Coaching


Coach qualification grants revised

Dave Phillips - revised 8 January 2017

APPLICATION FOR COACH QUALIFICATION GRANT

At the January 2017 Committee Meeting, the YAA Committee reviewed the YAA Coach Qualification Grant Policy. Based on evidence of claims received during 2016 it was agreed that the September 2015 Policy would be amended to issue Coach Qualification Grants during 2017 as they are received, rather than waiting until 31st of January of the following year.

In line with the paragraph from the original May 2014 Policy, but updated in terms of dates, this revised policy will take effect from 1 January 2017 for coaches qualifying at Level 1, Level 2, County Coach and Senior Coach. Applications for grants from coaches qualifying at these levels in the 12 months prior to this date will be accepted. No applications for grants will be accepted for any coach qualification achieved before 1 January 2016.

In future, retrospective applications will be accepted for Coach Qualification Grants from coaches qualifying in the current and previous calendar years only.

The date of course completion will be taken as the date of the issue of the Coach Qualification Certificate.

This policy will be reviewed throughout 2017, with a view to not exceeding the maximum budget set by the Committee at the January 2017 Committee Meeting. If the amount claimed during 2017 is greater than the budget set, this grant scheme may be withdrawn with immediate effect.

January 2017 Grant Conditions
As with all YAA grants, all applications will be considered on merit by the YAA Committee, giving due consideration to the state of the association's circumstances and finances at the time of considering the application.

The grant is only available to coaches affiliated to the YAA, either through their club or directly, and who operate as coaches in the YAA area.

The application for a Coach Qualification Grant must be made on the application form below and must be accompanied by a COPY of the Coach Qualification Certificate. The completed application should be sent to the YAA Treasurer at the address given in the form. Applications via e-mail are acceptable, providing a copy of the certificate is attached.

With effect from January 2017 the levels of grant available are:
 Level 1 - 30.00
 Level 2 - 50.00
 County Coach - 75.00
 Senior Coach - 75.00

Application form:
 Application form, January 2017 revision (DOCX)


Dave Phillips
YAA Treasurer

Level 1 course in Keighley

Bev DeToeuf - 6 December 2016

A Level 1 Coach training course will be held in Keighley, starting on Saturday the 1st of April 2017.

The course will be held at Keighley Table Tennis and Recreation Centre, Floor 2, Keighley Business Centre, South Street, Keighley, BD21 1SY. All sessions will be indoors.

The dates are:
 Session 1: 1st April 2017
 Session 2: 8th April 2017
 Session 3: 13th May 2017
 Session 4: 17th June 2017 (assessment)

Cost: 260

Please contact me by email for more details:

Bev DeToeuf

YAA junior and senior squad training, winter 2016-17

Kath Fitzpatrick - 5 October 2016

Junior squad

The YAA winter training for juniors starts this weekend at Haxby Scout centre, Haxby, York. Dates for the winter are:
 Saturday October 8th
 Saturday November 12th
 Saturday December 17th
 Sunday January 8th
 Saturday February 5th
 Saturday March 18th
Costs for sessions are 10 for the day as last year.
Any juniors interested please contact Kath Fitzpatrick at:

 01226 218518

Senior squad

The YAA winter training for seniors also starts soon at Haxby Scout centre, Haxby, York. Dates for the winter are:
 Sunday November 13th
 Sunday December 11th
 Saturday January 7th
 Sunday February 5th
 Sunday March 19th
Costs for sessions are 10 for the day as last year.
Any seniors interested, any bow style, please contact Ian Foster at:

 07768 861331

New archers to either group will be able to complete the required paperwork at the first session.

The postcode for the venue is YO32 3DY.

Kath Fitzpatrick
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer
Northern Counties Regional Coaching Officer

 ArcheryCoaches.co.uk

 01226 218518
 07590 466907

Level 1 course places available

NFP Archery - 26 September 2016

NFP Archery will be running a Level 1 Coach training course in 2017, starting on the 18th and 19th of February.

