The Scholastic Clay Target Program prides itself on the quality and knowledge of its coaches. To ensure the ongoing success of the program, its coaches, and most of all, the athletes, the SCTP offers coaching certification through all of the major clay target shooting organizations in the nation.
Do you have a need for coach certification in your area? If so, please let us know! Several of our SCTP staff are members of the NRA National Coach Development Staff and can travel to your location to conduct coach certification courses.
NRA Coach Development Schools are the heart of the NRA Coach Education Program. The instructors use up-to-date materials and multimedia presentations to present discipline-specific coach courses. The registration fee includes a copy of the discipline-specific coach school student study guide and other materials to help you with the details of coaching. Upon successful completion of the coach school you will be a Coach (Level 1) (or Youth Trainer if under 18 years old) in that discipline. Once approved, coaches may print their coach certificate and wallet card for their use.
What Is Taught In The School?
The Level 1 coach school is two days of sports-specific lessons and practical coaching exercises designed to teach the coach candidate the basics of coaching beginning and intermediate shooters. The following general subjects are taught:
- Introduction to the Coaching Program
- Safety and Risk Management
- Competition Events
- Rulebook use and shooting etiquette
- Equipment and Facilities
- Fundamentals of Shooting
- Coaching Ethics
- Coaching Methodology
- Mental Training
- Training Planning
- Building Quality Programs
- How To Conduct Tournaments
For more information on the NRA Coach Education Program, please visit the NRA website.
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