Assistant Coaches

Does anyone out there know of a good resource for locating coaches? I am with a small new club on Oahu and we are looking to increase our coaching staff - we were unable to find any additional coaches last season. . . As we are now preparing for the upcoming season the search is on again - any assistance would be greatly appreciated.



Submitted by waokele on Wed, 10/29/2008 - 7:51am

where are you located?

#1 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 1:55pm

I can help if you're still looking. You'd have to help pay for my commute, mind you. Let me know when you'd like me to start.....

#2 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 7:18am

penticton, i'm much closer living in vancouver, also i can paddle faster than a certain someone we both know!! ( although not by much!)

#3 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 10:23am

I think a cold water camp in the Okanagan would do many people a world of wonder. If any of you from the Islands would like to work on your "how to survive at minus 5" stroke just let me know....

#4 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 11:35am

I can't figure out who GLP is. After all, EVERYBODY seems to be faster than me....

#5 Fri, 10/31/2008 - 12:31pm

When your paddlers are ready to work , call me and Ill coach them .
It won
t be one of those "milk toast " coaching experiences either.

Winning matters.

When push comes to shove , put your trust in the best....

Fuzerider...... :)

" Teaching the world to run like they stole something"

#6 Sat, 11/01/2008 - 2:08am

run like you owe child support

#7 Sat, 11/01/2008 - 3:33pm

You asked a very simple and honest question and you deserve a simple and honest answer. As you can see from the responses to your question, this site is not a good place to conduct your search. You might get lucky and actually get a reply from somebody who lives on Oahu but most of the people who post on this site live thousands of miles away and are generally only interested in entertaining each other.

#8 Sat, 11/01/2008 - 3:54pm

tha scary thing if is i think fuze was serious.

what crews do you folks need help with? i myself am not interested, but i may know someone.

#9 Sat, 11/01/2008 - 6:31pm

I always thought it would be cool to get a university student who is doing physical ed. or medicine they would know the body better than most.maybe post a note @ the local university.

#10 Sun, 11/02/2008 - 6:23am

An assistant coach?

Well, the first requirement of an assistant coach is he is willing to follow the program the coach sets out.

The second requirement of an assistant coach is he has credibility and "presence."

Credibility comes from paddling experience. Presence comes from leadership experience.

Why not recruit from within?
"Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm" - Syrus Publilius

#11 Sun, 11/02/2008 - 7:30am

fuze, i gotta say, that link you have to the god interview site is one of the funniest things i've seen in a long time. just when i think you've lost your sense of humor, you pull something like that. hilarious!

btw yh, good point about recruiting from within, but in small club it's hard to find people with presence and experience.

#12 Sun, 11/02/2008 - 11:02am

But is he joking?

#13 Sun, 11/02/2008 - 11:30am

Waokele, i'm one of those from the other side of the world, but if i was looking for coaching personnel on Oahu, i would probably contact OHCRA They must have certification or coach training resources similar to what we have here in Australia with AOCRA, if they don't, i would be very surprised. Aren't there any training camps or such that you could contact that would have contacts for past graduates?

Cheers Rambo

#14 Sun, 11/02/2008 - 12:07pm

I think we could all do without the bible thumping. Knowing Fuze, there's probably some entrepreneurial angle w/ that advertisement he's been running.

#15 Sun, 11/02/2008 - 12:15pm

Maybe he's going for the religious tax exempt status.

#16 Sun, 11/02/2008 - 12:34pm


Time to be suprised, very surprised

#17 Sun, 11/02/2008 - 1:21pm

fuze didn't let me know he was recording our conversation...

#18 Sun, 11/02/2008 - 1:47pm

Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.
Karl Marx

#19 Sun, 11/02/2008 - 3:43pm

Let me rephrase that.
Religion is the impotence of the fuzerider mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.

#20 Sun, 11/02/2008 - 3:46pm

Rambo, surprisingly OHCRA, and most other associations and schools in hawaii don't have any certification process. Basically if there's a will to coach, and you don't have a sketchy background, then your certified to coach.

Waokele, I suggest word of mouth. Usually you want to ask people you trust, you know who are on the same page as your club, and maybe has some new ideas that can take you that extra step. Ask around spread the word, ask people whose judgement you trust to suggest people.

What club is this BTW? Curious...

painteur, good quote. I like that. I also find that very religious people are giant living hypocrites. If you're like me, and are a giant ass, then people tend to expect very little of you...

