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World Archery Coaching Seminar London, GBR 8 - 11 November 2011.

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1 World Archery Coaching Seminar London, GBR November 2011

2 Tim Hazell- Paralympic Coach ArcheryGB & Pippa Britton-Paralympian Understanding Disabled Archery “Comparisons and Parallels”

3 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar 3 Who are we? Tim; Paralympic Head Coach working for ArcheryGB- Performance Unit since Remit-Paralympic Archery Performance from Talent Identification thru to Elite and Podium level. Over 40 Medals and Numerous World Champions and records in last 12 months Wears a yellow Valentino Rossi Baseball cap- everywhere………… Pippa; Paralympic archer with 11 years International experience, 6 consecutive World Championship medals, 3 World records & #2 in the World.

4 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar 4 The Basics Awareness & Understanding Stance/Chair position Balance Alignment Bow Hand Hook Reference Back Tension Follow through

5 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar...And not so basics; Preconceptions…….

6 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar Stance AB As per previous talks regarding technique at this conference PARA Chair or stool set up in same way-Open/Closed/Parallel Mark footplate of chair with tape to align with shooting line. Maintain good posture

7 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar Alignment AB As per previous talks regarding technique at this conference PARA Optimum Alignment is paramount physiological/muscular/skeletal reasons may inhibit perfect alignment optimum position must be sought. Pain and discomfort will over-rule alignment. S&C can and does improve balance/ range of movement.

8 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar Balance AB As per previous talks regarding technique at this conference PARA Core strength and available muscle usage varies with individual. Bow “wants” to pull archer over. Light riser/Equip will help. Chair modification can and does help-underseat boards, higher side plates, bucket and back angle readjustment

9 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar Hidden Balance “factors”

10 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar Bow Hand AB As per previous talks regarding technique at this conference PARA Bow grips can be modified if required assist where; 1.muscle wastage 2.Grip 3.bone alignment do not allow bow to sit correctly under drawing. Splints/strapping etc can be used if passed by Classifier-Always check before competing.

11 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar Hook AB As per previous talks regarding technique at this conference PARA Numerous ways have been adapted to draw the bow. Teeth-Using a piece of leather held between the back teeth Chin operated release aids attached to solid chest guard Maximise efficiency of movement through adaptation.

12 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar 12 Teeth Shooting….

13 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar Reference AB As per previous talks regarding technique at this conference PARA Possible nerve damage causing loss of sensation. Alignment dictates reference points in some cases. Adapt.

14 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar Back Tension AB As per previous talks regarding technique at this conference PARA As per previous talks regarding technique at this conference

15 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar Follow Through AB As per previous talks regarding technique at this conference PARA No exaggerated movements should be present during release/follow through and shot finish-Can be difficult to maintain dependant on core muscle availability/usage.

16 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar 16 Understand...Familiarise...Adapt. Understand who,why,what you are working with. Familiarise yourself with challenges faced. Adapt coaching techniques to suit situation and individual (This is good advice throughout all of your archery coaching endeavours). Be flexible AND prepared to have a few set backs. Be prepared to be emotionally and physically challenged. Use experience not just text books! We are all different with different needs & triggers- Personal Coaches/Kit etc-be aware and respect this fact.

17 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar 17 Elite Level……… The facts Each archer has a tailored programme-no “standardised” arrow volume, S&C, training schedule etc. Disability dependant recovery programme overseen by health professionals. “Winter rebuild” programme period. Allow and facilitate Central and remote support. Flexible approach to planning for performance. Competitive expectations are not limited to para archery group.

18 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar 18 GB Para Squad-World Championships 2011

19 2011 World Archery Coaching Seminar Thank you… Ready to answer your questions!


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