PADDLING CLINICS Where expert coaching and spectacular nature meet

Experience next level paddling

TiP Paddling Clinics combine our Expert Coaching, Technique Analysis and Training Camps into an unforgettable paddling experience in Slovenia.

Our paddling clinics are fully tailored to a range of individuals and small groups or teams of up to 6 athletes. Clinics can last anywhere from one day up to a week depending on your time and goals. At TiP we specialize in sprint kayaking but through our partners, we also provide rowing coaching.

Where is Paradise?

You can choose to have your paddling clinic at any of  TiP’s 3 training locations in Slovenia. A triangle of three magical lakes in a hidden corner of the Alps. A natural paradise with crystal clear water, clean air, pristine nature, and mountains surrounding the lakes.

TIP Locations

To help you choose between Lakes Bohinj, Bled, or Most na Soči as the perfect location for your clinic, you’ll find detailed information on the Our Locations page.

What our Athletes Say
Dejan Fabcic
Dejan Fabčič
Rio Paralympian, Bronze medalist European Paracanoe Championships - Slovenia

“TiP coaches have helped me since the beginning of the Rio Paralympics project. Their knowledge and experience were evident from the start. But only when we had to start adapting the equipment, the training program and the goals to my specific needs of a parakayaker it became obvious how good they were. Having such a strong team of experts behind me helped me shape myself from an Olympic swimmer into an Olympic kayaker and built my confidence too. I believe it is because of them I was optimally ready for the Rio Olympics!”

Joseph-Rosenfeld
Joseph Rosenfeld
High School Student - England

“The place is incredible! It’s so beautiful and the water is so clear… It’s amazing to be able to drink from the lake whilst you are training! The coaching is intense but extremely helpful. I learned so much and I can’t wait to go back again soon!”

Joel-Tan
Joel Tan
Mechanical Engineer - Singapore

“Most na Soči is a lovely small village right next to the water. The perfect balance of training and some country peace and quiet. It seems paddling is an international language. The coaching was easy to understand and relate to. Excellent advice for both technique and development.”

Sam Butcher
Sam Butcher
Junior National Sprint Team - South Africa

“It’s unbelievable! The best quality of coaching and the mind-blowing lake. It equals the best training ever!”

Antun Novaković
Antun Novaković
Junior World Championship medalist, Senior World championship finalist - Croatia

“Visiting TiP for a paddling clinic and stroke analytics made me understand a lot about what were my weak areas in performance and on what I should build my improvement on for next season. I liked very much the way we have worked during these days and I hope next time we can come for a whole week as this time it was all too short and so full of new information. I have decided I will include all the new info and the drills the guys at TiP suggested into my daily routine and devote a lot of time to it. So I hope next time we do the stroke analytics, my numbers turn out better! ”

Lizzy Conradie
Lizzy Conradie
Junior National Sprint Team - South Africa

“The beautiful mountains as a backdrop and the still, clear waters of Lake Bled, makes it the ideal training spot. Training in this paradise is an unforgettable experience. The quality of TiP’s coaching is impeccable. Each athlete was treated with professionalism as well as kindness. This balance makes them one of the best coaches to train with. Their approachability allows athletes to feel comfortable and this open relationship boosts performance and well being. It is truly inspiring.”

What we work on

TiP paddling clinics are specifically designed to help you become faster, more efficient, enjoy paddling more, and stay injury-free. We’ll also give you the tools to train better once you’re home.

Whilst longer clinics always start with a general assessment, every TiP clinic is tailored to your individual needs and wishes. You can decide which of the following you’d like to work on or prioritize:

Paddling Assessment
  • General assesment of your paddling
  • What you need to improve
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Any limitations or injuries
  • Goals and any upcoming races
Technique Analysis 
  • The 11 basic parameters of your technique at various paces
  • Individualized technique analysis
  • Stroke efficiency at various paces through the H-Graph
  • Selecting optimal equipment and settings
  • Race analysis; H-Graph

Water Training

  • Technique, balance, rhythm and proprioception drills
  • Power, speed and start drills
  • Efficiency training protocols
  • Endurance training
  • Speed and power training
  • Race preparation

