Tim Jones 2017
Florent Lapeyre France ISA Level 1
Is surf coaching for you at ISA Level 1?
1. The Role of the Coach
2. The Safety of the Surfer in your care
We discuss our own ISA guidelines that are linked to what’s called Duty of Care. Vital in all surf coaching or event scenarios is also a Risk Assessment, Normal Operating Procedures, Emergency Action Plans and Booking Forms. We teach you how to understand and operate with these important documents and how that will limit dangers to you and those you coach.
3. The Equipment for the Beginner Surfer
4. Coaching Methods
We use the key elements of Explanation, Demonstration, Participation and Positive Feedback to give structure and success to your surfing lessons and coaching. All of which require planning. We know that we are not just constantly evaluating the success of those we coach but always evaluating the effectiveness of our own coaching methods.
We believe at Surf Insight that each person can be given an individual and realistic goal in their surfing and helping to attain that goal, no matter the level of the surfer’s ability, is our job.
5. Skill Developmant
We use at Surf Insight the Whole /Part / Whole method of skill development using Key Words. ISA Level 1 award takes those we coach to the level of riding left and right across waves, not just white water riding and with that paddle out skills too. So the range of techniques you will learn with us is huge. Learning to coach core beginner skills leading to intermediate skills makes our course so different.