COMMUNITY ARCHERY INSTRUCTOR
Archery Australia National Coaching Program COMMUNITY ARCHERY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM CURRICULUM National Coaching Accreditation Scheme
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 2 Table of Contents Page 3:Aims of the Community Archery Instructor Training Program (CAITP) Page 4: Summary of Accreditation for Archery Coaches Page 6: Section 1 – General Information and Administration Page 8: Section 2 – Polices Page 10: Section 3 – Competency Statements and Assessment Page 12: Section 4 – Training Program Syllabus Page 20: Section 5 – Coaching Practice Page 21: Section 6 – Quality Control Page 22: Appendix 1 – Sample 2-Day Program (Face-to-Face Delivery) Page 24: Appendix 2 – NCAS Code of Practice for Training Program Deliverers Page 27: Appendix 3 – Archery Australia Coach’s Code of Ethics Page 31: Appendix 4 – Archery Australia Re-accreditation Policy Page 33: Appendix 5 – CAITP Assessment Tasks and Tools Page 50: Appendix 6 – CAITP Assessment Matrix Page 52: Appendix 7 – CAITP RCC Assessment Tool Page: 64 Appendix 8 – Student Feedback and Evaluation Form
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 3 Aims of the Community Archery Instructor Training Program INTRODUCTION Archery Australia Community “Come N Try” Archery Program (CAIPT) is simplified introductory program aimed at community groups who conduct archery program. These groups can be schools, camps, community groups, scouts or guides, private resorts etc. The Community Archery Program is interned to provide skills, knowledge and accreditation as well as a uniform coaching approach for all levels of the community who operate outside the archery club network. The program is designed to be an easy to deliver program with each session taking between 45 minutes and 90 minutes.
The program is also intended as an introductory program to archery allowing people to experience the sport as either a one off session or on an ongoing basis. The program can be tailored to be a one off session, a series of sessions conducted over a number of weeks on an ongoing basis. The program is intended to introduce archery to the general community while at the same time providing the opportunities for anyone who may interested in undertaking a career in archery further by providing a pathway for their development.
Students wishing to take archery further could undertake more advanced coaching at an archery club to one of Archery Australia’s advanced programs.
The shooting technique differs in some elements from the technique that would be taught for advanced archery in a club. The advanced archery technique although the technique used by main stream archery is more technical and more difficult to master and not easy to teach in a one off or group environment. The Community “Come N Try” program has been especially developed to be taught quickly and easily allowing students to learn and understand the basis fundamentals of the sport in only a few minutes. Given the simplified nature of the program it still grounds the students in the basic fundamentals required to advance to main stream archery.
The Community “Come N Try” program also offers students an award and performance recognition program. As the student advances and develops their skills and ability they can obtain performance awards that recognise their level. The Community “Come N Try” program is the basic level in the Archery Australia National Pathway Program. The Archery Australia National Pathway Program allows those people will the skills, ability and drive to advance all the way to World Championships and Olympic Games levels.
INSTRUCTORS Only instructor or coaches who have been undertaken and Archery Australia Community Archery Instructor Course should conduct these courses.
The Archery Australia Community Archery Instructor Course provides the instructor with the skills and training to effectively teach safety, venue set up, course management, instructing the basic archery technique, equipment set up and maintenance and the award and recognition program Archery Australia and its regional bodies conduct regular Community Archery Instructor Courses. These courses are conducted over two days and include both theory and practical elements.
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 4 After attending the Community Archery Instructor Course candidates must complete a written examination and practical assessment. Figure 1: Outline of the Archery Australia National Pathway Program COACH & ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY Coach Athlete Archery Instructor Sport based, basic level of coaching, introduce archery to general public within a club or community structure. Complete sport specific course and assessments in accordance with Introduction to Archery manual.
Club Coach Second level of coaching, introduce new member to club and develop their knowledge and skills.
Complete sport general and sport specific courses and assessments with Advanced Archery manual. Regional Coach Third coaching level, working with RGB Coaching Committee. Focus on raising general standard and working toward state and national champions and state teams. Complete Sport Specific course and assessments. High Performance Coach Highest coaching level, coach aspiring to national coaching position, coaching scholarship opportunities, working with National Head Coach (recurve or compound) coaching internationals teams and high performance athletes.
Introductory Level Sport based, a member of general public, wishes to undertake archery, undertakes course and learns basic archery skills. Development and Intermediate Joins archery club, purchases equipment, undertakes further development and intermediate programs. Program focused on building strong membership base. Pathway Program Athlete has developed skills and ability, aspires to high performance, joins National Pathway program and State Squad. Athlete commits to programs and undertakes assessments and reporting requirements. High Performance Athlete/National Team Athlete has achieved highest level, and is aspiring to a National Squad or National Team.