Land Training

  • Setting up the stroke on land (posture and the shapes)
  • Kayak specific mobility
  • Coordination and strength on land (movement patterns)
  • Work capacity
  • General and specific strength
  • Balance and stability applied to paddling technique
  • Prehab exercises

Training Better

  • The engine – sports nutrition, prehab, recovery, warm-up, mobility
  • The mind – motivation, focus, toughness, goal setting, sensorization, relaxation
  • Periodization -planning your program & sessions
  • Designing your program
  • Self assessment
REady for the ultimate paddling experience?

BOOK YOUR CLINIC

TiP COACHES
The expert coaches at TiP are all former Olympians with at least 10 years of coaching experience, and a proven record of coaching success! They are all fully certified and have kinesiology degrees, on top of high-level athletic careers spanning more than 15 years.
Who For?
TiP Paddling Clinics are for paddlers young and old, including:
  • elite athletes looking for the extra edge by optimizing their race performance, technique, or training process
  • our online-coaching clients looking for a block of more intensive training & one-on-one coaching
  • recreational athletes seeking condensed learning and advice combined with a once-in-a-lifetime holiday
Who For?
TiP Paddling Clinics are for paddlers young and old, including:
  • elite athletes looking for the extra edge by optimizing their race performance, technique, or training process
  • our online-coaching clients looking for a block of more intensive training & one-on-one coaching
  • recreational athletes seeking condensed learning and advice combined with a once-in-a-lifetime holiday
CLINIC STRUCTURE 

Whether you want to push your body to the max the whole day, or visit Slovenia for a paddling vacation, you’ll build the perfect work schedule for your days in Paradise together with your TiP coach.

Most often people opt for a big work block in the morning and keep the afternoons free for sightseeing. Others opt for sessions with our expert team twice a day. Sometimes we work one-on-one in the morning and help our athletes join local training groups or clubs in the afternoon.

A Day PADDLING in Paradise

Example Day Recreational Paddler

Briefing and Warmup Activities

Your personalized warmup may consist of:
– General warmup routine (or establishing one)
– Learning specific mobility and stability exercises
–  Static exercises we call Block Zero
– Light isoinertial exercises
– Assessing boat and paddle setup

First water session – Technical

Getting accustomed to the water and gear, learning a large array of drills and exercises (balance drills, ABC drills, Parameter drills, Speed and Power drills, Start drills, LB drills), smooth continuous paddling, video.

Coffee break

Coffee break used to discuss the first part of the session, video analysis, coach explains the second session (and of course drink coffee).

Second water session – fitness oriented

A session designed to test at higher speeds all the details the paddler learned in the first session. Also meant to identify the reasons why the paddler may not be able to implement all the new technical details. Possibly a quick stroke efficiency test.

Debrief & Quick dryland corrections

A recap of the assessment that the coach was performing during the morning sessions.
Additional dryland training suggestions to facilitate progress on the water.

Free Afternoon

Free afternoon for individual easy paddling or sightseeing.
Example Day Advanced Paddler

Morning briefing &  light dryland session

Morning briefing followed by postural work, specific mobility, specific static and inertial exercises.

First water session – Technical 

Step 1, 2 and/or 3 tests; a stroke efficiency test protocol, video in difficult circumstances (high speed, tiredness etc), or Speed, Power and LB drills.

Coffee break

Coffe break and video analysis

Second water session – Fitness oriented

Either power and speed session with a high emphasis on technical execution; or an endurance session with emphasis on maintaining and consolidating good movement patterns.

Dryland training

Short land training suggestions to facilitate progress on the water

Lunch

Time to eat and rest!

Briefing and Warmup

Discussion about the morning sessions, briefing and specific warmup for the afternoon sessions.

Third water session

Planned according to what details need further attention according to the two morning sessions.

Dryland session

Specific mobility, specific stability, dryland technical work on specific inertial machines, postural work.

Recap 

A recap of the assessment the coach was performing the whole day. List of issues to address in training the next day.
Recovery routine.