The course will be held in our indoor range in Linthwaite, Huddersfield.

Places for this course are now available. For more details and to reserve a place, please email us:
info@nfparchery.com

NFP Archery

National Coaching Conference 2016 and Senior Coach Meeting

Kath Fitzpatrick - 27 July 2016

National Coaching Conference - 24th September 2016
National Senior Coach Meeting - 25th September
at Holiday Inn Telford

Bill Mackay has already sent this out to eveyone who he has contact details for, but the information is given here in case anyone hasn't received details. Please be aware that the application deadline is soon.

The National Coaching Conference 2016 is open to all grades of archery coach. There's a varied programme, with some highlights being the application of neurolinguistic programming (NLP), Paralympic category selection, compound bow tuning, and the Performance Unit. It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Telford on Saturday the 24th of September.

The National Senior Coach Meeting 2016 is open to Senior Coaches only. It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Telford on Sunday the 25th of September.

Please use this booking form:
 Details and booking form (DOC)

Kath Fitzpatrick
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer
Northern Counties Regional Coaching Officer

 ArcheryCoaches.co.uk

 01226 218518
 07590 466907

NCAS coaching conference 2016

Kath Fitzpatrick - 30 April 2016

The Northern Counties Coaching Conference 2016

GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT - A FIRM FOUNDATION FOR GOOD PERFORMANCE

Saturday 21 May 2016
Barnsley Rugby Club, Shaw Lane, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 6HZ.

Morning: recurve fundamentals - presented by athletes and coaches from the Archery GB Northern Academy programme.
Afternoon: compound fundamentals - selection, matching, set-up and shooting FAQs with Ben Jones of Merlin Archery.

Fee: 25 including lunch.

Applications to Kath Fitzpatrick:
 Details and booking form (DOCX)

Kath Fitzpatrick
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer
Northern Counties Regional Coaching Officer

 ArcheryCoaches.co.uk

 01226 218518
 07590 466907

Information for coach renewals

Kath Fitzpatrick - 13 March 2016

All coaches should note that there is now an updated renewal CPD matrix with a wider range of recognised activities, especially for L1 wishing to move to L2 and L2.

When you are completing your renewal form please use this matrix and not any previous versions:
 Great Britain Talent Coach Prospectus (PDF)

Kath Fitzpatrick
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer
Northern Counties Regional Coaching Officer

 ArcheryCoaches.co.uk

 01226 218518
 07590 466907

CPD information for coaches

Kath Fitzpatrick - 13 March 2016

Here are a few presentations I've used that coaches have been asking about.

Archery GB Pathways for All presentation was given at a series of seminars for Development in February last year:
 Pathways for All (PDF)

The ASPIRE one is about the coaching programme I will shortly graduate from with Sport England/ScUK and was given at the recent National Coaching Conference:
 ASPIRE coaching programme (PDF)

The Rotator Cuff is a simple short one showing the key muscles used in the shoulder area during the shot and was developed from a talk by Jamal Mashlab of EIS, who was the lead physiotherapist for Archery GB for 8 years:
 Rotator cuff (PDF)

Kath Fitzpatrick
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer
Northern Counties Regional Coaching Officer

 ArcheryCoaches.co.uk

 01226 218518
 07590 466907

Coaches in clubs, March 2016

Kath Fitzpatrick - 13 March 2016

Yorshire currently has:
 82 Level 1 coaches
 22 Level 2 coaches
 11 County coaches
 5 Senior coaches

That's 120 in all. Here is a graph showing how these coaches are distributed among the county's clubs:
 YAA coaches in clubs (PDF)

Kath Fitzpatrick
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer
Northern Counties Regional Coaching Officer

 ArcheryCoaches.co.uk

 01226 218518
 07590 466907

Kath on the BBC talking about women coaches

Kath Fitzpatrick was interviewed recently by the BBC for a film to launch a Women Elite Coaches action group at a meeting hosted by the BBC and UK Sport. The film, with several women coaches from different sports, can be seen on the BBC Sport channel and website. Good to see archery included!