Athlete has direct relationship with High Performance Coach and National Head Coach (recurve or compound).
Community Archery Instructor No sport based, provides basic level of coaching, introduce archery to general public within a community environment. Complete sport specific course and assessments in accordance with Community “Come N Try” Manual. Basic Introductory Level Community based activity where a member of general public, wishes to undertake archery being instructed the basic archery skills.
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 5 Figure 2 – Summary of Accreditation for Archery Coaches Archery Australia Board Archery Australia CEO Archery Australia Coaching and Standards Committee Responsible for – Coaching policy and program development.
Coaching program and course development. Coach accreditation and administration. Coach re-accreditation and administration. Conformance with ASC requirements. Administration coach database Resource maintenance, manual, articles and document review.
Present submission to Board through CEO. Archery Australia Inc High Performance Committee Responsible for – HP Policy development in conjunction with National Head Coach and Archery Australia Coaching and Standards Committee of Regional Coach and High Performance Coach programs. Archery Australia National Head Coach Responsible for Talent identification program. Regional Pathway Program. National Squad Program. Input and support for Regional Coach and High Performance Coaches course development, management and assessments.
RGB Coaching Committee Responsible for – Promotion of National Coaching Program Conduct of Archery Instructor and Club Coach Courses on behalf of AA.
Assessment of Archery Instructor and Club Coach. Regional Squads and State Teams Conduct of regional seminars and camps. Compliance with National Coaching Program. High Performance Coach Regional Coach Club Coach Archery Instructor National Coaching Program Community Archery Instructor Community based coaches – non Archery Australia members and not part of club network
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 6 ARCHERY AUSTRALIA COACHING MANUALS Community Archery Instructor Community “Come N Try Archery Handbook Booklet containing – Archery Safety, Warm up / warm down exercises, the Ten Steps and information for the new archer. The booklet is low cost and distributed either free or low price to any person engaged in a Community Instructor session The booklet is intended as a reference document for everyone undertaking a Community Instructor session. Community “Come N Try Archery Training Manual Manual intended for course participants, the manual contains all relevant information for candidate Community Archery Instructor Community “Come N Try Archery Course Instructor Presenters Manual Available on DVD, contains course syllabus, overheads presentation and course materials to be used for the conduct of Community Archery Instructor course.
OTHER MATERIAL AVAILABLE FROM ARCHERY AUSTRALIA Archery Instructor “Come N Try” Introduction to Archery Handbook Booklet containing – Archery Safety, Warm up / warm down exercises, the Ten Steps and information for the new archer. The booklet to be low cost and distributed either free or low price to any person engaged in an Archery Australia “Come N Try” or instruction program. Introduction to Archery Training Manual Manual intended for course participants, the manual contains information for candidate Archery Instructor. Level 1 Archery Instructor Presenters Manual Available on DVD, contains course syllabus, overheads presentation and course materials to be used for the conduct of Archery Instructor course.
Club Coach Archery Australia Archery Handbook – from beginner to champion The book contains detailed information on archery, shooting technique, equipment selection and set-up. The manual is to be made available for general sale. This manual intended for course participants, the manual contains information for candidate Club Coach. Course Presenters Manual Available on DVD, contains course syllabus, overheads presentation and course materials to be used for the conduct of Club Coach course. Regional Coach Archery Australia endorsed reference material Specific reference material endorsed by the National Head Coaches (recurve and Compound) and, High Performance Committee and Standards and Coaching Committee.
High Performance Coach Archery Australia endorsed reference material Specific reference material endorsed by the National Head Coaches (recurve and Compound) and, High Performance Committee and Standards and Coaching Committee.
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 7 Section 1: General Information and Administration 1.1 Details of the Proponent Name: Archery Australia (AA) Contact: James Lavern (CEO) Postal Address: P.O Box 54 Panania NSW 2213 A.B.N: 26 458 735 812 Telephone: (02) 9772 2995 Facsimile: (02) 9772 2749 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Authorisation of the Organisation: Chief Executive Officer (Signature) Jim Lavern President (Signature) Greg Geobel 1.2 – Name of the Training Program Community Archery Instructor Training Program (CAITP) 1.3 – Integrated or Separate Training Program The CAITP Training Program is an integrated training program and is designed to address the specific needs of introductory instructors (community and club).
The following units of the Coaching General Principles training program have been integrated into this training program: Planning and Reviewing Teaching and Communication Group Management Risk Management
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 8 1.4 – Training Program Fees All students are required to pay the Training Program fees to the Training Program organiser prior to commencing the Training Program. The Training Program fees will include learner support materials (Community “Come N Try Archery Handbook, NCAS registration fees and other Training Program costs, such as facility hire, presenter fees and equipment, meals and program administration fees. The recommended course fee is $180.00 for the full course (Archery Australia offers a discount to members and associated organisations) however; final course fees are set by the course provider.
