What does an Archery GB coach do? Coaches are at the heart of archery, and it’s our ambition here at Archery GB, that all archers should have access to positive coaching experiences that help them progress as they want to in archery. Our role in this is to provide an effective learning and development system to support coaches to reach their own goals in coaching archery. Coaches do much more than just teach archery, correct technique and help archers to progress in their sport. Coaches support, encourage, inspire and help archers achieve their true potential.
Coaches are at the heart of archery, and it’s our ambition here at Archery GB, that all archers should have access to positive coaching experiences that help them progress as they want to in archery. Our role in this is to provide an effective learning and development system to support coaches to reach their own goals in coaching archery.
We want all our coaches to feel supported and appreciated, and able to develop and achieve their own coaching goals. We provide learning that is:
Having a recognised coaching qualification provides assurance to the people you work with that you are competent and professional. By becoming a trained and qualified coach, you will learn about how and what to coach under the guidance of experienced coach educators. This will help you gain the skills and knowledge to motivate and progress archers, from beginners to high performance archers.
But what does becoming an archery coach involve?
The Session Coach (Level 1) course is a starting point for archers who want to deliver motivating training sessions for beginners in recurve. Using the resources provided on the course you will be able to deliver a pre designed course for a group of beginners. This course trains individuals to be able to lead archery sessions independently using resources from the course and working with groups of up to 12 people.
The Development Coach (Level 2) course is aimed at Level 1/Session Coaches who want to design club training programmes and start developing the technical, physical and psychological information a coach needs to work with beginners and improvers in recurve, and/or compound.
We are currently updating future courses associated with the levels 3 and 4 – previously called County and Senior Coach.
These levels are still used by many skilled and practicing coaches, who have the knowledge to improve your ability to shoot. County and Senior Coaches are usually involved in the delivery of County and Regional squads, talent pathways and the development of archers to higher levels of performance.
Whilst as a sport we have made tremendous strides forward in recent years to meet the standards for safeguarding in sport, there is still more to do. This area is constantly moving and it’s vital that volunteers and staff are equipped with the right tools to confidently support children, young people and vulnerable adults. With the right training, coaches can become aware of changes to legislation, recommended practice, what signs to look for and how to respond in different scenarios.
If you’d like to begin your journey into becoming an archery coach, or you’d like to step up your development and take the next level coaching course, you can find out more and book a course here.
Archery GB coaches and instructors are encouraged to be always learning and this forms part of the renewal process. Find out more about how you can continue learning as an archery coach or instructor, with workshops, webinars and CPD.
Badges and awards are a great way of measuring progress, both against yourself and other archers. Find out more, order badges or claim awards, either for yourself or for archers you instruct or coach.