About Me

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Ben is a freelance water sports and outdoor pursuits coach, delivering outdoor education and personal development across the UK and overseas. With more than eighteen years of experience working in the outdoor education industry, Ben is professionally qualified to deliver personalised coaching and instructor training across a broad spectrum of activities. From novices to more experienced clients, Ben provides high quality bespoke training tailored to the specific learning requirements of individuals, clubs and centres.

 

Ben is trained to lead and supervise groups and individuals in the outdoors, ensuring their safety and teaching skills and techniques relevant to the activity being undertaken. Ben specialises in coaching courses in sailing, windsurfing, power boating, canoeing & kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, archery, climbing, mountain biking and rowing. In addition to coaching Ben also specialises in delivering instructor training, sharing his many years of experience with a new generation of leaders.

Through his many years’ involvement in the outdoor world, Ben has gained a large number of contacts and has a wide experience of many aspects of the different sports he specialises in. Whether you are looking for personal development or on-going club progression, Ben can consult you on how to achieve your aspiring goals and further your success in your chosen discipline.

 

Ben is primarily based in the West Midlands; however, he is prepared to travel to train people in the outdoors and is interested in working with new clients as well as providing ongoing services to existing ones. Water activities can be arranged at a site in Birmingham if required.

 

Examples of professional services offered

  • Specialist coaching including sailing, windsurfing, power boating, canoeing & kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, archery, climbing, mountain biking and rowing

  • Running instructor training courses for a variety of different outdoor disciplines

  • Consultancy for all aspects of instructor development, RYA Training Centre recognition for dinghy, windsurf and powerboat and WSA recognition for new paddle board centres

  • Preparation for centre inspections with national governing bodies and adventure licencing authorities

  • Writing, reviewing, and giving advice on centre paper work, risk assessments, standard operating procedures and general paper work.

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Details of the latest courses and workshops currently being run by Ben can be found on the following social media pages

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Please get in touch if you would like any further information or have any questions or queries