The cost may vary from course to course depending on local costs associated with course venue, catering and presenters.
1.5 – Presenter Qualifications Training Program Presenters must have a minimum of Archery Australia Club Coach accreditation (current) or currently hold Archery Instructor accreditation and have a minimum of 2 years Instructing experience. All CAITP Presenters must have successfully completed a course presenter training program. Presenters will ideally hold the Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training or equivalent. Presenters may also be a recognised specialist in the field in which they are presenting with a minimum of five years practical experience, if they are under the direct supervision of an Archery Australia Course Coordinator / Presenter.
1.6 – Presenter Training Archery Australia provides the delivery of relevant Presenter Training to ensure the quality of the training processes used. The training is provided as required. The training includes generic presentation skills and training in the delivery of course content. Following the initial training and for those currently trained, assessments will be undertaken by Archery Australia accredited and approved assessors. Archery Australia is considering the preparation and training of Presenters to receive recognition for Presenter units within a contextualised Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Archery).
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 9 1.7 – Assessor Qualifications Training Program Assessors must have a minimum of Archery Australia Club Coach accreditation (current) or currently hold Archery Instructor accreditation and have a minimum of 2 years Instructing experience. All CAITP Assessors must have successfully completed an Assessor training program or be approved as interim assessors. Assessors would ideally have completed the ASC Assessor Training Program and / or hold the Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training or equivalent. 1.8 – Assessor Training Archery Australia provides the delivery of relevant Assessor training to ensure the quality of the training processes.
The training is provided as relevant.
The training includes generic assessor skills as well training in assessing the specific competencies within the Archery modules. Following the initial training and for those currently trained, further assessment will be undertaken by Archery Australia Assessors. 1.9 – Entry Pre-Requisites The CAITP is designed to assist introductory level Instructors and as such, students entry requirements include: Candidates are not required to have completed any other course in Archery prior to undertaking this training.
Candidates do not need to be involved in Archery or have any prior knowledge or skills.
To ensure financial viability and quality group dynamics, it is recommended that a minimum number of 5 students be enrolled in each training program. Training program delivery may occur with less than this if specific circumstances require this. All students must pay the training program fee prior to receiving any materials of commencing the training. All students must be 16 years of age on the first day of the training program delivery. As components of the training involve the shooting of a bow, students with physical / health limitations should advise the course coordinator prior to commencement of the course.
It is also recommended that such individuals gain medical clearance and present this to the course coordinator prior to them commencing the training.
Students must complete the course enrolment form (NCP2).
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 10 1.10 - Venue The following are the minimum venue requirements for program delivery: Theory: Suitable space should be provided for theory work. Adequate lighting, ventilation and other health and safety requirements must be met. Equipment: Minimum requirements include an OHT Projector / Data Projector and Lap Top, White Board, Markers and Eraser, Video Recorder and TV, sufficient training / practice equipment for the size of the group (e.g.
re-curve bows only, arrows, accessories, target butts and face. The candidate’s learning environment should be suitable to undertake the study. Practical / On-the-Job (Post Course): Access to a suitable Archery Instructing environment and Archers.
1.11 - Insurance All presenters, assessors and course coordinators are covered through Archery Australia Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance cover. Full details can be found on the Archery Australia website www.archery.org.au Section 2: Policies 2.1 – Code of Practice for Training Program Deliverers Archery Australia fully endorses the ASC Code of Practice for Training and Program Deliverers (refer Appendix 2). It is a requirement for all state and territory affiliates to endorse the code before approval to deliver any Archery Australia course on behalf of Archery Australia is given.
2.2 – Coach’s Code of Ethics Archery Australia fully endorses the NCAS Coach’s Code of Ethics (refer Appendix 3). It is a requirement for all coaches to sign the policy before Archery Australia NCAS accreditation / reaccreditation at any level is approved.
2.3 – Complaints Handling Procedures Candidates with grievances about the conduct of an CAITP, or those seeking appeals on their assessment process must submit them in writing to the Archery Australia National Office within 30 days of the completion of the course, or on receiving notification of their assessment outcome. All grievances and appeals will be considered by the Archery Australia National Office and will inform the candidate and Archery Australia Coaching and Standards Committee of the process they used to consider the grievance and the outcome of their deliberations within 30 days of receiving the grievance/appeal.
Those wishing to appeal can do so by following the steps below:
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 11 1. Prepare a written statement outlining the issue(s) and forward this to the RGB Coaching Committee for action within 30 days. 2. All grievances and appeals will be considered by the RGB Coaching Committee that will inform the candidate of the process they use to consider the grievance and the outcome of the deliberations within 30 days of receiving the grievance/appeal. 3. Further grievances and appeals will be referred to the National Coaching and Standards Committee (with all relevant information) for consideration and decision.
