Becoming a Coach at Keyworth Archers

Have you ever thought about becoming a coach? Not sure where to start? Start here!

Coaching archery is very rewarding. It's great to be able to pass on your enthusiasm for the sport to new archers, and to help the club grow.

Your starting point is the Level 1 or 'Session Coach' qualification. This enables you to deliver beginner's courses and to support coaching at club sessions.

The club will cover all of your costs, including fees for the learning modules, Safeguarding training, your DBS check and travel (within reason). In return for this, we only ask that you come along and help out on some of the beginner's courses we run over the summer months.

The Safeguarding course and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check are really important, as our coaches often work with children or vulnerable adults.

Your time commitment will be a few evenings (to attend 8 two-hour online sessions), plus one whole day of in-person training, and one whole day of supported practice, where you get to show your skills as a new coach - this final session is an assessment of the skills you've learned, after which you'll be fully qualified. Most people pass first time!

The modules run pretty regularly, so you can pick dates to suit you. The two full-day sessions are usually held on weekends, and again you can pick a date/location to fit your needs.

You can read more about the Session Coach course on Archery GB's website.

If you'd like to learn more about becoming a coach, speak to Phil, and we'll get things rolling!