The Scholastic Pistol Program, along with National Rifle Association and USA Shooting, will host a Level 1 Pistol Coach’s course next month in Michigan.
The course covers all required coaching fundamentals for pistol coaches in the Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP), in addition to other disciplines of pistol competition. The training is provided by the SPP/NRA/USAS National Coach Development Staff (NCDS).
Caledonia Sportsman’s Club (10721 Coldwater Avenue SE, Alto, MI 49302) will host the class on September 13-14, 2014.
The school is two days of sports-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
- Rule Book Use
- Equipment and Facilities
- Fundamentals of Shooting
- Coaching Ethics
- Coaching Methodology
- Sports Psychology
- Training Planning
- Running Quality Programs
- How to Conduct a Tournament
The two-day course runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Candidates should bring eye and ear protection and note-taking materials, along with either a 9mm or .22 LR handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition for their handgun.
Cost of the course is $140, which includes all printed materials, 3-year coaching credentials with the NRA, a binder for your materials, and lunch/refreshments each day.