2.4 – Enrolment Pre-Requisites / Age of Entry See Section 1.9.
2.5 – Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) The will be no honorary accreditation. All Instructors must satisfy the competencies of CAITP accreditation. However, some practising Archery Instructors / Coaches may be able to satisfy all or most of the competencies required for CAITP accreditation without having to formally attend the Training Program. Candidates may apply for exemption from all or some sections of the Training Program. Such people will be required to apply for formal RCC in writing to the Archery Australia National Office. The necessary information and RCC application package will be sent to the candidate, who is required to complete and return the information along with the RCC application fee of $100.00.
The application will be assessed and candidates will be informed that: 1. They have successfully met all competencies within the CAITP and will therefore be granted RCC and accreditation; or 2. They have only been successful in gaining competency in certain modules within the Training Program and that they will need to liaise with their Archery Australia National Office in relation to their achievement of the remainder of the course competencies; or 3. That they have achieved none of the course competencies and will be required to attend all components of the Training Program.
In providing sufficient evidence of RCC, it is likely that the candidate will be required to demonstrate his/her expertise in a particular area by practical demonstration. This may be assessed by assessor trained Archery Australia personnel. This will be treated on an individual basis and ALL RCC applications will be assessed by an Archery Australia appointed panel made up of Trained Assessors. Refer to the CAITP RCC Application in Appendix 7. 2.6 – Updating / Re-Accreditation Archery Australia Instructors are required to maintain currency of knowledge and skills. This will take place as a necessary component of them maintaining current CAITP NCAS accreditation.
To ensure this process is undertaken by all candidates and well monitored, Archery Australia has developed a Re-accreditation Policy (refer Appendix 4).
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 12 Section 3: Competency Statements and Assessment 3.1 – Competency Statements At the completion of this Training Program the Coach will be able to: Plan: - Plan a suitable introductory Archery session. - Plan for the provision of safe, fun, effective activities in a suitable environment. Conduct: Community Instructor – - Instruct introductory / beginner Archers in groups or 1 on 1. - Provide basic skill development instruction to beginners. - Act in an ethical and responsible manner as an Instructor. - Teach the fundamental 10 steps of Archery.
Use a range of communication, teaching and group management strategies to help archer learn basic skills and tactics.
Archery Instructor (in addition to the aforementioned) – - Effectively work / interact with parents and club support staff. - Effectively instruct in a club environment. Monitor / Review: - Observe and assess beginner’s performance - Provide appropriate feedback on performance - Adjust activities to suit the needs of the individuals -
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 13 3.2 – Assessment Refer to Appendix 5 - Assessment Tasks and Tools Refer to Appendix 6 - Assessment Matrix Details of Flexible Assessment Practices As this Training Program is based on competency-based training and assessment principles, and is designed to meet the individual needs of Community Archery Instructors, the issue of flexible assessment and training methodologies is well addressed.
Due to the fact that an assessment matrix has been developed, which highlights a variety of methods that can be used to assess various competencies, candidates who require or would benefit from differing assessment approaches will be accommodated.
In making this decision, the Training Program Coordinator will decide if the preferred assessment method identified by the candidate will provide the assessor with evidence that is sufficient, current, valid and authentic. Examples of flexible assessment options may include: Oral instead of written assessment Video instead of face-to-face evidence Integrated assessment (assess multiple competencies and units in one task) Self-paced activities Ongoing mentoring and support Multiple assessment attempts if required On-the-Job training and assessment in an Archery environment
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 14 Section 4: Training Program Syllabus 4.1 – Training Program Overview Nominal Duration (Face-to-Face or Self Paced) Module Name Module Delivery 1 hour 1.
Safety Venue Set Up, Equipment and Etiquette Face to face / self-paced / theory 1.5 hours 2. Basic Archery Equipment, setup and maintenance Face to face / self-paced / theory 1 hour 3. Group Management, communications and coaching techniques Face to face / self-paced / theory 3 hours 4. Fundamental Archery Skills, the ten steps of shooting Face to face / self-paced / theory 1.5 hours 5. Course Planning and conduct Face to face / self-paced/ theory 2 hours 6. Practical Shooting Face to face/ self-paced/ practical 5 hours 7. The Archery Instructor in Action (Post Course) On-the-Job training and assessment TOTAL NOMINAL DURATION = 15 HOURS
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 15 4.2 – Module Outlines Module 1 Safety and Etiquette  Nominal Duration 1 hour  Module Purpose This module develops the Instructor’s understanding of the need to provide safe instruction opportunities for all beginners in the sport of Archery.  Learning Outcomes At the completion of this module Instructors will be able to: 1. Set up an archery venue. 2. Inspect archery equipment (bows, arrows etc) and ensure it is safe to use. 3. Present a safety talk, including rules of etiquette associated with Archery participation. 4.
