Run Evolution Clinics and Lead IKO Adventures with More Participants
The Coach Level 2 certificate is for IKO Level 1 Coaches who want to run Evolution Clinics and teach Evolution Courses with more students. This certificate also qualifies you to take more participants on IKO Adventures - downwinders, boat safaris and kite trips. Develop your skills, knowledge and experience to coach and lead kiters around the world.
IKO Center Fee: IKO Centers set their own prices but we recommend centers charge $250 for this course.
3-day course (up to five, depending on weather conditions)
3-day course taken at an IKO Center
Certificate after you pass the evaluation
IKO Coach Level 1 Certificate
Active IKO Membership
Run Evolution Clinics
Teach Evolution Courses with more than one student
Take more participants on IKO Adventures - downwinders, boat trips and kite trips (must be certified to teach Freeride courses)
Run Evolution Clinics
You’re a IKO Coach Level 1, teaching Evolution Courses to one student at a time and you’re ready to take on more responsibility. Advance your career with the IKO Coach Level 2 Certificate so you can teach Evolution Courses with more students and run 5-day Evolution Clinics.
Take more participants on IKO Adventures
As a Coach Level 2, you can take more participants on downwinders, boat safaris and trips to the top kite destinations in the world. Lead unforgettable adventures and share your passion with more riders.
Advance through the IKO Pro Training Path
The Coach Level 2 certificate is your next step on the IKO Pro Training Path. Once you’ve gained enough experience as a Coach Level 2, you can apply to become a Coach Trainer and certify the next generation of coaches.
You must be a certified IKO Coach Level 1 with active IKO membership.
What does the course fee include?
The course includes 3 days of training at an IKO Center (or more depending on the weather), the Coach Level 2 Manual and a Coach Level 2 Certificate after you pass the course.
What are the benefits of becoming a certified Coach Level 2?
As a Coach Level 2, you’ll be able to run Evolution Clinics, teach Evolution Courses with more than one student at a time and lead IKO Adventures with more participants.
What’s the difference between an Evolution Course and an Evolution Clinic?
Both Evolution Courses and Clinics train riders in the Evolution disciplines - wing foil, hydrofoil, freestyle, freeride and wave riding.
Evolution Courses usually take place over several hours and are taught by Level 1 Coaches (only one student at a time) or Level 2 Coaches (more than one student at a time).
Evolution Clinics take place over five days at an IKO Center and can only be run by Level 2 Coaches.
How many students can attend my Evolution Clinic?
Once you become a certified Coach Level 2, up to six students can attend your Evolution Clinic. If you have a certified IKO Assistant working with you, you can have up to eight students.
As a Coach Level 2, how many many Evolution Course students can I teach at one time? How many participants can join my IKO Adventure?
School Team member at iko center
Number of students in evolution course or participants (independent kitere) on downwinder, boat trip and/or kite trip
Coach L1 alone
Coach L1 + IKO Assistant
Coach L1 + boat
Coach L1 + IKO Assistant + boat
Coach L2 alone
Coach L2 + IKO Assistant
Coach L2 + boat
Coach L2 + IKO Assistant + boat
Coach Trainer alone
Coach Trainer + IKO Assistant
Coach Trainer + boat
Coach Trainer + IKO Assistant + boat
How do I get ready for the Coach Level 2 Course?
Review the latest Assistant and Instructor Manuals and study each trick in the discipline you are certified as Coach Level 1 - Freeride, Freestyle, Wave Riding, Hydrofoil and Wing Foil. The tricks are listed in the Appendices of the Coach Level 1 Manual. Revisit your first aid and CPR course material. Study the Coach Level 2 Manual (which you will receive after enrolling in the course). Practice filming riders with your smartphone or your camera so that you can give students feedback. Ride as much as you can to improve your riding skills. A great Coach is a great rider.
How long does the course last and what are the steps to get certified?
To get certified as a Coach Level 2, you must attend the course and pass an evaluation at an IKO Center which takes place over three days, depending on the weather.
What equipment do I need to be a Coach Level 2?
You need a smartphone (with a video stabilization app) or a waterproof video camera with 8x to 20x zoom (Go Pros aren’t permitted), a monopod or tripod, a helmet, an impact vest, a kite and a board. You’ll use this equipment during your coach course and to coach students.
Why do I need a smartphone or camera?
IKO Coaches provide both live coaching and video coaching. Live coaching takes place on the spot where you provide feedback to students immediately after they perform tricks. Video coaching is when you record your student doing tricks and then review the footage with your student to give them feedback and tips. A smartphone or camera is therefore necessary to be an IKO Coach.
What are Coach Trainers and how do I become one?
Coach Trainers train and certify new IKO Coaches. To be eligible to become a Coach Trainer you must be a certified Coach Level 2, run at least 4 Evolution Clinics with a minimum of 20 participants or have certified 40 Level 5 students. You must also be at least 24 years old and have been validated for all the skills of all the Evolution categories.