ACA Instructor Certification Courses

Become a confident and effective paddlesports leader.

Learn how to teach, manage risk and facilitate empowering on-water learning experiences.

My American Canoe Association Instructor Certification courses help you to:

Learn to teach and communicate clearly, effectively and joyfully.

Hone your demonstration quality strokes and maneuvers.

Develop effective risk management and rescue skills.

As an ACA Instructor Trainer Educator, with 30 years of whitewater paddling and leadership experience, I’m here to help you:

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Create a welcoming learning environment for your students.

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Develop leadership skills with compassionate boundaries.

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Effectively perform and teach efficient paddling techniques.

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Cultivate tools to help you and your students acknowledge and overcome fear.

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Develop a critical eye for recognizing your student’s blind spots and help them overcome them.

What you can expect from Anna’s instructor certification courses

My American Canoe Association Instructor Certification courses are rigorous, and designed to take you out of your comfort zone. If you’re serious about commitment to excellence in your teaching, your leadership, your skills and your risk management, this course is for you.

American Canoe Association Available Courses

Contact me to discuss course curriculum, instructor criteria, upcoming courses, or to train your staff.

ACA L3/L4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor Certification

(5 days)

No dates for 2024

$850

ACA L1/L2 Essentials of River Kayak Instructor Certification

(4 days)

No dates for 2024

$650

ACA L2 Essentials of Stand Up Paddleboarding Instructor Certification

(4 days)

Dates: June 20 - 23, 2024

$650

ACA SUP Yoga Leader Certification

(4 days)

No dates for 2024

$650

Book Anna for your kayak and SUP Instructor Trainer needs

Are you an organization, summer camp or parks and rec department who needs your staff trained as paddle instructors or leaders?

I’ve trained and certified staff for the following organizations:

Contact Anna to:

Book her American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer services for your organization’s instructor or leadership certification course.

Already an instructor and interested in becoming an Instructor Trainer? Ask me about my mentorship framework for Instructor Trainer Candidates