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April 05, 2023

Focus on changing coaching behavior and skills as second Coaches Workshop announced

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The second annual USA Archery Coaches Workshop has been scheduled for late August. It will be bigger, and promises to be even better.

Hosted at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., this year there will be two sessions. Session 1.0 is August 19th-20th, with Session 2.0 taking place on August 21st.

Director of Education, Guy Krueger, said, “The value of the in-person workshops is that we focus mainly on developing skills, specifically ‘how to coach’ skills.

“So each person will have noticeably better coaching skills at the end of the two days with Session 1.0. This will introduce participants to those key ‘how to coach’ skills, so that they can have a greater impact on their athletes. Session 2.0 will focus on developing more advanced ‘how to coach’ skills.”

Technical analysis, planning training, and designing fun and challenging training activities are just some of the areas which will be covered in the workshops.

USA Archery Level 3 Coach Ariel Fortenberry shared, “The Coaches Workshop gave me tools to see where and how I can improve my coaching. It helped me to approach coaching from a systematic perspective instead of just throwing my experience as an archer at my athletes.”

Fortenberry’s words were echoed by Krueger, who suggested, “We want to change coaching behavior and coaching skills. That requires developing new habits.

“New habits are not created by information and knowledge but through practice and experiential learning. Through that practice, coaches will have the confidence to correctly apply those skills.”

Join an expert panel at the second Coaches Workshop, to include Guy Krueger, Chris Clements (USOPC Director of Coach Education), Sarah McQuade (Coaching Development Consultant, e.t.c Coaching Consultants), and Kyle Bissell (USA Archery Level 4 Coach).

Contact Director of Education, Guy Krueger, at [email protected] for more information. 

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