Youth Training & Coaching
If you are simply wondering whether your child is suitable for our Watersports tuition the answer is probably yes. We can teach children from age 8 upwards in at least one of our Watersports.
Youth Land Entry: £80
These are 2 hour sessions on the following dates & times: 16th April 9am / 23rd April 9am/ 30th April 9am/ 7th May 1400hrs .
Youth Water Entry: £195
all scheduled for 1400 - 1700hrs (please be flexible)
Dates: 30th April, 7th May, 14th may, 28th May
Youth Intermediate: £195
This is for the youngsters that have taken the course last year & are making decent rides in both directions. Skills taught will be Upwind work, riding with power, introducing deep water, board recovery, first jumps, introduce deep water - Includes all equipment & is scheduled around the best tides. These are 3 hour sessions & the cost is for the 4 week course.
Dates: 7th May 9am, 21st May 9am, 28th May 1400hrs, 11th June 1300.
Youth Supervised £80
Got your own equipment but need lift out, safety cover & some pointers. Pre requirements: Ride along / learning to stay upwind/ is self sufficient & has own equipment
(4 sessions with suitable wind conditions & availability)
Youth After School Academy
This is assisted by one of the members of Team Bridge. Starts Thursday 20th April & takes place every thursday at 1600hrs - for those that have got their own equipment, are regularly going kitesurfing & wish to learn a mix of skills including jumping, unhooked riding, twin tip racing, going fast up & downwind and for all young riders locally that want to start doing events. When the wind is not suitable we will be running fitness sessions, Introducing race technique, learning to use foil kites, Buggy etc.
There will be a selection process to qualify for this Academy, more details to follow.
As one of the first centres's to get licensed for teaching young people activities, we take the safety of your children very seriously. We hold the AALA and BKSA affiliations and are proud to maintain the highest standard of safety procedures on and off the water.
Why Learn With Edge
Our staff will always be friendly and are great communicators always helping the kids to get the most out of their learning. Most of our staff have been with us for many years and our 'family' feel to much of the younger coaching is welcomed. Many of our instructors once learnt to do the sports with us and are now either assisting or fully signed up instructors.
Edge Watersports is one of a handful of centres that is able to offer BKSA Instructor training Courses. Eric is a BKSA Trainer and along with Steph (an RYA Dinghy coach) offers a wealth of knowledge and experience. We train many instructors to teach Kitesurfing all over the UK and abroad and have been involved with setting up the new BKSA Scheme.
Contact us to make a booking.
Youth Kite Courses
Below is an outline of some of our most popular courses designed for under 16's
2 hour introduction to powerkites - £40
Dedicated to get kids active and involved and suitable for all ages from 6 years upwards. The aim is to get the children competent and confident in kite flying and knowledgeable on all aspects of kite skills. Once that is achieved we aim to give all the children a go at using the buggy and land board and they are often amazed at what they can achieve. We aim to give them all the knowledge to own and use their own kite safely and join the ever growing numbers practising kite sports in Exmouth and around the country. This course represents great value for money and runs at weekends year round and during all the school holidays in the week.
BRITISH KITESPORTS YOUTH KITESURFING TRAINING COURSE
This 4 week course is designed to enable your child to become a confident and proficient kitesurfer in a safe and fun environment. The lessons will be run on the date below with the times varying from week to week depending on the tide times, during the lessons your child will start from the basics of kite flying leading all the way up to riding on the board, as well as this we aim to give your youngster the knowledge in order to safely go kitesurfing on their own. This intensive course get your child hooked on this new exciting sport & come away with a BKSA qualification.
All equipment can be provided and we recommend that if the child has access to a power kite then any practice they can have before the course starts will really enable them to make the most out of the sessions.