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USA Archery Level One Instructor Course: Jan 27th (Monday) 8am to 4pm (this was a requested date by 3 people, so we are going with Monday)
Please RSVP asap but no later than Jan 19th.
USA Archery Level Two Instructor Course: Feb 8/9 8am to 4pm (both days). Please RSVP asap but no later than Jan 30th.
Both classes will be held at:
Archery on Fire
18500 Trails End Rd.
Conroe, TX 77385
Recurve archery equipment will be provided, you are welcome to bring your own gear.
Cost of class: Level One - $75, Level Two $150 (including materials) If you need these classes to work with kids and the price is a problem just call me and we will easily work something out to provide this training.
For Level One's, just come eager to learn and we will have fun! JOAD archers at or above age 15 may attend for certification.
For Level Two's, please review your Level One booklet, come with questions and be prepared to shoot arrows especially on day two. If you are interested in advanced reading there is always "Archery" by USA Archery. More in line with Level 3's, it will provide very detailed descriptions of the NTS shot cycle.
For both: Please visit USA Archery at http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Archery/Membership to become a member, renew, or print your membership card and complete the application for a background check.
Woodlands JOAD parent volunteers are highly encouraged to become certified level one / level two; you need not be an expert archer, just willing to learn the basics.
Disclosure 1. I am in no way an expert on compound archery, so if that is what you are looking for, I will try to coordinate to have someone assist me.
Disclosure 2. I begin chemotherapy on Jan 17th, these classes are scheduled with a positive attitude and by the grace of God I will try to be up for them.
Archery Equipment Clinic
Who would benefit from this clinic?
Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and Register at http://www.pearlandarchery.com/registration
Level 3-NTS Coaching Certification/Education course will be held the weekend of February 7, 8, & 9, 2014 in the North Austin/Cedar Park area.
This course will be conducted by USAA Level IV-NTS coach Ron Carmichael and Level III-NTS coach Lindsey Carmichael.
The course fee is $350 and includes course manual and building use fees. In addition each candidate must have a copy of the book "Archery" by USA Archery.
LEVEL III candidates must have been practicing, active, Level II for one year, or else be able to "pass out" of an extensive examination and be able to show a 3-year history of active archery instruction. A Level III Coaching Course will be held on a 3-day weekend with substantial pre-study homework assigned (involving primarily the Archery book mentioned above).
The USA Archery Level III-NTS coaching certification course is based on specific criteria. No one can acquire a level III-NTS level without demonstrating a complete command of the elements of the National Training System. This will NOT be a typical 3-day cram-it-all-in-and-wonder course. You will have a great working knowledge that will serve you well.
Candidates will NOT be guaranteed a coaching certificate just by showing up and passing the written test. A comprehensive and practical verbal test on the NTS will also be a part of this course. By the end of the course you should be prepared to "stand and deliver" a complete and thorough summary of the NTS method, and be able to correctly identify and remediate flaws.
There is extensive pre-course preparation required, "homework" like you may never have experienced for any other coaching or instructor course.
I propose to begin your learning course early, over a period of at least a month, instead of all during one weekend. The 3-day meeting weekend will be a CONFIRMATION and a REINFORCEMENT for what you should acquire during that month of study. For example, if you show up on Friday without knowing what the elements are of the NTS, then you will have a harder time passing the course.
The course will also deal with the many differences between being an instructor and being a coach. The course will include actual shooting only to the point of establishing your ability to utilize the NTS yourself, and to teach it to others. This is a coaching course, not a shooting seminar.
AGAIN: HOW do you prepare properly to be an NTS-qualified coach?
Buy a copy of USA Archery's ARCHERY magazine (Amazon has it). STUDY it like it is the most important textbook you have ever had in school. USE a highlighter. Begin employing what you glean from the book in your own shooting method as much as possible.
If you cannot know for sure what the relevant things in the book are, you need to assume that *every* sentence in the book concerning the NTS has some impact to being a better NTS coach.
If you are still interested in this course, please email me (Ron) to let me know. The course may fill up at some point, so please pencil yourself in asap. Payment will not be required until January 15, at which time the registration will be closed and course materials will be ordered. <hint> BUY THE BOOK NOW even if you do not plan to attend the course, and start working through it, line by line.