Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding international travel requirements and recognising the need for flexibility, World Archery has waived the registration fee for its first coaching course of the winter 2020/21 season.
The level one course will take place at the World Archery Excellence Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland on 5-10 October 2020.
This course usually costs 470 CHF but exceptionally no fee will be charged.
Participants must still register in advance and are liable for the cost of any travel, accommodation and food. Lunch will no longer be provided as part of the course package but food will be available to purchase on-site.
Completion of the online coaching module is required prior to attendance. Graduates of the programme receive level one certification, which is valid for four years.
Limited places also remain available for the level two course scheduled in the Excellence Centre on 9-15 November 2020.
Course calendar winter 2020/21
The following courses will be held in the World Archery Excellence Centre in Lausanne.
- 5-10 October 2020 – level 1 coaching course (invitation available)
- 9-15 November – level 2 coaching course (invitation available)
- 18 January-16 April 2021 – resident coach programme
- 23-28 February 2021 – level 1 coaching course (French)
- 9-14 March 2021 – level 1 coaching course
The following courses will be held online.
- 25 October 2020 – World Archery Coaches’ Seminar (day 1)
- 8 November 2020 – Coach trainer refresher
- 25 November 2020 – World Archery Coaches’ Seminar (day 2)
- 6 December 2020 – Master coach trainer refresher
Registration for the courses in the Excellence Centre in 2020 is now open. Further details on courses in 2021 and those being held online will be made available in the autumn.
Coaching course prospectus
Level 1: The entry-level coaching certification issued by World Archery, teaching the ability to coach athletes to intermediate level.
Completion of the online coaching module is required prior to participation. Registration is only possible through a national archery federation.
Level 2: A course covering intermediate coaching skills including advanced technique training, equipment study and tuning, and the theory of biomechanics and psychology in archery.
Participants receive a diploma of attendance but no certification. Completion of the level 1 course is required prior to participation. Registration is only possible through a national archery federation.
Resident coach programme: A three-month intensive education programme targeted at archery coaches interested in upgrading their experience. Includes theory lessons and offers the chance to practise new skills at the World Archery Excellence Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland. Graduates of this course can create and manage high-level performance programmes.
Participants must have a national or international coaching certification, a minimum of two years’ experience and be fluent in English. Registration is only possible through a national archery federation and funding may be available from the applicant’s National Olympic Committee.