About the centre
Sign up here for the first term of coaching and workshops at the new Oxford Archery training centre, in partnership with ArcheryGB. Unlike other centres, the Oxford centre will deliver more than 20 hours of structured tuition in 9 sessions over an 8 week term - your joining fee for the term gives you access to all of these, and there are no hidden additional costs. The course structure is designed to improve your skills as an archer in four key areas: technique, physical fitness, equipment, and psychological preparedness. At the start of term a thorough assessment will help you set a baseline and your goals for the term, and to help us split you into groups according to your current skills and performance level. This is repeated at the end of term so that you can see how far you have met your goals and to identify areas for further improvement; results will be provided to all archers along with videos of their shooting and other resources on a USB stick.
Archers of all bowstyles and ages are welcome - all we ask is that you have the will and dedication to improve your archery.
Coach: Antje Frotscher
Development specialist with a proven track record bringing archers from intermediate levels up to competitive standard, coach to Oxford University and Oxford Archers; Antje is also an England international (recurve) and GMB.
Specialist: Nat Merry
Compound and recurve specialist with ten years experience in performance coaching including at Oxford University as head coach, London University, Oxford Archers, and the highly successful Oxfordshire county squad. GMB (compound).
Specialist: Ian Simpson
Performance specialist, former Olympic coach to South Africa and a number of GB internationals and Olympians, including Commonwealth gold medallist Nichola Simpson
Centre assistant: David Timmins
GMB and England international, National series finallist 2014
Termcard (NB all sessions start at 6.30pm prompt, end at 9pm, and are held at the Oxford Archers ground at Oxford RFC, North Hinksey unless otherwise stated)
Initial assessment day
Bowfit basics - exploring training strategies to improve your strength and endurance for archery
28 September 7pm
Secrets of stabilisation - a special workshop by Graham Weller (Wales Archery) including demonstrations
Getting the best from your bow - equipment overhaul and tuning
Technique focus (including video work)
Approaches to psychology and competition
End of term assessment
Single detail WA 70m/50m under the floodlights at Tilsley Park, Abingdon.
Questions? Please contact Nat on firstname.lastname@example.org. Are you a coach or coach candidate and would like to assist at the centre to improve your skills and earn CPD points? Register for the free coach/assistant ticket below.