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Not Just Freestyle
We can run sessions on rolling, down river techniques or whatever you want. Email us with what you're after.

  Get coaching on any white water skills.  

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A video of Sam and friends freestylin' on the Nile Special wave, Uganda.

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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 some quality coaching with Love it Live it
Get Freestyle Coaching in the UK, Uganda or Zambia

Our clinics aim to take your freestyle paddling to the next level. Whether you’re just starting out, doing your first flat spin or working on linking your back loop to a McNasty, Love it Live it can help. All year round we are available for one-to-one and group coaching sessions, the locations vary but the quality of service does not.

How it Works
Like all our coaching and trips, our clinics are tailored to suit your needs. A session will be planned around whatever it is you’d like to work on. We take a methodical approach to playboating and like to break things down into components and to build understanding. To do this we use video analysis in all our freestyle clinics.

Our sessions begin with an introduction and briefing with your LiLi coach followed by a thorough on the water session. We finished with reviewing the 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 .

Choose a Location
We do the freestyle clinics in a variety of locations and countries:

Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham
Hurley Weir, Thames
The Dee or Tryweryn, North Wales
Nile Special, Club Wave or Superhole on the White Nile, Uganda.
Rapid 2, 8, or 12b on the Zambezi, Zambia

Choose a Coach
All LiLi coaches are highly experience and 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. You can choose who you would like to be coached by.

Sam Ward – With years of freestyle coaching experience, Sam has built up an extensive knowledge of the freestyle moves and has developed his own methodical and structured techniques for improving freestyle. Sam is currently coaching the Great British Freestyle team. Last year’s World Championships saw team GB pick up several significant placings including 3 Gold medals; following on from that success, Sam will once again be out coaching the team at this year’s European Championships in Lienz, Austria.

Emily Wall – An active coach for 6 years now, Emily is the newest edition to the Love it Live it team. Her passion for freestyle has led her to numerous major events, including representing GBR last year at the World Freestyle Championships, where she placed 8th. Emily was Junior European Champion in 2002 and the Chief Judge at the 2007 World Championships. Her extensive competition and judging experience makes her a valuable coach for anyone wanting to prepare for a competition. So if you want to put a run together, or you want to know what moves you’re scoring, what you’re not and why then Emily can help. For those ladies who would prefer to be coached by another girl, Emily also specialises in women’s coaching.

Choose a Date
When would the session suit you? Weekends or week days? April or November? 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:
3 hours - £60
Full day - £90
2 days - £160

For group of between 2-4 people:
3 hours - £100
Full day - £140
2 days - £240

For larger groups or different length clinics, drop us an email

Book a Coaching Session
To book a coaching session, email us at or you can contact Sam or Emily directly

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What would you like to get out of the session?
How long a session you would like?
How many are there are in your group?

If you don’t know all these things, or any of them for that matter, don’t stress, just drop us an email and we will work something out that works for you.

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