Established Est. 2004

Wave forming over rocks (overfall) with kayaker, Isle of Man

Skills Development

'Coaching People, Changing Priorities'

Skills Development courses and programs, delivered by professional experienced coaches, recommended and adopted by Adventurous Experiences.

Skills are built more effectively with innovative coaching.
We believe in your capacity to grow, and we have the skills to help you unlock your potential. We provide regular relevant purposeful practice, tasks that stretch your current beliefs and 'limitations', combined with specific feedback based on our extensive coaching experience.

Junior Paddlesport Isle of Man - Innovative Coaching

Junior Paddlesport

Our Junior Paddlesport program aligns with British Canoeing certificated awards, delivered as part of the program. These are awarded when skills are suitably demonstrated.

Indoor Paddlesport training runs October to March at Western Swimming Pool, Peel.

  • Safe – Fun – Learning
  • Skill acquisition through games, challenge and fun exercises
  • Guide age 8 – 15yrs.
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Junior Paddlesport program on the Isle of Man

Youth Scholarship

Our Award Winning – Youth Development and Leadership training program, provides long-term adventure training and scholarships for young students from the island. This enables them to rise to be part of a team embarking on a once in a lifetime, shared experience.

As our major community project, it is also a focal point of our long-term strategy to raise the level of outdoor skills and safety on the Island. Real risk management education is inherent in how we run our programs. ‘Delivered by Adventurous Experiences, in association with Conister Bank.’

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Places are offered through the Junior Paddlesport program, to those who have already shown commitment, immense enthusiasm and have the dedication to complete the comprehensive training.

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Youth Scholarship team on Mount Tom Taylor 2014 Expedition

Adult Paddlesport

As an absolute beginner, or a paddler with some experience, ‘Learn to Kayak’ in a friendly environment with our experienced Coaching Team. Our low coach to student ratio ensures optimum safety and learning, whilst allowing flexibility for different needs (and opportunity for fun).

• Individualised learning in a group environment.
• Structured training courses, both indoors and on the sea.
• Options for further progression.

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Novice kayakers paddling coastline with transparent water, Isle of Man

Adventure Club

“A network of like-minded people who want to regularly experience unforgettable adventures on (and off) the Isle of Man, under the guidance of our qualified, experienced coaches”

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Places are offered through the Adult Paddlesport program, for those who have the desire and enthusiasm to challenge themselves further.

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Isle of Man Adventure Club

Risk Management Education

Challenging, unique programmes with a fresh, outdoor theme, on the Isle of Man.

Unparalleled, shared experiences for work groups:
team building – problem solving – solution generation – communication – dealing with adversity – dynamic planning – nurturing leadership – building trust – enhancing motivation

We can devise outdoor simulations, coupled with review sessions that, take aspects of your in-house programmes and turn them into potent learning events.

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Team building group launching raft on beach, Isle of Man

Coach Education & Leadership Training

British Canoeing certificated training and assessment courses.

• Personal Performance Star Tests and British Canoeing skills course pre-requisites
• Paddlesport Coaching Awards
• Leadership Training and Assessments

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Private Courses

Typically multi-day bespoke skills development training, with highly experienced, local coaches. Either, purely sea kayaking or a mixture of different adventurous activities, based locally or off-Island.

Courses have included:
• Expedition planning, rough water handling and incident management
• Mini-expeditions with overnight camping
• Family multi-day experiences

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Group of sea kayakers at Sugarloaf Stack, Isle of Man