ACA is offering a white water kayak instructor certification with Kent Ford on April 17th through the 21st 2013. Early registration April 1st 2013, at 4CRS river sports. The American Canoe Association (ACA) has one of the best established paddle sport instruction programs anywhere in the world. The courses are comprehensive, but allow enough flexibility for individual teaching and paddling styles. The main benefit to taking the course is improving your understanding of paddling technique and theory, so you can paddle more efficiently and teach more effectively. A secondary benefit is the development process which can give you structured feedback on becoming an effective instructor. A third benefit are the significant insurance, liability, and networking benefits of ACA certification. Instructor development workshops are very rewarding and enjoyable, because of the opportunity for idea exchange.