 BBC Sport: Why does sport lack female coaches?


Level 2 Coach training course

Jean Clarkson - 10 November 2015

We have organised a Level 2 Coach training course to run in 2016. The course reference is 16.L2.02.

The dates of the course are:
 Session 1 - 13th March 2016
 Session 2 - 3rd April 2016
 Session 3 - 17th April 2016
 Session 4 - 1st May 2016
 Session 5 - 15th May 2016
 Session 6 - 29th May 2016
 Assessment - 4th September 2016

Please contact me via email for further information and to register your interest.


Jean Clarkson
Course Manager, YAA Coaching

YAA Academy 2015-16 - Juniors

Kath Fitzpatrick - 7 November 2015

Applications are now being taken for the YAA Academy Juniors for 2015-16. Dates are:
 November 14th 2015
 December 19th 2015
 January 16th 2016
 February 13th 2016
 March 26th 2016

Booking form:
 YAA Academy 2015-16 Juniors booking form (DOCX)

Please complete the form and return to Kath Fitzpatrick either by email to:

or post to:
    Kath Fitzpatrick
    5 Wilson Grove
    Lundwood
    Barnsley
    South Yorkshire
    S71 5KS

Previous members - please email to confirm attendance this year and bring the form with you at the first session.

Sessions are 10 each day or 45 if paying for all 5 sessions at once.

Kath Fitzpatrick
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer
Northern Counties Regional Coaching Officer

 ArcheryCoaches.co.uk

 01226 218518
 07590 466907

YAA Academy 2015-16 - Seniors

Kath Fitzpatrick - 7 November 2015

Applications are now being taken for the YAA Academy Seniors for 2015-16. Dates are:
 December 13th 2015
 January 17th 2016
 February 14th 2016
 March 27th 2016

Booking form:
 YAA Academy 2015-16 Seniors booking form (DOCX)

Please complete the form and return to Ian Foster either by email to:

or post to:
    Ian Foster
    Toorak Lodge
    Button Park
    Pontefract
    West Yorkshire
    WF8 4HT

Sessions are 10 each day.

Kath Fitzpatrick
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer
Northern Counties Regional Coaching Officer

 ArcheryCoaches.co.uk

 01226 218518
 07590 466907

Harvester Archers Level 1 course

Alan Warren - 5 November 2015

Harvester Archers will be running a Level 1 Coach training course, starting in February 2016.

The course will be held at Balby Community Sports College, Doncaster.

The course reference number is 16.L1.14.

The dates are:
 Session 1: 21 February 2016
 Session 2: 28 February 2016
 Session 3: 10 April 2016
 Session 4: 22 May 2016

Cost: 260

Full details are on the Archery GB website:
 Archery GB: Level 1 coach training courses

If you require more information please contact me by email:

Alan Warren
Secretary, Harvester Archers

Pass it On: Disability Awareness training day

Hannah Lucas - 7 September 2015

The next Pass it On: Disability Awareness training day will be taking place in October 2015.

This archery-specific course, aimed at Level 1 and Level 2 coaches, includes practical sessions and classroom-based discussion.

It's led by a friendly team of experienced coaches including Bob Smith, Secretary of British Wheelchair Archery Association, who has worked with the Great Britain Para-Archery Team and coached the British team at the recent Invictus Games.

 Date: Saturday 3rd October 2015
 Venue: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 9PP
 Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
 Cost: 25

Further information:
 www.archerygb.org/disability

To book your place, please complete and return the booking form:
 Pass It On October 2015 booking form (DOCX)

Hannah Lucas
Development & Business Support Officer
Archery GB

 

Four new County Coaches

Kath Fitzpatrick - 19 August 2015

Four new County Coaches have qualified after taking a course in Yorkshire.

Congratulations to:
 David Anderson (Derbyshire);
 Danny Cameron (Yorkshire);
 Joe Brown (Durham & Northumberland);
 and Andy Howe (Yorkshire).

