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					                           AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION
                                  FreeStyle Canoe
PURPOSE: The ACA FreeStyle canoe course is a                                             Proper use of biokinetics--use of the body
five part program emphasizing the acquisition of                                         in paddling
advanced techniques for technical quiet water                                            Proper use of the hull--why heel and pitch
paddling.                                                                                the canoe
                                                                                         Types of heeling--muscle control (J-lean)
GOAL: The student will be exposed to sound                                               and weight control (both knees to one
fundamentals of paddling designed to expand the                                          side)
perception of the use of the quiet water open                                            Types of kneeling--three point, high kneel,
canoe as a vehicle of play, entertainment, and                                           Canadian, transverse
expression.                                                                              Palm roll--keep one blade face force
                                                                              loaded
COURSE PROGRESSION: Levels 2 through 5                                              Parts of FreeStyle maneuvers--initiation,
are based on a progression of maneuvers that                                        heel, placement, pitch, conclusion
use the four quadrants of the canoe, Forward,                                       Demonstrate Axle, Christie, Post, and
Reverse, Cross Forward, Cross Reverse.                                              Wedge and explain course progression
                                                                                    will apply all four to each quadrant of the
PREREQUISITE: ACA Basic Canoe or equivalent                                         canoe
knowledge.                                                                          Teach Axle, Christie for solo, Axle for
                                                                              tandem
MINIMUM COURSE DURATION: 6 HOURS
PER LEVEL                                                                     PART III: Course wrap up
                                                                                    Review terminology--informal oral quiz
LOCATION: Quiet water                                                               Suggestions for practice drills
                                                                                    Suggest learning materials--books, tapes,
COURSE CONTENT: Level One                                                           local clubs
COURSE DURATION: 6 HOURS                                                            Advise of level 2 content
PART I: Introduction, logistics and safety                                          ACA membership forms
       Welcome and introductions of instructors                                     Participation cards
       and participants
       Overview of the course/expectations and
       limitations                                                            COURSE CONTENT: Level Two
       Sign waivers/assumption of risk/medical                                COURSE DURATION: 6 HOURS
 forms                                                                        Part I: Review level one as necessary
       PFD usage--worn at all times on the water,                             Part II: Maneuvers
       correct fit                                                            Solo                           Tandem
                                                                              Post                           Post
        Review of ACA flatwater safety                                        Wedge                          Wedge
        procedures specific to use for this course                            Offside sideslip (from onside) Offside sideslip
                                                                              Onside sideslip (from onside) Onside sideslip
PART II: FreeStyle concepts                                                   Onside & Offside Gimbal               Onside &
      What is FreeStyle--current and history                                                                 OffsideGimbal
      Discussion of equipment--paddles, hulls,
pads                                                                          Part III: Course wrap up
      It is suggested that the following topics                                        Review terminology from levels one and
      be taught on water:                                                     two--informal oral quiz
      Review forward and reverse travel in a                                           Advise of level 3 content
      straight line, draws, push-aways from                                            Suggest learning materials
      flatwater course                                                                 ACA membership forms


  American Canoe Association || 7432 Alban Station Blvd. || Suite B-232 || Springfield, VA || 22150 || 703-451-0141 || acanet.org
                           AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION
                                  FreeStyle Canoe
        Participation cards
                                                                              COURSECONTENT: Level Five--Cross
                                                                              reverse
                                                                              DURATION: 6 HOURS
                                                                              Part I: Review previous levels
                                                                              Part II: Maneuvers
                                                                              Solo                          Tandem
COURSE CONTENT: Level Three                                                   Cross reverse Axle            Stern cross Axle
DURATION: 6 HOURS                                                             Cross reverse Post            Stern cross Post
Part I: Review level 2 as necessary                                           Cross reverse Wedge           Stern cross Wedge
Part II: Maneuvers                                                            Cross reverse Christie               Stern cross
Solo                   Tandem                                                                               Offside sideslip
Reverse Axle           Stern axle                                             Cross reverse Offside sideslip       Stern cross
Reverse Post           Stern Post                                                                           Onside sideslip
Reverse Wedge                 Stern Wedge                                     Cross reverse Onside sideslip
Reverse Christie       Stern offside sideslip
Reverse offside sideslip      Stern onsidesideslip                            Part III: Course wrap up as in previous levels, add
(From onside)                                                                 discussion of interpretive paddling.
Reverse onside sideslip (from onside)
                                                                              11 January 2001
Part III: Course wrap up as in previous level
         Discussion of linking maneuvers together,
suggestions for practice drills

COURSE CONTENT: Level Four--Cross
forward
DURATION: 6 HOURS

Part I: Review previous levels

Part II: Maneuvers
Solo                                   Tandem
Cross Axle                             Cross Axle
Cross Post                             Cross Post
Cross Wedge                            Cross Wedge
Cross Onside sideslip                  Cross Onside
sideslip
Cross Offside sideslip                 Cross Onside &
                                       Offside Gimbals
Cross Christie
Cross Onside & Offside Gimbals

Part III: Course wrap up as in previous level




  American Canoe Association || 7432 Alban Station Blvd. || Suite B-232 || Springfield, VA || 22150 || 703-451-0141 || acanet.org