Example Day Recreational Paddler 

Briefing and Warmup activities

The warm-up will be personalized to your needs and may consist of:

-general warmup routine (or establishing one)

-specific mobility and stability exercises (learning them)

-a complex of static exercises we call Block Zero

-light isoinertial exercises

-boat and paddle setup

First water session – Technical

Getting accustomed to water and gear, learning a large array of drills and exercises (balance drills, ABC drills, Parameter drills, Speed and Power drills, Start drills, LB drills), smooth continuous paddling, video

Coffee break

Coffee break used to discuss the first part of the session, video analysis, coach explains the second session (and of course drink coffee).

Second water session – fitness oriented

Sessions designed to test all the details the paddler learned in the first session at higher speeds. Also meant to identify the reasons why the paddler may not be able to implement all the new technical details. Possibly a quick stroke efficiency test protocol.

Debrief and quick dryland corrections

A recap of the paddler’s assessment that the coach was performing the morning sessions. Additional dryland training suggestions to facilitate progress on the water.
Free Afternoon
Free afternoon for individual easy paddling or sightseeing.

Example Day Advanced Paddler 

Morning briefing &  light dryland session

Morning briefing followed by postural work, specific mobility, specific static and inertial exercises.

First water session – Technical 

Step 1, 2 and/or 3 tests; a stroke efficiency test protocol, video in difficult circumstances (high speed, tiredness etc), or Speed, Power and LB drills.

Coffee break

Coffee break and video analysis

Second water session – Fitness oriented

Either power and speed session with a high emphasis on technical execution; or an endurance session with emphasis on maintaining and consolidating good movement patterns

Dryland training

Short land training suggestions to facilitate progress on the water

Lunch

Time to eat and rest!

Briefing and Warmup

Discussion about the morning sessions, briefing and specific warmup for the afternoon sessions.

Third water session

Planned according to what details need further attention according to the two morning sessions.

Dryland session

Specific mobility, specific stability, dryland technical work on specific inertial machines, postural work.

Recap 

A recap of the assessment the coach was performing the whole day. List of issues to address in training the next day.
Recovery routine.
PADDLING Clinic PRICING

Clinic pricing depends on how many days you stay with us, how extensive our sessions are, if you bring your own boat, and the time of year. You’ll find an overview our general costs below, but contact us with your requirements through the INQUIRY button and we’ll get back to you with a specially tailored package for you.

  • Coaching

    Coaching
  • Half day (3-4hrs) Individual

    Half day (3-4hrs) Individual
  • Half day (3-4hrs) Group

    Half day (3-4hrs) Group
  • Full day (2 x 3-4hrs) Individual

    Full day (2 x 3-4hrs) Individual
  • Full day (2 x 3-4hrs) Group/Team

    Full day (2 x 3-4hrs) Group/Team
  • Full day clinic for team outside of TiP locations

    Full day clinic for team outside of TiP locations
  • Boat Rental - Kayaks

    Boat Rental - Kayaks
  • Nelo Cinco/Sete

    Nelo Cinco/Sete
  • Nelo Vanquish models

    Nelo Vanquish models
  • Fitness Boats

    Fitness Boats
  • Boat Rentals - Rowing

    Boat Rentals - Rowing
  • Cost per seat/per session

    Cost per seat/per session
  • Cost per seat/per day

    Cost per seat/per day
PADDLING CLINICS
  • Coaching

  • Half day (3-4hrs) Individual

    €150
  • Half day (3-4hrs) Group

    €150 + €30 per additional athlete
  • Full day (2 x 3-4hrs) Individual

    €250
  • Full day (2 x 3-4hrs) Group/Team

    €250 + €40 per additional athlete
  • Full day clinic for team outside of TiP locations

    Price on request
  • Boat Rental - Kayaks

  • Nelo Cinco/Sete

    €30/per day
  • Nelo Vanquish models

    €15/per day
  • Fitness Boats

    €30/per day
  • Boat Rentals - Rowing

  • Cost per seat/per session

    €30
  • Cost per seat/per day

    €40

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