Tutors were Kath Fitzpatrick and Ian Foster. Assessors were Barry Molsom and Martin Holtby.




Kath Fitzpatrick
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer
Northern Counties Regional Coaching Officer

 ArcheryCoaches.co.uk

 01226 218518
 07590 466907

Level 1 Coach training course

Jean Clarkson - 2 August 2015

We have organised a Level 1 Coach training course to run in November. The course reference is 15/L1/37.

The dates of the course are:
 Session 1 - November 29th 2015
 Session 2 - December 20th 2015
 Session 3 - January 3rd 2016
 Assessment - February 28th 2016

The total cost of the course is 250.

Please contact me via email for further information and to register your interest.


Jean Clarkson
Course Manager, YAA Coaching

New Level 1 Coaches

Kath Fitzpatrick - 29 July 2015

On Sunday the 26th of July, five new Level 1 coaches qualified through YAA Coaching.

The assessment took place at Gleadless Scouts, Sheffield, led by Mary Hannan with Andy Arnold. The course tutors were Kath Fitzpatrick plus Grahame Cotterill and Course Administrator Jean Clarkson.

The successful new coaches are:

Mick McManis (Barnsley YMCA), Mohammed Wahid (Abbeydale Archers), Steve Graham (Abbeydale Archers), Nalette Tucker (soon to be Aire Valley) and Maria Mahon (Abbeydale Archers).

Lead Assessor Mary Hannan joins the new coaches:


Congratulations to all! Many thanks also to their mentors Laura Brown and Jean Clarkson.

Kath Fitzpatrick
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer
Northern Counties Regional Coaching Officer

 ArcheryCoaches.co.uk

 01226 218518
 07590 466907

Kath selected for UK Sport's ASPIRE Coaching programme

22 November 2014

Kath Fitzpatrick has been nominated by Archery GB and selected for UK Sport's ASPIRE Coaching programme, the first from archery to be accepted.

The programme is highly selective and is aimed at producing coaches who can work at the highest levels of talent development to support UK Sport's ambitions for Rio and beyond.

The programme starts in December. Kath will be attending the three-day World Class Coaching Conference in London as part of the Archery GB delegation.

Below is the press release from UK Sport:

Talent Coaching Programme Aspire 2015/2016: Candidates Announced

sports coach UK has announced the latest candidates for the Aspire training programme. Aspire was established three years ago to bridge the gap between sport-specific programmes arranged by Governing Bodies of Sport and the world-class programmes facilitated by UK Sport. The programme provides the opportunity for coaches from a wide variety of sports to share their knowledge and become self aware of their coaching practices.

With over 40 nominations from across the home countries, the quality of the coaches interviewed was extremely high and the standard has lifted again this year.

sports coach UK and UK sport are excited and confident that the 22 coaches that have been selected for the Aspire 2015/2016 programme will have a significant coaching impact within the talent pathway within their sports.

The confirmed delegates for Aspire 2015/16 are:

 Sarah Kelleher, Hockey
 Euan Dale, Swimming
 Helen Ward, Badminton
 Scott Godfrey, Golf
 Sivakumar Renganathan, Taekwondo
 Lee Drew, Squash
 Kath Fitzpatrick, Archery
 Matthew Stanforth, Table Tennis
 Joanne Yapp, England Rugby
 Debbie Hanna, Sailing
 Peter Hill, Swimming
 Stephen Hood, Golf
 Laurie MacDonald, Sailing
 Gordon Glasgow, Swimming
 Ben Kinnear, Snowsports
 Colin Clarke, Hockey
 Andrew Ross, Shooting
 Sandra Walsh, Women's Artistic Gymnastics
 Adam Perman, Men's Artistic Gymnastics
 Gareth McNary, Swimming
 Greg Tippings, Squash
 Simon Oyler, Table Tennis

Dr Tony Byrne, CEO, sports coach UK
"The success of Aspire reinforces our desire to invest in coaches working in the talent development stage of the athlete performance pathway. We know excellent coaching is important at every stage in an athlete's career. It's especially important for those working with talented young athletes to be able to engage, nurture, motivate and develop them. This ensures the athletes remain in sport and maximise their potential."

