Help archers take their archery to the next level with the Development Coach course. If you’ve already qualified as a Level 1 or Session Coach and are enjoying designing and delivering beginners courses, you might be ready to take the next step and level up your coaching. The Archery GB Development Coach (Level 2) course gives you the skills you need.
If you’ve already qualified as a Level 1 or Session Coach and are enjoying designing and delivering beginners courses, you might be ready to take the next step and level up your coaching. The Archery GB Development Coach (Level 2) course gives you the skills you need.
You’ll learn how to develop new archers through designing and delivering learning to help people continue their archery journey beyond their initial beginner’s experience. Lack of support following a beginner’s course is one of the biggest reasons people leave a new sport. With your help you can encourage people to grow their skills and stay part of the archery community.
The course is structured into module titles which you can learn at your own pace to suit your lifestyle.
When you register for this module, you will be sent the Development Coach Workbook. This module introduces the award and takes you through what you need to do to complete the qualification. You have two years with which to complete the Development Coach course modules.
Designing a progressive series of sessions that addresses the needs of your archers, is essential for your archers to experience noticeable progress over a period of time. This module will help you understand how to prepare a coaching programme taking into consideration key design factors, including the needs of the person in front of you, goal setting, training principles, mental skills, equipment, anatomy, and nutrition.
One of the biggest responsibilities that a coach has is setting the motivational climate for a coaching session. This module, designed by the University of Birmingham and tailored specifically to archery, explores the evidence around motivation and applies it to real-life archery scenarios, enabling coaches to learn how they can create good relationships and an optimal climate for their archers to enjoy and succeed in archery.
Empowering Archery focuses on how to optimise people’s experiences of archery and help them achieve their goals.
Please note parts 1-4 may be offered in person. Check the course finder to see the course format.
This module builds on the knowledge acquired in the Introduction to Technique. It includes more details on shooting technique and a further evolution of the drills and skills used to support the development of good shooting technique. You’ll learn the importance of using a progression of resistance, intensity, and feedback in your coaching. You’ll also learn how to use photos and video to analyse archery technique.
This day will give you an opportunity to practise your coaching skills on real life archers under the supervision of your coach developer.
Covers the selection of a first competition standard recurve bow, how to set it up, how to tune that bow to the archer, and includes some practical opportunity to try some tuning.
Covers the selection of a first competition standard compound bow, how to set it up, how to tune that bow to the archer, and includes some practical opportunity to try some tuning. Coaches choose to complete either the recurve or compound equipment module to achieve the Development Coach qualification. Participants can choose to take both (at extra cost).
This module provides you with the time to try out and practice what you’ve learned from the other modules. It is our goal to give you confidence in your ability to develop an archer’s shooting technique. On this final day, you will present your coaching journey working with an archer to improve their shooting technique. You will then have an opportunity to lead a discussion with your peers and to get feedback about your journey and what you’ve learned.
We recommend you find a local Level 2 mentor. You will complete 12 hours of work which may include the coaching you are doing with your individual archer.
The course includes a series of assessments, designed within a supportive programme of learning that helps you achieve successful outcomes.
It is important that anyone attending the course has basic experience of taking part in archery (i.e. beyond a beginner level). The course is open to members of Archery GB, aged at least 17 years old by the first day of the course. When carrying out supported practice sessions, learners who are under the age of 18 must be supervised by a responsible adult.
Archery is an inclusive, accessible and welcoming sport and we encourage people of all abilities to become a coach. If you have a disability or additional learning needs, we can make specific arrangements during the tuition and/or assessment to ensure you are not unfairly disadvantaged. Please read the Reasonable Adjustment policy, in the Resources section of this page, for full details, and to make an application for reasonable adjustment.
The full course fees usually range from £400 to £480. This does not cover your travel to and from the venue, or any accommodation or meals. Each module is priced individually so that you can spread the cost of the course across a number of months.
The fees from the course are used to pay for the venue and equipment, Coach Developers, learning materials and certificates, back-office support and the costs for the ongoing development of the course.
If you are a volunteer coach and are coaching to benefit your club, we highly recommend enquiring with your club or county about financial assistance.
You can book to attend the Development Coach modules below.
Full details about the course are provided in the Guidance for Learners. This contains important information, including the terms and conditions, and needs to be read before applying to attend a course.