COMMUNITY ARCHERY INSTRUCTOR
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 / re- accreditation 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, set- up 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