Graham Taylor, Head of Coaching, UK Sport
"The Aspire programme is important to our plans for building a world-class workforce to support our ambitious targets in Rio and beyond. We are working to build a stronger, more sustainable sporting system and these coaches are key to this aspiration."

YAA Juniors for National Performance Academy

Kath Fitzpatrick - 23 September 2014

YAA Juniors selected for the National performance Academy - Northern Academy

YAA Juniors again feature largely in the new cohort for the Northern group of the National Performance Academy to train at Bishop Burton over the coming year, starting with an induction weekend at Lilleshall from the 26th to the 28th of September. They will benefit from 20 training days over the year in camps from one to three days, with support from sports science specialists in Strength & Conditioning and Bio-mechanics as well as working with coaches Kath Fitzpatrick and Charlotte Burgess.

The successful archers

Returning for a second year:
 Catherine Dales 15 - Bowmen of Leeds
 Joe Fairburn 12 - Panda Bowmen
 Tom Mowforth 17 - Archers of East Riding - Tom will also benefit from TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme)
 Lewis Slater 13 - Nova Bowmen

New this year:
 Luke Stocks 14 - Danum Archers
 Megan Tinker 13 - DVAC who was fast-tracked into the Academy from her initial Talent Development day.

They are joined by Amy Gott and Louis Perkins from Lincolnshire and Kitty Brown from Northumberland.

Athletes benefitting from TASS and Transition support:
 Mike Smith - Sheffield Hallam University
 Blain Nicholson - Northumbria University/Archers of East Riding
 Jessie Slater - Nova Bowmen

Congratulations to all concerned - what a great achievement for themselves and the county!

Now its up to the next cohort in the Talent Development programme - Ben, Niamh, Sophie, Jasmin...let's have a few more next year and show them that Yorkshire has the talent!

Kath Fitzpatrick
Lead Performance Academy Coach, Northern Academy
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer
Northern Counties Regional Coaching Officer

Archery GB appointments

28 August 2014

Kath Fitzpatrick has been appointed Lead Performance Academy Coach and will lead and manage the programme at the Northern Academy, currently in Bishop Burton College, near Beverley.

Kath is one of four coaches appointed to these posts for the Academies programme moving from coordination into a Lead Performance and Management role.

Tony Gray leads the Central Academy, Steve Nicolson leads the South Academy and Charlotte Burgess leads the pilot Para Academy.

Talent Coach Development Programme

Kath Fitzpatrick and Ceri Ann Davies - 1 August 2014

Here is our Talent Coach Development prospectus (with application form):
 Great Britain Talent Coach Prospectus (PDF)

This presents a fantastic opportunity for coaches to be further developed as Talent Coaches within our Pathway.

We sincerely hope the regions and home nations will consider this a great opportunity to:
 Support those coaches who are successful on application;
 Consider how they could plan to use these coaches to support a wider network of coaches and athletes;
 Engage enthusiastically with Archery GB Performance.

All applications from eligible coaches will be considered. Non coaches who are signed up for or attending a coaching course may also be considered where they are already working in the right context.

Ceri Ann Davies
Pathway Manager
Archery GB | Lilleshall National Sports & Conferencing Centre | Newport | Shropshire | TF10 9AT

Kath Fitzpatrick
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer
Northern Counties Regional Coaching Officer

Coaches able to coach in schools

Mary Hannan - 28 February 2008

I'm trying to put a data base together of any coaches interested in going into schools to provide archery coaching, normally after school, 4pm-ish. Possibly with their own training equipment.

Please contact me on email via mary.skeet at btinternet.com, or phone 01405 765347.


Mary Hannan,
YAA Coaching Schools Liaison.

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