In addition to the Introductory coaching courses provided mainly for new members (described here) , we provide a wide range of coaching opportunities for established members, in both Association Croquet and Golf Croquet.
The purpose of all activities in our coaching programme is to give our members opportunities to:
- learn and develop as players,
- meet other members, and
- enjoy themselves.
This year (2020), 7 coaching groups have been established, each with a lead organiser:
|Group 1||AC and GC Year 1 members||Viv Staley|
|Group 2||AC Handicaps 24-20,|
& GC Handicaps 8+
|Group 3||AC Handicaps of 18-12||Rob Edlin-White|
|Group 4||AC Handicaps 11- 5||John Davis|
|Group 5||AC Handicaps below 5||Keith Aiton|
|Group 6||GC Handicaps of 7 and below.||Rachel Gee|
|Group 7||Juniors and Schools||Ian Draper|
Club members are invited to make contact with the relevant lead and sign up to the group. Each group lead will publish a programme of events, and will be looking for help from club members, especially qualified coaches. As well as organising formal coaching sessions, the group leads will facilitate communication within their group - e.g. by setting up a WhatsApp group - to encourage mutual learning and organising of practice sessions.
Additionally there will be a number of discreet coaching events organised during the season which will be announced on the online club calendar and the emailed newsletters. The provisional list so far is:
|Sunday 3rd May 10am-3pm||Derek Blow||AC Refresher Course -'Back to Basics'||Handicaps 24-18|
|Tuesday 4th August 6pm-8pm||Derek Blow||AC 4 Ball breaks||Handicaps 24-18|
|Sunday 7th June & every 1st Sunday in the month thereafter 10am-12 Noon||Viv Staley||AC use of Bisques, 4-ball breaks etc||Handicap 24-18|
Monday 8th June All day
|James Death||AC Peeling course||Handicaps 6 and below|
Please check the club calendar for up to date information.