#21 Sun, 11/02/2008 - 4:43pm

I would like to see the big guy as a much nicer than the picture they paint of him it would be moor convenient. I was hoping he would be interested in us for what we have become, our experiences and the views we have. the good book is a guideline. so you don't go back to heaven to far of the mark.or Marxist

#22 Sun, 11/02/2008 - 5:53pm

And Karl Marx was worth quoting why?

During my more productive years, my friends and I sent true Marxists to visit with God.

Oh, I see, I guess there is a connection.
"Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm" - Syrus Publilius

#23 Sun, 11/02/2008 - 6:32pm

Good one yankee !!

You and your friends must have been successful because there seems to be some Americans with enough freedom left to spout off about how wonderful Marx was .

I wonder why theres not more outrigger racing going on in Cuba ?

Probably if there was, everyone would use thier boats to paddle to Miami , the capitol of the Carribean .

" All truth , all the time "

Fuzerider ;)

#24 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 2:55am

Workers of the world unite! Yankee, you seem to be real proud of killing those "Marxists". Where, Vietnam? We all know how essential that one was to protecting freedom of speech here in America! Gimme a break...

#25 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 3:56am

While you're bragging about killing Marxists, just think, there's someone just like you in Iraq bragging about killing Americans. If killing someone is ever justified, I think that we can say for sure that bragging about it never is.
If we had had any brains, we would have just ignored Fidel and Cuba would have been Vegas South by now. But no, The most powerful country in the world decides that its going to teach one of the smallest and weakest a lesson, all the while befriending other countries that make Fidel look like mother Theresa.
If either of you were surfers, I'd say you got held down too long a couple of times.

#26 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 4:48am

Here, I'll say it for Yankee! You civilians who've never served can't really comment 'cause you don't understand the complexities of the world the way a real Warrior like me does blah, blah, blah, ad nauseum.

#27 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 4:59am

"Hey, look at me! I brag about killing people. I'm so cool!"

I didn't think a penis could actually be that small. But whatever makes you feel better about yourself.....

#28 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 5:08am

You leftist paddling guerillas don`t seem to get it .

Yankee isn`t bragging .

Just stating facts .

Thanks to Fidel and others like him I learned early in life how to protect myself from nuclear attack ,,,,

By hiding under my desk at my elementary school .....

#29 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 5:14am

this thread is like a car accedent, but I cant look away.

#30 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 5:46am

I wasn't the one who raised Marxism as the standard by which all things should be measured. To some Marxism may be a cute concept. Others seem to think it is great to smartass someone's religious beliefs. I doubt the response would be the same if someone ridiculed Polynesian religious beliefs...especially when neither set of beliefs was directly brought up in this thread.

Perhaps when we "sent them to visit God" we were just giving them directions to the nearest church.Then maybe we weren't. I leave that to your tough post imaginations. Posts are easy. Living in certain ways is not.

Interesting how many feel brave enough when talking negatively about God, but get defensive of their masculinity when someone makes a pitch to the contrary. I guess that goes double if that contrary person has served. Touchy, yes, oh so touchy. Strange, but expected.
"Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm" - Syrus Publilius

#31 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 6:09am

When I was a boy at Ft. Benning and Camp Pendleton, I met many veterans who had killed people in places like Vietnam. To a man, not a one of 'em really wanted to discuss their experiences, much less brag about killing people to make some point in a metaphysical discussion.

#32 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 6:17am

I didn't say anything about killing. I spoke of ignorance and apparently not a minute too soon.

#33 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 6:25am

As for you Fuze, if you hated the commies so much, why didn't you sign up to go kill some commies, or whatever other make-believe enemies we'd created when you were 18?

#34 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 6:26am

after 8 years of the stupidest man in history proclaiming to spread "democracy" behind the barrel of a gun to "protect our freedoms", while being on a mission from god, and being steadfastly supported by the hordes of bible thumping zealots, talk along those lines is pretty cheap and worn out. protect my freedom from those assholes.

marxism and Karl Marx are separate entities. those "true marxists" you erased yank were probably maoists, stalinists, or some other agents of a totalitarian regime calling themselves marxist. there is no true marxist. there are many regimes that call themselves "democracies" that don't do too well either. i think you can quote Karl Marx without being a supporter of those regimes.

and jibofo is right on: cuban policy (esp after soviet collapse) is a joke... you want them gone? kill them with mickey mouse- like uhhh, china? and a havana to key west race would be sick! a whole new market for you fuze to pitch your chines to, except it seems like you've changed to a different altar.

btw: your personal belief in a god means nothing to me, good or bad, that's up to you.

and who says paddling can't unite....?

