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Target Shooting Coaching Conference

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Target Shooting Coaching Conference

Organised by Scottish Target Shooting

Date: Saturday 5 October 2019

Venue: Perth College, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2NX

Cost: £65 (25% Discount for STS members)

STS is pleased to announce the launch of its Coaching Conference taking place on Saturday 5 October at Perth College. The conference is open to coaches from across the UK, with STS members getting a 25% discounted delegate rate. The day will focus on the Olympic disciplines and features a mix of discipline specific and generic workshops with the ambition of stimulating some exciting discussions and the sharing of ideas and good practice.

The course is targeting anyone with experience of being a coaching, whether at grassroots or high performance, or with an ambition of getting involved in coaching. We are open to all and hope this is course will be something that everyone, no matter what level, will be able to take something away from.

09.30

Registration & Refreshments


10.00

Welcome by John Kemp, STS Coaching & Officials Director



Opening remarks summarising the responses related to coaching from the recent strategic plan, explaining our objectives that have been developed from this feedback and explaining how it has led to this event.

John Kemp (STS Coaching & Officials Director)

10.15

What makes a great coaching environment?



Opening session dedicated to icebreakers and allowing delegates to reflect on what makes a great shooting coach and the environment around them.

John Kemp (STS Coaching & Officials Director)

11.00

Adding technology to your coaching toolkit



  • Rifle & Pistol – Coaching with SCATT



Session dedicated to helping coaches understand when and how to use technology for coaching, looking at SCATT specifically

Andrew Ross (STS) with input from Sonal Gyorik-Ramendra (STS)


  • Shotgun – Coaching with Video Playback



Session dedicated to helping coaches understand the different view points about when and how to use technology such video playback for coaching

Marco Micheli (STS) & Christian Schofield (British Shooting)




12.15

Lunch




13.00

Is your club delivering inclusive coaching?



Case studies from clubs about changes they have made to their clubs and coaching style to deliver sessions to the community. Followed by summary of disability inclusion training pilot and feedback. Concluding with general discussion/idea sharing and promoting future DIT courses.

Case Studies

14.00

Preparing for Success – Session 1



Workshops running concurrently covering:



  • a. Psychology for shooters – mental preparation

Simon Petrie (SIS Performance Psychologist)


  • b. Strength and conditioning – physical preparation

Neil Crosbie (SIS Physical Prep Coach)


  • c. Fuelling shooters – nutritional preparation

TBC (Performance Nutritionist)

15.00

Preparing for Success – Session 2



Repeat of workshops running concurrently covering:



  • a. Psychology for shooters – mental preparation

Simon Petrie (SIS Performance Psychologist)


  • b. Strength and conditioning – physical preparation

Neil Crosbie (SIS Physical Prep Coach)


  • c. Fuelling shooters – nutritional preparation

TBC (Performance Nutritionist)

16.00

Panel Q&A



A panel of support services staff, coaches and athletes to share their thoughts on questions arisen from the day.

Selection of individuals from the day

16.45

Close by John Kemp, STS Coaching & Officials Director

John Kemp (STS Coaching & Officials Director)

Earlier Event: 22 September
STSair SARC
Later Event: 6 October
STSair HFT