Ruby selected to shoot for Great Britain

Ruby selected to shoot for Great Britain

Many congratulations to Ruby Paul of Wellingborough Open Archery Club, for being selected to shoot for Great Britain in the up coming European Youth Championships which take place in Patras, Greece from 26th June – 1st July 2018.

Ruby qualified for selection at the second selection shoot at Lilleshall National Sports Centre on 26th May.

See the full story on the Archery GB website.

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NCAS Junior Coaching Sessions 2015/16

The last of the 5 sessions planned for the 2015 – 2016 indoor season was completed in March.

I would like to thank the parents of our juniors who supported these sessions, the coaches who gave up their time and most of all the juniors themselves for their enthusiasm, dedication and hard work.

We will be arranging new sessions commencing in November 2016 through to March 2017 and very much look forward to seeing both new and old faces.

Whilst we will be mailing all clubs in September with details, if juniors would like to reserve a place now, please contact me by e-mail I will need your name and club details, age in September 16, bow style and contact details please.

We welcome all bow styles and ages up to 21.

For those who have not attended the previous junior coaching sessions, we have covered:

  • Technique Improvement
  • Strength & Conditioning exercises
  • Bow Tuning
  • AGB Bow Skills and Drills
  • Progression pathways – County / Region / AGB academy’s
  • Mental Skills
  • Head to Head experience
  • These sessions are not possible without the support of our Counties Coaches who have our thanks for making each of the sessions such a success.

    Tim Bull
    NCAS Junior Coaching Officer

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    Update – Junior County Coaching

    Update – Junior County Coaching

    This year we are planning to hold 5 junior coaching sessions running from November 2015 to March 2016. The format will be similar to last year with the emphasis for Juniors to meet and get to know the County Juniors, skill acquisition, strength and conditioning exercises, bow set up, tuning, competition preparation. We hope that as last year members of the AGB Academy will also be present at our sessions and that a specialist Strength and Conditioning coach will be on hand. Above all, the coaching sessions will, hopefully, be fun.

    The coaching sessions will be open to all Juniors within the FITA age range (up to 21) and open to all bow styles.

    Each session will be held on Sunday afternoons at Montsaye Community College in Rothwell, on the following dates…

    15th November
    20th December
    17th January
    7th February
    27th March

    Coaches Wanted!
    I would like to hear from any Coaches who would like to support these sessions. We will hopefully as last year, be placing the Juniors into coaching groups with a minimum of two coaches per group. Therefore if you are just embarking on a level one course, don’t think that these sessions are not for you. By working with more experienced coaches, you will gain valuable experience. For more experienced coaches, you will lead activities within the group using the plan – do – review coaching practice.

    If you helped last year, enjoyed the experience and would like to do it again, can you please let me know.
    If you were not there last year, but would like to help our excellent Juniors improve further, please let me know.

    Just drop me an e-mail

    Let me have your email address
    Contact numbers
    Coaching level
    Years experience

    Archers Wanted!
    If you are interested in attending the 2015 / 2016 Junior Coaching Sessions please drop me an email. We will need to know:

    Archers Name:
    Bow Style:
    Number of years shooting:
    Email address:
    Contact number:

    Places will be limited, we think dependent upon Coach availability, between 25 and 30 Juniors. There is no selection process, it will be on a first come, first served basis. We have had a fabulous response to date from both juniors wishing to attend and coaches wanting to assist. There are still places available.

    A small fee of £25 per archer is expected to help cover some costs, but as last year NCAS will be subsidising these sessions. Many County Clubs are also helping their Junior Archers to attend, ask what yours can do.

    We look forward to welcoming both Coaches and Archers to the 2015 / 2016 coaching sessions.

    Tim Bull
    Junior Coaching Officer

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