We have a mixture of qualified AGB coaches and experienced archers at the club who are more than happy to provide you with some coaching to help you improve. Please use at the bottom of this page to request coaching and someone will be in touch.
We advise that you have been shooting regularly (at least once per week) with your own kit before you request any coaching.
What does coaching entail?
Your coach will begin by watching you shoot for a few ends. They will be able to make observations about your technique that can then be discussed with you, and worked on. If you have something specific you wish to work on, please feel free to let your coach know. Otherwise the coach will make their own judgement as to the changes to be made that will produce the biggest improvement.
Coaching sessions can last anywhere between half an hour and two hours.
We can also provide you with advice on equipment, whether that be winding your limbs in for the first time, if you’re considering adding side rods, or talking you through using a clicker.
What if i want a permanent coach?
Due to the limited number of coaches we have, we are only able to offer one off sessions with our coaches. However, if you feel like you would benefit from regular coaching sessions, please contact Victoria to talk through the options available.
What do I do if none of the club's coaches can help me anymore?
It may be the case that we do not have coaches that are able to help you with your specific bow type, or you have progressed beyond the experience of our club coaches. If you feel like you are in this situation, please contact Victoria who can talk you through the options available. We have close links with other clubs and DNAA coaching, who may be able to assist. We would politely request that you do not go directly to DNAA to request coaching.
I want to use my experience to help other members. How do i become a coach?
We are always on the lookout for people with experience to lend a helping hand! We would ask that you have a minimum of 18 months shooting experience before you volunteer as a coach. If you are interested in helping on a beginners’ course, please contact our Beginner Liaison - David.
If you are interested in becoming an AGB qualified coach, please contact our Training & Development Officer - Victoria. We’d advise that you volunteer to help out on a beginners’ course, or shadow one of our coaches during some one-to-one sessions, before you enrol on a coaching course. This is so you can get an understanding of what it is like to be a coach, what the process of qualifying entails, and what will be expected of you upon qualification. Please find a link below for general information on becoming a session coach, which is the first level in AGB coaching.