County Coaching Organiser

This is to advise that Northants requires a new County Coaching Organiser as soon as possible and that I shall be standing down from the role.

This is largely an admin role with the need to either attend or submit a short report to the occasional NCAS meeting and any coach can undertake the role. There is support from Barry Molson – the Regional Coaching Organizer and a team at AGB. You would also be fully supported by the Level 2 coaches around the county.

If anyone is interested or would like further information please get in touch with me.

The CCO needs to be elected by the county’s coaches and I would arrange an on-line vote accordingly. A volunteer would make things so much earlier.

John Marshall

NCAS Coaching Session 22nd March Cancelled

NCAS Coaching Session 22nd March Cancelled

In view of the government briefings yesterday and the number of people getting in touch with me to say they would not be going to attend, this Sundays (22nd March) NCAS coaching session at Montsaye sports academy in Rothwell is cancelled.

Sorry for the short notice but we have tried to delay as long as possible because people wanted to attend. I expect the outdoor session (at this stage) in May to go ahead.

Regards and thanks for understanding.
John Marshall

NCAS Session Coaches Course

NCAS Session Coaches Course

Northants will be running a Session Coaches Course (replacing the old Level 1 course) this year. The dates are finalised as 12th July – 9th August – 13th September, with the assessment date of 25th October 2020. All these dates are Sundays.

The venue will be Montsaye Community Sports Centre, Greening Road, Rothwell, Northants. NN14 6BB.
The cost will be £250.

Anyone who is interested should (discuss this with their club officials first) and contact John Marshall to apply.

Level 1 & Level 2 Coaches Courses

Level 1 & Level 2 Coaches Courses

Northamptonshire County Archery Society, is planning to arrange a Level 1 (now called Session Coaches) and a Level 2 (now called Development Coaches) course, within the county over the summer and early autumn period.

The Session Coaches course runs over four Sundays with the final date an assessment and is open to members of Archery GB over the age of sixteen.

The Development Coach course runs over seven Sundays again with the final date an assessment. Neither will start before April and AGB are still finalising the course details, some of which may be modular.

The cost is currently unknown but likely to be between £300 and £500. We cannot provide actual dates at this time until attendee numbers are known and the venue is booked.

The county, in fact has a need for more coaches and we are anxious to run these course with as many attendees as possible – not least because it keeps the cost down.

If you are interested and would like to be an archery coach please speak with your club committee and let me know the following with a view to proceeding.

Name and age.
Contact details.

John Marshall
County Coaching Organiser – Email

Coaching Sessions with WOAC & Aim4Sport

Following approaches from both our own club and within the wider County community WOAC in partnership with Aim4Sport have arranged a series of coaching sessions for archers who are interested in improving their archery. The Coaching Sessions will be with Dave Leader of Aim4Sport.

For those who don’t know Dave he is a Senior Coach and amongst his portfolio he is an AGB coach developer and NTDP coach.

4 coaching sessions are being arranged and these will be hosted by WOAC. Each session will focus on a different element that archers have expressed an interest in.

You can attend all sessions or pick and choose the topics that you feel you are most interested in, however, there are limited spaces to allow Dave to ensure that each archer gets the maximum out of the day.

Dates & Session Details:

Session 1 – 23rd May 2020
This session will be held on the Dome field at WOAC, Old Grammarians Memorial Sports Field, Sywell Road, Wellingborough.

This is a general coaching session, looking at technique and issues that archers may wish to focus on and will include individual video sessions.
Cost – £35 per person.

Session 2 – 5th September 2020
Again this session will be held on the Dome field at WOAC, Old Grammarians Memorial Sports Field, Sywell Road, Wellingborough.

This Session will concentrate on Bow Tuning.
Cost – £35 per person.

Session 3 – 12th December 2020
This session will be hosted by WOAC, the location is still to be confirmed.
This session will look at Bow Stabilisation – How to choose the right stabilisation for the archer and equipment.
Cost – To Be Confirmed.

Session 4 – Date to be confirmed (1st Quarter 2021)
This session will be hosted by WOAC, the location is still to be confirmed.
This Session will be looking at the archers mental attitude to archery.
Cost – To Be Confirmed.

Session 1 Details:
09:00 – Set Up
09:30 – 11:00 – Group session
11:00 – 15:00 – 1-1 session to include a 20 min video session for each archer
15:00 – 16:30 – Group session to consolidate the 1-1 session
16:30 – 17:00 – Pack away
Tea/coffee/squash & biscuits will be provided – please bring your own mugs.
Snacks and lunch are not provided. Please bring your own Snacks & Lunch.
There will be no set breaks / lunches allowing the archers to break at their own discretion when they feel that the timing suits them individually.
The cost of this session will be £35 per person.

If you have any questions or wish to book please email Helen Sharpe at