Outline common risks associated with Archery participation for beginners. 5. Develop relevant risk reduction strategies to eliminate or minimise the impact of common risks.
 Content Range layout and safety Individual safety Equipment Safety Range Etiquette Risk Management Planning  Delivery Strategies It is recommended that course presenters use a variety of delivery strategies to ensure that all candidates’ preferred learning styles are considered and that the outcomes can be met in a situation specific manner where possible. Methods relevant to this module may include: Face-to-face (presentation, role-play, video, debate, discussion, observation) Self-paced Practical  Resource Requirements Archery Australia Community “Come N Try Archery Handbook and PowerPoint Presentation Slides.
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 16 Module 2 – Basic Archery Equipment, set-up and Maintenance  Nominal Duration 1.5 hours  Module Purpose The purpose of this module is to assist instructors to be able to help beginners to select suitable equipment for their safe and fun participation; and for instructors to be able to instruct students in the safe and effective use of basic archery equipment.  Learning Outcomes At the completion of this module Instructors will be able to: 1. Outline the key components of equipment that is used. 2. Outline the commonly used general accessories.
3. Demonstrate have to set-up a bow in particular installing an arrow res and nocking point. 4. Demonstrate how to replace an arrow rest, repair a bow string, replace arrow nocks and fleches.
 Content Components of commonly used equipment and accessories – - Bow parts - Arrow parts - Bow string and nocking points - Bow weight adjustment, compound - Bow weight - Armguard - Finger tabs - Arrow rests Set-up and maintenance - Recurve bow set-up including arrow rest and nocking point - Compound bow set-up bow weight, arrow rest and nocking point - Inspect and repair a bow - Inspect and repair arrows  Delivery Strategies As with all modules: Face-to-face (presentation, role-play, video, debate, discussion, observation) Self-paced Practical  Resource Requirements Archery Australia Community “Come N Try Archery Handbook and PowerPoint Presentation Slides.
Module 3 – Group Management, Communications and Coaching Technique
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 17  Nominal Duration 1 hour  Module Purpose The purpose of this module is to provide instructors with the skills to communicate with students and to efficiently manage these students to ensure high quality and enjoyable instruction sessions. To understand the various techniques to effectively instruct archery.  Learning Outcomes At the completion of this module Instructors will be able to: 1. Demonstrate the ability to provide positive and constructive feedback.
2. Demonstrate appropriate communication styles for different students and situations. 3. Demonstrate effective group management techniques in a practical setting. 4. Demonstrate the various techniques in instructing archery.  Content Feedback Active Listening Communication / Learning Styles Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Aides for Communicating Organising Group Activities  Delivery Strategies As with all modules: Face-to-face (presentation, role-play, video, debate, discussion, observation) Self-paced Practical  Resource Requirements Archery Australia Community “Come N Try Archery Handbook and PowerPoint Presentation Slides.
Module 4 – Fundamental Archery Skills – The ten steps of shooting  Nominal Duration 3 hours  Module Purpose The purpose of this module is to provide instructors with the ability to effectively instruct a student in the basic technique.
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 18  Learning Outcomes At the completion of this module Instructors will be able to: 1. Decide whether a student is to shoot right or left handed. 2. Identify and demonstrate the 10 step shooting process. 3. Identify and demonstrate the recommended shooting aid 4.
Identify and correct common shooting faults. 5. Safely and effectively remove arrows from a target butt.  Content Training aides Demonstration and first shots Shooting technique (the ten steps) – - Stance - Nocking the arrow - Setting the drawing hand - Setting the bow hand and bow arm - Pre-draw and drawing the bow - Anchor - Holding and aiming - Release - Follow through - Relax Identify common basic skill errors and error correction strategies  Delivery Strategies As with all modules: Face-to-face (presentation, role-play, video, debate, discussion, observation) Self-paced Practical  Resource Requirements Archery Australia Community “Come N Try Archery Handbook and PowerPoint Presentation Slides.
Module 5 – Course Planning and conduct  Nominal Duration 1.5 hours  Module Purpose The purpose of this module is to provide instructors with the basic skills to plan a session and effectively conduct the session  Learning Outcomes At the completion of this module Instructors will be able to: Demonstrate the elements of an effective instruction session.
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 19 Develop an instructional session plan for beginners. Understand the steps by step process for conducting a session  Content Session Planning Session Steps  Delivery Strategies Face-to-face (presentation, role-play, video, debate, discussion, observation) Self-paced  Resource Requirements Archery Australia Community “Come N Try Archery Handbook and PowerPoint Presentation Slides.
