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USA Shooting 2017 Biennial Coach Conference

USA Shooting is hosting the 2017 Biennial Coach Conference 25-27 August at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Deadline for registration is August 10th. Special rooming rates expire August 4th.

The keynote speaker will be Raymond Prior, the author of the Bullseye Mind. Tentatively USA Shooting is planning on the following topics: sport psychology, fundraising, ammo testing, USAS athlete panel – “what makes a good coach?”, how to coach millennials, a coach panel – “three things to make a successful youth program”, ISSF rules update, media training, USAS Youth Programs update, USAS Coach Academy update, pre-conference shotgun clinic at the USAS Shotgun range, just to name a few.

Click here for tentative conference schedule.

There will be a live Internet broadcast of the Biennial Coach Conference to those who cannot travel to Colorado Springs.

In the registration form you will have a choice of attending the conference in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) or register for the Internet broadcast that you can watch from home with no travel expenses. You will be emailed a link to the live broadcast a few days before the start of the conference.

Paid registrations will receive free access to all of the recorded presentations about 30 days after the end of the conference. These presentations will be available online in the USAS Coach Academy.

This year there will be a naming ceremony for the Lones Wigger Legacy Hall and Shooting Center on Friday evening 25 August and the Hall of Fame induction banquet on Saturday evening. A large turnout with VIPs is expected from allied shooting organizations and industry.

If you are working with disabled veterans in a shooting program, you may qualify to have your registration fee paid for by Bob Foth. Contact Bob Foth (bob.foth@usashooting.org) directly to see if you qualify for a free Conference registration.

USA Shooting has blocks of rooms at special rates at the Clarion and Holiday Inn Express. Those special rates and blocked rooms will expire 4 August. Reserve your room on or before 4 August.

Here is the link to the hotel information:  https://www.usashooting.org/library/CoachAcademy/Clarion_Hotel_and_Conference_Center.pdf

Click this link to view the 2015 Coach Conference presentations to give you some idea of the past presentation content at the Biennial Coach Conference.

For more information contact Mike Theimer, USA Shooting Coach Academy Director. Click this link for more information about the USAS Coach Academy.


SPP Planning NRA Level 1 Pistol Coach Class in California

SPP is planning an NRA Level 1 Pistol Coach class in the San Jose, California area on June 27-28, 2015, and want to see how many people would be interested in attending.

The coach school is two days of sport-specific lessons and practical coaching exercises designed to teach the coach candidate the basics of coaching. The following general subjects are taught:

  • Introduction to the Coaching Program
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Competition Events
  • Rulebook Use
  • Equipment and Facilities
  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Coaching Ethics
  • Coaching Methodology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Training Planning
  • Running Quality Programs
  • How to Conduct a Tournament

If you’re interested in attending, please contact Tammy Mowry, tmowry@sssfonline.com to let her know. She will make sure you get the information when the class is finalized.

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