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Oxford Archery Training Centre – Winter Term 2016-17 – Development Tier

Winter 2017 Term – Development Tier

Archers who have completed the Foundation Course in the Autumn Term are invited to join the centre again for the Winter Term of 8 weekly development squad session to continue working on their archery. Unlike the theory foundation course these sessions will mainly be run squad-style, with archers working as a group or in teams to challenge each other and accelerate development. In addition there will be one-to-one coaching sessions focussing on individual technique, equipment, strength and conditioning, and training methods. All of this will be brought together to provide each archer with their own personal development plan.

Sessions will take place Saturdays 11.30 – 1pm at the Rugby Club, North Hinksey, starting on January 7 and finishing on February 25. Any archer on the Development Course is permitted to attend any repeat sessions on the Foundation Course (which take place on Saturdays 9am-11.30am) to refresh their learning in key areas.

4 February is half term, and there will be no session that Saturday.

As with the foundation course your joining fee for the term includes all of these sessions with no hidden additional costs.

Examples of these squad-style sessions include (but are not limited to):

Individual head-to-head practice

Team head-to-head practice

Volume drills

Individual technique focus sessions using slow motion video analysis

Intensive tuning and equipment customization sessions to get the best fit and performance from your kit

Learning the advanced training methods used by elite archers at international level


Staff

Lead Coach: Nat Merry

Compound and recurve coach with ten years experience in performance coaching including at Oxford University as head coach, London University, Oxford Archers, and the highly successful Oxfordshire county squad. GMB (compound).

Coach: Antje Frotscher

Development specialist with a proven track record bringing archers from intermediate levels up to competitive standard, coach to Oxford University and Oxford Archers; Antje is also an England international (recurve) and GMB.

Centre assistant: David Timmins

GMB and England international, GB Masters champion 2016, National Series finalist 2014


Sign up for the course

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oxford-archery-training-centre-winter-term-2016-development-tier-tickets-29624770486

Oxford Archery Training Centre – Winter Term 2016-17 – Foundation Tier

About the centre

Sign up using the links below for the Winter Term 2017 of coaching and workshops at the Oxford Archery training centre, in partnership with ArcheryGB. As in the Autumn Term, the centre will deliver more than 20 hours of structured tuition in 8 sessions over an 8 week term – your joining fee for the term gives you access to all of these, and there are no hidden additional costs. The course structure is designed to improve your skills as an archer in four key areas: technique, physical fitness, equipment, and psychological preparedness. At the start of term a thorough assessment will help you set a baseline and your goals for the term, and to help us split you into groups according to your current skills and performance level. This is repeated at the end of term so that you can see how far you have met your goals and to identify areas for further improvement; results will be provided to all archers along with videos of their shooting and other resources on a USB stick.

Archers of all bowstyles and ages are welcome – all we ask is that you have the will and dedication to improve your archery.


Staff

Lead Coach: Nat Merry

Compound and recurve coach with ten years experience in performance coaching including at Oxford University as head coach, London University, Nottingham University, Oxford Archers, and the highly successful Oxfordshire county squad. GMB (compound).

Coach: Antje Frotscher

Development specialist with a proven track record bringing archers from intermediate levels up to competitive standard, coach to Oxford University and Oxford Archers; Antje is also an England international (recurve) and GMB.

Centre assistant: David Timmins

GMB and England international, GB Masters champion 2016, National Series finalist 2014


Termcard

All sessions start at 9am prompt, end at 11.30 am, and are held at the Oxford Archers ground at Oxford RFC, North Hinksey unless otherwise stated.

7 January – Initial assessment day

14 January – Understanding biomechanics

21 January – Bowfit basics – exploring training strategies to improve your strength and endurance for archery

28 January – Getting the best from your bow – equipment overhaul and tuning

4 February -HALF TERM – NO SESSION

11 February – Technique focus (including video work)

18 February – Approaches to psychology and competition

25 February – End of term assessment

4 March, EVENING – Putting it into Practice (floodlit WA720 round)

Sign up for the course here:

Questions? Please contact Nat on nat.merry(at)gmail.com. Are you a coach or coach candidate and would like to assist at the centre to improve your skills and earn CPD points? Register for the free coach/assistant ticket below.

Oxford Archery Training Centre – autumn term 2016

About the centre

Sign up here for the first term of coaching and workshops at the new Oxford Archery training centre, in partnership with ArcheryGB. Unlike other centres, the Oxford centre will deliver more than 20 hours of structured tuition in 9 sessions over an 8 week term – your joining fee gives you access to all of these, and there are no hidden additional costs. The course structure is designed to improve your skills as an archer in four key areas: technique, physical fitness, equipment, and psychological preparedness. At the start of term a thorough assessment will help you set a baseline and your goals for the term, and to help us split you into groups according to your current skills and performance level. This is repeated at the end of term so that you can see how far you have met your goals and to identify areas for further improvement; results will be provided to all archers along with videos of their shooting and other resources on a USB stick.

Archers of all bowstyles and ages are welcome – all we ask is that you have the will and dedication to improve your archery. 


Staff

Coach: Antje Frotscher

Development specialist with a proven track record bringing archers from intermediate levels up to competitive standard, coach to Oxford University and Oxford Archers; Antje is also an England international (recurve) and GMB.

Specialist: Nat Merry

Compound and recurve specialist with ten years experience in performance coaching including at Oxford University as head coach, London University, Oxford Archers, and the highly successful Oxfordshire county squad. GMB (compound).

Specialist: Ian Simpson

Performance specialist, former Olympic coach to South Africa and a number of GB internationals and Olympians, including Commonwealth gold medallist Nichola Simpson

Centre assistant: David Timmins

GMB and England international, National series finallist 2014


Termcard (NB all sessions start at 6.30pm prompt, end at 9pm, and are held at the Oxford Archers ground at Oxford RFC, North Hinksey unless otherwise stated)

15 September

Initial assessment day

22 September

Understanding biomechanics

27 September

Bowfit basics – exploring training strategies to improve your strength and endurance for archery

28 September 7pm

Secrets of stabilisation – a special workshop by Graham Weller (Wales Archery) including demonstrations

6 October

Getting the best from your bow – equipment overhaul and tuning

13 October

Technique focus (including video work)

20 October

Approaches to psychology and competition

27 October

End of term assessment

4 November

Single detail WA 70m/50m under the floodlights at Tilsley Park, Abingdon.


How to Register

Tickets are available at Eventbrite – follow this link

Questions? Please contact Nat on nat.merry@gmail.com. Are you a coach or coach candidate and would like to assist at the centre to improve your skills and earn CPD points? Register for the free coach/assistant ticket.

WHEN
Thursday, 15 September 2016 at 18:30 Friday, 4 November 2016 at 22:00 (BST)
WHERE
Oxford Archers – North Hinksey Village, Oxford, OX1 5AA