Module 6 – Practical Session  Nominal Duration 2 hours  Module Purpose The purpose of this module is to allow students to have hands on experience by setting up a venue and working in pairs instruct each other in shooting. Each archer will shoot and score their arrows for a minimum of 30 minutes following the process detailed in the course.  Learning Outcomes At the completion of this module Instructors will be able to: Shoot arrows.
Score arrows Withdraw arrows from the target Have practically demonstrated an ability to instruct archery  Content Practical activities on the shooting venue  Delivery Strategies Practical session on shooting venue Self-paced  Resource Requirements Archery Australia Community “Come N Try Archery Handbook and PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Module 7 – The Archery Instructor in Action
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 20  Nominal Duration 5 hours (at least 2 hours under the supervision of an accredited Archery Coach or approved official from the parent organisation.
The additional 3 hours are to be logged by the candidate).  Module Purpose The purpose of this module is to allow Instructors to demonstrate various practical competencies in a real (“on-the-job”), practical Archery instruction environment. This will also allow assessors to gather “direct” evidence of the candidate’s skills and provide more relevant feedback and learning assistance.
 Learning Outcomes At the completion of this module Instructors will be able to: See assessment tool on pages 48 and 49 of this curriculum.  Content This module is undertaken “on-the-job” in a real instructional environment. There is therefore no additional content to that which has already been covered throughout the Instructor Training Program in Modules 1-5.  Delivery Strategies On-the-job (practical application of skills)  Resource Requirements Access to beginner / introductory Archer/s Access to a suitable Archery training area and equipment. 4.3 Flexible Delivery Students will attend a face-to-face competency based workshop, which incorporates a “blended learning approach”, whereby certain activities and tasks can be completed post-course in the candidates own time, under the supervision of an accredited coach / mentor.
4.4 Implementation Strategies To ensure the consistency and quality of Training Program delivery throughout Australia, the following strategies will be implemented: All presenters / assessors to be trained. A Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) tool (see appendix 7). Self-paced, individually tailored learning will be offered to increase access to, and relevance of, the education.
Specifically designed, contemporary training support materials have been developed (Come N Try – Introduction to Archery Handbook and Level 1 Coaching Manual) for use within the Training Program. Student feedback / evaluation forms will be used (see appendix 8).
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 21 Section 5: Coaching Practice 5.1 Timing of Instructor Practice Archery Instructors are required to complete a self-assessment after completing 5 hours of practical instructing, with a minimum of 2 hours taking place under the supervision of an accredited Archery coach or approved official from the parent organisation.
The additional 3 hours are to be logged by the candidate. Instructors will then be assessed conducting an introductory / beginner archery session. Module 6 – The Archery Instructor in Action requires candidates to demonstrate key competencies in an on-the-job / real Archery instructional environment. 5.2 Supervision of the Coaching Practice Instructor practice is assessed by qualified coaches / assessors. These coaches/assessors will be appointed by the course coordinator and their role will be to assess all aspects of the candidate’s on-the-job / practical instructing assessment (Module 6 – The Archery Instructor in Action).
5.3 Supervisor Credit Active coaches / assessors will receive updating and re-accreditation points for the number of candidates they assess. (Refer to the Re-accreditation Policy – Appendix 4). Section 6: Quality Control 6.1 Monitoring Training Program Quality / Training Program Evaluation and Review Process The Archery Australia Coaching and Standards Committee will review the Training Program each 24 months, as part of an ongoing and continual improvement process. The CAITP will be re-submitted to the ASC for accreditation under the NCAS every 4 years as required. The following additional procedures will be put in place to ensure quality control of the Training Program: Ongoing presenter and assessor training.
Evaluation of presenters and assessors by Training Program students using Training Program evaluation forms (appendix 8).
Evaluation of presenters, assessors and mentors by the Training Program Co-ordinator. Data regarding the number of students successfully completing the Training Program. 6.2 Design and Review Committee
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 22 The Coaching and Standards Committee will oversee the review and further development of the CAITP. This will not be done in isolation and will proactively involve all identified key stakeholders, including: Members of the RGB Coaching Committee. Chief Executive Officer. Australian Sports Commission – Coaching & Officiating Consultant.
