UPDATE – NCAS Senior & Junior Winter Coaching Programmes 2023/24

UPDATE – Please note for the Junior coaching sessions there is a replacement date of 6th January added, and the location has now changes from Wollaston School in Wellingborough, to Montsaye Academy in Rothwell.

We are pleased to announce the 2023/24 NCAS coaching programme and invite all Archers registered with NCAS to apply.

The 5 stages of each programme will cover: Technique, Equipment, Mindset, Physical & Organisation.

Senior Coaching will be at Montsaye Academy in Rothwell on the following dates:

29th October, 2023 (COMPLETE)
26th November, 2023 (COMPLETE)
28th January, 2024
25th February, 2024
24th March, 2024

If you are interested in joining the Senior Coaching programme, please send an email with the Subject line “NCAS Senior Coaching” to: coaching@woac.co.uk

Junior Coaching session will now be taking place at Montsaye Academy in Rothwell on the following dates:

21st October, 2023 (COMPLETE)
6th January, 2024
20th January, 2024
17th February, 2024
23rd March, 2024

Parents and guardians of Junior Archers interested in the coaching programme, please send an email with the Subject line “NCAS Junior Coaching” to: coaching@woac.co.uk

The coaching programme is also an opportunity for the County Coaches to work with other Coaches, learn from our experienced Guests and gain valuable points toward their Coaching Licence renewal.

NCAS Coaching Sessions – October 22 to March 23

NCAS Coaching Sessions – October 22 to March 23

October 22 to March 23 an increase of 22%

Since October 2022, the County have been running the County Coaching Course for Senior archers at the Montsaye Community Sports Centre in Rothwell near Kettering. These monthly events have been very well attended by both participants and coaches from throughout the County.

Five individually themed coaching sessions have been focussed on supporting both Northamptonshire archers and coaches. These coaching sessions not only provide an opportunity for novice or intermediate archers to learn or develop their knowledge and skills but also provide an opportunity for less experienced coaches to work with more experienced coaches in a “performance” setting.

In addition to our own coaches from our counties clubs there have also been some “special guests” at three of our events!

Danielle Brown a two-time para–Olympic Gold medallist, and former World Champion provided an insight into mental preparation and the strategies that could be used to build confidence and banish nerves.

Nicki Hunt, a former World number one who has represented AGB with both Compound and Recurve bow styles supported each of the coaching groups on technique.

Rob Frances from AGB provided the latest insights on Strength and conditioning and provided age-appropriate advice on warm ups and fitness.

Whilst these guests certainly provided some highlights it has been the Counties coaches who are owed our thanks having volunteered to support these events and make them the success they proved to be. The support of these coaches made it possible to support three Recurve coaching groups, plus one barebow and one compound group.

Each of the sessions were themed and whilst technique was common to each, others were linked more specifically to mental and physical preparation, equipment set up and tuning, and organisation for tournaments.

As part of the coaching process, participants at the first coaching session shot a number of scored ends in order to create a “benchmark”. At the final session on Sunday 26th Mach the same number of ends were shot to achieve a comparison score.

The overall increase in performance was 22%

The County very much hope to do the same again for the 23 / 24 winter season, if you would be interested in participating or coaching, please keep an eye on the web site for announcements or contact the County Coaching Organiser.

Senior & Junior County Winter Coaching Programmes

Senior & Junior County Winter Coaching Programmes

We are pleased to re-introduce the NCAS coaching programme and invite all archers registered with NCAS to apply.

Please see the below attachments for both the Senior & Junior programmes for further information, plus the application form.

Senior County Coaching Programme

Junior County Coaching Programme

Application Form

All applications please send to either John Marshall or Tim Bull.

NCAS Coaching Sessions

NCAS Coaching Sessions

Now that things are beginning to get back to some degree of normality, as in previous years NCAS will be arranging coaching sessions at Montsaye Community Sports Centre in Greening Road, Rothwell.

The dates are:
24th October 2021
28th November 2021
23rd January 2022
27th February 2022
27th March 2022

All these dates are a Sunday.

The cost will again be £25 to cover all five sessions.

Over this period we expect to cover individual technique coaching, bow and equipment tuning including fletching and wooden arrows, sports psychology, strength and conditions and nutrition. The county’s senior coaches will be in attendance.

This coaching is aimed at archers relatively new to the sport.

As in previous events the junior session will be from 9.30.am. until 12.30.pm. and the seniors from 1.30.pm until about 4.00.pm.

I am afraid that due to Covid restrictions numbers this year will be restricted and places offered on a first come basis. To keep the room numbers down we are asking that, if possible, a junior is brought to the venue by a single parent and even left, if they are happy with that.

Please contact me if you require a place.

John Marshall
County Coaching Organiser