ACA Coastal Kayak ITDW (Level 3)

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  • IDW/ICE - level 3
     September 25, 2020 - September 27, 2020
     08:00 - 19:00

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From the ACA: Are you interested in becoming an Instructor Trainer in Coastal Kayakl? The Safety, Education, and Instruction Council (SEIC) is interested in supporting those who wish to become a member of the ACA Instructor Trainer cadre, and if that sounds like you, be sure to check out the “How to Become an Instructor Trainer” portion of the ACA website. Also reach out to the SEI Department directly to inquire about your personal next steps!

Although not required, many people find that an Instructor Trainer Development Workshop (ITDW) helps them find success.  Join Instructor Trainer Educators (ITEs) Dale Williams and Bob Myron and RiverCoast for an Instructor Trainer Development Workshop (ITDW) for ACA Level 3 Instructors who aspire to become Instructor Trainers in Coastal Kayak (Level 2 or 3)

Please note that two years as an ACA Level 3 Instructor (or Level 2 Instructor)with an ACA Skills Assessment 3) is required prior to participation.  Please see Event Calendar or contact Lynne at [email protected] for assistance.

Description: Participants in the concurrent Level 3 (L3) Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainer Development Workshop (ITDW) demonstrate knowledge and ability to efficiently/effectively plan and implement appropriate instructional sessions and assessments for different learning styles and ability levels, to include:

  • Differentiation of instruction based on the individual learner (student centered)
  • Use of an appropriate skills progression when teaching complex skill sets
  • Selection of appropriate teaching venue based on ability and desired outcomes
  • Focus on core principals rather than specific technique
  • Provide appropriate, specific and meaningful feedback

Eligibility:  For paddlers who are knowledgeable and comfortable in L3 paddling conditions must have at least two years as an Coastal Kayak Instructor at the L2 or L3 levels.

Istructor Trainer Educators (ITEs) : 

Sunday – Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday:   December 4-5-6-7, 2022 at San Luis Pass (and other beaches, Intercoastal Canal, and Freeport Harbor, if needed)

Course Conditions: Level 3 conditions include lakes or coastal waters with constant access to safe landing and within 1.5 nm from shore and at least three of the following four conditions (for assessment): · 10 – 15 knot winds · 1 – 2 foot waves (chop) (0.3 – 0.6 meters) · 1 – 2 foot surf (0.3 – 0.6 meters) · 1 – 2 knots of current.  If conditions are not safe or available, students may opt to return for assessment at a mutually convenient date and venue.

Optional Room & Board.  Starting Saturday night, home base for any classroom instruction (e.g., video, navigation) will be on-the-water in the Treasure Island subdivision. With sufficient interest in advance, a limited number of beds may be available for $85 per night starting Friday night.  Additional accommodations (private or shared room) may be available through 979 Vacation Rentals or VRBO.

Rentals & Nearest Airport: A limited number of quality sea kayaks (e.g., NDK) and paddles are available for use during class for $35/daily  Nearest airport is William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU) with possibility of car-sharing.

Contact:  Questions or clarifications?  Feel free to contact Lynne Andrus at River using at [email protected], 512-917-0939 (cell/text) or 512-292-9968 (office).  Registration below. Note that lunch is included with registration.

 Projected Tides and station information at San Luis Pass available from NOAA.


Freeport, Texas, 77541, United States


Treasure Island at San Luis Pass.  Please note that parking is limited by neighborhood association.  After unloading your boat, we may ask you to park about one to blocks away at the Treasure Island Municipal Building parking lot.  (We’ll direct you there.)  See location at link for Google maps and history of San Luis Pass at