#35 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 6:32am

talk about a post hijacking....we should all apologize to waokele

#36 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 6:35am

Make believe?

Darn, and to the locals they seemed so real.
"Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm" - Syrus Publilius

#37 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 6:42am

Maybe to the locals, they were real enemies. At any rate, our presence there probabaly didn't help the situation much.

#38 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 6:47am

The locals would argue otherwise.
"Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm" - Syrus Publilius

#39 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 6:52am

I love talking religion and politics.

I could do this all day long , but i`ve got to take a break to get some work done .

More later .....

Fuzerider :)

#40 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 7:04am

I have 2 comments

  1. Hmm, I'm not so sure killing people is so god like. Nor is antagonizing people and disrespecting their beliefs. Hypocrites I tell u.
  2. Even I, poopoopaddler, am surprised at the path this thread took. I mean take a look. Insanity is at an all time high here on ocp. I truly do feel a bit bad for waokele cause I'm kinda in the same spot as he is...

Poops out

#41 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 9:03am

fuze, did actually see what is was you were linking, and it was pretty cool- for me, it would have worked as "interview with a wise man", but to each their own...

yank, maybe i want you on that wall, maybe i need you on that wall... but then again, maybe not..

#42 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 9:25am

I'm with you Poops. Must be getting cold on the mainland!

As far as getting training for coaching, have someone from the club that has the desire to learn and volunteer to assist your nearest high school's paddling team. You will be providing a great service to the students as well as learning about some paddling workouts. I know on Maui, the high school coaches are well respected club coaches, also.

#43 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 9:36am

I ve got to agree with Dacho , the link I have at the bottom of my posts isnt religious and its probably mistitled . To me it reads like just plain good sense but , thats just my opinion .

Some of you people though seem a little bent out of shape about things that might have anything to do with God.

Where the hell do you think mana comes from, huh?

#44 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 10:16am

i honestly just thought the video was funny. didn't mean to kick the hornets nest here.

#45 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 10:45am

jc9, it's always you.. you're going to hell

#46 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 10:52am

ah yes, for sure i'm going to hell. the only thing up for debate is if it will be in a hand basket.

#47 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 11:00am

That link isn't religious? Interview w/ God isn't religious? Cut me some slack...only a total ass would put a link to their personal religion on a website designed for secular paddling talk.

#48 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 1:47pm

what if paddling is your religion?

#49 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 6:27pm

amen to that

haha, total threadjack

#50 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 6:43pm

Mulus paddling is more like a cult...

A group's cult status begins as rumors spread of its novel belief system, its great devotions, its idiosyncratic practices, its perceived harmful or beneficial effects on members or its perceived opposition to the interests of mainstream cultures and governments. Persistent rumors may follow relatively small and recently founded religious or non-religious groups when they are perceived to engage in excessive member control or exploitation.

Sounds pretty good...

#51 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 8:25pm

poops.. you killed it. lol.

PS: Tomorrow we vote.

#52 Mon, 11/03/2008 - 9:38pm

Nothing secular about a Hypr rider , I bet they pray they make it back to the beach everytime they go out .

Sorry , I couldnt resist.....

#53 Tue, 11/04/2008 - 2:13am

Humor heals it all.

#54 Tue, 11/04/2008 - 6:38am

yeah, until you start a new thread that pisses everyone off... ah, ocp, gotta love it

#55 Tue, 11/04/2008 - 7:05am

Aloha e Waokele,

After reading all these comments you should have already guessed that these guys have no idea what they are talking about. No offense guys, you guys really make me laugh. I can not believe how far away from the original question you guys have gone. This is a cool web site, but if a few of you are going to treat every question as a way at poking fun at something else then that explains why others refuse to visit this site anymore.
Waokele, if you still need help let me know.

Kanakakai (Halawa, O'ahu)

#56 Tue, 11/04/2008 - 10:38am

Aloha Waokele, email me at
We can try to help you out in finding someone.

#57 Tue, 11/04/2008 - 12:08pm

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