Educational Resources – ACA

American Canoe Association Brochures: For Instructor Candidates, these videos/brochures serve as reference materials to assist you in filling your tool box, and developing your Dryland Presentation. (LINK to ACA website: Educational Resources)  Note: links were last updated April 2019

Paddlesport Safety / Educational Videos

  • Animated Videos
  • Paddle Smart WebTV Series
  • Kayak Fishing
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Cold Water
  • River Rescue
  • Recreational Kayaking
  • Coastal Kayaking
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Lifejackets
  • View paddlesports videos

Apps:

Online Course:

  • Online Paddlesports Course (Boat Ed)

Statistics:

  • Accident Data
  • Participation Statistics and Surveys
  • Lifejacket Wear Studies
  • Additional Literature
  • Read reports here

Pamphlets:

Infographics:

  • Paddler’s Safety Checklist
  • Float Plans
  • Trip Leading
  • Youth Paddling
  • Kayak Fishing & Safety Tips
  • View and download the Infographic Safety Series here.

 Posters:

Placards

Brochures:

Powerpoints:

  • About the ACA (PDF / ppt)
  • ACA Powerpoint Template (ppt)

National System of Standards for Recreational Boat Operation:

Other:

  • USCG Auxiliary – PaddleCraft Program (AUXPAD)
  • Purposeful Paddlers – the Story of the Waterway Stewards (Vimeo)

Articles and Links: 

Kayak Strokes:  Several videos on You-Tube which provide good instruction, terminology and modeling