Junior County Coaching

Mick has asked me to post the following which we have received from the Head NCAS County Coach with regards to the county coaching sessions for all junior archers within the county.  I have removed Tim’s email address, so please get in touch with me if you need it and I will forward his address to you.

These are great sessions that have been well attended by AoR Juniors in the past and which have helped a number of our archers to represent county in inter-county shoots.


As you will be aware, due to a number of issues concerning the availability of coaches earlier this year it was not possible to start the Junior County Coaching sessions as early this year as we would have liked. I’m pleased to advise that coaches have come forward and that w will commence Coaching sessions in January.


We have booked Montsaye Community College, Rothwell on the following dates and times:


18/01/2015         2pm – 6pm
15/02/2015         2pm – 6pm
22/03/2015         2pm – 6pm
05/04/2015         2pm – 6pm


Northamptonshire County Archery Society have agreed to subsidise these sessions, and Targetcraft Archers have agreed not to charge for Boss hire, but there will be something to pay by each archer. We will be able to advise costs, once we know the number of people likely to attend.


What are the sessions about:


The sessions will be aimed at those Archers who are interested in developing their skills with a view to representing, in the future, County, Region and perhaps Country. We will be looking to assist with improving technique, form, and fitness. We will also assist where necessary with Bow set up and tuning, and provide advise in relation to goal setting, record keeping and personal improvement. We will submit closer to the event the full details of the programme.


Who are the sessions for:


All Juniors registered with the County. (We will accept FITA Juniors up to their 21st year).

Each Junior must have their own equipment, have shown an interest in competition and have an ambition to succeed.


At each session there will be both qualified coaches plus experienced archers. At some sessions we hope that the County’s two representatives of the GB Squad – Brad Denny and John Bull will also be present to assist with coaching and talk about competition on a World stage.


Some of you may already have access to coaching either via your club or a third party. That’s great. County Coaching is not a replacement, but something as well as. Please feel free to bring coaching notes with you in order that we can work together.


What do you need to do to get involved in these sessions:


Please either via your club, or direct contact me on the following e-mail address: Please contact me for Tim’s email address.


Let me have the following details:


  • Name
  • Club
  • Bow Style
  • How long have you been shooting
  • Current Indoor / Outdoor handicap


Thank you in advance for your positive response.

Tim Bull
Northamptonshire County Archery Society

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