ACA Course Decision Trees

I have so many reasons to be proud of both my pedigree as an ACA Instructor Trainer Educator, having been trained and mentored by ACA former President and SEIC Chair Robin Pope and CKAPCO owner Mike Aronoff, and my legacy, having myself mentored current Instructor Trainers like C.C. Williams and Chris Wing. In this instance, I’m going to push the … Read More

2015 Special Report on Paddlesports

The American Canoe Association has posted the 2015 Special Report on Paddlesports: a partnership project of Coleman, Sevylor, Stearns and the Outdoor Foundation. The report presents status and trends in the paddlesports of interest to paddlers and professionals in the industry. Check it out.

ACA announces new pro-deals for L4 and L5 instructors

The American Canoe Association announced new pro-deals this week for current ACA level 4 and level 5 instructors including new ones from industry-leading manufacturers. Many thanks!!! to these companies for recognizing the leadership role that ACA instructors have in introducing thousands and thousands of new paddlers to our outdoor sports every year and the degree to which instructors already go to … Read More

A million ways to teach

instructor teaching roll

Note: This article was subsequently published in the American Canoe Association’s ezine Paddle in September, 2015.  Successful completion of an American Canoe Association instructor certification workshop can be an exciting moment in any paddler’s life. You’ve met the “Gold Standard” of an internationally recognized body to go out into the world and begin passing your knowledge, skill and enthusiasm on to … Read More