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 23 APPENDIX 1 Sample 1-Day Program (Face-to-Face Delivery)
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 24 Day 1 Program Note: This program does not include the 5 hour on-the-job coaching practice and assessment relevant to Module 6 – The Archery Instructor in Action. Assessment for this module (and the take home examination) is undertaken post course, in the coach’s own training / learning environment. Time Topic Venue 0845 Registration and Introduction to course Theory Room 0900 Module 1: Safety, Venue Set-up, Equipment and Etiquette Theory Room 1000 Morning Tea 1045 Module 2: Basic Archery Equipment, setup and maintenance Theory Room 1215 Module 3: Group Management, Communication and Coaching Techniques Theory Room 1215 Lunch 1300 Module 4: Fundamental Archery Skills – The ten steps of shooting Theory Room Practical Area 1500 Afternoon Tea 1630 General Discussion Theory Room 1700 Close for day Theory Room Day 2 Program Time Topic Venue 0830 Module 5: Practical Shooting Area 1930 Morning Tea 1015 Module 6: Course Planning and conduct Theory Room 1200 General Discussion Theory Room 1230 Accreditation process, written exam and practical assessment Theory Room 1300 Close Theory Room
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 25 APPENDIX 2 ASC Code of Practice for Training Program Deliverers
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 26 Code of Practice for Training Program Deliverers Educational Standards Training program deliverers will maintain high professional standards in the marketing and delivery of education and training services, which protect the interests and welfare of the student. Training program deliverers will maintain a learning environment that is conducive to the success of students.
They will have the capacity to deliver the nominated training program(s), provide adequate facilities and use appropriate methods and standards.
Marketing Training program deliverers will market their training programs with integrity, accuracy and professionalism, avoiding vague and ambiguous statements. In the provision of information, no false or misleading comparisons will be drawn with any other delivery organisation or training program. Candidate Information Accurate, relevant and up-to-date information should be provided to students prior to commencing the training program. This should include: Admissions procedures and criteria; Copy of the refund policy; Total fees / Costs to students; Details of the certification to be issued on full or partial completion of the training program; Competencies to be achieved by candidates; Assessment procedures; Grievance/appeal procedures; and RPL arrangements.
Recruitment Recruitment of training program students will be conducted at all times in an ethical and responsible manner, and be consistent with the requirements of the curriculum. Training program deliverers should ensure that selection decisions for entry into training programs comply with equal opportunity legislation. These decisions should be made by appropriately qualified staff and be based on the applicants’ qualifications and likelihood of achieving the stated competency standards. Refunds Training program deliverers must safeguard fees paid by candidates. Proponents must have a refund policy, which is fair and equitable.
Sanctions The ASC may withdraw NCAS and NOAS training program registration from proponents who breach this code of practice.
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 27 Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Principles and Practices Training program deliverers must be aware of EEO principles and practices as they apply to education and training. They should observe the following points: Characters (and their names) used in case studies, exercises and examples must be free from stereotypes and unlikely to cause offence; Material and presenters must discourage and prevent polarisation of students; The training program content, process and/or activities must include all candidates and avoid giving an advantage to any one individual or group over another; Verbal and non-verbal language must be non-discriminatory; Humour must be non-discriminatory; and Training program materials such as session plans, videos, handouts, graphics and cartoons must be nondiscriminatory and unlikely to offend.
I hereby endorse the Australian Sports Commission’s Code of Practice for Training Program Delivers and will abide by all aspects therein. I agree to all terms. Name . . Signed . Date: / / Approval as an Archery Australia Instructor Training Program Provider Granted by: Signed ... Date: / / (Archery Australia )
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 28 APPENDIX 3 Archery Australia Coach’s Code of Ethics
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 29 Coach's Code of Ethics 1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every human being.
Within the context of the activity, treat everyone equally regardless of sex, disability, ethnic origin or religion. 2. Ensure the athlete's time spent with you is a positive experience. All athletes are deserving of equal attention and opportunities. 3. Treat each athlete as an individual. Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each athlete.
Help each athlete reach their full potential. 4. Be fair, considerate and honest with athletes. 5. Be professional and accept responsibility for your actions. Display high standards in your language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation. Display control, respect, dignity and professionalism to all involved with the sport – this includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators. Encourage your athletes to demonstrate the same qualities. 6. Make a commitment to providing a quality service to your athletes.
Maintain or improve your current NCAS accreditation.
Seek continual improvement through performance appraisal and ongoing coach education. Provide a training program which is planned and sequential. Maintain appropriate records. 7. Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport. The guidelines of national and international bodies governing your sport should be followed. Please contact your sport for a copy of its rule book, constitution, by-laws, relevant policies, e.g. anti-doping policy, selection procedures, etc.
Coaches should educate their athletes on drugs in sport issues in consultation with the Australian Sports Drug Agency (ASDA). 8. Any physical contact with athletes should be: appropriate to the situation; and necessary for the athlete's skill development.*
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 30 9. Refrain from any form of personal abuse towards your athletes.* This includes verbal, physical and emotional abuse. Be alert to any forms of abuse directed toward your athletes from other sources while they are in your care.
10. Refrain from any form of harassment towards your athletes.* This includes sexual and racial harassment, racial vilification and harassment on the grounds of disability. You should not only refrain from initiating a relationship with an athlete, but should also discourage any attempt by an athlete to initiate a sexual relationship with you, explaining the ethical basis of your refusal. 11. Provide a safe environment for training and competition.
