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2015 Instructor Trainer Conference Highlights

Location: Charleston, SC

Date: October 23 – 25, 2015

Venue: James Island County Park & Folly Beach

Conference Program: (PDF)


  • Bill Endicott
  • Cindy Scherrer
  • Anna Levesque
  • Laura Liebel
  • Trey Knight
  • Jeff Liebel
  • Charlie MacArthur
  • Steve Hutton
  • Robin Pope
  • Ben Lawry
  • Tammy Hanson, USADA
  • Roger Schumann
  • Olympian Michele Eray
  • Olympian Scott Parsons
  • Adam Masters
  • T.J. Turner
  • Keith Keller
  • Josh Hall
  • Nigel Law
  • Sean Morley
  • Seth Cantley
  • Tim Chandler
  • Marcel Bieg
  • Steve Scherrer
  • Chris Raab
  • Pam Dillon
  • Brian Dorval
  • Kelsey Bracewell
  • Christopher Stec

Special Events:

  • Awards Ceremony & Banquet
  • Meetings with Discipline Chairs
  • USACK - ACA Coaching Partnership Initiative


  • Over 60 Instructor Trainers and Educators Attended 
  • 6 Countries Represented
    • U.S., Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Iran

 Additional Training in:

  • ACA Adaptive Paddling Endorsement
    • Hosted by Adaptive Expeditions
  • Level 3: Surf SUP ICW
  • Motionize - revolutionary video analysis software


Post Conference Testimonials:

"Kudos for making this an awesome event. Where else can you harpoon a pumpkin from a kayak, surf SUPs in the ocean and dine with legends." 






"After talking to presenters and honored guests the event has to be viewed as a huge success!  I can't count the number of compliments we directly received from some of the top IT/ITE's in the country."










"Fun to see whitewater kayak ITs join SUP Yoga in the mornings."


"Awesome day at the ACA IT Conference - had my stroke analyzed by Motionize and received slalom instruction from Kent Ford, Scott Parsons and Bill Endicott."


"Shared our love of SUP surfing last night with instructors from other disciplines."

"Great progress at the ACA."


"Great talk from Legendary Olympic Coach Bill Endicott. The USACK and ACA partnership is very exciting!"



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