Execution of the shot – a workshop for coaches Delivered by Lloyd Brown, Three-Time Olympic Team Coach Sunday 5 November 2023 9.30am – 3.30pm Strode College Sports Centre, Strode College, Church Rd, Street BA16 0AB The final execution of the shot determines where the arrow will land. The rest of the shot process is preparation for that final element. In this one day workshop Lloyd Brown will explore, demonstrate and analyse shot execution. Bring your warm up bands, and shooting equipment because you will practise it, as well as develop the skills to coach it in your archers.
Anyone wishing to access GWAS grant funding for the completion of a coaching course will now be required to do so via a google form which can be found below and via the ‘coaching’ section of the GWAS website. From Feb 2023 we will no longer be accepting paper grant submissions. Paper copies were proving time consuming, causing delays to payment and damaging to the environment due to printing requirements. This move has been endorsed by all County Coaching Organisers in our most recent meeting. All information about the GWAS Coaching Grants Policy and Criteria can be found on the google form.
The GWAS move to paperless does not impact on the County grant processes. Please follow your county grant process, whatever that may be. Grants which have already been sent to the RCO for payment in January 2023 do not need to be submitted via the online form, they will be processed via the old paper form.
Delivered by Lloyd Brown, Three-Time Olympic Team Coach
Sunday 26 March 2023 9.30am – 3.30pm
Strode College Sports Centre, Strode College, Church Rd, Street BA16 0AB
Every coach knows that learning good shooting technique early on sets up an archer for a happy and healthy experience of archery. Understanding the basics of shooting form and teaching these to your beginners from the first session creates a good foundation.
This workshop will explore the Drills & Skills that have been designed to help archers learn, practise, and understand the separate aspects of the shot process. As the archer becomes competent in each element they can be embedded into the full sequence.
As coaches we need to understand the drills & skills and then be able to explain, enthuse and empower the archer to rehearse them outside of the shooting range. We want them to perform the action repeatedly to improve their proficiency, become better archers and therefore enjoy the sport more!
Spaces can be booked by completing the form below.
Just to avoid any confusion, the Coaching AGM which was due to take place tomorrow (18/3/18), has also been postponed due to the imminent weather forecast. The event will be reschedules alongside the main GWAS AGM.
Thank you to all of those who attended the GWAS Coaching Conference today, a write up for the website will be up shortly.
It has come to my attention that not all emails requesting a space for the GWAS Coaching Conference are getting to me, or many are being redirected to my spam box. If you have emailed me and have not received a response about bookings and payments within 48 hours, please assume it has not reached me.
Should this be the case, please email again but at Lizzy.Rees@archerygb.org
Tickets: £10 GWAS members in advance / £15 on the day
£15 Non-GWAS members in advance
*Tea and Coffee available but lunch is NOT provided, please bring your own.
Please email the Regional Coaching Officer, Lizzy Rees on Lizzy.Rees@archerygb.org for booking and advanced payment information.
Richard Cheetham M.B.E.
Richard is a Senior Fellow in Sports Coaching at the University of Winchester where he has worked since 2005. Since May 2014 he has worked with the UCI World Cycling Elite Coach Education Programme in Aigle, Switzerland. He has gained recognition nationally and internationally within coach education and has been an invited speaker for World Rugby, British Cycling, Cycling Ireland, Rugby Canada, England Handball and the England Cricket Coaches Association. Richard is also an experienced Rugby Union Coach Educator for London South region and Hampshire RFU as well as a Tutor for SCUK on the Fundamentals, Coaching Children and Talent Foundation workshops.
Andrew Knight D.O. ‘An archer’s posture and everyday exercises’
Andrew Knight D.O. has been offering Osteopathic care in South Somerset since 1987, having graduated from The British School of Osteopathy in 1986. Fully Registered with the General Osteopathic Council, Andrew has practices in Keinton Mandeville near Somerton. Andrew is also a keen archer and member of Ballands Bowmen AC in Somerset. Andrew will be presenting an hour long interactive workshop as part of the conference day, primarily looking at how to move most efficiently as an archer and how to prevent shooting related injuries.
