Being a coach or becoming a coach is a huge responsibility. I have put together a comprehensive training for those desiring to be more than just the spectator. Below is the basic description for the NTS Coach certification program under the USA Archery. I have added to it by putting an in-depth presentation that takes you through how I run my classes and JOAD program to basics of equipment choices and more.
Do I claim to know all about archery, having been here for 20 plus years? NO!
I am always speaking with my archery mentors who are amazing. I am constantly reading and watching not only archers but other sports that can help me out. I also have completed my Master’s Degree in Sport Management & Coaching.
Level 1 Instructor A Level 1 Instructor most often works with short-term “grassroots” program to introduce basic archery skills to beginners (most generally associated with Parks and Recreation Departments, 4H Clubs, Boys and Girls Scouts, and Camp programs). Course content: Range safety, range set-up, basic equipment setup and repair, and how to teach the basic steps of shooting Length of Course: 4-12 hours Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 Certification period: Three years Any Level 1 Instructor who wants individual insurance coverage will need to become a member of USA Archery and complete a background check
Level 2 Instructor Level 2 Instructors generally work with more established archery programs, such as Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), college clubs and local archery clubs with a strong base of beginners. Course includes basic shooting steps, introduction to intermediate shooting steps, safety, range set-up, equipment setup and repair, fitting equipment to an archer, how to teach archery and how to teach a Level 1 Instructor Course. Length of Course: 12-20 hours Prerequisites: Minimum age: 18, USA Archery or National Field Archery Association membership, Successful background screen Certification period: Three years Please note: No certification will be processed without membership and a successful background screen
FEES: Level 1 (One) Course Cost: $ 200 Includes manual Stretch band Training materials And more ............... (please contact Coach Jen)
Level 2 (Two) Course Cost: $ 350 Includes manual Stretch band Training materials String bow Background check Safety sport And more (Please contact Coach Jen)