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Simply drop us an email and let us know when and where you want your session and what you want to get from it.

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Expert Coaching
A week of intensive, top quality coaching aimed at developing all aspects of your freestyle kayaking.

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Alex Gampel
''Jake has gotten so much out of the coaching sessions. You have a real gift.”

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Technique + Rivers
We can run sessions on freestyle technique, rolling, down river techniques or whatever you want.

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A video of Sam and friends freestylin' on the Nile Special wave, Uganda. Loving it and Living it!

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Exotic Destinations
A lot of our coaching is done as part of our trips, which we run in many of the world's best kayaking destinations.

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There is much more to competition than being a great paddler.

The LiLi team have extensive experience in competition... run planning, competition scoring, mental and physical preparation, nutrition and training plans amongst other things. The LiLi team are leading figures in UK and world freestyle with their paddling, judging and coaching. With a World Champion, a Worlds Chief Judge and a GB team coach it is hard to rival the experience that LiLi provides.

These sessions aim to help you compete to your absolute maximum potential.

Get Freestyle Coaching in the UK, Uganda or Zambia

How the Sessions Work
Our competition clinics are tailored to suit your needs, and the session will be planned around whatever it is you’d like to work on. Many people may wish to combine technique coaching with competition advice and that is absolutely fine - there is no need to choose one or the other.

If there is a specific competition you wish to prepare for? We can run a session on that feature geared specifically towards maximising your score.

  • What moves are you scoring?
  • How do you tweak a move to make it score?
  • What order should you do your moves?
  • Should you be conservative and rack up some easy points?
  • At what stage do you put your bigger moves into your run?

We can give you the answers to these questions and knowing the answers can make a huge difference to your final score.

We also have extensive experience putting together long term training plans. These plans can help you prioritise what to work on in your paddling sessions and how to maximise learning. In addition the LiLi team can also offer advice on other beneficial areas to performance such as gym routines and sports nutrition amogst other things.

Our sessions typically begin with an introduction and briefing with your LiLi coach followed by a thorough on the water session with specific goals and targets. We finish by reviewing the video footage and writing a comprehensive appraisal of the session with pointers for your future paddling.

We offer 3 hour, full day and two day rates, making us flexible to fit in with whatever it is you’re after.

There is lots of info down this page to figure out when, where and with who you’d like to book.

To book a coaching session, drop us an email at .

We do the freestyle clinics in a variety of locations and countries.

Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham
Hurley Weir, Thames
The Dee or Tryweryn, North Wales
Nile Special, Club Wave or Superhole on the White Nile, Uganda.
Rapid 2, 8, or 12b on the Zambezi, Zambia
and other locations by request.

All LiLi coaches are highly experience, skilled and BCU qualified. They live for the enjoyment of kayaking and the challenge and reward of coaching. This makes coaching with LiLi fun and inspiring and it drives the coaches to make every session rewarding and enjoyable.

Sam Ward – With years of freestyle coaching experience, Sam has built up an extensive knowledge of the freestyle moves and has developed his own methodical and structured techniques for coaching freestyle. Sam is currently coaching the Great British Freestyle team and has seen the team pick up a total of 16 medals in 3 years he has been coaching them.

Emily Wall – A long standing member of the British Freestyle Team, former British Champion and Junior European Champion and she placed 6th at the last Worlds. Emily has also been Chief Judge at a World Championships, and has been an active coach for 8 years, coaching on 4 continents and a wide variety of play features. For those ladies who would prefer to be coached by another girl, Emily also specialises in women’s coaching.

James 'Pringle' Bebbington - James (or Pringle as he is more commonly known) has established himself as perhaps the best freestyle kayaker in the world. He won the 2011 World Championships as well as the 2010 World Cup Series. He has an extensive knowledge and incredible skill and he learnt much of his technique in Nottingham. What better person to learn from than the current World Champion on his home ground?

We make an effort to work around dates that suit you.

What day would be perfect for you? Let us know the ideal date, and also a broader period that could work for you and we’ll see what we can do:

Cost and Length of Session
For one to one coaching:
Half day - 125USD
Full day - 165USD
2 days - 310USD

Standard Rate:
Half day - 100USD
Full day - 135USD
2 days - 255USD

For larger groups or different length clinics, drop us an email

Book a Session
To book a coaching session, email us at

Client Testimonials
''I just wanted to say thank you for all your coaching and support during the team trainings and especially in Austria at the Europeans, I don't think I could have done it without your help. Just wanted to say thankyou for everything, it was really appreciated''.
Rachel Bovill, GB Team member.

''Fantastic coaching, the way Sam is able to break everything down was a real eye opener.  All of my boating has improved and I have a better understanding of aspects where I can improve in the future''.
Stuart Haywood

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