Ensure equipment and facilities meet safety standards. Ensure equipment, rules, training and the environment are appropriate for the age and ability of the athletes. 12. Show concern and caution toward sick and injured athletes. Provide a modified training program where appropriate. Allow further participation in training and competition only when appropriate. Encourage athletes to seek medical advice when required. Maintain the same interest and support toward sick and injured athletes. 13. Be a positive role model for your sport and athletes.
Please refer to the Harassment-free Sport guidelines available from the Australian Sports Commission for more information on harassment issues Coaches should: Be treated with respect and openness; Have access to self-improvement opportunities; and Be matched with a level of coaching appropriate to their level of competence.
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Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 32 Coach’s Code of Ethics Individual Agreement Form for accreditation or re-accreditation to the National Coach Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) TO: Archery Australia I, Full name of Address (Address cont.) am seeking accreditation/re-accreditation (please circle) for the following Australian Sports Commission (ASC) qualification: Community Archery Instructor Archery Level Sport I agree to the following terms: I agree to abide by the NSO Code of Ethics overleaf.
I acknowledge that Archery Australia may take disciplinary action against me if I beach the code of ethics. I understand that Archery Australia are required to implement a complaints handling procedure in accordance with the principles of natural justice, in the event of an allegation against me.
I acknowledge that disciplinary action against me may include de-accreditation from the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme. Please refer to the Harassment-free Sport Guidelines available from the Australian Sports Commission or Archery Australia , if you require more information on harassment issues. _ _ Signature (if under 18, parent / guardian signature) Date
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 33 APPENDIX 4 Archery Australia Re-accreditation Policy
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 34 Archery Australia Inc Re-Accreditation Policy Continuing Education Requirements The following guide is to assist coaches maintain their coach accreditation under the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).
Continuing Education Following accreditation coaches must maintain their accreditation by undertaking coaching activities. In order to assist coaches in this matter a table of award points has been accepted by the Standards and Coaching Committee and coaches are required to accrue the following amount of points each year and over their 4-year period of accreditation.
Community Archery Instructor - Attain 150 credit points over a 4-year period, with a minimum of 10 points per year, or attain Level 2 status (see note 4). Archery InstructorAttain 150 credit points over a 4-year period, with a minimum of 10 points per year, or attain Level 2 status (see note 4). Club Coach – Attain 200 credit points over a 4-year period, with a minimum of 20 point per year, or attain Level 3 status (see note 4). Regional Coach – Assessment conducted by individual performance review. High Performance Coach – Assessment conducted by individual performance review. Coaches are expected to keep a logbook or similar of coaching activities to allow for a review at regular intervals by the appropriate authority.
On conclusion of a coach’s 4-year period of accreditation if they have met the above points requirements they will be eligible to be reaccredited for a further 4-yaer period at the current level.
The Archery Australia Inc Coaching and Standards Committee will administer implementation of the above accreditation requirements: Assessment Points Table Community Archery Instructor Archery Instructor “Come N Try’ (One day Course) “Come N Try” (Multi Day Course) (points per day) Attend upgrade seminar Observe coaching by a higher-level coach 20 20 10 10 Club Coach “Come N Try” (One Day Course) “Come N Try” (Multi Day Course) (points per day) One on One Club Coaching (min 1 hour) Organise and conduct club coaching seminar Lecture at Level 1 course Attend National seminar Attend Regional seminar 20 25 30 35 20 20 15 10
Archery Australia – Community Archery Instructor Curriculum 35 Attend Sport Generic seminar Contribute coaching material to Club Publication Contribute coaching material to RGB Publication Contribute coaching material to National Publication Contribute coaching material to International Publication Contribute coaching material to National Coaching Program Non archery specific course 10 15 20 25 25 50 Notes: 1. Points can be accumulated from regional selection to national selection. 2. Other activities may be recognised, at the discretion of the Archery Australia Inc Coaching and Standards Committee.
Requests for recognition of other activities must be made to the Archery Australia Inc Coaching and Standards Committee through the RGB Coaching Committee.
3. Additional no archery specific courses can be undertaken, i.e. first aid certificate, massage certificate, which will enhance the overall abilities of the candidate. 4. The above point’s table effective from 1 February 2006. Review If a coach does not met the points requirements above due to short term problems like being unable to coach due to work commitments, ill health or drops out of the sport for a period, the Coach should develop with the Archery Australia Inc Coaching and Standards Committee a mutually agreeable plan of coaching activities for the coach to undertake prior to reregistration.
These activities should include coaching and education activities. Recognition of Prior Learning Candidates presenting themselves for accreditation as coaches will be allowed to have their prior knowledge taken into account. This is particularly so in the case of overseas coaches and coaches who have let their accreditation lapse. For more information please contact the Archery Australia Standards and Coaching Committee.