Lloyd Brown (Archery GB) – The coaching plan for archery 2017-2021
With Archery GB having recently launched their new coaching strategy ‘The coaching plan for archery 2017-2021’, it is very important that the practicalities of this strategy are well understood by those people at grass roots level who are going to be providing the coaching: you guys! Lloyd Brown, member of the AGB coaching development team has been invited to attend the GWAS 2018 coaching conference in order to provide insight into the new strategy.
Andrew Rees (County Coach) Equipment and set up for recurve barebow
Andrew has 20 years experience in barebow archery and is the resident barebow expert for Archery UK magazine. He has shot barebow for Great Britain in World and Continental championships in both field and 3D archery and is also a County Coach in the GWAS region. With an increasing interest in barebow archery, coaches need to know the differences between set-up of a traditional Olympic bow and a recurve barebow. In his talk, Andrew will discuss the general setup of the barebow and the particulars of set-up for string walking, including stabilisation and appropriate tillering.
Erin is a postgraduate with a Sport and Exercise Psychology (MSc) at Loughborough University and undergraduate degree in Psychology (BSc) from Coventry University. She has represented Great Britain in target archery as a compound junior archer and continues to compete at national level. Erin will be presenting a 1.5 hour workshop looking at how to form effective coach-athlete relationships.
Grand Western Archery Society now has five new county level coaches, four in Somerset and one in Devon & Cornwall. Luke Messinger (D&C), Martin Hutchings, Andrew Rees, Jane Rees and Lizzy Rees (Somerset) all successfully completed the County Coaching Course in a very speedy eight months, remarkable considering the course can often take up to 18 months to complete. Additionally, Somerset archer Rob Morgan has one more module to complete and he will be number six on the list of passed candidates, a great success for the region!
The course was led by international medal winning field archer and National Coach Trish Lovell and her sidekick Ted Essex, both of whom guided the candidates through their six essays, eight linked coaching sessions, equipment seminars and specialist archery talks. Each candidate bought something new and interesting to the course, notably the specialist talk subjects: working with disabled archers (Jane), archery and biomechanics (Luke), nutrition, diabetes and archery (Lizzy), coaching and cognitive biases (Andrew) and archery development in scouting (Martin).
Grand Western is a region which has historically had a low number of County Coaches, so to soon have six of them is real progress for coaching in the region. The newly qualified County Coaches can now work throughout the region to help other develop the skills of both L1 and L2 coaches, as well as regional archers, hurrah!
If you’d like any information regarding coaching within your local area of Grand Western, please do not hesitate to contact your Regional Coaching Officer via the website.
The 2017 Coaching AGM will include a Workshop event with Guest Speaker Richard Cheetham MSc, MBE. The event will be held on Sunday 2nd April as part of the Coaching AGM and is open to all members of GWAS. Richard is a Senior Fellow in Sports Coaching at the University of Winchester where he has worked since 2005. Since May 2014 he has worked with the UCI World Cycling Elite Coach Education Programme in Aigle, Switzerland. Richard’s research focusses on a more holistic approach to coaching with time spent since 2013 at Saracens RFC within the Academy programme, Fulham Football Club, and more recently with British Triathlon with their skills school initiative. He has gained recognition nationally and internationally within coach education and has been an invited speaker for World Rugby, British Cycling, Cycling Ireland, Rugby Canada, England Handball and the England Cricket Coaches Association. Richard is also an experienced Rugby Union Coach Educator for London South region and Hampshire RFU as well as a Tutor for SCUK on the Fundamentals, Coaching Children and Talent Foundation workshops.
Whilst the Workshop is targeted at Coaches, as part of their Continuing Professional Development, it is open to all GWAS members. Spaces may be limited so booking a place early is recommended. If interested in attending please contact Lizzy Rees, Regional Coaching Organiser.