NSRA Club Coach Course

Date: 25th Mar 2023 Author: Eddie Hulme


We do not have a Club Coach course in the diary at present but one may be offered in 2024 if there is sufficient interest.

  • Outline: The club coach course is not discipline specific and is an introduction into coaching. It deals mainly with coaching methods and communication, taking the technical skills in a shooting discipline already learned and using that learning to deliver effective training to others. It helps you take the step from instructing to coaching.
  • Essential Precursors: Current NSRA licences both (1) as a Club Instructor and (2) either NSRA RCO or NSRA YPS Tutor in an airgun discipline as appropriate to your Club Instructor licence. In addition you must either be an individual Life or Annual member of the NSRA or hold a current adult appointment in The Scout Association.
  • Topics Covered: British shooting organisational structure, Law, Safety, Equipment, Communication, Presentation skills, Organisation, General goals of body positioning, Process of firing a shot, Helping people to learn, Putting it all together a practical coaching session, Code of conduct, General documents, Assessment.
  • Assessment: Candidates will deliver a 20 minute coaching session under observation.

To express interest in a Club Coach course, email john.dohoo@shropshirescouts.org.uk

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