2017 SF Academy Coach Education

 

Weekend 3: 25/26 March

Venue: Aberdeen - details to follow soon

Time: 10am till 4pm each day

 

Please note the closing date for the next course is 21 March, to book use the link here To allow fencers to compete there is the option to attend one day of the course and fence at the Aberdeen Open the other.

If you are studying for your Level 2 or 3 qualification Scottish Fencing will have courses running later in the year (possibly at the summer camp but we still have to confirm details). So don't worry if this is the first weekend you can attend, you can still work towards your qualifications by booking onto this course.

The coach education system is designed so that attendees can work towards their qualifications at a pace that suits them and which can help those with lifestyles that make it difficult to committ to a full weekend. Both the level two and level three courses require more than one weekend of study; these don't have to be consecutive so attendees can work towards qualifiying over a period of time. 

 

Level One

Level One is a two day course.  The course is designed as an entry level coaching award and fencers will learn how to teach basic technique in a safe and well run environment.  On completion you will be qualified to assist coaches, for example with beginner classes, in the weapon you have chosen. 

On completion of the course, coaches should apply to be included on the British Fencing Coach Register.
 

Level Two (You must be over 18 to receive the Level 2 certificate, but you can do the course while under 18)

Held over two weekends, the Level Two course is designed for assistant club coaches and explores the importance of distance and timing when coaching fencing.  In addition to the technical fencing content, the course also explores in depth the wider role of the coach. 

To apply you should meet one of the following criteria:

1. have successfully completed the Level One qualification, or

2. already hold a coaching qualification from another examining body

On completion of a Level Two course, coaches are required to attend a First Aid Course, Child Protection Course, must be included on the British Fencing Coach Register.  

 

Level Three

To apply you should meet one of the following criteria:

1. have successfully completed the Level Two qualification, or

2. already hold a coaching qualification from another examining body at Level Two equivalent

This course will equip coaches to be able to prepare fencers for competitive fencing.  The course will take an in depth look at the tactical game of fencing and introduce coaches to a system to help fencers develop competitive skills and tactical thinking. In addition, sports psychology, planning and an introduction to strength and conditioning will be included in the generic coaching material.

Applicants will take at least three weekends to complete a Level Three course.

Level Three candidates can apply to the Coach Development Manager to be included on the Scottish Fencing Talented Coach programme.

(Please note that Scottish Fencing qualifications are not valid where the coach is not shown on the British Fencing Coach Register)

 

If you have any questions please contact Scottish Fencing’s Coach Education Manager Professor Phil Carson