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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.

  Get coaching on any white water skills.  

Other coaching
We can run sessions on rolling, flat water, freestyle, introduction to white water or whatever you want.

  Get some quality coaching with Love it Live it  

Stuart Haywood
"Fantastic coaching, the way Sam is able to break everything down was a real eye opener"

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

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Our sessions aim to take your white water skills to the next level.

Get Freestyle Coaching in the UK, Uganda or Zambia

How the Sessions Work
Our clinics are tailored to suit your needs; the session will be planned around whatever it is you’d like to work on.

We can help by coaching good technique, building understanding and refining the skills you already know.

We take a methodical approach to learning and like to break things down into simple components to help build clear understanding. To do this, we regularly use video analysis in our coaching.

Becoming a skilled white water paddler is not always easy! It often involves overcoming obstacles, working through plateaus of learning and the regaining confidence after a knock.

The LiLi Team are all top level paddlers as well as coaches. So we have felt these challenges first hand, as well as coaching people through them hundreds of times.

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 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
The Dee, Tryweryn or other rivers depending on levels, North Wales
Cardiff White Water Course
Lee Valley White Water Course
White Nile, Uganda.
Zambezi, Zambia
and other places 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 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:

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
"The boys thoroughly enjoyed their time with you and gained a huge amount of benefit from your efforts. The Usk beckons this weekend and I’m sure they’ll be showing off their new skills to the rest of the North Avon gang"
Will Worsley (father of Steven and Nick Worsley)

“Sam's coaching was awesome.  He was really confident with the surroundings of the river, and that confidence rubbed off on us. It was really good to be able to get an understanding of the mechanics of what we were doing.”
Nicola Underhill

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