How the Sessions Work
Our clinics are tailored to suit your needs so the session will be aimed at a level that is perfect for you.
Scared of capsizing?
Intimidated by the moving water?
Game to get stuck in but don't know where to start?
Paddled moving water before but want to improve your technique and control?
No problem. The LiLi team are some of the UK's leading kayakers and coaches and can help you gain confidence and learn no matter what your background.
We take a methodical approach to learning kayaking and we like to break things down into simple components to help build clear understanding. We learn most our techniques first on the flat water, and then apply them to the moving water, often using video to film technique to really maximise learning.
We aim not just to teach during the sessions but also to make people really enjoy them, to experience the buzz of being in control on a dynamic river environment and to come away from their coaching inspired to go kayaking more!
Our sessions begin with an introduction and briefing with your LiLi coach followed by a thorough on the water session. We finish with reviewing any video 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
We do the freestyle clinics in a variety of locations and countries.
Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham
Hurley Weir, Thames
The Dee or Tryweryn, North Wales
Cardiff White Water Course
The White Nile, Uganda
The Zambezi River, Zambia
and other locations by request.
Who are these sessions for?
Anyone can book on an introduction to white water session.
To make good progress into moving water skils it helps to have some flat water skills first, but this is not an essential prerequisite for the coaching. The session will be aimed at whatever level you are at. We will help you gain confidence, learn technique and step up to the next level in your kayaking development.
All LiLi coaches are highly experienced, 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 many thousands of hours of coaching experience on all grades and types of white water Sam has built up an extensive knowledge of white water kayaking and has developed his own methodical and structured techniques for coaching. As well as logging hundreds of rivers in countries all over the world 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 – Emily has been an active coach for 8 years, coaching on 4 continents and a wide variety of grades and styles of white water. A long standing member of the British Freestyle Team, former British Champion and Junior European Champion, she also placed 6th at the last Worlds. 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. He has spent much of his time helping others to progress and sharing his knowledge. 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: email@example.com
Cost and Length of Session
For one to one coaching:
Half day - 125USD
Full day - 165USD
2 days - 310USD
Half day - 100USD
Full day - 135USD
2 days - 255USD
For larger groups or different length clinics, drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Book a Session
To book a coaching session, email us at email@example.com
''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''.
“Jake has gotten so much out of the coaching sessions. You have a real gift.”
Alex Gampel (mother of Jake).
"You can just see Emily's love for paddling and this translates to her coaching. She always has a smile on her face, and like they say, a smile is contagious so it was always a joy to be on the river with Em"
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