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 Coaches Meeting – 22nd September

NCAS Coaches Meeting – 22nd September

There will be a coaches meeting – also for archers who want to be coaches – in the side room of the bar at Old Grammarians clubhouse in Sywell Road. Wellingborough (There is a buffet as well) at on Thursday 22nd September.

A fair bit to discuss and a few changes from AGB so please try and attend. This is a CPD event for level two coaches.


John Marshall

Session & Development Coaches Courses

Session & Development Coaches Courses

NCAS is currently planning to arrange both Session and Development coaches courses with ArcheryGB.

The exact details of what is involved can be found on the Sport80 website or I will explain if emailed or contacted. Preference will be given to Northants county archers, or existing coaches who want to progress, before AGB throws it open to all and sundry.

The ‘in person’ modules will be in the new year and probably at Montsaye Academy, with the on-line units being undertaken at the archers convenience. It is very likely that some of the expense can be claimed back from NCAS/EMAS – certainly for the safeguarding costs – for both the archer and their club.

These events will only take place if sufficient people want to be involved. If you are interested in becoming a session or development coach please discuss it with your club (you will need a mentor) and contact me if you want to proceed.

Thank you

John Marshall